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.

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.  

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 

12-1 pm


Managing Your Student Loans 

In this session we will discusses differences between Federal and Private student loans, available repayment options, and discussion on the Student Loan Public Service Forgiveness program. Strategies for reducing student loan debt are also discussed. Presenter: Victor Russell, Apprisen

Register to attend Managing Your Student Loans - Registration opens 5/1/2021

Aug. 12, 2021

7 - 8 pm 


Money Matters: Finding Common Ground in a Relationship

Finances can be a concern in most relationships. This session invites both spouse/partner to attend and focuses on financial triggers that can impeded a relationship from moving forward. We work to determine our ‘money personality’ and talk about methods that you can use to help find common ground in budgeting finances.

Register to attend Money Matters: Finding Common Ground in a Relationship -
Registration opens 6/1/2021  

Sept. 14, 2021

12-1:30 p.m.*


Social Security & 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 on 9/14/2021 - Registration opens 6/1/2021

Oct. 12, 2021 

12-1 pm 


Junk Choices: The Influence of Advertising

This session sheds light on our spending culture and how social demands of new technology, advertising and new financial products can place pressure on an individual and family. By identifying ways in which advertisers use media to sell products, it helps bring awareness to the best ways to adapt and shape a personal attitude towards our own finances. 

Register to attend Junk Choices: The Influence of Advertising - registration opens 8/1/2021

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

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