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Find out what is happening on campus through Kent State’s nationally recognized, award-winning student media outlets:

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Your student can now share access to academic information with anyone they identify as a designee using KSUview, including financial aid, their class schedule, grades and more.

KSUview gives gives designated individuals access to view selected student information online. However, it doesn't allow other people to discuss student information with university representatives. To have those conversations, your student must give you Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) authorization.

Learn About KSUview



The universal language of the university can be, at times, confusing. We have put together a dictionary that defines everything from the FASFA to credit hours and more, to get you your answers quickly.

Unlock the lingo


Student Conduct

We encourage you and your student to communicate with each other about the Kent State Code of Student Conduct. Developmentally, college is both a time for exploration and testing. It is our hope that you share our goal of creating self-sufficient individuals through setting realistic expectations with adult consequences for your student. Your supportive role as parents and family is a key component to their accountability while in their role as responsible, good citizens at Kent State.

Review the Code


Important Numbers

We have gathered important phone numbers you may need to reference from time-to-time, while your student attends Kent State. If you can't find the number you are looking for here, you can also search for a faculty or staff member and search the departmental directory.

Frequently Called Numbers


Alumni Association

Kent State is recognized as of Ohio’s best colleges and universities for many reasons. We are accessible—financially, academically and geographically—to a diverse student body, with proximity to major metropolitan areas.

Upon Graduation, your child will join Kent State’s worldwide alumni network of more than 200,000 graduates…and counting.

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Your student will be in good hands at Kent State. Kent State University continues to be one of the statistically safer college campuses when compared with others with similar populations and geographic areas. Kent State University Police Services was the first university police department in Ohio accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) and it is the only university police department in the country to receive Flagship status by CALEA a record three times. The university is proud to be a model for innovative safety education programs, including a residential securityprogram with a student security escort service.

We use Flash ALERTS as our official emergency text-message notification system. Your student can enroll multiple phone numbers, so that you can be included in the alerts.

Campus escorts are always available to your student, and residence areas are locked 24-hours a day.

In an effort to combat abuse, the Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support holds programming and presentations to raise awareness about assault, in addition to providing a safe space for students seeking help.

Locate Safety Resources Safety Bulletin


Undergraduate Student Government (USG)

Founded in 1924, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) has served as the representative organization of students on all eight campuses . The organization promotes legislative advocacy and training, strong citizenship, leadership development, service learning, and campus programming. Participating in USG and the governing process is a rewarding way to take a hands-on role in university, local and state policy decisions. USG supports Golden Flashes of all disciplines in becoming engaged leaders of tomorrow.

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