KSU is horrified and heartbroken by the recent activities across our country targeting citizens of Asian descent. Let us stand together as a campus community in condemning any action against Asians and/or Asian Americans.
We ask all members of the KSU community to demonstrate our commitment to justice and equity by looking out for our Asian and Asian American colleagues. If any member of our community is witness to or a victim of racial bigotry and discrimination, please report this incident to the Office of Institutional Equity. Students can also report such acts to the KSU Dean of Students. You can also reach out to the KSU Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline to anonymously report an issue of concern.
If students are feeling anxious or a need for emotional support, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Faculty or staff can likewise reach out to KSU’s Employee Assistance Program for support.
Kennesaw State’s greatest strength as an institution is its diverse community of faculty, staff and students. We advance knowledge together both in and out of the classroom based on a culture that demonstrates respect and appreciation for every member of our KSU community.
Pamela Whitten, President
Kathy Schwaig, Provost
Sylvia Carey-Butler, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Eric Arneson, Vice President for Student Affairs
Presidential Task Force on Race Underway
Kennesaw State is fortunate to have an authentically diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Our many backgrounds and perspectives, strengthens our university, and serves as a foundation for how we collectively address the racial challenges and opportunities for change that are present in a large institution such as ours.
The task force was chaired by KSU's Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Sylvia Carey-Butler and was comprised of a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff that represented perspectives from across our two campuses and other key constituents. The task force created this report to lead KSU toward meaningful change for our community and beyond.
As outlined in the report, now four Implementation subcommittees will convene to begin the deeper work of planning and implementing the recommended actions.
These Implementation subcommittees will meet on a regular basis and will keep the campus community updated on their progress.