CAMPUS-WIDE SERVICE EVENTS
Come together with a large number of Kent students, faculty, and staff to have a positive impact on the community. Gather a group of friends and contribute. Transportation is provided from campus to service sites.
Freshman Day of Service: As part of Welcome Weekend, incoming Freshman students will have the opportunity to join current students, faculty, and staff in assisting nonprofit organizations in and around the Kent community. This program will communicate the value KSU places on serving others and provide a fun and meaningful way for new students to forge friendships while learning about the needs of the community in which they will be living.
The 2016 Freshman Day of Service was a great success with over 250 first year students, faculty and staff serving at 18 different local non-profit organizations. Look for information regarding the 2017 Freshman Day of Service in the Spring 2017 semester.
Volunteer Fair: The fair provides students and faculty the opportunity to meet leaders of area non-profits to find out how to support local causes through service and engagement, while also in some cases fulfill academic requirements.
Non-Profit Agencies will be on hand to discuss involvement opportunities - community service, internships, practicums and more. Open to all members of the KSU community and general public
The Volunteer Fair will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the second floor of the Kent State Student Center
Make a Difference Day: Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others. Held annually on the fourth Saturday of October, millions of Americans are rallied into a single day of action to help change the world. Everyone can participate. Find a need in your community and use the power of Make a Difference Day to mobilize your family, your neighbors, even your entire town into a day of action.
Make a Difference Day will take place on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. Transportation will be provided from campus to service sites.
MLK Day of Service: Harnessing the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we invite all within the Kent community and beyond to take the time to better our world. Instead of a "day off," let's get together as a community and share a "day on," serving the needs of others and modeling what Dr. King stood for.
Join us Monday, January 16th, 2017. More information to come.
KSU Flash-a-Thon: The KSU Flash-a-Thon is a nonprofit student organization at Kent State University whose work benefits the Hematology/Oncology unit at Akron Children's Hospital. The group works year-round to help patients and families financially and emotionally, and culminates in a 24-hour dance marathon held in the Kent Student Recreation and Wellness Center. In 2016, the Flash-a-Thon group raised over $30,000 for the families! To view the 2015 Flash-a-Thon promotional video, click here. Promotional materials sponsored by totallypromotional.com. Since our inception in 2013 we've raised over $100,000 For The Kids!
The 5th Annual KSU Flash-a-Thon will take place on Saturday April 8th 2017.