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.
In Residence Halls
The concept of EcoReps is to facilitate communication and action regarding sustainability between students living on campus and the Office of Sustainability. EcoReps can relay information about upcoming events and programs to their Hall Councils, and also relay suggestions, ideas and concerns raised by students to the Office of Sustainability. This avenue for engagement will benefit campus sustainability efforts to create a healthy environment, on campus and beyond. EcoReps attend Kent Interhall Council's Sustainability Committee, chaired by the Director of Community Development. EcoReps work closely with KIC, Residence Services, and the Office of Sustainability to present sustainable living on campus to their respective Hall Council residents, coordinate one program a semester touching upon the issues of sustainability in their respective residence hall, and keep their Hall Council informed of all campus-wide programming dealing with sustainability (e.g. Campus Sustainability Month, Do It In the Dark, Campus Race to Zero Waste, Earth Month).
Green Zone: A Sustainability Community
The Green Zone: a Sustainability Community is a Residence Services Living Learning Program located in Dunbar Hall. It is designed for first- and multi-year students from many different majors who share an interest in learning more about sustainability: environment (place), equity (people), and economy (prosperity). The purpose is for students to explore sustainable living with others interested in sustainability, develop professionally connecting with on- and off-campus sustainability partners, and give back through volunteer opportunities. Custom monthly sustainability themes based on students interests and majors enhance social events. In this community, students will form tight-knit bonds, use their unique talents and interests to leave a lasting positive impact advancing sustainability solutions.
Biology Club is a group of like-minded students interested in the biological sciences including botany, conservation, zoology, biology, ecology, etc. The Biology Club provides hands-on experience with animals, trips to local biological establishments, and speakers throughout the school year. Biology Club is a group of like-minded students interested in the biological sciences including botany, conservation, zoology, biology, ecology, etc.
For more information contact group advisor Adam Leff email@example.com
Biotechnology Student Organization
Biotechnology Student Organization is a place for students to come and learn and experience the potential of careers related to biology, technology, science, physics, and biochemistry.
For more information contact group advisor Edjar Kooijman firstname.lastname@example.org
The Campus Kitchen at Kent State
CKKSU is a part of the national Campus Kitchen Project and was started by KSU students in 2011. By recovering food that otherwise would go to waste, the kitchen is able to prepare 350+ nutritious meals each week for those struggling with food insecurity.We also collaborate with the Center for Nutrition Outreach at Kent to provide fresh food for the Mighty Pack program and prepare food samples for the Haymaker Farmers’ Market. Finally, CKKSU delivers fresh food to the Women’s Center food pantry on Thursdays. Campus Kitchen aims to serve the food insecure in the community. Every week, Trader Joes donates hundreds of pounds of food to Campus Kitchen, where volunteers then repurpose it and give to the food insecure.
For more information, please contact organization advisor: Amanda Woodyard, email@example.com
Circle K International
Circle K International is a community service and volunteerism organization with a focus on service, fellowship, and leadership through Kiwanis International. We volunteer as a group to serve the surrounding community. Circle K is the collegiate level of Key Club. Circle K International is a community service and volunteerism organization with a focus on service, fellowship, and leadership through Kiwanis International. We volunteer as a group to serve the surrounding community.
For more information contact advisor Dennis Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org
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 organization advisor Rebecca Kapler email@example.com
Future Environmental Consultants of America
FECOA creates a better understanding of Environmental Consulting and its role in protecting the environment and our community. We are a group that is professionally minded and dedicated to spreading the word about the true health of our environment.
For more information, please contact the faculty advisor David Kaplan firstname.lastname@example.org
This group's goal is empower students to both understand what being a global citizen is as well as to encourage students to become global citizens through various volunteering activities in our Kent community as well as group activities to promote core values: sustainability, global awareness, as well as ethical and responsible volunteering.
For more information contact advisor Carmen Grubbs email@example.com
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.
For more information, please contact the organization advisor: Lisa Audet firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
For more information, please contact the group advisor: Yewande Odunaiya-Moore firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Clark, email@example.com
Kent State for Malala
This is a group of students who want to make a change by advocating and fundraising for women and children who are unable to receive an education. They stand for equal access to education both locally and globally through different activities like contests and participating in on-campus events. Kent State for Malala is a service organization dedicated to helping children locally and globally access education.
For more information contact advisor Vilma Seeberg firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent State Geological Society
We are the undergraduate student organization for the Earth Sciences 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, email@example.com
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.
For more information please contact faculty advisor Robin Selinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
KSU Garden Club
KSU Garden Club's goal is to connect students and faculty with an interest in gardening. They hope to facilitate this interest through education and service projects, such as having a community garden with plots available to club members for a variety of projects (e.g. food garden, seed collection).
To become involved with the club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Peace and Conflict Students
Peace and Conflict Students (PACS) is a pre-professional association for any KSU student interested in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies. PACS has a network of students and professionals to develop its members professionally and academically. The organization hopes to partner with other social justice organizations on campus to promote peace, activism, and education. Peace and Conflict Students (PACS) is a pre-professional association for any KSU student interested in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies. PACS hopes to promote peace, activism, and education.
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 email@example.com
Skin Deep KSU
Is a non-discriminatory education-based club striving to help those that know nothing or very little about the world of skincare.They teach beneficial and harmful ingredients, explore eastern versus western skincare beauty ideals, recommend products specific to your skin type, and share our journeys in skincare.Everyone in Skin Deep KSU would love to educate all interested students about the science behind skincare, products to use, harmful and helpful ingredients to look for, and to share each others personal skincare journeys.
For more information please contact advisor Sydney Jordan firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustainable Living at Kent (SLAK)
SLAK's purpose is to incite 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 email@example.com
Thirst Project Club at Kent State University
The Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide clean, safe drinking water for communities across the globe that don’t have it immediately available. Students in this club will become advocates for ending the global water crisis. They will use their voices to spread awareness on our campus and in our community. By doing so, they will organize fundraisers to build a fresh water well in a community where clean water is not immediately available. Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization who provides safe drinking water for communities across the globe where it is not available. Students in this club will become advocates of ending the global water crisis and fundraise to build a freshwater well.
For more information please contact faculty advisor Ellie Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org