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The department of Kent State’s Police Services located in Stockdale Safety Building.

Despite continuous efforts, campus police and marginalized communities maintain disconnect

Cameron Aloway reporter March 25, 2021

Campus police have tried implementing several methods and programs to connect with marginalized students; however, both parties felt unsatisfied. In light of the global movement of Black Lives Matter,...

The Kent State LGBTQ+ Student Center is located in the lower level of the Kent Student Center and provides educational events and programs aimed at creating an inclusive environment on campus.

LGBTQ+ Center celebrates 10-year anniversary, welcomes new assistant director

Cameron Aloway Reporter February 18, 2021

As the LGBTQ+ Center celebrates its 10-year anniversary, it also welcomes a new assistant director and new ideas to make impactful changes to the Kent State community.“I’m very glad to be here for...

Korb Hall has reopened its LGBTQ+ living learning community.

Spring semester closing of Korb Hall isolates members of LGBTQ+ community

Cameron Aloway Reporter February 1, 2021

Correction: This story has been revised to include statements by university officials.In December, the Department of Residence Services announced the closure of Korb Hall for the spring semester which...

Eunice Reyes, graduate assistant at the LGBTQ+ Center at Kent State. Courtesy of Eunice Reyes.

Using fashion as a tool for self-expression in LGBTQ+ community

Zach Zdanowicz Reporter December 11, 2020

Waking up and choosing the perfect outfit for the day is a morning routine shared by many individuals. But for some, this part of the day is more than just another outfit — it is a visual representation...

Kent LGBTQ+ Center to celebrate history through October

Bella Hagey Diversity reporter October 6, 2020

During the month of October, Kent State will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with different educational opportunities, history lessons, and fun games and events. The history month is important because...

LGBTQ+ Center to hold virtual Lavender Graduation

With the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing measures in place, in-person commencement ceremonies have been postponed as schools across the country wait for further instruction or develop a way...

Alfreda Brown, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Dr. Alfreda Brown embraces difference, paves the way for diversity at Kent State University

Molly Adams Reporter February 14, 2020

Kent State University’s Diversity Trailblazer Award was recently renamed the Alfreda Brown Diversity Trailblazer Award for her groundbreaking work at the university. Presented to Brown Jan. 24, the...

World AIDS Day gets LGBTQ+ students talking

Sydney Ford International reporter December 2, 2019

World AIDS Day sparked a round table discussion about raising awareness among LGBTQ+ students in the lower area of the Student Center on Dec. 2.    Robert Leahy and Katie Mattise, two employees at...

LGBTQ+ Center hosts fourth annual Rainbow Run

The fourth annual Rainbow Run, hosted by the LGBTQ+ Center on Oct. 4, raised money for their emergency fund to help those in need. Volunteers, alumni, students and several others attended the event to...

Junior social geography major Emily Grubb poses for a portrait outside the LGBTQ Student Center on the lower level of the Kent Student Center on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Grubb is an intern at the center, as well as an advocate for the LGBT community.

LGBTQ Center intern promotes positivity

Adriona Murphy November 23, 2016

At about 6 foot 4 inches with hair constantly changing color — currently a pastel lilac — and facial hair, Emily Grubb has a presence difficult to miss in the Kent State LGBTQ Student Center.The social...

Gabrielle Cooper, Directory of Minority Affairs of PRIDE!Kent, considers herself a double minority as an African American bisexual.

Students on campus identify as double minorities

Daisha Overstreet April 8, 2015

“Double minority” is a term used to reference someone who represents two minority groups. One who identifies as LGBTQ, or a sexual minority, and also black, Latino or any other ethnic minority is considered...

Vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recognized

Arbrion Chambliss November 16, 2014

Kent State University’s vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Alfreda Brown, has been awarded the Diversity Visionary Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, a publication advocating...

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