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Academic Diversity Outreach

Academic Diversity Outreach provides academic and career exploration opportunities that challenge and support students to reach their full potential. Through engaging programming and an intentional campus support network we foster students’ ability to be retained and subsequently persist through graduation.

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Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center helps empower students to become independent learners through engaging support programs while providing an inclusive community that honors the uniqueness of each individual's academic journey.

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Career Exploration and Development

We're not just about what you'll do after graduation; we're about your journey to get there. Stop by Career Exploration and Development today to find on campus employment, connect your interests and skills to careers and majors, polish and update your resume, create a LinkedIn profile, practice interviewing and discover internships and co-ops.

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Community Engaged Learning

Explore the community by working with businesses, non-profit organizations and more. Develop your communication skills as you collaborate and network with professionals in your field and enhance your understanding of our world and social justice issues.

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Exploratory Program

Expert Academic Advisors in the Exploratory Advising Center are here to help you make the best decision for your future. The Exploratory Program affords a tremendous opportunity to learn more about yourself, majors and careers. When you start classes as a new student, you'll join a family of nearly 450 other Exploratory students—this makes the Exploratory Program the largest major for first-year students! Our Exploratory Program has been recognized nationally for its award-winning personalized Exploration Plan. Your plan will help you confidently choose a major and stay on track to graduation

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McNair Scholars Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program commonly referred to as The McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduate students who are first-generation, from designated income or underrepresented groups in graduate schools, for doctoral study. McNair Scholars are engaged in scholarly research, mentored by faculty, and are exposed to varied academic and cultural experiences.

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Student Success Programs

The Office of Student Success Programs is here to partner with you and Golden Flash Family members to make the first year extraordinary. Kent State University offers academic and co-curricular experiences that will amaze and excite you.

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Student Support Services

Student Support Services assists first generation, designated income and students registered with Student Accessibility Services in navigating campus resources and creating a meaningful Kent State experience. Support is provided in the core areas of Academic Success, Personal and Professional Development and Advocacy and Support. Services and programming within Student Support Services provide endless opportunities for self-reflection, discovery, and learning.

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Technology, Media and Design

The Technical, Media and Design team in University College provides support for Student Success Programs, Graduate Studies, Research & Sponsored Programs, Upward Bound, and several student organizations.

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University Advising

Envision a future designed by you! University Advising and Testing advances access to progressive learning pathways that prepare the change agenda of tomorrow. Through our comprehensive student-centered approach, we support Kent State University students from start to finish!