We realize that wellness is a personal journey and embraces a holistic approach that often is very individualized not fitting into any one category, such as social wellness, financial, spiritual, occupational, and more. Kent State aspires to support its community members in discovering what wellness means to them.

Explore the resources below, including our additional employee wellness offerings. Our wellness calendar links employees to opportunities to experience wellness your way and is a dynamic resource to support you in your wellness journey.

Counseling
Employee Wellness (visit Calendar of Wellness Offerings)
English Language Proficiency
Financial Wellness Programming

Financial Wellness for You

Financial wellness refers to the state of financial well-being. This includes a strong financial foundation of little or no debt, an emergency savings fund and living below our means. Like any other form of wellness, this does not happen without knowledge, skills, commitment and planning. 

Let our financial wellness team help you to reach your financial well-being goals. Below you will find a series of workshops centered on various aspects of financial well-being. We encourage you to take advantage of these complimentary workshops for Kent State University employees.  

Feb. 15, 2022

12-1 pm 

Webinar

Personal Finance

After the global pandemic disrupted people’s lives, finances are the top cause of employee stress—above job, health and relationship stress combined.1 Recognizing this, we want to empower you with information to help your overall financial picture both at and outside of work. Kent State University has connected with Securian Financial, your life insurance provider, to offer virtual educational sessions that provide actionable steps to help with money management and a secure retirement. 

This Personal Finance presentation is designed for all ages. Learn personal finance strategies to help overcome barriers, reduce debt and take action on savings goals.

Register to attend Personal Finance - registration opens 12/1/2021

Mar. 3, 2022

12-1 pm

Webinar

Retirement Savings 

After the global pandemic disrupted people’s lives, finances are the top cause of employee stress—above job, health and relationship stress combined. Recognizing this, we want to empower you with information to help your overall financial picture both at and outside of work. Kent State University has connected with Securian Financial, your life insurance provider, to offer virtual educational sessions that provide actionable steps to help with money management and a secure retirement. 

This Retirement Saving presentation is designed for all ages. Discover steps to help save for your retirement -- from your 20s into your 60s -- and how to stay on track.

Register to attend Retirement Saving - registration opens 1/1/2022

April 19, 2022

9-10:30 a.m.

Social Security and Your Retirement

This seminar, presented by Sean Deasy, VALIC Senior Financial Advisor, will discuss the role of Social Security in retirement planning and the effect of the Windfall Elimination and Government Offset Provision as it relates to OPERS/STRS. The seminar will cover the costs associated with retirement and will help attendees calculate the amount of income they will need and how social security fits in to their overall retirement income plan.

There will be a half-hour question and answer period following the one hour presentation.

Register to attend Social Security and Your Retirement - registration opens 2/1/2022

May 10, 2022

12-1 pm

Webinar

Retirement Income

After the global pandemic disrupted people’s lives, finances are the top cause of employee stress—above job, health and relationship stress combined. Recognizing this, we want to empower you with information to help your overall financial picture both at and outside of work. Kent State University has connected with Securian Financial, your life insurance provider, to offer virtual educational sessions that provide actionable steps to help with money management and a secure retirement. 

This Retirement Income presentation is designed for employees nearing retirement. Understand how to fund your retirement from multiple income sources and how to track successfully toward retirement 

Register to attend Retirement Income - registration opens 3/1/2022

June 15, 2022

12-1 pm

Webinar

Credit Makes "Cents" 

A credit rating is important in our modern consumer society. This session discusses how your credit score is calculated and ways in which you can work to improve it over time. We discuss the collections process, judgments, bankruptcy, and consumer rights laws.

Register to attend Credit Makes "Cents" - registration opens 4/1/2022

Sept. 20, 2022 

2-3:30 p.m.

