Student Organizations

If you enjoy playing video games – you are a hobbyist.

If you enter competitions – you are a gamer.

If you like to watch others play – you are a fan.

Together, all three make up esports, one of the fastest growing industries in the world - playing games such as Counter Strike, League of Legends, Overwatch and HearthStone Heroes of Warcraft. Universities are catching on to the subculture - offering students varsity esports programs with practice facilities, tournaments and even scholarships.

A group of Kent State architecture students formed “KSU Barkitecture” to design and build environments for pets living in shelters.

What starts as a ball of yarn quickly evolves into some much needed winter apparel – from hats, to scarves, in all colors and sizes.

“To see the progress is really awesome,” said Anne-Marie Kurtz, Kent State student volunteer with an interest in learning to knit. “It’s going to a good cause, which definitely makes it worth while.”

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.”

The 16-member group sang a mix of Top 40 hit songs on the show before heading inside the studio to watch Lady Antebellum perform. The group also met Anna Kendrick, the star of “Pitch Perfect 2.”

A Kent State University student a cappella singing group spent part of their holiday break traveling to Washington, D.C., to perform for President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. The Kent Clarks, an organization made up of students pursuing all types of majors who share the desire to create and perform, sang at the White House on Dec. 16, 2014.