Division of Student Affairs

Retired Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Gainer, a Kent State University student who currently serves as president of the Kent State Veterans Club, addresses those attending the university’s 2016 Veterans Day observance. For the ninth consecutive year, Kent State University has earned the 2018 Military Friendly® School designation for its Kent Campus. Military Friendly is the military ratings division of Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business that also publishes G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur®. Military Friendly rates...

Veterans Day guest speaker Kevin Lacz and Kent State President Beverly Warren (center) pose with Kent State ROTC cadets and instructors following the university’s annual Veterans Day observance at the Kent Student Center Kiva. Kent State University held its annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Kent Student Center Kiva. The program, Honoring All Who Serve, included a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the university’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs on the Student Green at Risman Plaza at 10:30 a.m., remarks...

Members of the Kent State University ROTC stand at attention during the playing of the Armed Forces Medley, part of the university’s annual observance of Veterans Day. This year’s Veterans Day observance occurs Nov. 9 at the Kent Student Center Kiva. Kent State University will hold its annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Kent Student Center Kiva. The program, Honoring All Who Serve, will include a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the university’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs on the Student Green at Risman Plaza at 10:30 a.m.,...

Members of the Kent State University ROTC stand at attention during the playing of the Armed Forces Medley, part of the university’s annual observance of Veterans Day. This year’s Veterans Day observance occurs Nov. 9 at the Kent Student Center Kiva. You are not alone. Depression and anxiety do not need to be masked. The 23rd annual National Depression Screening Day at Kent State University will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, at several Kent State locations. Events are open to all students, faculty and staff, as well as the larger community. Kent Campus: Thursday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the...

The annual Black Squirrel Festival offers Kent State students a chance to learn about student organizations, explore different university departments and learn more about the Kent community. A Kent State University tradition for 36 years, the annual Black Squirrel Festival will take place Friday, Sept. 8, from noon-5 p.m. on the Student Green and Risman Plaza. The Black Squirrel Festival, which is hosted by Kent Student Center Programming, attracts more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Kent community. ...

Thousands of Kent State students work their way through Risman Plaza during Blastoff, the annual back-to-school celebration at Kent State. Kent State University students will celebrate the start of a new school year at the university’s annual back-to-school celebration that occurs the day before fall classes begin. Blastoff will take place on Sunday, Aug. 27, from 6-9:30 p.m. on the Student Green and Manchester Field on the Kent Campus. Blastoff serves as the culminating event of...

Kent State architecture students form a group to design and build environments for animal shelters, at no cost. Some Kent State University architecture students are using their talents and skills to design more than brick and mortar; they are constructing hope for the furry friends that may not have much left. A group of Kent State architecture students formed a student organization they named “KSU Barkitecture.” They design and build environments for...

Kent State students pack the MAC Center and watch Rae Sremmurd perform on stage during FlashFest 2015. Kent State University’s 23rd annual FlashFest will host rap duo Rae Sremmurd and pop artist Sammy Adams on April 20. Hosted by the Kent State’s Undergraduate Student Government, FlashFest will take place at two locations on the Kent Campus. The first part of the show will begin at 5 p.m. on the Student Green, and the lineup includes local band...

A child enjoys throwing a whipped cream pie in the face of a sorority member during the 2015 Lil’ Sibs Weekend. Kent Interhall Council will host Kent State University students, faculty, staff and their families for Sibs and Kids Weekend on April 21-23. This year’s theme is Cirque du Sib, featuring events and activities inspired by the circus and gymnastics. Activities include inflatables in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, a science show...

The winning models and designers of Rock the Runway 2017 pose for a picture with their plaque. Kent Student Center Programming, part of the Center for Student Involvement, hosted the 13th annual Rock the Runway on March 4. The runway featured 21 collections by 24 designers, many from Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising. The Kent Student Center Ballroom was decked out in 1920’s style with an elevated runway...