Keene State College values diversity in community, curriculum, and co-curriculum. These values are intimately connected with our priorities of academic excellence and student success and institutional effectiveness, sustainability, and financial stability.
Diversity in perspective, community, ideas, and thoughts are core aspects of innovation and advancement. As our world becomes more interconnected, it will require creative, innovative thinkers rooted in an understanding of diversity.
Keene State is committed to providing educational opportunities to prepare students to meet these challenges.
Diversity & Multiculturalism Office
The Diversity and Multiculturalism Office provides institutional leadership of diversity initiatives; policy and practice development; programming; recruitment and retention efforts of underrepresented faculty, staff, and students; and creation of a strategic inclusive excellence plan for the campus.Diversity & Multiculturalism Office
Office of Multicultural Student Support and Success
Keene State’s Office of Multicultural Student Support and Success (OMSSS) provides opportunities for students to honor their authentic selves by facilitating exploration of their role in and responsibilities to local and global communities.Office of Multicultural Student Support and Success
Among Keene State's student organizations, many (including Active Minds, Common Ground, Delta Xi Phi multicultural sorority, Feminist Collective, Global Culture Club, KSC Pride, Owl Sign Language Club (O.S.L.)) specifically seek to engage students around issues of diversity in sex and gender, ability, race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and religion.
Don’t Cancel That Class!
If you must miss a class due to personal or professional obligations, and you cannot find another faculty member to cover your class, don’t cancel that class!
These workshops cover a variety of topics and are a great way for students to learn about important resources available to them at Keene State. If you know about your absence at least 2 weeks in advance, fill out the form below to request a substitute program.Browse Workshops
Each spring, students with international ties are celebrated and honored at the annual Flag Raising Ceremony. At this year’s event, 14 students raised 13 flags, which are the most countries...
In 2019, Keene State College announced a new grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women that awarded the College with $300,000 to further sexual violence prevention...
Keene State College’s Undergraduate Elementary Teacher Preparation Program was named among the top in the country for contributing to...
Calendar of Events
Diversity and Multicultural events are held throughout the academic year. Whether you are interested in attending the Outstanding Women of New Hampshire Awards, Keene State's annual faculty-led Teach In, or a session of Crafternoon, please join us!