Kupita/Transiciones Student Leadership Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to serve in two different capacities: K/T Mentor or K/T Navigator.  Each position will allow for students to move-in on campus early, partake in leadership development training, gain a substantial amount of volunteer experience and serve in welcoming incoming first-year and transfer students to Kent State University.

KT Mentors at the 2016 Kupita/Transiciones BBQ


Serve as a mentor to first-year students for the entirety of the four-day orientation and throughout the school year. K/T mentors are awarded a stipend as a part of their successful involvement in this program.

To become a K/T Mentor a student must:

  • Be a rising Junior or Senior (or successfully completed or enrolled in the Peer Leader Training Course).

  •  Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

  • Complete the K/T Mentor Application.

K/T Mentor Application



KT Guide holding a sign-2016


Provide logistical support for the four-day orientation to ensure first-year student success for the duration of the program.


To become a K/T Navigator a student must:

  •  Be a rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior.

  • Have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

  • Complete the K/T Navigator Application

K/T Navigator Application


K/T Student Leadership Timeline 2022

The application process opens Friday, October 1 and closes on Monday, Feburary 28.
  • K/T Mentor Interviews: Virtual via video submissions 
  • Selection of Kupita/Transiciones Mentors and Navigators: Monday, April 4
  • SMC Leadership Institute Meeting: Monday, April 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm or Thursday, April 21, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
  • SMC Leadership Institute: August 14- 17, 2022
  • Kupita/Transiciones Orientation Program: August 17- 21, 2022


If you need any additional information or have any questions, please contact the Student Multicultural Center at (330) 672-3560 or via e-mail at STUDENT_MULTICULTURAL_CENTER@kent.edu