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Student Groups

Should you need any adjustments to this page, please contact Melanie Knowles in Sustainability. For a complete list of student organizations at Kent State University visit the link below.

Center for Student Involvement Student Organizations

Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists - Kent State University Chapter

KSAEG is a geology based student group affiliated with the national Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG). Our mission is to involve Kent State University Geology students in aspects of Engineering Geology through lectures, research talks, and field trips. We strive to connect our student members with the AEG members at the national level as well as other Engineering Geology professional societies in order to improve their networking opportunities and career outlooks.

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Abdul Shakoor ashakoor@kent.edu

KSAEG Website AEG Website

BIOLOGY CLUB

The Kent State Biology Club, open to any students interested in biology, concentrates on various topics, including conservation and zoology. The club goes on field trips, listens to group speakers and participates in hands-on activities. 

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Adam Leffaleff@kent.edu.  

Join the Biology Club on Facebook  Follow the Biology Club on Twitter Biology Club Website        

The Campus Kitchen at Kent State

We are a non-profit organization that takes food that would otherwise be wasted and create meals to serve to food insecure clients. Each week the kitchen prepares meals for more than 300 individuals in need who are serviced by Kent Social Services, Center of Hope, Upper Room Ministries and Springtime of Hope.  We accomplish this through cooking shifts held on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Beall Hall Kitchen (2nd floor) and on “special event” shifts. In addition, the Campus Kitchen partners with the Nutrition Outreach program and delivers nutrition education programs to children, youth, and senior adults. Each week the Campus Kitchen has a presence at Haymaker Farmers' Market. 

Campus Kitchen Website Volunteer with Campus Kitchen Like Campus Kitchen on Facebook

CAED Organization for Multi-cultural Exchange

The purpose of COME to celebrate and guide international and minority students toward a better academic, and professional achievements, and help them to understand the CAED program and to afford for multi-culture exchange between a diversity of students.

COME Website

Commuter and Off Campus Student Organization

This is an organization that serves commuter and off campus students in regards to housing, parking and much more.

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor Rebecca Kapler rkapler@kent.edu

COSO Website Follow COSO on Twitter Like COSO on Facebook

Environmental Conservation Group

We are a group committed to conserving our natural environment through conservation oriented community service efforts.

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Ferenc deSzalay,fdeszala@kent.edu.

 Environmental Conservation Group Website

Global Fashion Citizens

The purpose of this organization is to educate others about problems in the fashion industry on a global scale, and to help change it for the better. We focus on the social, political, and economic issues in the fashion industry.

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Margarita Benitez, mbenitez@kent.edu.

Website Facebook Twitter

Habitat for Humanity Kent State Chapter

This organization is a non-profit, charitable campus organization that is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing not only throughout the local area but also the world. Kent State's Habitat for Humanity began in 1994 because students became concerned with the substandard housing problem worldwide, and they wanted to make a difference - even if it was just in their own backyard. Throughout the years, students have worked in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity of Portage County to help deserving families achieve their dream of owning their own house.

Email like Habitat for Humanity (Kent State) on Facebook Follow Habitat for Humanity on Twitter Habitat for Humanity Kent State Chapter Website

Herrick Conservatory And Sustainability Club

To expose students to the field of sustainability and promote positive environmental action. To allow students hands-on experience in a greenhouse setting and provide an opportunity to encourage the conservation of our natural resources.

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Melissa Davis mdavis7@kent.edu

Herrick Conservatory and Sustainability Website

Kent Interhall Council (KIC)

KIC is a residence hall association that unites individual hall councils on campus to “create a structured environment for residents.” The group is not focused on sustainability but advocates several sustainability programs, such as RecycleMania and Do It In the Dark. 

KIC website

Kent State Environmental Society

The Kent State Environmental Society started in 2014-15 as student organization on the Kent campus that concentrates on education, awareness, and action in order to impart a sense of social and environmental responsibility in both life at home and on campus. Learn about sustainable practices and engage in activities which will help to build a more sustainable, eco-friendly foundation for the future.

