Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Angela Rye meets with Kent State students prior to her keynote speech at the university’s 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, lawyer, political strategist and former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, served as the keynote speaker at Kent State University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, joined the university in celebrating the life and...

Kent State students listen to the keynote speaker during the university UPDATED 1/16/19: Please note that registration for the Jan. 23 keynote address is now closed. The registration limit has been met. View the full list of celebratory events at www.kent.edu/diversity/mlk-celebration-calendar-events. Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, lawyer, political strategist and former executive director of the...

Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services

Groups of students This fall a majority of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) leadership team attended the skill-based workshop for Green Dot, a bystander movement at Kent State. After attending the workshop, the USG leadership team allocated $15,000 for the promotion of bystander messaging with students. The Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence...

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

female students congregate around table  While the Williamson House was scheduled to be torn down during the first phase of the Kent State master plan, the Women’s Center is thrilled to share that the Williamson House will remain and the Women’s Center, Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Leadership are staying in this...

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Upward Bound students pose for group photo Each Kent State TRIO Upward Bound Program received a 4.25% increase this year. This increase will be used to augment educational opportunities and diminish social, academic, cultural and socio-economic barriers for our participants seeking entrance into and success in post-secondary education. Additionally, our team was awarded two supplemental...

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

students smile and laugh The Student Multicultural Center’s (SMC) 50th Anniversary celebration is well under way! We have made plans to celebrate, honor and commemorate the 50th Anniversary throughout the entire 2018-19 Academic Year. Following our kick-off celebration in September, we have held monthly events including a historical museum co-sponsored with Black United...

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Student poses at lgbtq welcome This year was a busy and productive year for the LGBTQ Student Center. In 2018, The Center had nearly 6,000 contacts, coordinated 82 programs and events, and facilitated 70 training sessions; training nearly 1,700 individuals.  We also hosted our largest and most successful Rainbow Run, which helped to raise nearly $4,000 for the LGBTQ Emergency...

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

faculty and staff presenters group photo at new hire luncheon The Office of Faculty and Graduate Student Retention, Success and Inclusion in collaboration with Human Resources hosted the annual New Hire Diversity Luncheon on November 7, 2018. The luncheon welcomed and honored new diverse faculty and staff hires invited from all Kent State campuses. The luncheon provided attendees a networking opportunity to...

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

faculty and staff presenters group photo at new hire luncheon Thanks to a collaborative effort between Spectrum; the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; the Division of Human Resources; and the Division of Information Services, the first phase of the Preferred Name system is now active for faculty and staff at Kent State University!  Phase one will allow faculty and staff to update their preferred...

faculty and staff presenters group photo at new hire luncheon Congratulations to Jasmina D. Waters on her promotion to Director of Classic Academy, Upward Bound Program! After successfully serving as interim Director of Classic Academy, DEI is pleased to share this great news! Jasmina began her career with Upward Bound as a Graduate Assistant then working as Academic Coordinator and Assistant Director of the...