College campuses across the nation are facing a serious problem and unfortunately, the numbers do not lie. The issue of power-based personal violence (sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking) is an issue of significant concern on college campuses, including Kent State University.


Support Students in Need

The Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS) has created an emergency fund which is available for students in need of additional funding for books, academic supplies, household items, housing or food. To contribute, use the following link, then select I would like to enter my own designation in the search for a fund section and enter SRVSS Emergency Fund as the designation name

Contribute to the Center for SRVSS Emergency Fund

  • Nationally, 11.2% of all students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence or incapacitation (among all graduate and undergraduate students).*
  • Among graduate and professional students, 8.8% of females and 2.2% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence or incapacitation.*
  • Among undergraduate students, 23.1% of females and 5.4% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence or incapacitation.*

These statistics are simply unacceptable and we believe we can do better at Kent State University.


 *David Cantor, Bonnie Fisher, Susan Chibnall, Reanna Townsend, et. al. Association of American Universities (AAU), Report on the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct (September 21, 2015).

  • Throughout the month of April, SRVSS and its university partners host events to raise awareness and provide unity for support of surivivors. 

  • Art making for survivors of sexual and relationship violence

    Register and join us for a meal, art and meaningful conversation.

    • February 22, 2022
    • March 22,  2022
    • April 20, 2022

    Free and Confidential Support Groups for Survivors of Sexual and Relationship Violence.

    Every Tuesday at the Williamson House

  • The SRVSS staff participated in a 4 part series in spring 2021 called "Cultivating Liberation" by Tonjie Reese of eleven24.  The series was created "to inspire organizations to create meaningful change and strengthen sexual violence programming. This is achieved through storytelling, play, self reflection, and critical dialogue." 

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21% of college students report having experienced dating violence by a current partner, and 32% of college students report experiencing dating violence by a previous partner.*

Join SRVSS and our university and community partners, this October as we raise awareness about the prevalence, barriers to escaping, short and long term impact and support resources for those harmed by relationship abuse.
For a full list of events see below.












*C. Sellers and M. Bromley, “Violent Behavior in College Student Dating Relationships,” Journal of Contemporary Justice, (1996).