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Inclusive Excellence at the University of Akron

OFFICE OF INCLUSION AND EQUITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE

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Painted rock on the University of Akron campus.

Students painted the rock near the Student Union in rainbow colors.

Celebrating PRIDE

As our nation celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month to recognize and honor the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, we at The University of Akron champion our students, faculty, staff and community members in support of each other.

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Juneteenth

My great grandmother was born on February 11, 1865, two years and 41 days after the Emancipation Proclamation decreed that, “All persons held as slaves shall be free.”

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Community forums: An invitation to join the dialogue

The Office of Inclusion and Equity is an important point of entry for the discussion of issues of discrimination and is the campus core for promoting an inclusive environment where embracing difference is the rule rather than the exception.

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We can and must make a difference

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis was senseless and utterly heartbreaking. We, in our local communities and across the nation, must do better. Our very survival as a democratic society depends on our willingness to work toward, and achieve, equality for all.

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WHO WE ARE

The goal of the Office of Inclusion and Equity is to increase the impact of UA’s inclusive excellence commitment, leading to wider understanding and greater success for all students.

The office reports directly to the president. Now consolidated within the office are a number of units, programs and events that represent a spectrum of diversity. They continue to be offered to directly contribute to matriculation, persistence and graduation from the University.


Chief Diversity Officer

Jolene LaneJolene Lane is the chief diversity office at UA. Previously, she was at Teachers College at Columbia University, where she served nine years as senior director in the Vice President’s Office for Diversity and Community Affairs.

Meet Jolene Lane

Autum Frampton
Assistant Director
Office of Multicultural Development

Aiesha Motley
Director
Office of Multicultural Development

Kathleen Kulick
Director
Office of Accessibility

Location

Office of Inclusion & Equity/Chief Diversity
InclusionandEquity@uakron.edu
Buchtel Hall 210
Akron, OH 44325-6237
330-972-7193