Safety and Security

Conference Hotline & Headquarters  

Have a question for the conference team? Need help understanding the schedule? Give the conference hotline a call for any questions or concerns: 330-672-3121. The conference hotline will be available to call 24/7 during the conference.  

The conference headquarters will be located in the Kent Interhall Council Office- located in the Tri Towers Rotunda (1525 Leebrick Drive Kent OH 44240) room 101A. If you need help, lost something, or have a question, feel free to stop by our conference headquarters. The conference headquarters will be open 8 a.m. - midnight each day of the conference.  

Conference Safety Information

The Office of Safety and Security  

Kent State Office of Safety & Security
Established in 1973, Kent State's Office of Safety & Security within University Housing is nationally recognized for its excellence and for its status as the only program of its kind that is staffed by student leaders. Student Safety Assistants who work within the Office of Safety & Security complete escorts, while also completing rounds in the residence halls in the evenings. Safety Assistants receive 100 hours of training, learning fire prevention, emergency procedures, conflict resolution, de-escalation, strategies to promote mental wellness, and more. 

If you get lost on campus, have questions, have safety concerns, want a campus walking escort- please call the Office of Safety and Security at 330-672-7004. The Safety Assistants will be available 24/7 during the conference. The Office of Safety and Security is located in the Tri Towers Rotunda (1525 Leebrick Drive Kent OH 44240) room 105.  

Find more information on The Office of Safety and Security can be found on its website 

Kent State University Police Services  

Kent State Police department
Kent State University Police Services is located in the Stockdale Safety Building (530 East Summit Street, Kent, Ohio 44242) on the Kent Campus. It can be easily located on the west side of campus at the base of the KSU water tower. The department is composed of both sworn law enforcement officers and civilian support staff to include 21 patrol officers, three detectives, two K9 officers, Auxiliary Service Officers, administrative personnel, IT specialists and a fully-staffed, multijurisdictional communications center. Officers have full police authority in the state of Ohio, and the campus is patrolled 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Officers utilize cruisers, utility vehicles and foot to patrol campus and other university-owned property.  

For emergencies, dial 9-1-1. If you’d like to contact KSU Police Services for a non-emergency concern, you can do so at 330-672-2212.  

For more information on the Kent State University Police Services can be found on its website  

University Hospitals

Kent Health Center 

Serving Kent and surrounding communities, University Hospitals Kent Health Center offers families access to primary care physicians, laboratory services, rehabilitation services and diagnostic imaging and radiology procedures.  

For non-emergency situations, UH Kent Health Center also houses an urgent care center located at 411 Devon Place Kent OH 44240. Urgent care services include advanced diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of minor illness and injuries in patients of all ages. For more information, call 330-676-5075.  

Find more information on UH Kent Health Center on its website  

Portage Medical Center  

University Hospitals Portage Medical Center is a 302 licensed-bed progressive hospital serving the residents of Portage County. UH Portage Medical Center offers an array of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical specialties. UH Portage Medical Center operates a Level III Trauma Emergency Department, two urgent care facilities, comprehensive imaging facilities, a network of physician practices, and outpatient centers and medical facilities throughout the county. UH Portage Medical Center is located at 6847 North Chestnut Street Ravenna, Ohio 44266 and can be contacted at 330-297-0811.  

Find more information on UH Portage Medical Center on its website.

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