Students on Risman Plaza

Step Up and Speak OutKent State University is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our campus community.

When it comes to individuals in emotional distress, or those who may exhibit disruptive behavior, it is important to step up and speak out. By doing so, you can be part of this effort. Helping those in need strenghtens our community and is an integral part of keeping the campus safe. Our suicide prevention and support group strives to ensure that individuals are linked to appropriate services and resources.

It's our campus. It's our community. We're all responsible.

Step Up and Speak Out

Step Up and recognize when you need support.

Speak Out when others cannot.

Step Up and notice what’s going on with those around you.

Speak Out and offer support.

Step Up and get help.

Speak Out and make a difference.

Step Up and be aware of warning signs.

Speak Out when you feel anyone is in danger.  

If you are concerned for your immediate safety or that of others, CALL 911.

Step Up and Speak Out is a collaborative effort of Kent State University Psychological Services, University Health Services, the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and Police Services.

Adapted with permission from The Ohio State University