A Diverse Kent State

Priority #2
A Diverse Kent State

Create a diverse learning environment through the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.

To ensure a climate where all students, faculty and staff can thrive, survive and flourish, the Kent State community is working to increase diverse representation, create and sustain equality of opportunity and intentionally foster an inclusive and equitable environment. We envision a Kent State that empowers individuals, expands opportunities and meaningfully honors all voices. By cultivating attitudes, systems and structures that promote equitable decisions and practices, we hope to engage all members in building an inclusive community where everyone knows that they are valued.



Feature Story

Social Justice Activism

When recent Undergraduate Student Government (USG) President Chazzlyn Jackson started her journey at Kent State University in 2018, she had planned to major in fashion until a mentor with Kupita/Transiciones (K/T) cultural orientation program helped her tap into her leadership abilities and passion for social justice issues. The advice played a pivotal role for Jackson, who stepped into leadership roles and anti-racism advocacy and has not looked back.

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Chazzlyn Jackson Profile

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