Center for Student Involvement

We foster a sense of belonging and connection to campus through engagement and developmental opportunities that complement the academic experience of our students.
400+
clubs and organizations
1,000+
programs, activities and on-campus events

Getting involved on campus is one of the quickest ways to become part of the university community and create your own Kent State experience. The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) offers opportunities for leadership and participation in student-initiated projects and student organizations.

CSI is staffed by talented and caring people who advise and support all undergraduate and graduate students. Browse our site for further information on the opportunities to get involved with the Kent State University community. Make the most out of your collegiate career.

Students learn more about student organizations during the Welcome Weekend Back to School Blastoff held at the track behind the Deweese Health Center.

Back to School Blastoff

Blastoff 2017 will be Sunday, August 27 from 6 - 8 p.m.

The final event of Welcome Weekend is a fun way for the campus community to get together before classes start. Thousands of students will gather on Risman Plaza to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and learn about many of the student organiztions on campus. The event will conclude with a concert and light show!  

Students fill the Student Green during the Black Squirrel Festival. Food, games, vendors and bands entertain the students at the start of the semester.

The Black Squirrel Festival

Calling all registered student organizations, University departments and vendors!  Kent Student Center Programming cordially invites you to participate in this 36th Annual Black Squirrel Festival (BSF), which will be held on Friday, September 8 from noon - 5 p.m.

Sign up for your table today!

Homecoming Parade

Homecoming Parade

Register for the 2017 Homecoming Parade today!

Be part of the one of Kent State's oldest traditions. The parade will take place on Saturday, October 14. Registration is free!  

Deadline to register is Friday, October 6.

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