Middle & High School Students
The LGBTQ+ Center strives to support LGBTQ+ students of all ages. If you are an LGBTQ-identifying middle or high school student, or the parent of an LGBTQ-identifying student, please explore the resources below. Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
Why Kent State?
Kent State University has earned 5 out of 5 stars from the Campus Pride Index, a national benchmark tool that rates colleges/universities on their LGBTQ+ inclusive policies, programs, and practices (or lack thereof). Here's why Kent State earned 5 stars:
- Multiple LGBTQ+ scholarships and an LGBTQ+ Emergency Fund
- Health coverage for transgender students, faculty, and staff
- Protected by a non-discrimination policy
- Safe Space and Trans 101 trainings offered regularly
- LGBTQ+ courses and LGBTQ+ minor
- Graduate course options and research opportunities
- Preferred name policy and universal restrooms
- 13 residence halls with gender-inclusive housing, including an LGBTQ+ Living Learning Community
- Multiple LGBTQ+ student organizations
- PRIDE! Kent is the longest continuously running LGBTQ+ organization in the country!
- A welcoming LGBTQ+ Center
- Lounge space
- On-Site tutoring and computer lab
- QUEST Mentorship program
National Suicide Hotline: 988 (Previously 800-273-8255)
National LGBT Youth Hotline: 800-246-7743
The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
GLSEN The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) offers support and resources for LGBTQ+ students (high school and below), and works to ensure safe school for all students.
Ohio GSA Network The Kaleidoscope Youth Center provides information on GSAs, how to create a GSA, and what schools in Ohio have GSAs. Please click the link to learn more. (Please note the list is not exhaustive and some schools that have a GSA may not be included).
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