Diversity, equity and inclusion

The Center for Sustainable Journalism, part of the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University, joins the larger university community in creating a culture of inclusion at KSU where all members of the community can achieve excellence, succeed and thrive.

The Center’s mission — to create journalism that increases civic engagement, holds public officials accountable and strengthens our democratic institutions — and our work to prepare the next generation of professional journalists and informed news consumers further strengthens and puts into practice our commitment to creating a culture of inclusion.

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

Kennesaw State University’s student body is reflective of the community it serves. The university enrolls approximately 43,000 students who identify as:

  • Asian - 5%
  • Black or African American - 24%
  • Hispanic - 12%
  • Nonresident alien - 2%
  • Race/ethnicity unknown - 2%
  • Two or more races - 5%
  • White - 50
  • Female - 50%
  • Male - 50

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Statistics, 2021-22

In 2021, The Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which houses the Center for Sustainable Journalism, announced a commitment to advance the understanding and impacts of racial equity and disparity by launching the Radow Institute for Social Equity (RISE).

The Institute seeks to address the challenges of social justice, equity and economic inequality while developing sustainable solutions that help address pressing racial and social challenges and produce real change.

For more information, please see KSU’s Division of Diverse and Inclusive Excellence and Office of Institutional Excellence.

Center for Sustainable Journalism

Through Fresh Take Georgia, our student journalism lab, we educate rising journalists who reflect the full diversity of our state and our nation and prepare them for successful careers in journalism. We provide our students the professional knowledge to succeed in journalism as well as the tools to navigate a field where many people, including women and people of color, continue to face discrimination.

The journalism produced by our publications Youth Today and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) in the past year reflects our commitment to creating a culture of inclusion:

The Center is currently developing the first version of what will be an ongoing report on race/ethnicity, gender and other characteristics among our staff, vendors, students and others with whom we work in order to track our own progress.