Town-and-Gown Partnership

The Town-and-Gown Partnership area works to ensure that Kent State continues building strong connections and partnerships with the city of Kent and in Portage County.

The City of Kent and Kent State work to ensure meaningful relationships co-exist through a shared purpose to build a thriving collective community for our students, faculty, staff and City residents.

City of Kent Resources 


COVID-19 Resources



    City of Kent Health Department »

    Access the City of Kent Health Department website for the latest information on COVID-19


    Community Contacts »

    Locate emergency and non-emergency contacts in the City of Kent and Kent State community. 


    Kent Safer Businesses »

    View the updated list of Kent SAFER businesses who have taken the pledge. 


    COVID-19 Testing »

    All members of the Kent State community are encouraged to get tested often for the COVID-19 virus. There are currently four main ways for members of the Kent State community to get a COVID-19 test.