Kent State University faculty and staff are eligible for employee discounts to Playhouse Square and Cedar Point.

For discount theatre tickets, visit the Playhouse Square website and enter the promo code KENT.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action will conduct a Title IX workshop for faculty and staff on July 11 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Heer Hall, Room 107 on the Kent Campus.

The session will consist of the following topics:

The Division of Human Resources is excited to introduce its new electronic signature program, DocuSign. With the implementation of the DocuSign application, the process of routing new hire documents for signature, approving requests and tracking timeline progress is simpler and more efficient.

Documents will now be signed and forwarded digitally and instantly, on any device with ease, to reduce time and effort, and minimize the potential for lost paperwork.  

The benefits of using DocuSign are clear:

LawRoom is coming to Kent State University this summer. The online application is Everfi's Learning Management System (LMS) that offers online, award-winning training and development courses. The training provides faculty and staff with important skills related to building interpersonal awareness in an inclusive workplace, using interactive scenarios.

The Institute for Excellence is Kent State University’s leadership program. The application process is now open for the fall program. Keep in mind that there are two tracks: administrators who supervise others and individual contributors who have no direct reports.

The window period for eligible employee elections ends on May 31, 2017. Election forms must be postmarked no later than May 31. You can review FAQ’s regarding the voluntary separation plan. All questions regarding the plan should be directed to Donna Sansonetti at 330-672-8333 or dsansone@kent.edu.


Kent State University’s Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action offers periodic Title IX training for faculty, staff and students. The monthly sessions will consist of topics such as:

Kent State University’s SecureIT provides training, information and online tutorials to help you protect your identity and devices.

Visit www.kent.edu/hr, scroll down to the Separation Plan Streaming Webinar section of the page and click on the hyperlinked text “recorded webinar.”

In order to perform necessary maintenance on the boilers, steam transmission systems and electrical distribution systems, Kent State University's Power Plant will be shut down for one week in May.

Shutdown begins at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, and remains until start-up begins at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. As a result of the steam shutdown, most buildings located on campus will NOT have hot water to sinks and showers, etc. or air conditioning.