Support Resources for Students

The college and university offer numerous academic, social, and mental health support services available to you. Please take advantage of these resources and opportunities, as they will help to ensure your holistic success.

Academic Support

  • Academic Success Center (ASC) offers a variety of free services to help students meet their academic challenges. These services include free scheduled tutoring, drop-in tutoring, e-tutoring, and supplemental instruction online.
    • Success Coaching helps student focus on their vision of the future, identify their goals and achieve success. Success coaching moves students toward achieving their academic goals while focusing on a school and life balance.
    • Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions are peer-facilitated group study sessions for certain historically difficult courses.
    • Drop-in Tutoring & Scheduled Tutoring allow students to have flexibility in tutoring services. Drop-in tutoring provides an expedited meeting with a tutor. Scheduled tutoring allows students to meet with the same tutor at regular intervals for continuity.
    • Study Skills Tutoring helps a student learn strategies to boost their academic journey through step-by-step Learning Skills Workshops.
  • Center for Adult & Veteran Services (CAVS) provides necessary tools to help adult, military-connected and parenting students both in and out of the classroom to help them attain the highest success throughout their educational experience.
  • One Stop provides a single point of access to information on financial aid & scholarships, billing & payments, student records & academic transcripts, and financial wellness.
  • Student Accessibility Services (SAS) strives to create accessible and inclusive experiences for students with all types of disabilities as they learn, live, and work at Kent State University.
  • Student Support Services (SSS) assists first generation, income eligible, and students registered with Student Accessibility Services in navigating campus resources and creating a meaningful Kent State Experience.
  • Writing Commons supports Kent State University students at all levels and in every academic discipline with any projects that include writing. Students receive assistance at every stage of the composing and revising process.
  • Career Exploration & Development Center offers a variety of career ready resources including assistance with resume and cover letter preparation, internship and employment searches through the HANDSHAKE system, personal statements, and on-campus student employment.
  • Student Ombudsman provides students confidential consultation in assisting with the possible resolution of any university-related concern, grievance, or appeal.

Mental Health

  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offered through the DeWeese Health Center include crisis intervention counseling, consultation services, psychological testing, workshops & seminars, and group counseling (currently on hiatus due to COVID). These services can be billed to your insurance company.
  • Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling services for a wide variety of concerns and is performed by graduate students in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program. All services are provided at no cost.
  • Psychological Clinic offer services provided by master’s and doctoral students under close supervision of clinical faculty members who are licensed psychologists. Insurance is not accepted; approximate cost is $25 per session.

Inclusive Support

  • LBGTQ+ Center is a welcoming environment dedicated to providing education, training, support, and resources that cater to the gender and sexual minority community and its allies.
  • Sexual & Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS) provides support for anyone who has or knows someone who has experienced power-based personal violence, such as sexual assault, intimate partner/relationship violence, and stalking.
  • Women’s Center provides support through advocacy and education about women, gender, and diversity. The Center offers resources such as crisis intervention, scholarships, and referral programs. Emergency assistance is available for books, academic supplies, household items, shelter, and food.