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The comfort of discomfort: Embracing service trip challenges

The comfort of discomfort: Embracing service trip challenges

Matt Hlas learned during a service and teaching trip in Haiti that becoming comfortable being uncomfortable is the best way to educate oneself.  Full story


One-of-a-kind National Museum of Psychology opens

One-of-a-kind National Museum of Psychology opens

The museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, provides visitors with hands-on experiences that explore what it means to be human.  Full story


College of Education earns mark of ‘national excellence’

College of Education earns mark of ‘national excellence’

The college also earned reaccreditation, a sign of quality that it has held for 64 years.  Full story

 
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The comfort of discomfort: Embracing service trip challenges

The comfort of discomfort: Embracing service trip challenges

Matt Hlas learned during a service and teaching trip in Haiti that becoming comfortable being uncomfortable is the best way to educate oneself.  Full story


One-of-a-kind National Museum of Psychology opens

One-of-a-kind National Museum of Psychology opens

The museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, provides visitors with hands-on experiences that explore what it means to be human.  Full story


College of Education earns mark of ‘national excellence’

College of Education earns mark of ‘national excellence’

The college also earned reaccreditation, a sign of quality that it has held for 64 years.  Full story

 
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Inclusive excellence at UA

Inclusive Excellence at The University of Akron

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON, we strive to create a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. We respect and celebrate our differences and invite you to join us in creating an environment in which we can all excel.

We strive to create a framework for excellence that incorporates diversity at its core in harmony with the educational experience.

Inclusive excellence is a key component of a comprehensive strategy for achieving institutional excellence. This includes the academic excellence of all students in attendance, and concerted efforts to educate and equip them to succeed in a diverse society with sophisticated intercultural skills.

Signature programs:

  • Rethinking Race, a two-week examination of race and race-related issues presented through films, speakers, performances and "Face-2-Face Conversations."
  • The Black Male Summit, two days of leadership and inspiration from leading national experts in African American Male educational achievement.

Inclusive Excellence at Akron

More than 250 majors to choose from!

FIND YOUR MAJOR

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Springfest

Students at Springfest, typically held on campus the last Friday of the spring semester.