Social Security and Your Retirement

This seminar, presented by Sean Deasy, VALIC Senior Financial Advisor, will discuss the role of Social Security in retirement planning and the effect of the Windfall Elimination and Government Offset Provision as it relates to OPERS/STRS. The seminar will cover the costs associated with retirement and will help attendees calculate the amount of income they will need and how social security fits in to their overall retirement income plan.

There will be a half-hour question and answer period following the one hour presentation.

Register to attend Social Security and Your Retirement - registration opens 7/1/2022

*Financial Wellness Workshops Jan. 1 through Oct. 15 are worth 10 (ten) Tier 2 wellness points. (limit 40 wellness points in this category)

Lactation Rooms

Kent State University faculty, staff, and students who are nursing mothers have the option of using a lactation room on each of the Kent State campuses. The resource for new mothers is part of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (the federal health care reform law). These rooms provide a secure space for nursing mothers, they are shielded from view, free from intrusion by co-workers and the public, and are not a restroom.

Use of a lactation room is optional for a nursing mother; those who wish to use one of the rooms should call the phone number listed for that location prior to their first visit, to make arrangements, and determine a schedule.

There are several designated Lactation Rooms on the Kent Campus and the Regional Campuses. In many, but not all locations, the Building Curator serves as the point of contact for information and assistance with accessing the lactation room in their designated building. If key card access to a lactation room is required, the Building Curator, or designated contact person, should refer the end-user to the University Facilities Management Lock Shop to request access to the room https://www.kent.edu/ufm/lock-shopkey-requests.

Please contact the Department of Human Resources for questions about lactation room policies and additional rights regarding the health care reform law. Requests for additional lactation room space or accommodations should be referred to the Office of the University Architect's Space Planning team by calling 330-672-3880.

Locations of Lactation Rooms in Kent State University Buildings

Building Code
Campus
Building
Room
Contact

ATB

Kent

Aeronautics and Engineering Building

015

Building Curator

CAE

Kent

Center for Architecture and Environmental Design

022

Building Curator

CVA

Kent

Center for the Visual Arts

240

Building Curator

CUE

Kent

Center for Undergraduate Excellence

121

Building Curator

HAR

Kent

Harbourt Hall

116A

Building Curator

HRH

Kent

Heer Hall - Human Resources

118

Building Curator

LIB

Kent

Library

127 and 131

Building Curator or Circulation Desk

LRH

Kent

Lowry Hall

132

Building Curator

MOU

Kent

Moulton Hall

318A

Building Curator

MSC

Kent

Schwartz Center

151 and 261D

Building Curator

MSC

Kent

Schwartz Center
Center for Adult and Veteran Services

182A

330-672-7933

WTH

Kent

White Hall

502

Building Curator

WAC

Kent

Williamson House

by arrangement

Building Curator

RAM

Ashtabula

Main Building

B116A

440-964-4312 or 4-4312

REP

East Liverpool

Mary Patterson Building

101B

330-382-7425 or 7-7425

RGM

Geauga
Burton

Classroom Building

120B
by arrangement

440-834-4187 or 4-4187

RGA

Geauga
Twinsburg

Twinsburg Academic Center

by arrangement

See Reception

RSM

Salem

Classroom Building

by arrangement

330-337-4190 or 7-4190

RCL

Stark

Library-Learning Resource Center

205

330-244-3231 or 5-3231

RTM

Trumbull

Classroom Building

118

330-847-0571 or 5-0571

RNT

Tuscarawas

Science and Advanced Technology Center

116

330-308-7451 or 4-7451

Vitalant Blood Drives

The KSoW has partnered with Vitalant to enable the campus community to experience the opportunity of saving a life. For every 50 units of blood collected throughout the academic year, Vitalant will award a $500 tuition scholarship to a Kent State University student.

Click here for the Tuition Scholarship Information & Application (PDF)

Dates & Times: All events are from 1 - 7 p.m. in the SRWC Seminar Rooms

  • Wednesday, Feb. 1 and Thursday, Feb. 2
  • Wednesday, Apr. 5 and Thursday, Apr. 6