Kent State University has been recognized as the safest campus in the State of Ohio. We strive to build and maintain a safe and healthy community where all students can succeed. In commitment to the safety of our students, faculty and staff, we actively work to prevent sexual and relationship violence.

Kent State Stands Up asks all members of our community to stand up by raising awareness, informing others and taking action. Read more about how you can identify signs that could lead to harm, use resources for help and support, and take action to prevent harm.


Be Aware

Kent State University is committed to the prevention of sexual violence within our university community.  Learn about the signs that could lead to a sexual assault, the definition of consent, warning signs of unhealthy and abusive relationships and what stalking looks like. Recognize the behaviors that are not okay. Understand campus policy on gender/sexual harassment and know your rights. Communication, education and knowledge is key to preventing sexual violence.

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Inform Others

Students have an overarching reach with other students. Reinforce the need to make sexual and relationship violence prevention a priority within the university community. Communicate the need for healthy relationships and that it is easily understood.  Recognize potential violent and/or dangerous situations and know when to intervene without putting yourself in danger. Communicate and recognize risk factors that influence behavior. Know who to contact for help and support.

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Take Action

We all play a role in keeping Kent State University safe. Develop and/or increase peer support. Learn how to safely disengage someone from an unhealthy relationship. Positively influence others in the development of a healthy relationship. Provide support and recommend resources for healing. Get involved in university prevention and awareness activities and encourage others to do the same. Be an effective agent of change.

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