Special Events

University Health Services is involved in planning and co-sponsoring a number of outreach health education and promotion initiatives on campus. Special events include, but are not limited to those listed below.

Year Round  

 Vitalant Blood Drives

University Health Services – Office of Health Promotion sponsors Vitalant Blood Drives on campus.  To acknowledge the crucial role blood donors play in helping maintain the blood supply, the Vitalant Community Blood Services Tuition Scholarship was created.  One $500 scholarship is generated for every 50 units of blood collected during the academic year.  For more information, please call (330) 672- 2320.

find out when the next blood drive will take place 

HIV Test Dates

Find out when the next HIV Test will take place



Mental Health Festival

September 11th, 2018 will be the first annual Mental Health Festival.  This event is a collaborative effort between the Office of Health Promotion and University Psychological Services. Students are invited to attend the resource fair and become familiar with mental health resources on campus.  

        Access the event flyer for the Mental Health Festival

Alcohol Awareness Day

Alcohol Awareness Day is an outreach event that provides an opportunity to increase students' knowledge and awareness on issues pertaining to alcohol use and abuse.  Emphasis is placed on the importance of students making informed choices about alcohol consumption.  Contact the Office of Health Promotion for more information, 330-672-8265.

Access the event flyer for Alcohol Awareness Day (PDF)



National Depression Screening Day

Come to National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) on Thursday, October 18th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is being held on the 2nd floor of the Kent Student Center, and is open to all students, faculty and staff, as well as the larger Kent community.

Learn more about National Depression Screening Day (NDSD)



The Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout is a national event sponsored by the American Cancer Society and is traditionally held the third Thursday in November.  The event represents an opportunity for smokers to join millions of other smokers in avoiding cigarettes for 24 hours.  The Office of Health Promotion offers smoking cessation programs.  Contact the Office of Health Promotion for more information, 330-672-8266.

Access the Event Flyer for The Great American Smokeout (PDF)



World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is traditionally observed on December 1st each year.  This day is focused on creating a greater awareness of the AIDS pandemic.  Contact the Office of Health Promotion for more information, 330-672-8266.

Access the Event flyer for World AIDS Day (PDF)



In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder at some point during their life. National Eating Disorder Awareness Week will be recognized at Kent State by the Body Acceptance Movement Student Group. If you think you may have an eating disorder, you are far from alone.

Come to National Eating Disorders Screening Day at Kent State University for a free anonymous screening. Call the Office of Health Promotion for more information: 330-672-8266.





1Day Stand

Give yourself a chance to love your lungs all day long. Kent State is a smoke-free, tobacco-free University. So be a wingman to someone who wants to quit, fight your own cravings, or go all the way and quit tobacco for good.

Access the 1Day Stand Event Flyer (PDF)

Safe Spring Break Kick-Off Day

Safe Spring Break Kick-Off Day creates an excellent opportunity to foster dialogue on healthy decision-making on a number of health-related issues including sexual health, alcohol awareness, personal safety, HIV testing, predatory drugs, stress management, and sun protection/tanning issues.  Contact the Office of Health Promotion for more information, 330-672-8265.

Access the event flyer for Safe Spring Break Kick-Off Day (PDF)



National Alcohol Screening Day

National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) is a free public health even that provides anonymous screening for alcohol-use disorders and offers educational materials about alcohol and health-related issues.  NASD is an outreach promotional effort to reduce and prevent at-risk drinking.  The event is open to campus and community members.

The screening form, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), asks participants about their drinking habits and if their behaviors have changed due to their drinking.  Once the screening form is scored, participants have the opportunity to discuss the results with a mental health professional or University Health Services clinician.  If appropriate, the participants receive referral information regarding support and/or treatment services both on campus and in the community.  The screening process takes approximately 10-20 minutes for each participant.  Contact the Office of Health Promotion for more information, (330)-672-8266.

Access the event flyer for National Alcohol Screening Day (PDF)

      Escape & Rejuvenate: Stress Reduction Day

       Stressed out? Join us for various stress relief activities and learn
       techniques to help you manage your stress.

Access the event flyer for Stress Reduction Day (PDF)