Student Organizations

Chi Sigma Iota - Kappa Sigma Upsilon Chapter

Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators established at Ohio University in 1985.

Chi Sigma Iota Ohio Conference

The Kappa Sigma Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota is the founder and creator of the First Annual CSI Ohio Conference. The inaugural conference, held virtually May 23-24, 2020, was partially supported by a Chapter Development Grant received from Chi Sigma Iota, International. The chapter members instrumental in developing the conference were:  the Co-Chairs of the Professional Development Committee, Natalie Ricciutti, and Annaleise Fisher; President, Kimberlee Barrella; President-Elect, Hannah Lowe; Chapter Faculty advisor, Dr. Janice Byrd, and the Back-up Chapter Faculty advisor, Dr. Steve Rainey. 

Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)

The student chapter of Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is open to all students at Kent State University who are interested in Club Management.

Council for Exceptional Children, KSU Chapter (CEC)

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

Doctoral Student Forum

The purpose of this site is to offer KSU doctoral students networking opportunities and to provide information relevant to doctoral students in EHHS.

The EHHS Living-Learning Community

The EHHS Learning Community is housed in Manchester Hall.  The Learning Community providing opportunities for academic and social growth.  Students learn and develop their potential by actively participating in our mission of creating leadership challenges that help students engage in service and develop citizenship.

Eta Sigma Gamma

Eta Sigma Gamma is a national professional honorary for men and women in health education.

Graduate Association of Student Personnel Practitioners (GRASPP)

The Graduate Association of Student Personnel Practitioners (GRASPP) is an educational, social, and networking organization created to benefit all graduate students. GRASPP provides resources, education, and support for individuals interested in the student personnel field. This organization is a liaison between the department of Higher Education and KSU students. Through this partnership, GRASPP acts as a clearinghouse for information on involvement in professional organizations related to Student Affairs. GRASPP is also a source of educational programming encompassing issues relevant to the student personnel field.

International Justice Mission - Kent State Campus Chapter

IJM is a global human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. Today, nearly 30 million children, women and men are held as slaves around the world. IJM seeks to rescue, protect, and restore these individuals living in daily oppression. The Kent State Campus Chapter works to support IJM's mission through prayer, advocacy, giving, and direct work in the community.

Co-Presidents: Janelle Nafziger (  |  AJ Ozanich (

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Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Beta Chapter (KDP)

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honors society in education. We are committed to recognizing excellence and fostering mutual cooperation, support, and professional growth for educational professionals. We have requirements which include being an education major or minor, 30 + credit hours completed, 3.0 GPA or higher and must be graduating December 2015 or later. We also have fund raisers and complete service projects  to help students in schools in and around the city of Kent.

Kent Student Education Association (KSEA)

KSEA is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students preparing for the field of education. KSEA shares volunteer opportunities, community projects, job opportunities, and resources that will benefit careers in education. Memberships are free to OEA Aspiring Educators (OEA-AE), and many networking opportunities are also available. Monthly meetings are held Monday evenings at 7 p.m., when we discuss a range of topics such as classroom management, microaggressions, and differentiated instruction. Speakers within the education field are invited to share their knowledge with aspiring educators. Meetings are a great way to meet new friends who are also education majors. As we are a pre-professional organization, we provide professional development opportunities as well. All education majors are welcome to join KSEA!

National Student Speech Language & Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

NSSLHA is a national organization for speech-language pathology and audiology students only. It acts as a place for students to create alliances and study, as well as give back to the community. NSSLHA provides volunteer opportunities to give back to various organizations related to speech and hearing.   

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Organization of Athletic Training Students (OATS) 

The Kent State University Athletic Training Program has an active student led organization called the Organization of Athletic Training Students (OATS). Students involved in this organization perform service projects, host educational activities and social events. OATS has been active volunteers for the Akron Marathon, Relay for Life, and collecting food and goods for local food pantries. OATS is a great way for students to get involved and meet other Athletic Training students. Students can join at any time and the organization is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Dues are $20 for the year. Each year the organization elects their own officers, and those officers govern the organization. If you have questions or need more information please contact Jeff Huston at Dr. Huston serves as the faculty advisor for OATS.

Professional Convention Management Association, KSU Student Chapter (PCMA)

The Kent State University chapter of Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is open to all Kent State University students interested in pursuing a career in the growing meeting and event planning industry.

Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP)

Student Affiliates in School Psychology, or NASP, is a graduate student organization, of which KSU school psychology students are automatically members. SASP works under the guidance of the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 16, and the KSU SASP chapter also recognizes allegiance with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) SASP aims to act as a forum for current school psychology students to discuss academic and professional issues, as well as facilitate social cohesion within the program. SASP provides opportunities for professional and leadership development, and acts as vehicle for communication within the department, university, and local community.

Members of the organization are those that are enrolled in the school psychology program, but we are often involved in events campus-wide and often lead fundraisers, events, etc. that all students can participate in. 

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Student Dietetic Association

The Student Dietetic Association at KSU is an organization for mainly Nutrition & Dietetic students, but everyone is welcome to join us! The mission we currently follow as listed in our constitution is, "The Student Dietetic Association (SDA) at KSU sets out to impact the community through outreach initiatives as well as service while bringing a focus to the future of our members." We are heavily involved with service activities and we want to make sure that Nutrition & Dietetic student have the resources they need to be successful in the major. For more information, please feel free to contact the current President of SDA, Katie Turner, at

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