Better Together, Beyond Differences


At Kent State Columbiana campuses, administrators, faculty, and staff are committed to building and maintaining a community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; views the diversity of thought and experience as a strength and a benefit; and supports all individuals in reaching their potential. We recognize the dimensions of diversity and are dedicated to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of identity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, color, national origin or ancestry, immigration or citizenship status, primary language, age, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, socioeconomic status, dis/ability status, appearance or body size, veteran status, political ideology, or any other variables based on an individual’s self-identification. The individual intersection of these experiences and characteristics is valued at Kent State University.

Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


So that our students can thrive in a globalized society, our mission is to support, collaborate with and provide transformational institutional progressive (TIP) activities that educate and advocate for awareness and appreciation of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the value that each brings to our campus, our curriculum, our careers and our community. 

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Virtual Watch Parties and Discussions:

  • 2021, Oct. 20: Normal Heart
  • 2021, March 26: Film Miss Representation.
  • 2021 Feb. 24: Selma

Support LGBTQ Day was held Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019

Support LGBTQ Day was held Tuesday, October 1, 2019

  • Support LGBTQ Day - where if you wore a rainbow item, you received rainbow sherbet, a rainbow pen, & flag.

Beyond Compliance Diversity Offering:

Diversity Question:

Did you know that East Liverpool and Salem have a diversity committee and would like a student representative? If interested Salem students may contact Dr. Jessica Paull, jpaull@kent.edu; East Liverpool Students may contact Dr. Lydia Rose, Lrose17@kent.edu.

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Kent State