Engaging the World Beyond Our Campuses
University Outreach & Engagement, established in 2020, connects the mission of Kent State to our surrounding communities through strong relationships with our neighboring communities, meaningful pipeline to college initiatives, and impactful community engagement.
Our Programs & Partnerships
Established to support the university's mission-based K-12 to college pipeline work and build a holistic student success strategy for all pipeline engagement experiences.
Kent State’s Hometown Named One of the Best by Ohio Magazine
Members of the Kent State University community can take great pride in their university’s hometown. The city of Kent has been selected by Ohio Magazine as a 2022-2023 Best Hometown. The Best Hometown honor recognizes Kent as a great place to live, work and visit.
Shaping Town-Gown Relations: PR Students’ Work Has Real Impact for University, City
Kent State public relations seniors helped lay the groundwork for future partnerships between the university and the city of Kent. And today, many of their ideas are coming to life.
Students in the Media and Journalism capstone course Public Relations Campaigns (taught by Professor Michele Ewing) partnered with the newly formed Kent State Office of University Outreach and Engagement as their client during the Spring 2021 semester. The office was established in June 2020 to enhance town-and-gown relationships with the city of Kent, among other t
First Star Kent State Academy Continues to Shine in a Mixed-Learning Environment
As Kent State returns to a school year that resembles pre-pandemic times, First Star Kent State Academy has begun to imagine new programs. The Academy is a free, comprehensive four-year college access program for youth in foster care. The program engages a cohort of up to 30 students in a variety of learning opportunities, including academic support, career exploration, social and cultural activities and more.