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A major winter storm is scheduled to hit Keene on Saturday and Sunday. The College is planning to open to receive students and families on schedule on Sunday and Monday. No classes are scheduled for Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We encourage you to delay travel...

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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) 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 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.

Boston College Women's Soccer Coach Alison Foley '92
July 18, 2018 –

Alison Foley ’92 , the woman at the helm of the powerhouse Boston College Eagles Division I women’s soccer team, is clear on where she stands on the topic of...

Curt Herr '86
July 3, 2018 –

Curtis Herr ’86 was appalled when, about a decade ago, one of his graduate students wanted to write her master’s thesis on contemporary romance. “I thought it was a terrible...

Lynne Carrión
June 12, 2018 –

“My goal is to change the world,” said Lynne Carrión ‘18, a film studies major who graduated last month. She paused her hectic end-of-semester schedule to sit and reflect on...

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!

Jan '19
Young Student Center - Mabel Brown Room • - Diversity, Film
Jan '19
Young Student Center - Mabel Brown Room • - Diversity
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Contact Diversity & Multiculturalism

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