DI Hub Membership

Membership to the Design Innovation Hub (DI HUB) gives you access to one of the most advanced makerspaces in the region and the collaborative spirit of the Design Innovation Initiative at Kent State. Membership benefits include:

  • The DI HUB’s REACTOR, a large collaborative maker and innovation workspace.
  • 12 specialized shops & labs, including our 3D Printing & Laser Cutting Shop, CNC Shop, Textile Shop, Wood Shop, Metal Shop, Industrial/Robotics Shop, WaterJet Shop, Paint/Glue Shop, Print Lab, and immersive reality labs.
  • A Resource Library offering a wide selection of tools for use in the REACTOR, as well as a variety of supplies and materials for purchase.
  • Dozens of programs and workshops to help you learn a new skill or process.
  • Free equipment and project consultation services provided by our dedicated DI Crew staff.

Membership Eligibility

Membership to the DI HUB is open to community members and alumni 18 years old and above, as well as all current KSU (Kent State University) students, staff, and faculty.

Membership Rates

The following DI HUB membership is available to all eligible persons. Current KSU students, staff, and faculty are eligible for free membership to the DI HUB.

Membership Level

KSU Rate

Community Rate

DI HUB Collaborator

Includes access to:

  • Collaborative Workspaces
  • Project Consultation Services
  • Resource Library Tools
  • Electronics/Prototyping Shop
  • 3D Printing & Laser Cutting
  • CNC Shop
  • Textile Shop
  • Paint/Glue Shop
  • Water Jet Shop
  • Blank_Lab
  • X_Realm
  • Print Lab
  • Workshops
Free $20/month

Safety training required to access:

  • Wood Shop
  • Metal Shop
  • Industrial/Robotics Shop
$10 training fee $10 training fee

Additional membership options are available for business organizations and academic institutions. For more information about setting up a business or academic membership, please contact DI Staff at di@kent.edu.

Becoming a DI HUB Member

To become a DI HUB member, simply sign-up for one of our free DI HUB Orientation sessions using the DI Hub Member Portal. New members will need to create an account in order to register for an orientation session. During this one-hour session you will: 

  • Purchase your DI Hub membership and pay any associated membership fees via credit or debit card. The DI HUB is unable to accept cash or checks. 
  • Sign the mandatory liability waiver and DI HUB member agreement forms. 
  • Learn about the Design Innovation Initiative at Kent State and your role as a DI HUB member. 
  • Take a tour of the DI HUB and learn about all the spaces, equipment, and resources available to you as a member. 
  • Connect with your fellow DI HUB members so that you can make the most of your membership with DI!

Access the DI HUB Member Portal

Payment Policy

DI Hub memberships are available in 1-month, 2-month, 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month plans. Initial membership purchases must be made in person via credit or debit card, but membership renewals can be purchased online using the DI Hub Member Portal. The DI HUB is unable to accept cash or checks. Refunds are not available for prematurely canceled or terminated memberships.

Member Expectations