For more information please contact faculty advisor: Joe Clarkjclark88@kent.edu

Kent State Environmental Society Website like the Environmental Society on Facebook Follow the Environmental Society on Twitter  

Kent State Geological Society

We are the undergraduate student organization for the Geology Department of Kent State University. The Kent State Geological Society (KSGS) is the oldest student organization at Kent State University with its inception in 1949. Today, we keep the tradition alive with annual events and activities. Our mission is to promote scientific interest in the field of geology and to foster camaraderie among the undergraduate geology majors/minors, as well as all Earth Science majors at Kent State University.

For more information please contact faculty advisor: Daniel Holm, dholm@kent.edu

KSGS Website KSGS Org Website KSGS Facebook Page KSGS Twitter Page

Kent State University Undergraduate Chapter of the Scientista Foundation

We work to empower undergraduate women in STEM fields. Bi-weekly meetings include discussions about current events, networking, and volunteer opportunities in the community.

Website Facebook 

Kent STate University Biology Graduate Student Council

The purpose of Biology Graduate Student Council is to organize events and socials that bring interdepartmental biology graduate students and faculty members together.

For more information please contact faculty advisor: Heather Caldwell, hcaldwel@kent.edu 

KSU Biology Graduate Student Council Website

KSU Animal Rights and Environmental Awareness

Is a student group that helps animals in need at local sanctuaries or protective leagues. Students investigate nutrition, food, and ways to have a deeper impact on the lives of all living things. Group members educate the student body on animal needs and rights including bringing awareness regarding the activities and actions of certain industries. This group brings animal lovers from all backgrounds together to improve the lives of other species.

For more information please contact faculty advisor: Nancy Sinningnsinning@kent.edu

KSU Animal Rights and Environmental Awareness Website Like KSU Animal Rights & Environmental Awareness on Facebook

KSU Barkitecture

They are a student-run organization dedicated to serving dog and pet related organizations in Northeast Ohio with minor design, construction, and service projects for the betterment of the community and the well-being of animals. They aim to provide students with volunteer and service opportunities. 

For more information please contact faculty advisor: Christopher Gaone, cgaone@kent.edu

KSU Barkitecture Website KSU Barkitecture Twitter

KSU Ornithological Society

This club is focusing on increasing awareness and local knowledge of the natural world. We do this through attending and hosting local hikes and citizen science projects such as Audubon bird counts and eBird.

For more information please contact faculty advisor: Mark Kershner mkershne@kent.edu

KSU Ornithological Society Website KSU Ornithological Society Facebook 

KSU International Women's Group

KSU International Women’s Group aims to create a social platform for international female students, scholars and women otherwise connected to Kent State University to socialize and converse about different topics relevant to women, interact, exchange experiences and ideas and provide a space to voicing the interests and aspirations of the international women students’ community at KSU while celebrating their diversity. The group provides a welcoming, supporting environment where women with international backgrounds can make friends and share experiences. The IWG is also open to domestic female students who would like to get involved and learn about other cultures. Men who would like to support this initiative are welcome to participate as well. They can serve as allies for the group. This is a female focused and men-inclusive organization.

For more information please contact faculty advisor: Eron Memaj ememaj@kent.edu

KSU International Women's Group CSI Website  International Women's Group at Kent State Website

Net Impact (oikos kent)

Net Impact (oikos Kent) offers a neutral, non-political, and non-religious, non-partisan platform for discussion on sustainability. We seek to strengthen action competence for sustainable development among tomorrow’s decision makers. To build competence we promote awareness and actions supporting the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Cathy Dubois cdubois@kent.edu

Oikos Student Org Website Oikos International Website

NextGen Climate Kent State

NextGen Climate is a Kent State Student chapter that works to educate fellow students and the Kent community about climate change and what our political leaders can do to help combat climate change. NextGen Climate Kent State is a student organization affiliated with NextGen Climate national who works to put pressure on political leaders and candidates to commit to a green energy plan to help lower our CO2 output and combat climate change. The national organization has a goal of the US converting to 50% green energy by the year 2030. 

