Music, Food and Freebies at Black Squirrel Festival

A Kent State student does chin-ups at the Black Squirrel Festival held on the Student Green and Risman Plaza.

A Kent State tradition for 33 years, the annual Black Squirrel Festival took place Friday, Sept. 5, from 12-6 p.m. on the Student Green and Risman Plaza. The Black Squirrel Festival, which is hosted by Kent Student Center Programming, attracts more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Kent community. The event included live music, inflatables, rock climbing wall, photo booth, food, local vendors, student organizations and thousands of giveaway items.

Kent State’s Center for Student Involvement Now Serves More Than 300 Student Organizations

Kent State’s Center for Student Involvement reports that the number of registered student organizations and memberships reached an all-time high this year. About 15,000 students were involved in 325 different organizations.

Kent State University’s Center for Student Involvement fosters student growth and development through leadership, civic, cultural, social and involvement opportunities on campus. Joining a registered student organization gives students a unique set of opportunities to enhance their leadership skills, build relationships with peers and alumni, and network with business leaders through conferences and seminars.