Mission and Vision


To provide leadership in fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment for the campus community and beyond.


To become a world-renowned university where the collective actions of the campus community transform and sustain equity, access and social justice in higher education.

Guiding Principles

  • Centering the voices and experiences of historically marginalized communities.
  • Educating on historic harms, justice-oriented ideals and anti-racism and equity practices.
  • Empowering individuals to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice at Kent State and beyond.
  • Collaborating in building strong coalitions to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
  • Advocating for the success, respect and inclusion of all marginalized communities.
  • Evaluating institutional policies and practices to eliminate barriers and advance equity and equal opportunity.