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Dr. Ted Dasguptatdasgupt@kent.edu

NextGen Climate Kent State's website

Ocean Motion- "A Motion to Save the Ocean" (Kent State marine Conservation Club)

Ocean Motion started in 2014-15 as a Kent State University organization dedicated to marine life and conservation efforts. Ocean Motion reinforces the importance of marine conservation efforts. Their main goal is to spread awareness about preserving the world's oceans and freshwater ecosystems. They educate members, raise money for related national organizations, participate as volunteers, and connect students through fun trips and activities.

For more information please contact faculty advisor: David Bowers dbowers7@kent.edu
Ocean Motion Website like ocean Motion on Facebook follow ocean Motion on Twitter Email

Public Health Student Alliance

Students Working together to improve the quality of life. The Public Health Student Alliance (PHSA) is the official organization for the College of Public Health. PHSA was founded based on the firm belief that students’ of Kent State University participation in humanitarian efforts is important.You may ask what PHSA will do for you? PHSA will provide you with various opportunities to volunteer in the community and within the university. PHSA encourages students to become members and get involved in making a difference in people’s lives, either through volunteering their time or fundraising for various humanitarian causes. Getting involved will give you, the student, a chance to apply some of the concepts learned in class. PHSA strives to present members with a unique perspective, giving members an opportunity to first hand experience the world of Public Health.

For more information please contact faculty advisor: Cindy Widuck cwiduck@kent.edu

PHSA Website Join PHSA on Facebook Follow PHSA on Twitter

Scientista Graduate Student Chapter

Scientista is an organization dedicated to supporting and empowering preprofessional women in the sciences. They focus on the professional and personal development of their members, and provide community building experiences with social events and attending conferences hosted by the national Scientista team. They welcome graduate students from all science disciplines and have members from biology, chemistry and biochemistry, physics, chemical physics, biomedical sciences, and geology.

For more information please contact faculty advisor: Robin Selinger rselinge@kent.edu 

Kent State Scientista Graduate Chapter Website

Scientista Foundation Website

Sustainable Living at Kent

SLAK's purpose is to insight change in the lifestyle of students, staff members, and the surrounding communities and organizations, while raising social awareness and preparing the way for a more sustainable world. 

For more information please contact faculty advisor: Yanhai Du ydu5@kent.edu

SLAK Website  SLAK Facebook Page

UNICEF KSU

UNICEF KSU is a Campus Initiative chapter of the United Nations Children's Fund - a global humanitarian organization working in over 190 countries and territories to protect the rights and lives of children worldwide. Our issues include food and hunger, clean water and sanitation, education, human trafficking, emergency relief, gender equity, immunizations, and more.
Our chapter meets every Tuesday night at 8:30 pm in Bowman 221. We also have 1-3 events per month, such as fundraisers, benefit concerts, documentary screenings, coffee and discussion nights, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, national UNICEF conferences, group bonding, and more.

For more information please contact faculty advisor: Diana Vanwinkle dvanwink@kent.edu 

Website Like UNICEF KSU on Facebook

United Students Against Sweatshops

USAS is a social justice group working to protect human rights and stop corporate abuse on campus and around the world. It is affiliated with United Students Against Sweatshops, a national student labor organization fighting for workers' rights.

For more information please contact faculty advisor: Brianna Foraker bforake1@kent.edu

United Students Against Sweatshops Website United Students Against Sweatshops Facebook  United Students Against Sweatshops National Website

Veg KSU

A club on campus for vegans, vegetarians, and veg-curious alike to gather and participate in animal activism and vegan outreach!

For more information please contact faculty advisor: Marie Bukowski mbukows1@kent.edu

Veg KSU Website