The Rock

Kent State Today
The Rock in 1976

The famous Rock on Front Campus of Kent State University's Kent Campus has moved three times.  First, the seven-ton, granite boulder, formed deep within the Earth, was pushed to the surface and then deposited in what would eventually become North America and the City of Kent by a glacier about 10,000 to 15,000 years ago. Then, in 1...

Students painting The Rock.

If “The Rock” could talk, it could tell a colorful tale of all it has seen on Kent State University’s Kent Campus in its 100+ years of serving as a slate for expressing the whims and passions the Kent State community. The Origin of The Rock In a consensus of the first accounts of The Rock’s arrival, above ground, on Kent State’s camp...

Kent State Today
Trans support at The Rock

Representatives from Kent State Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and the university’s LGBTQ+ Center teamed up to paint the Rock on Front Campus with the colors of the Transgender Pride Flag in support of transgender people everywhere. American trans woman Monica Helms designed the flag. Her intent in the flag's design was that...

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