Kupita/Transiciones (K/T)


Kupita/Transiciones (K/T) is a free program that includes a cultural orientation, transition experience and year-long mentoring program for newly admitted and transfer African American, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American and Multiracial students in mind. Spanning over the academic year, students will engage in activities to learn how to successfully navigate their college career by focusing on the cultural and social climate of Kent State University.​​​​​​ All students are welcome to join.

As a result of participating in the  Kupita/Transiciones (K/T) program, we hope students:

  • Feel more connected to Kent State University
  • Establish their Kent State University Familia
  • Are affirmed in their cultural Identity
  • Gain an appreciation for different cultures
  • Identify opportunities of engagement at Kent State University

After students participants in the cultural orientation and transition experience students will continue into the K/T Mentoring Program. The K/T Mentoring Program offers students an opportunity to have their mentor from K/T provide continue assistance, guidance and support throughout their entire freshman year.


Starting May 17, first-year and transfer students can register by visiting their email address they used to apply to Kent State and clicking the link in the email. 

Early bird registration: May 17-July 16

Registration deadline: August 2, 2021

Spaces are limited! 

Program Dates

August 18: Move-in and program welcome

August 18-22: K/T Orietiation

Fall 2021-Spring 2022: K/T Mentor Program and Engagment with SMC


Student Leadership Opportunities 

Apply to become a K/T Mentor or Navigator for the 2021-2022 Academic Year!

Eligibility and Application for K/T Mentors and Navigators


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.