We foster a sense of belonging and connection to campus through engagement and developmental opportunities that complement the academic experience of our students. 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.

400+clubs and organizations
1,000+programs, activities, and on-campus events
  • Students with a large stuffed black squirrel.
    BLACK SQUIRREL FESTIVAL

    The Black Squirrel Festival has been a Kent State tradition for 38 years! The event offers students a chance to learn about student organizations, explore different university departments and learn more about the Kent community. Local vendors will have everything from coupons to clothing and jewelry and of course more free stuff.

    Student Organization RegistrationVendor Registration

  • Blastoff
    BLASTOFF

    This is the official kick-off event for the school year where thousands of students will gather on Risman Plaza to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and learn about many of the student organizations and departments on campus. 

    Register for a table at Blastoff