Is Kent State participating in any hurricane relief efforts?

In response to numerous requests from within the university community, the Division of Human Resources is sponsoring the Kent State University and Community Partners Hurricane Relief Supply Drive from Oct. 1-20

You can donate much-needed supplies to provide comfort and support to communities across the south affected by recent hurricanes and subsequent floodwaters.

Your contributions will go a long way toward making sure individuals and families get back on the road to recovery. Please donate only the items listed below.

Collection items needed:

  • Adult and children's sanitary wipes
  • Diapers
  • Incontinence products (e.g., Depends)
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates and plastic cutlery
  • Facial tissues
  • New women's, men's and children's underwear (S, M, L, XL)

 Kent Campus collection drop-off sites:

  • The Williamson House (The Women's Center)
  • Center for Undergraduate Excellence
  • Kent State Student Center (Multicultural Center and main lobby)
  • Heer Hall
  • Ritchie Hall
  • Student Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Kent State Ice Arena
  • Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

Community collection drop-off sites:

  • Kent Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Kent Community Development Center
  • Ravenna Chamber of Commerce
  • Kent Interfaith Alliance Members

Please visit for a map of the drop-off locations. If you have questions, email Geraldine Hayes-Nelson, Ph.D., at

POSTED: Friday, September 29, 2017 11:02 AM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM