Campus Safety & Security
Geauga Campus Safety and Security
Emergency: Call 911
Geauga County Sheriff's Office: 440-286-1234
Campus Security: 440-834-3780
Twinsburg Academic Center
Emergency: Call 911
Twinsburg Police Department: 330-425-1234
Campus Security: 330-888-6316
Kent State University Geauga Campus and Twinsburg Academic Center Security are responsible for protecting and property, maintaining the peace, and ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for our campus community, including students, faculty, staff, and guests at the university.
Kent State University Police Services
Kent State University Police Services is empowered by the State of Ohio to enforce state laws and is directed by the Board of Trustees to enforce certain university rules and regulations. Although Kent State University Police Services has police authority on all campuses, the local police department or sheriff's office maintains primary responsibility at the regional campuses.
The guide is a template for students, faculty, and staff's individual response to assist them in preparation for large scale emergencies.
Emergency Management Services works closely with the academic community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from the vulnerabilities to hazards or disasters that may affect the university. Through multiple modes of safety education, such as conducting training exercises, routine drills and equipment tests throughout the year, the division is better able to deal with the unforeseen challenges inherent in an actual emergency.
The daily crime log is the record of criminal incidents or alleged criminal incidents that have been reported to campus security. Crimes are entered into the log within two days of being reported to campus security. The log is a paper hard copy and available upon request at the Campus Reception Desk at both the Geauga Campus and Twinsburg Academic Center. People may also call the Business Office at 440-834-4187 for more information about the daily crime log.
Kent State University Threat Line
Online reporting of events that may include threats of physical harm, harassment; strange or disruptive behavior on campus; or information regarding weapons or drugs on campus.
The Office of Student Conduct
The Office of Student Conduct is responsible for adjudicating cases involving students who are accused of violating campus rules, regulations or policies, federal or state laws, and/or municipality ordinances. The University's student conduct-related goals are: to provide students with due process; to make students aware of and able to reasonably navigate through the conduct process; to have students accept responsibility for their actions when it is warranted; and to apply sanctions designed to assist students in their pursuit of excellence in both the classroom and the community.
At Kent State, our core values of respect and kindness for all demand that we step up to become part of the conversation that leads to a solution that will dismantle the systemic racism that has plagued our communities throughout history, and our university all too recently.
Title IX of the federal Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on a person's gender in educational programs or activities operated by federal funding recipients, such as Kent State. While it is often thought of as a law that applies only to athletic programs, Title IX is much broader and protects all students, employees, and visitors to campus from gender discrimination.
Flash ALERTS is Kent State's official emergency text notification system to notify subscribers of critical information no matter what time it is or where they are in the world. Flash ALERTS expands the university's ability to send critical news and information to the university community during campus emergencies.
Early Alert System
Early Alert is a reporting system that allows faculty to identify students presenting patterns that may lead to academic difficulty. It helps partner them with other campus resources and professionals to provide proactive assistance to students.
A.L.I.C.E. Training Schedule
The Geauga Campus and Twinsburg Academic Center offer A.L.I.C.E. training to enhance faculty, staff, and students' safety.
Kent State University's Care Teams are cross-divisional crisis management committees that collaboratively assess and coordinate a response to students identified as reasonably posing a potential threat to self or others. The CARE Team at Kent State University at Geauga exists to gather isolated concerns in one location to be examined as possible patterns of behavior and to coordinate a supportive, positive outreach toward students with concerning behavior when appropriate. The cross-functional team prefers to take a proactive approach, focusing on early interventions toward distressing student behavior to change the behavior before the situation escalates.
Step Up and Speak Out
The Step Up and Speak Out program is a collaborative effort by Kent State University Counseling and Psychological Services, DeWeese Health Center, the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and KSU Police Services. The initiative aims to support individuals in need by educating university community members on protocols and resources designed to assist in disruptive situations or distressed individuals.
Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services
The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services at Kent State University offers students resources and education on personal safety, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
Registered Sex Offenders
For more information about registered sex offenders near the campus where a student attends visit the Ohio Attorney General's Offender Search website.
Off-Site Location and Trip Reporting Form
For annual Clery reporting purposes, the Kent State University must collect crime statistics for those areas the university owns or controls. Department representatives must complete this form for any university-sponsored trips, programs, or activities conducted at an off-campus site that include students, regardless of whether an incident occurred at the site. Student teaching, medical practicums, and College Credit Plus (CCP) programs do NOT need to be reported unless an agreement exists between Kent State and the site for a specific space at the site controlled by Kent State.