Center for Student Involvement

The total number of students involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life organizations has reached more than 2,000 for the first time in Kent State University history. Fraternity and Sorority Life oversees opportunities for involvement in these student groups and works closely with the Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council and the Integrated Greek Council.

A total of 2,228 students are involved with Fraternity and Sorority Life at Kent State, which is up from last spring’s total of 1,950 members. 

Kent State University welcomes the Class of 2019.




On the Kent Campus, share photos on social media of you and your colleagues, friends or family wearing blue and gold on Fridays, and use #BlueAndGoldFriday to increase awareness of Kent State’s Blue and Gold Pride Days tradition. Your photos could appear on tagboard!



Registered Kent State students will have the chance to win Kent State gear and show their Kent State spirit by participating in #BlueAndGoldFriday “Tweet & Seek.” Participants should look out for the blue and gold “Tweet & Seek” set of images on @CSIKent, the Twitter account for Kent State’s Center for Student Involvement. 

#BlueAndGoldFriday graphics will be hidden in various locations on the Kent Campus. The @CSIKent Twitter account will tweet an image of the graphic in its designated location on campus. Participants will be encouraged to race to grab the graphic and turn it in at the Center for Student Involvement office (Room 226 at the Kent Student Center) to collect their prize!


The Kent Student Center, Center for Student Involvement and Intercollegiate Athletics cordially invite students, faculty and staff to enjoy a week of Kent State spirit to start the academic year.

The events are meant to be fun, interactive and casual. Each day will feature some free food and giveaways. In addition, our beloved mascot, Flash, and some players, coaches and cheerleaders will be there.     

Students are encouraged to stop by between classes to meet new people and take part in the excitement of the first week of classes.   

Blue and Gold Pride Days are back at Kent State University! Kent State faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university are encouraged to promote university spirit and pride by wearing blue and gold colors.

Kent State introduced Blue and Gold Pride Days last fall as a way to unite members of the university community and promote Kent State pride. The tradition continues at Kent State this fall, beginning Friday, Sept. 4, which happens to be College Colors Day, and continues through the school year.

Kent State hosts its first Color War on Friday, Sept. 11, from 2-3 p.m. at Manchester Field! See you there!



Kent State University students celebrated the start of a new school year at Blastoff on Sunday, Aug. 30, on the Student Green. Blastoff is the university’s annual back-to-school celebration that occurs the day before fall classes begin. It serves as the culminating event of Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that helps new students transition into the university environment.

The semester ended on a high note for Kent State University’s contemporary a cappella singing group.

Dressed in their blue and gold, the Kent Clarks recently shared their talent on the plaza of NBC’s “Today Show.”

Photo of Joey PompignanoKent State University’s Latino Networking Caucus (LNC) and the Spanish and Latino Student Association (SALSA) will host the fifth annual Hablemos “Let’s Talk” conference on May 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. 

Kent State University’s 21st annual FlashFest will deliver a mix of music genres with hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, R&B artist Jeremih and disc jockey duo the Chainsmokers.

This year, the event will take place Thursday, April 23. Music begins at 5 p.m. on the Student Green, weather permitting, with the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center as an alternate location.