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).

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Kutztown is a place for all students no matter who they are, and the University is always going to hold true to that mission.

Nykolai Blichar, Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Community Outreach

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. Additional resources can be found on the navigation column to the left. 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

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Bilal Salaam, Athletics Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, reports to the Chief Diversity Officer.

Office: Multicultural Center 102 (click to view location)

Email: salaam@kutztown.edu

Phone: 484-646-4203

LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Located at Boxwood House. Open M-Th 9-5pm and Fri. 9-4:30pm during academic year.

Multicultural Services

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

Women's Center

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

Veterans Services

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

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