Division of Student Affairs


you can be yourself, and then become your best self. We are an anchor for your student journey, surrounding you with support that empowers you to make a connection – to people, passions and the university. Here you are encouraged to explore and experiment. You have a voice and the responsibility to take the lead so you can develop your self and your purpose and make an impact on Kent State as you prepare for your future. We intentionally develop the whole student through transformational experiences. We passionately engage our diverse student population through quality programming and resources that enhance the educational process to ensure student success. We delight in helping you become the informed, open-minded difference-makers who go on to meaningful lives.


Cultivate an enhanced, intentionally designed, inclusive and engaging student experience that enhances student success.


Distinguish Kent State University as an exemplar healthy campus environment where physical health and general wellness pervade the community by adopting and implementing a recognized standard for wellness.


Educate campus community regarding mental health issues, resources, and appropriate responses for distressed and disruptive individuals. Assess current mental health services provided to students on all campuses using standards from the Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program.


Exemplify a culture of lifelong learning, understanding (and utilization) of professional standards, implementation of student affairs best practices within Division of Student Affairs employees

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Develop a culture of assessment and data driven decision making in the division by creating an assessment plan, identifying learning outcomes, and appointing a team representing each unit to coordinate the process.