At Kent State University it is our priority to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students. As we know, Flashes take care of Flashes, and this will be an important part of our community response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever each student, along with faculty and staff members, will have to make a commitment to the Kent State community to ensure the well-being of our Golden Flashes family – both on and off campus. 

Community Standards

To ensure good health for yourself and the Kent State community, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and the Kent Interhall Council (KIC) ask you, as a Flash, to commit to the following community standards every day and to hold your peers accountable for following them as well.

  • Wear a face covering.  
    • Face coverings should completely cover a person’s nose, mouth and chin, with no gaps that would admit air to the nose, mouth or chin, to be effective.
    • UPDATE: find current guidance on face coverings.
  • Keep community spaces (kitchens, laundry rooms, lounges) clean.
  • Be mindful of physical distancing, especially in smaller spaces (elevators, restrooms, offices, dining facilities).
  • Maintain good personal hygiene and wash your hands frequently. 
  • Clean high-touch surfaces frequently (cellphone, sink, desks).
  • Abide by room occupancy limits.
  • Stay home if showing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Comply with directions from health officials.
  • Reach out to University Health Services if you have questions.
  • Follow the Flashes Safe Eight (formerly the Flashes Safe Seven). 

In this unprecedented time, USG and KIC are striving to provide a quality college experience while keeping everyone safe. By following these principles, you will help ensure the safety of our community and demonstrate Flashes take care of Flashes

Contact Information

  • DeWeese Health Center at 330-672-2322
  • Kent State Nurse Line at 330-672-2326
  • Counseling and Psychological Services at 330-672-2487
  • The Counseling Center at 330-672-2208
  • Undergraduate Student Government at
  • Kent Interhall Council at