Helping students thrive, not just survive.
In order to prepare students for the 21st century with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be leaders in the workplace as well as engaged citizens, University College is focusing on these key priorities:
Academic - Creating Graduates – Programs that provide students, particularly those most in need (financially or academically) with the tools to be successful, remain on track towards graduation, and launch their career. Most importantly, supporting students when they have small unexpected financial hardships can make the difference between a student earning a degree or not. Give now to support Academic Programming
Career - Creating Workforce - We encourage the self-discovery process with academic advising regarding major exploration options, liberal education requirements and overviews of Kent State major requirements. By immersing students in experiences early and often, we are exposing them to new ways of looking at their career options in an ever-changing environment and positioning students to be confident and purposeful with their academic choices and career decisions. Give now to support Career Experiences
Community - Creating Citizens – Organized service projects bring the learning out of the classroom while making a tangible impact. These experiences not only build skills but also prepare students to become citizens who contribute meaningfully to their communities. Alternative Breaks expose students to social justice and cultural issues through direct service, community engagement and cultural activities during semester breaks.Give now to support Community Engagement
Diversity - Creating Equity - Supporting first-generation, underrepresented students through creating experiences that allow our students to thrive, not just survive. Research opportunities, internships, and study abroad experiences strengthen a student’s collegiate journey and build a support network.
Academic Diversity Outreach connects students to the resources that matter for their college and life success. Outreach experiences include peer and faculty mentors, career exploration, success coaching and academic coursework, and assists underrepresented students to graduate in four years by building a support network. Give now to Academic Diversity Initiatives