Academic Resource Guide - Campus-Wide Resources

There are several on-campus resources available to Kent State University students, and the Department of Residence Services highly encourages you to explore them during your time here. 

  • The Academic Success Center offers free tutoring and support services that foster each student's academic and personal growth. ASC offers scheduled tutoring, drop-in tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and online tutoring for students. ASC is located in Suite 114/169 Lake/Olson Center, Monday—Friday 8 am –5 pm 330-672- 3190 or asc@kent.edu
  •  The Student Success Programs office offers events to help students succeed academically. Check out these events on their website: www.kent.edu/success/
  •  Residence Services encourages students with disabilities to register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Student Accessibility Services’ mission is to provide equal access to educational opportunities for qualified students with disabilities attending Kent State University. SAS is located on the ground floor of the DeWeese Health Center and can be reached at 330-672-3763 or sas@kent.edu
  •  Make sure you know important academic deadlines for registering and withdrawing from courses. Check out the Kent State Academic Calendar located at www.kent.edu/calendars. You can also find Kent State’s final exam schedule here: www.kent.edu/registrar/calendars-deadlines
  •  Kent State offers more than 200 majors and minors. Each department offers support for their students, including academic advising
  • Many on-campus students are also part of Living-Learning Communities that offer additional support. Be sure to check out your LLC’s resources. 
  • The Kent State Library is open 24 hours during the week and until 10pm on Fridays, from 9am-10pm on Saturdays, and from 12pm-10pm on Saturdays. 
  •  Kent State’s Math Emporium is located on the 2nd floor of the Library and serves students in Algebra courses. 
  •  The Writing Commons, which supports students at all levels with any projects that include writing, is also located on the 4th floor of the Library

BENEFITS OF THE PEER MENTORING PROGRAM

 

MENTEES

As a mentee, you will receive assistance from Peer Mentors during your transition to Kent State University and develop strategies for success during your time in college. Your Peer Mentor will be a supportive resource as you encounter new academic experiences.

MENTORS

Peer mentors gain self-pride in knowing that they are making a difference by helping others. The title of Peer Mentor is an excellent addition to a college resume as well. As a Peer Mentor, you will receive a comprehensive training session which is designed to introduce Peer Mentors to effective communication skills and group activities, dealing with diversity and successful conflict resolution.

EXPECTATIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS

MENTEES

While this program is designed to benefit you, it involves a few basic responsibilities on your part:

  • Seek advice and communicate with your mentor
  • Meet with your mentor outside of the UC 10097 First Year Experience course on a weekly-basis.
  • Attend all scheduled Peer Mentoring Program events with your mentor.
  • Be enthusiastic about this opportunity! Your mentor is excited to be working with you!
MENTORS

As a Peer Mentor, you are expected to help first year students by:

  • Assisting with the UC 10097 FYE course as determined by the instructor
  • Conducting one-on-one mentoring meetings with mentees
  • Attending events/activities associated with the Peer Mentor Program
  • Guiding mentees through their first year
  • Assisting with staffing College of Arts and Sciences Welcome Weekend events
  • Meeting with Peer Mentoring Program coordinators to review progress of meetings with mentees, and in-class presentations/activities/discussions for FYE course

 

If you have any additional questions, please email us at cas_mentor@kent.edu