Graduate Student Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups are groups of students brought together by a common interest, purpose or identity.


The Division of Graduate Studies sponsors affinity groups for graduate students who are parents and for first generation graduate students. Our Graduate Student Parent Affinity Group helps individuals who are both graduate students as well as parents to build a community together, share experiences and learn about available services and resources. We hope you will also join the Kent State Graduate Students with Families Facebook group to connect further.

Additionally, The Division of Graduate Studies sponsors the First Generation Graduate Student Affinity Group to help graduate students who are first generation build a community with one another, share experiences and learn about available services and resources that could be coordinated to support these students.

If you are interested in joining either of these affinity groups or have suggestions for an affinity group you would like to see developed, please contact Kyle Reynolds at  

First Generation Graduate Student Affinity Group Schedule

Monday, January 25 from 2-3 p.m.
Monday, February 22 from 2-3 p.m.
Monday, March 22 from 2-3 p.m.
Monday, April 26 from 2-3 p.m.

Graduate Student Parent Affinity Group Schedule

Thursday, January 28 from 2-3 p.m.
Thursday, February 25 from 2-3 p.m.
Thursday, March 25 from 2-3 p.m.
Thursday, April 22 from 2-3 p.m.