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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

Keene State’s Office of Multicultural Student Support (OMSS) works to enhance the academic and personal success of all students by providing support, mentoring, advocacy, outreach, consultation, and diversity-related programming and events.

Office of Multicultural Student Support
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.

Ben Wimett ’08
December 19, 2017 –

In many ways, Ben Wimett ’08 is a typical 33-year-old. He lives in an apartment complex, has a job he loves, and dotes on his dog, Root Beer. In his...

Zahra Syeda
October 5, 2017 –

Zahra Syeda, graphic design student and exchange student from Pakistan who studies in Rawalpindi says that she has found much more in common between her academic experiences there and at...

Taneem Husain
October 4, 2016 –

Identity formation has long been established as an important developmental goal of students during their college years. As a young Muslim woman attending the University of Maryland, Taneem Husain not...

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!

Sep '18
10
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Young Student Center - Office of Multicultural Student Support and Success • - Diversity
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Flag Room Presentation

Contact Diversity & Multiculturalism

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