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EMERGENCY: Call 911
INDEPENDENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT: 216-524-1234
Monday - Friday: 1 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Campus Phones: 17539
Off Campus: 216-916-7539
KSUCPM 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 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.
The guide is a template for the individual response by students, faculty and staff to assist them in preparation for large scale emergencies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This program is a collaborative effort by Kent State University Psychological Services, University Health Services, 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.
The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services at Kent State University offers resources and education for students on personal safety, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.
For more information about registered sex offenders near the campus you attend, go to the Ohio Attorney General's Offender Search website.
Training workshops for faculty and staff, which includes:
In March 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced an expansion of 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.
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.