The 2019 Larry Pollock Kent State of Wellness Summit

State of Mind: Creating a Community of Health, Hope and Awareness

The 2019 Larry Pollock Kent State of Wellness Summit will bring together experts and stakeholders to explore mental health issues on college campuses. The theme of the summit is "State of Mind: Creating a Community of Health, Hope and Awareness." 

Participants will learn more about resources and strategies for addressing mental health issues on campus.

If you are a student, researcher, educator, you work with students or are just concerned about mental health issues on campus or among young adults, please join us for this interactive event!

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Date & Time

Wednesday, April 3

5-8 p.m.

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Kent State University

Kent Student Center Ballroom,
on the second floor

Register for the Summit*

* Cost is free but registration is required by Thursday, March 28

Keynote Speaker

Alison Malmon, founder and executive director of Active Minds, a leading nonprofit organization for mental health awareness and education for students, will serve as keynote speaker at the summit. Larry Pollock Mental Health Summit Logo

Who Can Attend?

The summit is free and open to faculty, staff and students, and members of the public, but registration is required.

This event is worth 300 FLASHPERKS points.

What to Expect:

  • An evening of open, honest discussions surrounding issues of mental health among students.
  • Panels of students, researchers and other professionals.
  • Strategies and resources for responding to mental health issues on campus. 
  • Q&A sessions.
  • Healthy appetizers for registered participants. 


Parking and directions

Parking for campus visitors is available at the Kent Student Center Visitor’s Lot. Use this address to get to the parking lot: 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44242 

The rates for guests are $2 for the first hour, $1 for each hour after that, with a maximum of $6.

Directions to the Kent Student Center 

Kent Campus map: www.kent.edu

Questions about parking? Contact Kent State's Parking Services at 330-672-4432.


Interested in hosting a resource table at the event?

If you offer mental-health-related services and resources, and would like to host a resource table to share information with summit attendees, please fill out this application form:

Kent State is committed to making its work environment, programs and activities accessible to those individuals with disabilities. For accessibility needs, contact Student Accessibility Services at 330-672-3391 or

If you have questions, email Melissa Celko at

The 2019 Larry Pollock Kent state of wellness Summit is Sponsored by: