SAFETY | University Benefits | Kent State University

There are many different ways to keep yourself and your family safe, ranging from occupational and environmental health and safety to preventing sexual and relationship violence. The safety of our Kent State community is a top university priority. If you ever find yourself feeling unsafe on campus, seek help. Use the resources below as starting point to maintain your ongoing safety.

Environmental Health and Safety-Flashtrain

Along with required safety training, the Environmental Health and Safety office offers a variety of online and instructor-led courses of interest to departments as well as individuals.

Courses include:

  • Back Safety
  • Cold Weather Emergencies
  • Defensive Driving
  • Fall Protection
  • General Office Safety
  • Hot Weather Emergencies
  • Occupational Noise
  • Power Tool Safety
  • Slips, Trips & Falls
  • Workplace Ergonomics

Visit the website for the most up-to-date training available.

Contact:  Dennis Baden,  330-672-1950,

Contact:  Thomas Bialke,  330-672-4996,


Eligible:  KSU students, employees

Cost:  Most programs are available at a low cost

Additional Information:  Instruction is provided according to OSHA and EPA guidelines by a certified instructor.

Impact Solutions Employee Assistance and Work Life Program-University Benefits

In life, you face a whole range of everyday issues and questions. While managing your work, personal and family needs can become a daily challenge. That's why Kent State University provides the Employee Assistance and Work/Life program through Impact Solutions

The IMPACT program can assist with problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, child management, marital concerns or substance abuse. They can also provide assistance for child or elder care, financial or legal matters. All resources are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. IMPACT services are confidential and provided by credentialed professionals.

IMPACT provides up to six confidential counseling sessions, at no cost. If treatment or services needed go beyond the six sessions, IMPACT will make every effort to transition the client to a provider that participates in their network. 

There are no limitations to telephonic or online resources provided by IMPACT or its comprehensive work/life website. 

Contact:  Impact Solutions

Phone:  800-227-6007


Eligible:  KSU employees and family members

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information:  The username to the site is “kent”.  

You can reach IMPACT directly at 1-800-227-6007,  24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Kent State University Police Services

Kent State University Police Services is located in the Stockdale Safety Building on the Kent Campus. You may contact Police Services or visit their website for information about campus safety, community policing, terrorism awareness, crisis intervention and many other services.

Contact:  Non-Emergency: 330-672-3070
                 Emergency: 9-1-1


Address: Stockdale Safety Building, 530 East Summit Street, Kent, Ohio 44242

Eligible:  KSU student, employees, visitors 



Sexual & Relationship Violence Support Services-Women's Center

The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services, (SRVSS - pronounced, "serves"), at Kent State University, was 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.

The SRVSS office offers resources and education for:

  • Students
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Personal Safety
  • Sexual Assault and Rape
  • Relationship Violence
  • Stalking

It is our hope that this website will be helpful to anyone in our community who may be dealing with power-based personal violence and are in need of services, education or support.

Contact:  Women’s Center

Phone:  330-672-9230

Address: Williamson House, 1200 Main St., Kent, Ohio



Eligible: KSU students, employees

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information: You may contact the Women’s Center at 330-672-9230.

University Health Services

University Health Services is a full-service primary care medical facility. We can meet the majority of your health care needs including acute problems such as fevers, respiratory illnesses, stomach pains, sprains and strains, skin rashes, and minor emergencies. Appointments in our general medical and women’s health clinic are available for students and employees. Most insurance plans accepted and reasonable self-pay rates are available. 

Contact: University Health Services

Address: 1500 Eastway Drive, Kent State University, Kent OH, 44242

Phone: 330-672-2322

Website: University Health Services

Eligible:  KSU students, KSU employees

Cost:  Costs are dependent on service needed.

Additional Information:  Insurance may be billed for services.