International students should familiarize themselves with the following service organizations, which are affiliated with Kent State University. The services and resources provided by these organizations are available to everyone on campus, including international students. They can assist you not only with your academics, but with your personal wellbeing as well. Do not hesitate to contact them anytime you are in need.
“One Stop” for Student Services
As a ‘Students First’ Initiative, the One Stop for Student Services serves as a single point-of-contact for student customer services previously provided at the Bursar, Registrar and Student Financial Aid offices. One Stop Counselors are cross-trained and provide holistic advising in these student service areas indicated below.
Calendars and Deadlines
Registration and Records
Tuition and Payment
Financial Aid Forms and Applications
University Police Services
Through its police services, Kent State protects life and property, maintains the peace and ensures a safe and secure learning environment for students, faculty, staff and guests of the university.
Employed by the Department of Residence Services, Security Aides are responsible for the after-hours patrolling the residence halls and providing campus escorts.
University Health Services (UHS)
Provide quality healthcare, psychological counseling, and healthcare education for the campus community in support of the Kent State University mission.
Psychological Services provides confidential mental health services to students which include: crisis intervention; individual, couples, and group therapy; psychological testing; and substance abuse evaluation and treatment.
Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS)
Established to educate students about personal safety and violence prevention, to empower them to build healthier relationships, and to be responsive to students in need.
Provides support to students, faculty members and staff through advocacy and education about women, gender, and diversity. Services include counseling, scholarships, a food pantry and the career closet.
Provides on-campus housing and residential information and support. Your first and best contact to assist with the resolution of conflict situations.
Center for Student Involvement (CSI)
Provides engagement and developmental opportunities that complement the academic experience of our students, including student events and organizations.
Academic Success Center
Offers tutoring, supplemental instruction, study skills and academic coaching.
LOCATION: Center for Undergraduate Excellence, 975 Lefton Esplanade
Career Exploration and Development
Assists students in obtaining full- and part-time on-campus employment. Services include career advice and assistance with job search, resume building, job interviewing, networking and career fair preparation. Conducts annual career workshop specifically for international students during spring semester and hosts a career advising session every Thursday morning in the Office of Global Education.
Division of Student Affairs
Provides confidential consultation to assist student in the possible resolution of any university-related concern, grievance or appeal.
Student Legal Services
Helps students to understand and resolve their legal issues by providing quality legal representation and advice.
Student Accessibility Services
Provides accommodations, consultation and advocacy for qualified students with disabilities.
University Libraries has a wealth of services, resources and support for the international student, including bi-lingual librarians, language resources, multilingual search engines, international newspapers, plagiarism advising and writing tutoring.
WEBPAGE (General): www.library.kent.edu
WEBPAGE (International): libguides.library.kent.edu/International_Students/international-students-libguide
LOCATION: 1125 Risman Drive
Student Multicultural Center
Offers the opportunity for everyone (students, faculty, staff and administrators alike) to have experiences outside of the classroom that will enhance their awareness of social and cultural differences.
LGBTQ Student Center
Provides the students, faculty and staff at Kent State with education, training, support and resources that cater to the gender and sexual minority community and its allies.
Office of International Affairs
The Office of International Student Affairs assists integrate international students into the campus community by providing them meaningful opportunities to be heard, involved, and connected to resources. Besides organizing many culturally focused events throughout the year, the Office also sponsors the Conversation Partners and International Friendship.
Assists international students during their first semester to adjust to life at Kent State University. Global Ambassadors serve as friends and mentors to incoming international student to help them to more easily expand their social network, acclimate to their new “home-away-from home” and to navigate the sometimes puzzling aspects of American culture.
LOCATION: Office of Global Education, 106 Van Campen Hall, 625Loop Road