Kent State University at Trumbull continues to make student safety a priority

Kent State University at Trumbull continues to ensure a safe and healthy environment for its students, faculty, staff, and community.  Only one physical altercation was reported in 2017.  

According to Gary Bateman, Security & Safety Manager, Kent State Trumbull, a total of 26 reports were made last year. A majority of those were either a medical emergency or fender bender in the parking lot. 
“We take great pride in providing a safe environment for our students and staff,” Bateman said. “Because of job changes, we were down a few (security) officers for the better part of the year. However our campus is like a huge family and our faculty and staff look out for students and help us maintain a high level of security.”
This spring, the campus looks to replace the security officers who left last year and add a part-time mental health counselor. The campus already employs a full-time counselor to work with students in crisis. In addition, a Care Team was assembled last year as a cross-divisional crisis management committee that will collaboratively assess and coordinate a response to students identified as reasonably posing a potential threat to self, others, or the University community.
As a complete eight-campus system, Kent State University has been ranked one of the safest campuses in the country by the Council for Home Safety and Security, a national trade association. Kent State was named to the council’s 2017 top 100 list of Safest Colleges in America.
According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the National Center for Education Statistics, Kent State ranks 11th on the list, nationally, and among Ohio institutions, Kent State ranks the safest.
Kent State University – Trumbull Campus
Security Department Annual Statistics 2017
MENTAL HEALTH CONCERN (3)                 
Total (26)

Pictured, left-right: Students, Sabrina Barnhart and Brooklyn Bennett, getting security tips from Gary Bateman, Security & Safety Manager, Kent State Trumbull.

POSTED: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:39am
UPDATED: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:42am