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).

If you have experienced a recent or past sexual assault, relationship abuse, sexual harassment or stalking, you may be feeling overwhelmed and confused about what to do and where to go for help.

SRVSS is available to listen without judgment and to offer information, options, resources and emotional support. We also provide assistance to individuals who may be assisting a friend/loved through a difficult time.

  • Launched in the fall 2014, the Green Dot Strategy is a bystander approach for the prevention of power-based personal violence that relies on the power of cultural and peer influence. The strategy targets everyone in the community as agents of change to visibly reduce the number of incidents of violence.  

  • Join the SRVSS staff as we read and discuss Bakari Seller's book, My Vanishing Country: A Memoir.  

    Each week we will discuss 4 chapters. Please join us for any or all of the sessions. All Session will be on Zoom from 2-3 PM.

    Thursday February 11, 18 & 25



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

    Every Tuesday via Zoom

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.SAAM Calendar

During the month of April, SRVSS is joining with the Kent State community to ASK. This year's theme is "I Ask."  Consent is something for which everyone needs to ask.  It is about listening and respecting the boundaries and voice of others.

Throughout the month there are many events to raise awareness on consent and to show survivors we support them.