Student Life

Members of MEN pose for a picture with President Diacon A new six-part short film docuseries is being released aimed at raising awareness of the Male Empowerment Network (MEN) at Kent State, along with commemorating 10 years. An initiative through the Student Multicultural Center, the Male Empowerment Network supports men of color on campus both academically and through personal development. Advisor of...

Members of Sisters in Sisterhood. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic and racial unjust, one student involved with the Women’s Center seized the opportunity to bring others together. The Sisters in Sisterhood initiative is a student-led group whose mission statement is to use their unique backgrounds to advocate and promote all women to reach their full potential. As the...

Kent State University Kent State University’s LGBTQA Living-Learning Community (LLC) has gone virtual this semester, but campus leaders continue to support the group’s members who relocated to other residence halls after Korb Hall, which has housed the community since 2016, was closed along with Lake Hall because fewer students had chosen to live there. “The...

"The Unbought Collection" by Jordan Bigelow. She was awarded the Virgil Abloh™️ “Post-Modern” Scholarship in partnership with FSF. Two seniors from the Kent State University School of Fashion were announced as Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) 2021 scholarship recipients. Fashion design seniors Jordan Bigelow and Mattney Yates used their creativity and knowledge to develop case studies focused on current world issues. This year, FSF awarded scholarships to 120 students all over...

Michael Daniels, Director of the Student Multicultural Center Michael Daniels is the director of the Student Multicultural Center (SMC) where he has the opportunity to make a difference on campus and continue the legacy of those who came before him. Daniels, who has worked at Kent State since 2015, previously served as the program coordinator as well as assistant director for the SMC and was recently awarded...

The College of Public Health in Moulton Hall Certain types of phone calls you might want to avoid, but one call you will not want to miss might come from a contact tracer hired by the city or county health department who could be calling to say you have been exposed to COVID-19. As part of the university’s strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19, the College of Public Health at Kent State...

Alison Rees and Jacob Bliel Screenshot from WEWS News 5 Cleveland A reunion between two friends at Kent State University at Ashtabula resulted in a life-saving kidney transplant. A recent video by WEWS News 5 Cleveland recounted the story between two childhood acquaintances who met again by chance at Kent State in 2019.  After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease her sophomore year of high school, Alison...

ADN student Addison Guildoo checks the temperature of an East Liverpool City School employee waiting to receive the COVID vaccine. While the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine is finally being administered around the world, folks in Columbiana County are also receiving their immunizations at the local level with the help of nursing students from the Kent State East Liverpool and Salem campuses. Students in the Bachelor of Science in nursing...

Photo of Kent State University ROTC cadet with American flag Kent State University is once again at the top tier when it comes to exhibiting leading practices and supporting post-military students, receiving the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation for its Kent Campus. This is the 12th year in a row that the Kent Campus has received the Military Friendly School honor. The Kent Campus received a...

Newman Civic Fellow Makayla Sejat From a young age, Makayla Sejat has had a passion for serving others. Her life has been full of service, from helping out in community kitchens as a child to now devoting her time in various college leadership roles. Now, she will take her efforts to the next level as Kent State University’s first Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellowship...