The Division of Student Life encompasses over 25 departments and offices with staff who are committed to supporting all students in their endeavors, in and out of the classroom. Central to the work within the division is a commitment to the vision and mission of Kent State University. All members of the division work to provide a broad and fulfilling student experience.

CARES Center

CARES is an acronym that stands for Crisis, Advocacy, Resources, Education, and Support. The Center helps students who are experiencing food insecurity, homelessness, financial insecurity, and needs related to mental well-being.

Center for Adult and Veteran Services

Kent State's Center for Adult and Veteran Services is designed to help veteran and adult students build on life experiences, while easing the process of returning to college.

Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS)

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.

Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) provides opportunities for leadership and participation in student-initiated projects and student organizations.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services provides confidential mental health services to students which include: crisis intervention; individual, couples, and group therapy; psychological testing; and substance abuse evaluation and treatment. 

DeWeese Health Center

Our staff at DeWeese Health Center consists of board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed psychologists, pharmacists, physical therapists, and radiographers.

FLASHcard Office

The FLASHcard is your official Kent State University ID card…and more.

Flash Technology Center

The mission of the Flash Technology Center mission is to provide the latest technology and service to complement the changing landscape at the university level.

Ice Arena

The Ice Arena offers an assortment of services, including a multi-purpose meeting room, skate sharpening, and a full-service snack bar, which accepts KSU Flashcards. The Ice Arena is also home to the Kent State ACHA Hockey and Kent State Figure Skating Teams.

Intercultural Student Life

The Intercultural Student Life office is dedicated to helping international students discover meaningful ways to engage in campus life, while also providing events and programs to showcase the diversity of students.

Kent Student Center

Located in the heart of the campus, the Kent Student Center provides a space for students, faculty, staff and university guests to socialize, study, hold meetings and host events.

Kent State of Well-Being

Kent State of Well-being is a university-wide effort to promote wellness by creating a healthy environment while prioritizing the health and wellness of our community.  We strive to create a healthy environment, while prioritizing the health and wellness of our community.

LGBTQ+ Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) Center is dedicated to providing the students, faculty and staff at Kent State University with education, training, support and resources that cater to the gender and sexual minority community and its allies.

Office of Student Conduct

Kent State University is a student-first institution offering a wide array of academic programs to engage students in diverse learning environments.


The Dean of Students serves as the university's primary student advocate and assists the Vice President for Student Affairs in the leadership of the division. The Dean also works with the Student Affairs staff to help promote a culture where diversity is encouraged and where students learn to respect differences, develop leadership skills and take responsibility for their actions.

Office of Gender Equity and Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance, such as Kent State. Prohibited conduct includes any form of gender-based discrimination defined as sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking.


At Kent State, we value the important role that parents and families play in the success of our students. We serve as a resource to our Golden Flash families, whether it be through communication or reaching out to various university departments and advocating when appropriate.

Recreation and Wellness Services

The mission for Recreation and Wellness Services is to provide equitable recreational experiences through a culture of learning, growth and well-being in a supportive, welcoming environment.

Student Accessibility Services

SAS provides accommodations to students with documented disabilities, allowing equal access of the university's programs, curricula, and services.

Student Multicultural Center

In the SMC, we value growth of the individual student, cultural affirmation, empowerment of students, creating a sense of belonging and connecting communities that affirms appreciation for difference.

Student Ombuds

The primary goal of the Office of the Student Ombuds is to provide students confidential consultation in assisting with the possible resolution of any university-related concern, grievance or appeal.

University Bookstore

The University Bookstores offers Kent State clothing and logo merchandise, in addition to other academic supplies. We are dedicated to providing students with all the necessary materials to ensure their success. 


Dining at Kent State is more than just exceptional food. It's an entire community get-together geared towards culinary expertise, fresh ingredients, healthy options and a collective sense of environmental and social responsibility. 


The mission of University Housing is to create safe and inclusive communities that foster student success. Our mission provides the foundation for the programs, services, and staffing we provide in the residence halls.

Women's Center

The Kent State University Women’s Center is here to support you, whether you’re a student, faculty member and staff member through advocacy and education about women, gender, and diversity.