Campus Safety

Stark Campus Security

CAMPUS SECURITY: CALL 330-244-3333 OR 53333 (from on-campus phones)

If the emergency is serious, call 911 first, then notify Campus Security.

Stark Campus Security is responsible for the protection of life and property, maintaining the peace and ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for our campus community which includes students, faculty, staff and guests of the university.


Campus Security works closely with the Jackson Township Police Department and officers patrol campus regularly. Officers patrol parking lots, campus grounds and inside buildings.


Campus Security uses surveillance cameras in parking lots and select areas of buildings. 

Kent State University Police Services

Kent State University Police Services is empowered by the State of Ohio to enforce state laws and is directed by the Board of Trustees to enforce certain rules and regulations of the university. Although Kent State University Police Services has police authority on all campuses, the local police department or sheriff’s office maintains primary responsibility at the regional campuses.

Visit Kent State University Police Services

Emergency Guide

The guide is a template for the individual response by students, faculty and staff to assist them in preparation for large-scale emergencies.

View Stark Campus Emergency Guide (PDF) 

Annual Security Report

The Disclosure of Campus Safety Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law enacted in 1990 requiring universities and colleges that receive federal funds to publish certain information regarding crimes that occur on or near campus. 

View Stark Campus Annual Security Report (PDF)

Daily Crime Log

The daily crime log is the record of criminal incidents or alleged criminal incidents that have been reported to Campus Security. Crimes are entered into the log within two days of being reported to campus security. The log is in a paper hard copy and available upon request at the Campus Center Security Desk at Kent State Stark. You may also contact the Public Safety Manager in 117A Main Hall for more information about the daily crime log.

Kent State University ThreatLine

Online reporting of events that may include threats of physical harm; harassment; strange, suspicious or disruptive behavior on campus; or information regarding weapons or drugs on campus.

Access Kent State's ThreatLine

Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct is responsible for the adjudication of cases involving students who are accused of violating campus rules, regulations or policies; federal or state laws; and/or municipality ordinances. The Office of Student Conduct can help coordinate and assist regional campuses with the student conduct hearing process. 

Review Code of Student Conduct


Flash ALERTS is Kent State’s official emergency text notification system to notify subscribers of critical information no matter what time it is or where they are in the world. Flash ALERTS expands the university's ability to send critical news and information to the university community during campus emergencies.

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Early Alert System

The Early Alert System is a reporting system that allows faculty to identify students who are presenting patterns that may lead to academic difficulty. It helps partner them with other campus resources and professionals in order to provide proactive assistance to students.  

Access the Early Alert System

Cares Team

Kent State University’s Care Teams are cross-divisional crisis management committees that collaboratively assess and coordinate a response to students identified as reasonably posing a potential threat to self, others or the university community. 

Access the Stark Campus Cares Team

Step Up Speak Out

This program is a collaborative effort by Kent State University Psychological Services, University Health Services, the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and Kent State Police Services. The initiative aims to support individuals in need by educating university community members on protocols and resources designed to assist in disruptive situations or with distressed individuals. 

Access Step Up Speak Out

Title IX: See It, State It, Stop It

Title IX of the federal Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person's gender in educational programs or activities operated by recipients of federal funding, such as Kent State. While it is often thought of as a law that applies only to athletic programs, Title IX is much broader and protects all students, employees and visitors to campus from gender discrimination. 

View Title IX Resources

Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services

The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS) at Kent State University offers resources and education for students on personal safety, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. 

Get Help at SRVSS

Registered Sex Offenders

For more information about registered sex offenders near the campus you attend, visit the Ohio Attorney General's Offender Search website.

Registered Sex Offenders Search

Safety and Security Training

Training workshops for faculty and staff, which includes:

  • ALICE - Alert, Lockdown, Information, Counter and Evacuation
  • Recognizing and responding to threatening behavior

View ALICE Training Sessions at the Stark Campus

Terrorism Awareness

In March 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced an expansion of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign in an effort to help ensure safety and security of the American public.

Terrorism Awareness at Kent State

Environmental Health and Safety Incident Reporting

Prevention of injuries and illnesses to Kent State University personnel, students and visitors are the primary concerns of the Environmental Health and Safety Office. The identification, evaluation and elimination of hazards provide the best methods of reducing incidents that may cause injuries and/or illnesses.

Incident Reporting