Safe & Beautiful Campus

Safe Campus

Students feel safe at Kent State University and the University works closely with Police Services.

  • The FBI's annual Uniformed Crime Report ranks KSU as one of the safest campuses in the nation.
  • Kent State Police Services is an accredited law enforcement agency (Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies)
  •  Police patrol 24 hours a day.
  • Emergency phones are located around campus and accessible to students at all times.
  • Security Escorts are available to students every day from 8pm – 4am.
  • Kent uses FlashALERTS, a campus-wide text message notification system to communicate emergency information to students.

Beautiful Campus and Dedicated Student Services

  • Off-campus college downtown with beautiful scenery—called the ”tree city” 
  • Free campus Bus Service
  • Full-equipped Recreation Center (full-time students are not charged additional fees to use the facilities)
  • Free WiFi service campus wide
  • Personalized and professional career service
  • 14 libraries across 8 campuses
International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) advisors provide the support international students need to adapt to a new environment. 

  • Immigration and visa questions
  • Orientation and adjustment to Kent State University
  • Cultural programming
Residence Services

As a residential campus, the university requires most undergraduate students to live on campus.  Full-time staff work and live in the residence halls to provide support and direction.

Student Life

Kent State has a vibrant community of students and offers:

  • University Health Services.
  • University sponsored programs and activities including festivals, concerts, and lectures. 
  • Recreational facilities that include, but are not limited to, a rock climbing wall, saunas, elevated track, and indoor soccer gym.
  • More than 200 student organizations including sporting clubs, professional associations, study groups, and many others. Membership is open to all students.  Visit Center for Student Involvement to find one student organization that is right for you.