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Campus Resources

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.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/asc
PHONE: 330-672-3190
EMAIL: asc@kent.edu
LOCATION: Center for Undergraduate Excellence, 975 Lefton Esplanade


Campus Kitchen Pantry (CKP)

The purpose of the CKP is to supplement individuals that are food insecure and in need of assistance with free food. Eligibility: The Campus Kitchen Pantry serves students, faculty, staff and community members who need food assistance.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/community/campus-kitchen
PHONE: 330-672-7876
EMAIL: campuskitchen@kent.edu
LOCATION: See webpage or email for location, days, and times of food distribution.


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.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/career
PHONE: 330-672-2360
EMAIL: career@kent.edu
LOCATION: Room 261, Schwartz Center, 800 East Summit Street


Center for Student Involvement (CSI)

Provides engagement and developmental opportunities that complement the academic experience of our students, including student events and organizations.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/csi
PHONE: 330-672-2480
EMAIL: csi@kent.edu
LOCATION: Room 226, Kent Student Center


Global Ambassadors

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.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/globaleducation/global-ambassador-program
PHONE: 330-672-7980
EMAIL: isss@kent.edu
LOCATION: Office of Global Education, 106 Van Campen Hall, 625Loop Road


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.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/lgbtq
PHONE: 330-672-8580
EMAIL: lgbtqsc@kent.edu
LOCATION: Room 024 (Lower Level), Kent Student Center


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.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/international
PHONE: 330-672-4050
EMAIL: isa@kent.edu
LOCATION: Room 250, Kent Student Center


“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
Financial Wellness

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/onestop
HOURS: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday
LOCATION: First Floor, University Library
PHONE: 330-672-6000
EMAIL: onestop@kent.edu


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.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/womenscenter/pantry-womens-center
PHONE: 330-672-9230
EMAIL: wc@kent.edu
LOCATION: Williamson House, 1200 Main Street


Psychological Services

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.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/psych
PHONE: 330-672-2487
LOCATION: DeWeese Health Center, 1500 Eastway Drive
OHIO CRISIS TEXT LINE: Text 4hope to 741741


Residence Services

Provides on-campus housing and residential information and support. Your first and best contact to assist with the resolution of conflict situations.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/housing
PHONE: 330-672-7000
EMAIL: housing@kent.edu
LOCATION: 1425 Petrarca Drive


Security Aides

Employed by the Department of Residence Services, Security Aides are responsible for the after-hours patrolling the residence halls and providing campus escorts.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/housing/security-aides
PHONE: 330-672-7004
EMAIL: housing@kent.edu
LOCATION: Residence Services, 1425 Petrarca Drive


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.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/srvss
PHONE: 330-672-8016
EMAIL: srvss@kent.edu
LOCATION: Williamson House, 1200 Main Street


Student Accessibility Services

Provides accommodations, consultation and advocacy for qualified students with disabilities.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/sas
PHONE: 330-672-3391
EMAIL: sas@kent.edu
LOCATION: Suite 100, University Library, 1125 Risman Drive


Student Legal Services

Helps students to understand and resolve their legal issues by providing quality legal representation and advice.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/sls
PHONE: 330-672-9550
EMAIL: studentls@kent.edu
LOCATION: 164 East Main Street, Suite 203


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.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/smc
PHONE: 330-672-3560
EMAIL: student_multicultural_center @kent.edu
LOCATION: Kent Student Center


Student Ombuds - Division of Student Affairs

Provides confidential consultation to assist student in the possible resolution of any university-related concern, grievance or appeal.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/studentaffairs/student-ombuds
PHONE: 330-672-9494
EMAIL: ombuds@kent.edu
LOCATION: Room 250, Kent Student Center


University Health Services (UHS)

Provide quality healthcare, psychological counseling, and healthcare education for the campus community in support of the Kent State University mission.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/uhs PHONE: 330-672-2322 or 330-672-2326 (after hours)
LOCATION: DeWeese Health Center, 1500 Eastway Drive


University Libraries

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
PHONE: 330-672-3456
EMAIL: library@kent.edu
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


Women’s Center

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.

WEBPAGE: www.kent.edu/womenscenter
PHONE: 330-672-9230
EMAIL: wc@kent.edu
LOCATION: Williamson House, 1200 Main Street