Rozell Duncan Student Diversity Award

The Rozell Duncan Student Diversity Award recognizes students or student organizations who have demonstrated, through positive interactions with others, a respect and value for differing backgrounds and points of view within Kent State University or surrounding community. This award is presented annually to a student or student organization who actively promotes the concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion and works to enhance the overall environment of the greater Kent State University community.         

Read about the 2020 Rozell Duncan Student Diversity Award Recipients, Pacifique Niyonzima and Latinx in Theatre

Award Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Eligibility for the Rozell Duncan Student Diversity Award
  • Nominees must be in good academic standing or otherwise with the university.
  • Nominations are open to all Kent State University full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students, and student organizations. University faculty and staff with student status (currently enrolled in courses) are ineligible.
Selection Criteria for Rozell Duncan Student Diversity Award

This recipient will have demonstrated a high regard for diversity and inclusion by exhibiting one or more of the following:  

  • Commitment to the spirit of diversity and inclusion.
  • Leadership which fosters positive interaction among groups of differing cultural backgrounds.  


If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shana Lee, Director for Diversity and Inclusion Leadership, at (330) 672-8582 or