Diversity Works at KU

"Kutztown University will value and respect all campus constituents, celebrate diversity, and embrace shared governance" (Kutztown University, Strategic Plan 2016-2019).

We value and appreciate the differences and unique aspects each individual brings to our campus community. The diverse perspectives, ideas, background and abilities of our faculty, staff and students, help to create an environment for which each member can grow and ultimately be more prepared to thrive in our ever-changing society. We strive tirelessly to be open to change, listen to those who find challenge in this space, and respond in a way that makes everyone feel valued.

Please take a moment or two to browse the various links and information, which are designed -at the very least- to inform you of campus resources, programs, events and activities within our university community. If you are looking for resources on reporting incidents, please click here or visit the link to the left, "University Community Response Team". 

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Jerry Schearer, Senior Associate Dean/Chief Diversity Officer, oversees the four Inclusion Centers listed below. 

Office: Stratton 119 (click to view location)

Email: schearer@kutztown.edu

Phone: 610-683-4923

LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Located at Boxwood House, 15205 Kutztown Rd. Open M-Th 9-6pm and Fri. 9-4:30pm during the academic year.

View LGBTQ+ Resource Center events here.

Multicultural Services

Located at Multicultural Center, South Campus Drive. Open M-Th 8am-9pm and Fri. 8-4:30pm during the academic year.

View Multicultural Services events here.

Women's Center

Located at Boxwood House, 15205 Kutztown Rd. Open M-Th 8-6pm and Fri. 8-4:30pm during the academic year.

View Women's Center events here.

Veterans Services

Located at 262 McFarland Student Union Building. Open M-F 8-4:30pm during the academic year.

View Military and Veterans Services events here.

Summer hours for all offices are M-F 8am-4pm.

Click here to visit a calendar of religious holidays for 2022. Click here for an additional interfaith calendar.

2022 PASSHE DEI Summit (virtual): November 2-4

Save the date for this year's summit! All staff, faculty, and administrators are encouraged to attend. Call for proposals coming soon. Proposals due August 29.

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Each year, KU hosts an annual Unity Day! Check it out:

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