Opportunities for Engagement

What is Engagement? 

Part of being a student at Kent State University is making sure you’re getting involved on campus, connecting with other students and faculty, developing skills that are transferrable for your career, and making the most of your time here. Students involved on campus - those involved in one or two campus organizations - actually manage their time better and earn better grades.  

Campus engagement (otherwise known as getting involved) can be done through your academic major, community service, student organizations on campus or within your major, or even through a part time job or creative activity. 

Center for Student Involvement (CSI)
The mission of the Center for Student Involvement is to foster student growth and development through leadership, civic, cultural, and involvement opportunities. Connecting with CSI is one of the quickest ways to learn about campus organizations and campus happenings.  

The Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement (OEECE)
OEECE promotes civic involvement and community building across Kent State University, the community, and around the world.  Through one time and ongoing volunteer opportunities, course-based experiences, paid internship and co-op learning programs, and undergraduate research, OEECE works to foster a deeper understanding of course content and civic commitment in students. Interested in community service, service trips, or fulfilling your Experiential Learning credit through a different campus experience? OEECE is the office to contact! 

Undergraduate Research Symposium for Research and Creativity
Kent State University believes that students learn the most when they are engaged actively in their own search of knowledge and discovery. The Office of Student Research offers opportunities for students to gain research experience through programs like the Undergraduate Research Symposium for Research and Creativity and the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE). Both programs provide students with an opportunity experience in depth research and gain valuable experience in their discipline. Details for deadlines and application processes are on the Office of Student Research site.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB)
ASB trips help Kent State students understand social justice issues through direct community service in a setting away from campus. ASB trips fulfill your Experiential Education Requirement (ELR) and provide a great opportunity to engage in community and cultural activities with other Kent State students!