Welcome to the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion!

We share with you our motivation, our passion, and our drive to reach new heights in diversity and inclusive excellence at Kent State University. Diversity and inclusion is about every person in the KSU family and beyond. We believe in engagement and collaboration with constituents across the campuses and within our greater community. Our goal is to maximize individual and collective contributions, thereby creating an environment that welcomes diversity of thought, continuous personal growth, academic attainment and above average achievement. As we define inclusive excellence, we realize that it is one distinctive quality that characterizes great institutions.

By definition, a University exists to further the pursuit of knowledge. Inclusive excellence is a reminder that a university's students, faculty and staff enrich the process of learning as each is allowed to contribute to the process of learning as respected and valued partners.

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DEI Celebrates New Diverse Hires at Fall Luncheon


By Matthew Chernesky, Junior at Kent State University

On Thursday, November 11, 2015, the Kent State University's Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted its annual New Diversity Hire Luncheon. The purpose of this event is to provide a networking and educational opportunity for new hires as well as welcoming them into the greater Kent State community.

IS Kicks Off Fourth Round of Diversity Listening Project

IS Kicks Off Fourth Round of Diversity Listening Project

This year, 48 Information Services employees are participating in the Listening Project, more than ever before. Brought to Kent State by Dr.

Kent State Earns Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for Third Year in a Row

Kent State University students discuss research material before the start of a class session.

Kent State University’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus has received acknowledgement from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for a third consecutive year. INSIGHT Into Diversity has selected Kent State as a recipient of the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.