Kent State Resources
There are many resources available for the LGBTQ community. Many departments on campus are sensitive to LGBTQ issues and are trained to handle them appropriately and effectively.
Below are resources offered by the Kent campus at Kent State University
Center for Sexual & Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS)
The Center for SRVSS provides resources and support for those with concerns relating to relationship or sexual violence.
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has commissioned Inclusive Actions Movement as the way for the university to bring Inclusive Excellence to Kent State University. Inclusive Excellence is achieved when all individuals on all Kent State campuses feel welcomed, respected, free to express their views, and encouraged to achieve their fullest potential.
The LGBTQ Student Center is part the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which operates under the following mission statement: Kent State University is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community including those that experience discrimination or under representation.
Domestic Partner Benefits
Kent State University offers domestic partner benefits to eligible employees. The benefits will extend to both same gender and opposite gender partners of university faculty, unclassified employees and unrepresented classified employees.
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, fusion is "a merging of diverse, distinct or separate elements into a unified whole." Fusion magazine addresses sexual minority issues within the general university population. The magazine strives to unify people of different backgrounds through education and awareness. Fusion magazine is produced by students at Kent State University once an academic year.
The purpose of the group shall be to provide a social atmosphere for LGBTQ graduate, alumni, and allies. The group will also work to provide service to the community through volunteer opportunities.
LGBT Studies Minor
Information for the LGBTQ Studies minor program to further understanding about LGBTQ issues and topics.
LGBTQ Student Center
Located in the lower level of the Kent Student Center in Room 024, the LGBTQ Student Center serves as the academic and social hub for the university's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally students. The Center's focus is on providing academic resources related to LGBT Studies, advocating for LGBTQ students, educating the campus community about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, providing a safe space for all students, and serving as an informational clearinghouse for activities, events, and opportunities related to the LGBTQ community.
Kent State University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally student group. This group is open to everyone.
Students contact Psychological Services at the DeWeese Health Center for a variety of reasons, but typical concerns include academic difficulties, stress, anxiety, depression, questions regarding sexuality, feelings of loneliness, lack of self confidence, interpersonal difficulties, and eating disorders.
Student Multicultural Center
The mission of the Student Multicultural Center (SMC) is to serve as an advocate in assuring the successful enrollment, retention and graduation of under-represented students.
Threads is an organization that welcomes people of color who are at various stages of understanding the coming out process, questioning or accepting their sexuality and/or understanding LGBTQ community. Threads will be an organization intended to create a safe environment and a support system with which its members can speak freely. All are Welcome! Meeting are every other Thursday at 7pm in the KSC.
Trans*Fusion is a student organization for trans students and their allies. The group focuses on support, community and education.
University Library's LGBT Life
LGBT Life is a library resource that provides indexing and abstract coverage of the world's literature regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. Disciplines covered include civil liberties, culture, employment, family, history, politics, psychology, religion, sociology and more.
Kent State University's Women Center exists to facilitate the advancement of and to enhance the quality of educational experience and professional life for women students, faculty and staff of all campuses. This site includes a link to additional LGBTQ Resources.