KU to Celebrate 2022 Unity Day Sept. 1

McCargo speaking at podium on stage at 2019 Unity Day.

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University will celebrate Unity Day at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, at Schaeffer Lawn. Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, university president, along with university leaders, representatives from the student body, the community and other campus officials will give remarks celebrating KU's diversity and sense of belonging to the Golden Bear community.

The event will take place during the university's annual Community Link Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., which brings together local businesses, non-profits and places of worship with the campus community.

KU's diversity rate among its student body continues to increase. The diversity rate at KU has grown from 11% in 2009, to 23% as of fall 2021 – a 4% increase from 2019.

Thursday afternoon, more than 200 students will engage in Diversity Resource Field Day on the DMZ, a joint program of Residence Life, Athletics and Commuter Student Association. Students will meet, engage and work together in diverse and inclusive teams, using teamwork and benefiting from the variety of their backgrounds.