Equity Initiatives and Belonging

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Accessibility Matters at Kent State

Kent State University is committed to making its physical and digital environments accessible and inclusive for all individuals.


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Anti-Racism Efforts

At Kent State, our core values of respect and kindness for all demand that we step up to become part of the conversation that leads to a solution that will dismantle the systemic racism that has plagued our communities throughout history, and our university all too recently.


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Chosen Name and Pronouns

Here you will find basic information regarding what chosen names and pronouns are, why we use them, and how to use them correctly and respectfully.

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Climate Study

Kent State University seeks to create and maintain a welcoming and inclusive campus environment that respects individual abilities, differences, needs and potentials. The climate study offered students, faculty and staff the opportunity to describe their personal experiences, and observations and to offer suggestions for change to help enhance the campus climate.


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DEI Strategic Plan

Building on the university’s legacy of advocacy, including the 2016 Climate Study and Great Place Initiative, Kent State University will participate in a university-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan. This planning process will move the university community forward in our efforts to create a more equitable, just and inclusive university, where all feel a sense of belonging. 

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Employee Accommodation Request

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008, Kent State University provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who require them to effectively perform the essential function of their position, or to participate in or benefit from the employment process.

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Flashes of DEI Podcast

Flashes of DEI aims to provide information and understanding of different topics and ideas related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This short, monthly podcast features the DEI staff discussing various subjects with other Kent State community members.

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Gender Neutral & Transgender Resources

The LGBTQ+ Center has a number of resources that are available to help all students.  There are specific resources that can be helpful to individuals who identify as Transgender, gender neutral or outside the gender binary in any way. 

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Reimagining the Academy Conference

Kent State University and Miami University have joined forces to form a collaborative conference: Reimagining the Academy: Building Communities for Access and Transformational Change.  This new alliance will allow the universities to come together for one conference that will share expertise and leverage their strengths.

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Report Discrimination or Harassment

The mission of the Office of Compliance, EOAA is to ensure equal access to employment and educational opportunities in support of the university's commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity.

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Resources and Support

These resources aim to serve students, staff and faculty to expand their knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion work, build allyship within our communities, and provide information on professional development opportunities.

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University Diversity Action Council (UDAC)

The role and mission of the University Diversity Action Council (UDAC) is to serve as a leadership council for university-wide diversity-related matters and to serve as an advocate to institutionalize the values of diversity, equity and inclusion at Kent State University.

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