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.
Academic Success Center
Offers tutoring, supplemental instruction, study skills and academic coaching.
LOCATION: Center for Undergraduate Excellence, 975 Lefton Esplanade
Flashes Fighting Hunger (FFH)
The purpose of the FFH is to supplement individuals that are food insecure and in need of assistance with free food. Eligibility: Flashes Fighting Hunger serves students, faculty, staff and community members who need food assistance.
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 the fall semester and hosts a career advising session every Friday morning in the Office of Global Education.
CARES is an acronym that stands for Crisis, Advocacy, Resources, Education, and Support. The CARES Center is a space that supports students who have challenges with their basic needs. The center helps students who are experiencing food insecurity, homelessness, financial insecurity, and needs related to mental well-being. Connecting students to both on- and off-campus resources, the CARES Center is here to support students within the Kent State campus community.
Center for Student Involvement (CSI)
Provides engagement and developmental opportunities that complement the academic experience of our students, including student events and organizations.
DeWeese Health Center (formerly UHS)
Provide quality healthcare, psychological counseling, and healthcare education for the campus community in support of the Kent State University mission.
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.
“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
Pantry AT The Women's center
Eligibility: The food pantry is open to any Kent State student who is currently enrolled in classes. Students must be currently enrolled in classes at KSU and must present their photo ID. It is also available to any current faculty and staff.
LOCATION: Williamson House, 1200 Main Street
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and 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.
Provides on-campus housing and residential information and support. Your first and best contact to assist with the resolution of conflict situations.
In addition to being available for escorts, Safety Assistants complete rounds in every residence hall complex during the evenings. While completing rounds, Safety Assistants inspect fire safety equipment, enforce policies, build relationships with students, help resolve conflicts, and assist residents with any questions or issues they may have. They are also in communication with the Kent State Police Department, other University Housing staff members, and campus partners.
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.
Student Accessibility Services
Provides accommodations, consultation and advocacy for qualified students with disabilities.
Student Legal Services
Helps students to understand and resolve their legal issues by providing quality legal representation and advice.
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.
Student Ombuds - Division of Student Affairs
Provides confidential consultation to assist student in the possible resolution of any university-related concern, grievance or appeal.
LOCATION: Room 250, Kent Student Center
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
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.
WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/campus-safety and www.kent.edu/publicsafety/police-services
PHONE: 330-672-3070 or 330-672-2212
LOCATION: Stockdale Safety Building, 530 East Summit Street
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.