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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.

Learn more about DEI and read a personal message from Vice President, Dr. Alfreda Brown

Current Events

DiversiFEST! A festival Celebrating Kent State's Diversity and Culture

October 1st, 2016, 10am-1pm @Williamson House

As part of Kent State University's annual homecoming celebration on October 1st, 2016 the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host its 1st Annual DiversiFEST! This celebration of culture will be held immediately after the Homecoming Parade and will take place from 10am - 1pm at the Williamson House. 

Submit your DiversiFEST RSVP today

How you can help our Students

Lester A. Lefton Persistence Award

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion oversees two scholarship accounts, the Lestor A. Lefton Persistence Award and the Vice President for DEI Development Fund. Scholarships are awarded from these accounts to help ensure students are given every opportunity to succeed by providing funding for tuition and books. Please consider contributing to these accounts!

Help a student and make your online gift now



Read about Kent State's membership in the Commission on Economic Inclusion      Read about Kent State's 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award