Chief Diversity Officer Welcome Message

dr. carey butlerGreetings and welcome to Kennesaw State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). We are committed to the creation and advancement of an inclusive, welcoming, and equitable learning and working community at Kennesaw State University.

ODI believes the strength of any college or university is its diversity. We recognize that one of the significant strengths of this university is the diversity of experiences and backgrounds that our students, faculty and staff bring with them to campus each day. As such, we seek to foster an environment where diverse groups can engage in mutually beneficial educational experiences by attending events, programs, or by participating in initiatives and trainings offered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Our goal, in short, is to enhance the understanding of ideas and beliefs held at KSU and embrace the opportunity to respectfully discern, discuss and debate these views. We want to make it everyone’s responsibility, as noted in the Owl Creed, to “always encourage unity by appreciating the differences in people and their ideas.”

As an institution, we affirm that everyone matters at Kennesaw State University and we hope that you will collaborate with ODI as we seek to transform how everyone experiences Kennesaw State University.

Sylvia Carey-Butler, PhD
Chief Diversity Officer