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Campus Safety & Security
Kent State University Geauga Campus and Regional Academic Center Security is responsible for the protection 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 daily crime log is the record of criminal incidents or alleged criminal incidents that have been reported to campus security. Crimes are entered into the log within two days of being reported to campus security. The log is a paper hard copy and available upon request at the Campus Reception Desk at both the Geauga Campus and Regional Academic Center. You may also call the Business Office at 440-834-4187 for more information about the daily crime log.
Online reporting of events that may include threats of physical harm; harassment; strange 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 violation campus rules, regulations or policies; federal or state laws; and/or municipality ordinances. The University's student conduct-related goals are: to provide students with due process; to make student's aware of and able to reasonably navigate through the conduct process; to have students accept responsibility for their actions when it is warranted; and to apply sanctions designed to assist students in their pursuit of excellence in both the classroom and the community.
Title IX of the federal Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person's gender in educational programs or activities operated by recipients of federal funding, such as Kent State. While it is often thought of as a law that applies only to athletic programs, Title IX is much broader and protects all students, employees, and visitors to campus from gender discrimination.
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 and professionals in order to provide proactive assistance to students.
The Geauga Campus and Regional Academic Center offer A.L.I.C.E. training to enhance the safety of faculty, staff and 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 or others. The CARE Team at Kent State University at Geauga exists to gather isolated concerns in one location to be examined as possible patterns of behavior and to coordinate a supportive, positive outreach toward students with concerning behavior when appropriate. The cross-functional team prefers to take a proactive approach, focusing on early interventions toward distressing student behavior in an attempt to change the behavior before the situation escalates.
The Step Up and Speak Out 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 member 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, visit the Ohio Attorney General's Offender Search website.