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800 E Summit St
Kent, Ohio 44240
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- 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:
- 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."
- 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.