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Kent State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
800 E Summit St
Kent, Ohio 44240
Phone
(330) 672-3000
Email address
admissions@kent.edu
School Information
"At Kent State University, people hail from every corner of the globe to do work that paves the way for a brighter tomorrow. Here, you’ll find world-class faculty serving as researchers and mentors. Alumni leaders in business, healthcare, education and beyond, and students unafraid to break the mold and push boundaries. Our family is true blue and gold." The university enrolls over 38,000 students across its eight-campus system. (Source: https://www.kent.edu/about)
General Information
In addition to announcing new training for members of the campus community, Kent State University has announced revisions to its Code of Conduct. Additionally, in response to numerous racially-driven incidents at the campus rock, the university has decided to, in a symbolic gesture, remove the campus rock. An anti-racism committee was formed, and further actions are expected to come. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Anti-Bias training will be provided for faculty, staff, and students. It will be required for new employees and incentivized for faculty.
Disciplinary Measures
  • Student Code of Conduct will be reviewed. Platform for notifying students, faculty, and staff of hate speech/acts may be created.
Program and Research Funding
  • The university's Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the "Anti-Racism and Equity Institute," which "will create an important interdisciplinary hub for faculty, students, staff and community members engaged in race and anti-racism scholarship, activism and education."
  • The Anti-Racism and Equity Institute is committed to, among other things, "An honest account of the connections between the historic nature of racism, its contemporary manifestations, and the associated inequities that are systemic in our institution and society."
Re-Imagining Policing
  • University will be reviewing its on-campus and off-campus relationship with law enforcement.
Symbolic Actions
  • Rock on campus may be removed after multiple incidents of hurtful messages
  • University President started an “anti-racism committee.”
  • University will install cameras, lighting near its iconic rock, implement procedures for painting the rock, and create a website for the university’s anti-racist statements/actions.
Last updated September 25th, 2022
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