Student Multicultural Center

Juneteenth Jubilee 2024

Kent State University celebrated Juneteenth on Risman Plaza and the Student Green on June 18 with food, dancing and music. 

Karamu 2024

Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración De Los Graduados is an annual tradition celebrating all of Kent State's graduating African American, Native American, Latinx, Hispanic and Multiracial undergraduate and graduate students.

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Victoria Alexander dialogue with Charmaine Crawford.

Viral speaker and scholar Victoria Alexander visited the Kent Campus for "Black Identity Unveiled: Victoria Talks."

2024 SMC Welcome Back Mixer

The E.Timothy Moore Student Multicultural Center kicked off the semester with a Welcome Back Mixer. 

A member of the Fall Class of 2023 is embraced by her dean at the Karamu ceremony

Members of the Fall Class of 2023 participated in the Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración De Los Graduados pre-commencement ceremony.


Native American Heritage Month Celebration 2023

The E. Timothy Moore Student Multicultural Center at Kent State University sponsored a series of events to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

Native American dancers at The Transforming Educational Praxis through Dialogue with Indigenous Perspectives Conference at Kent State

Kent State University is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with events throughout November. 

Kent State alum and employee Ilianna Velez

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Plain Dealer and have launched a special series spotlighting 50 Hispanic leaders in northern Ohio, with Kent State’s own Ilianna Velez among them.

Denia Morris at a Native American Event at the Student Multicultural Center

A Native American student leader shares her thoughts on Indigenous Peoples' Day. 

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Student at Karamu

The university's traditional Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados ceremonies celebrated Spring 2023 graduates.