Campus Safety


Ashtabula City Police Department: 440-998-2221 
NON-EMERGENCY: 440-992-7172 


Campus Emergency: 44444
Off Campus: 440-964-4444

Ashtabula Campus security is responsible for the protection of life and property, maintaining the peace, and ensuring a safe and secure learning environment to our campus community which includes students, faculty, staff and guests of the University.

Kent State University Police Services

Kent State University Police Services is empowered by the State of Ohio to enforce state laws and is directed by the Board of Trustees to enforce certain rules and regulations of the University. Although Kent State University Police Services has police authority on all campuses, the local police department or sheriff’s office maintains primary responsibility at the regional campuses.

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Emergency Guide

The guide is a template for the individual response by students, faculty and staff to assist them in preparation for large scale emergencies.

View the Ashtabula Campus Emergency Guide 

Annual Security Report

The "Disclosure of Campus Safety Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" is a federal law enacted in 1990 requiring universities and colleges that receive federal funds to publish certain information regarding crimes that occur on or near campus.

View Ashtabula Campus Annual Security Report 

Daily Crime Log

The daily crime log is the record of criminal incidents or alleged criminal incidents that have been reported to campus security. Crimes are entered into the log within 2 days of being reported to campus security. The log is in a paper hard copy and available upon request in the Business Office which is located in room 110 E in the Bookstore Building. You may also call campus security at 440-964-4236 for more information about the daily crime log.

KSU Threat Line

Online reporting of events that may include threats of physical harm; harassment; strange, suspicious or disruptive behavior on campus; or information regarding weapons or drugs on campus.

Access Kent State's Threat Line

The Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct is responsible for the adjudication of cases involving students who are accused of violating campus rules, regulations or policies; federal or state laws; and/or municipality ordinances.  The Office of Student Conduct can help coordinate and assist regional campuses with the student conduct hearing process.

Review the Code of Student Conduct (PDF)


Flash ALERTS is Kent State’s official emergency text notification system to notify subscribers of critical information no matter what time it is or where they are in the world. Flash ALERTS expands the university's ability to send critical news and information to the university community during campus emergencies.



Early Alert is a reporting system that allows faculty to identify students who are presenting patterns that may lead to academic difficulty.  It helps partner them with other campus resources & professionals in order to provide proactive assistance to students.


Care Team

Kent State University’s Care Teams are cross-divisional crisis management committees that collaboratively assesses and coordinates a response to students identified as reasonably posing a potential threat to self, others, or the University community. Referrals can be made to the Dean of Students at 330.672.4050.  The Dean of Students can also serve as a resource or coordinate a unified institutional response along with the regional campus’ Care Teams.

Access the Ashtabula Campus Care Team

Step Up Speak Out

This program is a collaborative effort by Kent State University Counseling and Psychological Services, DeWeese Health Center, the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and KSU Police Services.  The initiative aims to support individuals in need by educating University community members on protocols and resources designed to assist in disruptive situations or with distressed individuals.

Access Step Up Speak Out


At Kent State, our core values of respect and kindness for all demand that we step up to become part of the conversation that leads to a solution that will dismantle the systemic racism that has plagued our communities throughout history, and our university all too recently. As an institution that promotes learning, discovery and global citizenship under the canopy of diversity, equity and peaceful coexistence, we must do more. We are committed to doing more.

Anti-Racism Efforts


Title IX of the federal Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person's gender in educational programs or activities operated by recipients of federal funding, such as Kent State. While it is often thought of as a law that applies only to athletic programs, Title IX is much broader and protects all students, employees, and visitors to campus from gender discrimination. 


The Office of Sexual & Relationship Violence Support Services

The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS) at Kent State University offers resources and education for students on personal safety, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.

Get Help at SRVSS

Registered Sex Offenders

For more information about registered sex offenders near the campus you attend, go to the Ohio Attorney General's Offender Search website.

Registered Sex Offender Search

Safety & Security Training

  • A.L.I.C.E.
  • Recognizing and Responding to Threatening Behavior

Terrorism Awareness

In March 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced an expansion of expanding the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign in an effort to help ensure safety and security of the American public.

Terrorism Awareness at Kent State

Environmental Health & Safety Incident Reporting

Prevention of injuries and illnesses to Kent State University personnel, students, and visitors are the primary concerns of the Environmental Health and Safety Office. The identification, evaluation and elimination of hazards provide the best methods of reducing incidents that may cause injuries and/or illnesses.

Incident Reporting