Coles Strategic Diversity Initiatives

Coles Diversity Policy and Perspective

Coles Strategic Diversity Initiatives further the mission and strategic plan of Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University by working to foster excellence in teaching, research and service. By creating an environment of inclusive excellence that attracts and retains a diverse pool of students, faculty and staff, Coles provides a diverse learning experience for all students and KSU members.

We are intentional and proactive in nurturing diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. We accomplish our goals through Partnership, Practice and creating a Pipeline of professionals who are well-prepared to excel in business and in academia.

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We work collaboratively with campus partners and external organizations to foster diversity and inclusion within the College of Business and throughout Kennesaw State University.
We actively engage in diversity, equity and inclusion practices through the implementation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices. The AACSB has developed four diversity and inclusion principles that center around access, student experience, career services and modeling excellence. We are committed to adhering to and exceeding these best practices.
We work to create a pipeline to graduate study and successful careers in business and academia, beginning with our undergraduate degree programs.

Coles Diversity Leadership

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Jennifer Hutchins, PhD

Assistant Chair of the Department of Marketing and Professional Sales and Associate Professor of Marketing

KSU Diversity Resources

As a Coles College of Business student, you have various resources within Kennesaw State University that support a diverse and inclusive learning environment across both campuses. We offer community centers, student support groups, disability and military services that align with the diversity policy of Coles College of Business. 

Check out the many student resources available to support diversity and inclusion at KSU.

Diversity Events

Past Events


Streaming the documentary and an opportunity for a panel discussion afterwards. 

Location: Kennesaw Campus, Social Science Building Auditorium 1021

Tuesday, June 29th 

Stonewall Celebration

The LGBTQ Resource Center and the Presidential Commission on LGBTQ+ Initiatives are proud to present Stonewall Celebration, an event where all KSU alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to come together in support, love, and acceptance. Come join the food and festivities on the Campus Green! We will also offer a free Clothing Closet filled with summer wear in the LGBTQ Resource Center!

July 26, 2021

Mosaic Celebration

The Cultural and Community Centers (CCC) is happy to announce its annual Mosaic Celebration! The Mosaic Celebration is a program honoring culture and celebrating diversity. It is dedicated to the recognition of multicultural students who are graduating in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2021. Achieving this milestone in their lives is a major accomplishment that is worthy of celebrating and sharing with their family and friends! The ceremony will take place daily during the week of April 26-30th.

Black History Month KeyNote Address

By Tayo Rockson

February 18, 2021

Black History Month 2021

Celebrating Change and Community

2020 ALPFA Kickoff Meeting

September 2, 2020
7:30 pm

The Association of Latino Professionals for America will be having our first event Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:30 pm.

This event is to inform interested students what we do as an organization.

Also, we will have professionals from Northwestern Mutual at the meeting to improve our finances by maximizing discretionary income and diversifying investments.