About Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs by the Numbers.

From traditional to non-traditional, domestic to international, commuters to residents, the division provides efforts aimed towards enhancing the co-curricular lives of all Kent State students.



Civil Service (including bargaining unit staff)


Non-KSU Personnel Staff


Administrative and professional staff


Graduate Assistants


Part-time student employees

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The Division of Student Affairs Departments.

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DSA Podcast

The Division of Student Affairs has released a series of podcasts aimed at informing incoming and returning students about all the great resources Kent State University has to offer.

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Organizational Chart

The Division of Student Affairs organizational chart. 

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University-wide advocate for

  • Student mental health
  • Response to distressed and disruptive students
  • Healthy campus initiative
  • Holistic student experience

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Fun Facts

  • Twenty-five on-campus residence halls are home to more than 6,400 total beds. Over $70 million has been invested in the residence halls over the past five years.
  • The University Bookstore is home to an Authorized Apple© Store, the only one within 15 miles of campus.
  • University Culinary Services offers 24 different food service locations plus, vending, concessions and banquet sales for catering services throughout campus. This includes the famous Fork in the Road food truck.
  • The Center for Adult & Veteran Services continues to exemplify leadership in its mission to support students as the Kent Campus is designated as a Military Friendly® School for the 13th consecutive year in a row, earning a Gold award.
  • More than 350 student organizations are offered for involvement opportunities.
  • University Health Services, conveniently located on-campus, offers fully integrated healthcare, counseling and psychological services, and health education to faculty, staff and students.
  • Recreation & Wellness Services serves the health and wellness of the Kent State University community through state-of-the-art programs, learning opportunities, services and facilities.
  • University Events and Conference Services, in the Kent Student Center, is recognized and accredited as a “1 Stop Shop” for events, banquets and conferencing needs.
  • For a third consecutive year, Kent State University has been selected as one the nation’s top universities for LGBTQ+ students for creating a safe, welcoming environment for students, faculty and staff, according to Campus Pride, a leading resource for LGBTQ+ leadership development, diversity inclusion and advocacy within higher education.