All Kent State students and employees deserve a safe environment to live, work and learn. Safety is fundamental to health and encompasses violence and injury prevention, as well as a community that values security and preparedness. Kent State's Department of Public Safety and Office of Environmental Health and Safety work to ensure a healthy and safe environment for all students, employees and visitors. As young adults, college students experience certain health risks at a higher rate than the general population, including sexual assault. Kent State is committed to creating a culture of awareness, prevention, and confidential, compassionate sexual assault response under the leadership of the Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services.