Student Success Programs

Welcome to the office of student success programs

We are glad that you have chosen to become a Golden Flash! The Office of Student Success Programs is here to partner with you and Golden Flash Family members to make the first year extraordinary. Kent State University offers academic and co-curricular experiences that will amaze and excite you. Our office will serve as the connection to those experiences to help you transition and persist to graduation. We look forward to working with you and your family to make the first year all that you desire it to be. Congratulations on joining the Golden Flash Family!

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At Kent State, we welcome new students and families by providing a three-step orientation program that begins with Destination Kent State Advising and Registration.

Destination Kent State

Leadership Opportunities

Student Success Programs offers several opportunities to get involved and become a leader in the student community.

Leadership Opportunities


EXCEL is a living-learning community for new freshmen Exploratory students, designed to assist with exploring careers, education, and leadership while moving students toward selecting their major by the end of freshman year, so that students remain on their four year graduation track.

Explore EXCEL

Academic Support and Programs

Student Success Programs provides several kinds of support and programs to help first-year students and their families in the student's transition to university life and expectations.

Academic Support & Programs