Kent State is committed to the advocacy, support and well-being of our students and campus community. Below are a list of resources that may be helpful to those who have a specific need. Click the link under the resources for more information. If there are general questions about any of these resources, please reach out to the Office of the Dean of Students by emailing ODOS@kent.edu or calling the front desk at (330) 672-8003.
CARES Center Basic Needs Support
The CARES Center provides both on and off-campus resources related to food, housing, finances, clothing and more. Students are welcome to speak to a Case Manager in the CARES Center regarding these resources.
Kent State of Well-being
Kent State of Well-being promotes wellness, focusing on eight key areas. We strive to create a healthy environment and to prioritize the health and wellness of our community. Our department will foster a culture of health and wellness for students and employees at all Kent State campuses.
Don't Feel Safe?
If you don’t feel safe in your home, there are many resources offered by the Office of Sexual Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS) that you may find especially helpful. Visit the SRVSS website for valuable resources.
Step Up Speak Out
Step Up and Speak Out is a collaborative effort that provides greater awareness of mental health concerns, including risk factors for suicide. This collaborative effort 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.
The University Policy Register is a compilation of the official university, administrative and operational policies of Kent State University. The purpose of this online register is to serve the university community as a source of reliable information and as a foundation on which decisions can be made.
Code of Student Conduct
As a student of Kent State University, it’s essential that you understand the Code of Student Conduct. Explore its contents to find out the rules you must follow while attending KSU – and the student discipline procedures.
The Tuition Protection Plan offered by GradGuard supplements Kent State University’s tuition credit policy by reimbursing college costs for covered reasons for withdrawal including illness, injury, mental health disorder, death of tuition payer, etc. To learn more, click the link below.
Good Samaritan Provision
The health, safety, and well-being of Kent State University students are of primary concern. The University’s Good Samaritan Provision supports responsible decision-making in emergency, possibly life-threatening, situations. .
Student Death Protocol
In the unfortunate event of a current student’s death, the Dean of Students serves as the point person and lead of the student death protocol. Our protocol regarding the death of a student is centered around compassion for the family and the wellness of our university community..
Kent State University’s Care Team is a cross-divisional crisis management committee that collaboratively assesses and coordinates a response to student behavior identified as reasonably posing a potential threat to self, others, or the University community. Referrals to the Care Team may be made by contacting the Student Ombuds Office at 330-672-9494 or the Dean of Students at 330-672-8003 or by email ODOS@kent.edu for a unified institutional response. If there are concerns about a student possibly being an imminent threat to themselves or others should call 9-1-1.