Campus & Community Resources

Centers on Campus

E. Timothy Moore Student Multicultural Center (SMC) | 330-672-3560 | 

There is power within education and the Student Multicultural Center offers the opportunity for everyone (students, faculty, staff and administrators alike) to have experiences outside of the classroom that will enhance their awareness  of social and cultural differences. The SMC is a center that operates as a community, family and a village.

LGBTQ Student Center | 330-672-8580 | 

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Student Center is dedicated to providing the students, faculty and staff at Kent State University with education, training, support and resources that cater to the gender and sexual minority community and its allies. The center is a welcoming environment to LGBTQ students and their allies. 

Women’s Center | 330-672-9230 |

The Kent State University Women’s Center is here to support you, whether you’re a student, faculty member or staff member through advocacy and education about women, gender, and diversity. The Center offers resources that address matters of particular concern to you by providing education, information and referral programs and services.

Center for Sexual & Relationship Violence Support Services | 330-672-8016 | 

We strive to build and maintain a safe and healthy community where all students can succeed. In commitment to the safety of our students, faculty and staff, we actively work to prevent sexual and relationship violence.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) | 330-672-3391 |

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides accommodations, resources and advocacy for students with disabilities at Kent State University. We work with campus partners to create an inclusive living and learning environment for our students.

Center for Adult and Veteran Services (CAVS) | 330-672-7933

The Center for Adult and Veteran Services is dedicated to enhancing the experience of the non-traditional student both in and out of the classroom. Services are geared towards providing a comprehensive and high impact student experience through support, programming, and an assurance of, and adherence to, the highest standards of federal compliance.

Student Support Resources

CARES Center | 330-672-7575 |

The Cares Center works collaboratively with students to secure resources that meet their basic needs. The center works to connect all Kent State students with both on and off-campus resources supporting their basic financial, food, housing, and mental well-being needs. 

Academic Success Center (ASC) | 330-672-3190 |

Academic Success Center’s mission is to empower students to become independent learning through engaging support programs. This mission is accomplished through resources like Supplemental Instruction, tutoring, and academic coaching.

Writing Commons | 330-627-1787 |

The Writing Commons support students at all levels and every academic discipline with any projects that include writing. They assist students on every stage of composing and revising with support, feedback, and resources. 

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) | 330-672-7434 |

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. 

Office of the Student Ombuds | 330-672-9494 | 

The primary goal of the Office of the Student Ombuds is to provide students confidential consultation in assisting with the possible resolution of any university-related concern, grievance or appeal. The Ombuds Office works directly with faculty and staff, providing consultation related to university policies and procedures. It has established itself as an objective, unbiased operation that continues to work towards developing a fair and equitable university community.

Student Legal Services | 330-672-9550 |

Helps students to understand and resolve their legal issues by providing quality legal representation and advice.

Step Up and Speak Out | 330-672-4050 |

Step Up and Speak Out is a collaborative effort of Kent State University Psychological Services, University Health Services, the Office of the Vice President Student Affairs, and Police Services. Step Up and Speak Out provides greater awareness of mental health concerns, including risk factors for suicide. This suicide prevention campaign represents a collaborative effort of Kent State University Psychological Services, University Health Services, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, and Police Services and aims to support individuals in need by educating University community members on protocols and resources designed to assist in disruptive situations or with distressed individuals. We provide multiple resources for students and staff to educate them on how to handle these situations.

Campus Kitchen Pantry | 330-672-7876 |

The purpose of the CKP is to supplement individuals that are food insecure and in need of assistance with free food. Eligibility: The Campus Kitchen Pantry serves students, faculty, staff and community members who need food assistance. The location is in Leebrick Hall, appointments required from 3-5:30 pm. Walk-ins are available after 5:30 pm.

Flashes Fighting Hunger | 330-672-7876 |

Flashes Fighting Hunger is able to host multiple food pantries on-campus each week. It also is able to prepare 250+ nutritious meals for those struggling with food insecurity. The organization also collaborates with the Center for Nutrition Outreach at Kent to provide fresh food for the Mighty Pack program, has a weekly presence at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market, and provides fresh food to the Kent State CARES Center.

Global & International Support

Office of Global Education (OGE) | 330-672-7980

The Office of Global Education is responsible for processing international admissions, advising international students and scholars, and overseeing all education abroad initiatives and international partnerships. The Office of Global Education’s primary mission is to internationalize the Kent State University experience for the benefit of all students, faculty, and staff.

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) | 330-672-7980    |

Our objective is to assist international students and scholars on maintaining their visa status while studying at Kent State University. We also encourage students and scholars to attend our many programs and events, which provides them an opportunity to meet other international and domestic students. The ISSS advisors also help international students and scholars with cultural adjustment issues and other issues they may face as new students to Kent State University and living in the United States.

ESL Center | 330-672-3818 |

The ESL Center provides intensive English language instruction to international students who want to enter American universities or learn English for other personal or professional reasons. Our mission is to prepare you for your undergraduate or graduate studies in the United States of America. The ESL Center is committed to academic excellence through flexibility in program design. All courses are available at various proficiency levels to insure that students receive the best English training possible.

Physical & Mental Health Resources

DeWeese Health Center | 330-672-2322 | After-hours nurses line: 330-672-2326

We are here to help keep all Kent State students, faculty and staff healthy and safe. Our staff at the DeWeese Health Center includes board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed psychologists, pharmacists, and radiographers. The DeWeese Health Center provides non-emergent outpatient care to all eligible students, faculty, and staff, including: examination and treatment for illness and minor injuries, women's health care, laboratory, x-ray, pharmacy services, and health education through all departments of the DeWeese Health Center and under the Division of Student Affairs. We accept all Kent State employee health plans and other major carriers. Self-pay rates are available for uninsured patients.

Mental Health Resources | 330-672-2487

Here, you’ll find all mental health and well-being services that support the Kent State University community across our campus system and abroad. This site will help you identify resources for yourself or others and provides information on educational resources to enhance learning around mental health and well-being.

Psychological Clinic | 330-672-2372 |

The Psychological Clinic prioritizes providing high quality services and ensuring that our client's needs are met.  The clinic director and/or faculty supervisors review all requests for services.  If they determine that the Psychological Clinic cannot effectively meet your needs or your child's/adolescent's needs, someone on our staff will contact you to let you know and will assist in providing additional referrals.

Women’s Clinic | 330-672-2322

The DeWeese Health Center Women’s Clinic is located on the lower level of the DeWeese Health Center and is staffed by clinicians experienced in women’s healthcare and committed to working with you regarding your health. We believe health involves not only physical, but emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. We are experienced and sensitive in dealing with patients of all sexual orientations and cultural beliefs. We also have specialized exam tables to accommodate women with disabilities.