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Diversity & Multiculturalism

Our Mission

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
Dottie Morris at the Multicultural Banquet

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.

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Student Organizations

Among Keene State's student organizations, many (including Active Minds, Common Ground, Delta Xi Phi multicultural sorority, Fair Trade Club, Feminist Collective, Global Culture Club, Interfaith Voices, KSC Pride, Newman Student Organization) specifically seek to engage students around issues of diversity in sex and gender, ability, race, ethnicity, class, orientation, and religion.

Students Travel to New York City for AIDS Activism and World Pride
July 18, 2019 –

Did you know that one in seven individuals will be diagnosed HIV positive within their lifetime regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation? This was news to Keene State students...

Appian Way Arch in Winter
January 15, 2019 –

Keene State College’s public health department received a grant from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, to work with small businesses and...

Zachary Howe
December 14, 2018 –

Humanitarian Affairs Asia’s inaugural Peace Summit, held last month at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand, was attended by 347 emerging leaders from 46 countries.

One of them...

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!

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Contact Diversity & Multiculturalism

Dottie Morris
Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
dmorris@keene.edu
☎ 603-358-2206
Hale Building 103A
Mailstop: M/S 1501