Campus Safety Resources

Kent State University Police Services is committed to offering a wide range of comprehensive programs which anticipate, recognize, and appraise crime risks within the University community. Through the use of proactive patrol and follow-up investigations, Kent State University Police Services has helped to make our campus one of the safest in the nation. 

Reporting an Emergency or Crime

  • Dial 911 from any phone on campus
  • Push the Emergency Button on of any blue-light phone throughout campus
  • Dial 330-672-2212 for the University's Communications Center

Emergency 911 is accessible from any phone on campus including your cell phone.  911 calls are answered by dispatchers in our communications center who can send police,fire, or ambulance services to your location within minutes. While most people use their cell phones to dial 911, there are also over 40 "blue light phones" located around campus in parking lots and along sidewalks that you can use in the event of an emergency. In addition to calling 911, the blue light phones also contain a list of useful numbers to include: Parking Services, University Housing, Stadium Shuttle, and PARTA/Campus Bus Service. They can also be used to dial any number on campus.

Kent State University Police Services maintains a daily crime and fire log summarizing crimes and residence hall fires reported for the last 60 days.  Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take an active role in becoming educated about crime prevention and safety.   


annual security report

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Sexual Assault Resources

If you need to report a sexual assault and the situation is emergent, call 911.  Otherwise, you can contact Kent State University Police Services at 330-672-2212.  Kent State University also offers a number of other support services for those involved in sexual assault situations.

Click here for the Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services  (SRVSS) website