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Check out our 2022 Diversity Week schedule of events. 

Diversity Week activities

Diversity Week at The University of Akron encourages an increased awareness and celebration of the visible and non-visible differences among our campus community.

Drag Bingo 


Jean Hower Taber Student Union Grand Ballroom 

Sponsor | Campus Programs

Simmons Clothing Collab


Simmons Hall Lobby 

Sponsors | OMD, ZipAssist, Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron, Spectrum Diversity Center, PNC Bank, and the Salvation Army

UA departments and local businesses have come together and donated more than 500 pieces of new or gently used clothing for students having trouble accessing wardrobe necessities or those simply interested in item sharing for a greener planet. Students can choose from casual AND professional clothes for FREE at this event. There will also be prizes and giveaways for those who attend. All are welcome! LGBTQIAP+ friendly! Don’t miss it! 

Lunch and Learn with Ace Epps 


Jean Hower Taber Student Union Ballroom 

Sponsors | Campus Programs, Office of Inclusion and Equity, and CPAC

Please join the Contract Professional Advisory Committee, Student Life and the Office of Inclusion and Equity for a "Lunch and Learn" on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union ballroom. This lunch and learn will include a meal, an opening activity and a keynote. Ace Epps, director of inclusive entrepreneurship at Bounce Innovation Hub, will present “Is DEI the Flavor of the Month?” This experience is open to all UA faculty, staff and contract professionals. We are excited to offer this experience to create safe spaces for diversity and inclusion conversations while promoting growth and learning. To register for this event, click here

Naming Privilege and Oppression


College of Arts and Sciences 3rd floor 

Sponsor | Psychology Department DEAI Task Force

Military Appreciation Game & Tailgate


Lot 9 (look for American flags) 

Sponsors | Military Services Center, Student Veterans of America, and ROTC 

Cultural Dance Night 


Honors Common Room

Sponsors | UA Latinos, Ballroom Dance Club, and Undergraduate Student Government 

Election Watch Party


Jean Hower Taber Student Union Ballroom

Sponsors | Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, College Democrats, College Republicans, serveAkron, Graduate Student Government, and Undergraduate Student Government 

Sushi Night


Jean Hower Taber Student Union 335 

Sponsor | Zips Programming Network

Must RSVP to participate. To register, click here

Honoring Those Who Serve


Musson Military Lounge -- 3rd Floor Infocision Stadium 

Sponsors | Military Services Center, Student Veterans of America, and Student Veterans Peer Advisors

International Coffee Hour


Jean Hower Taber Student Union International Lounge

Sponsor | Campus Programs

Kyla Jenee Lacey Poetry 


Jean Hower Taber Student Union Starbucks Lounge

Sponsors | RHPB and RHC 

She is known for her irreverent and biting humor as well as her social knowledge and perspective. Her poetry has been viewed over 50 million times on various different platforms, including, but not limited to, Afropunk, Buzzfeed, Write About Now, George Takei, Wordables, and In the Now.  She has been featured by Harper's Bazaar, Slate Magazine, The New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post , and the Boston Globe.

Zips Around the World 

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Jean Hower Taber Student Union International Lounge

Sponsor | Zips Programming Network, Students for Justice in Palestine, and UA Latinos 

Zips Of Pride 2022

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