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Kent State University

Educational Resources

Libraries

Architecture Library, Chemistry/Physics Library, Map Library, Math Library, Music Library, Fashion Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,367,222 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 13,357 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,306,967 microforms.
  • 28,962 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Fashion Museum

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,305 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 65 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 575 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 1,150 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 90 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 3,500 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 36% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 17% of housing units are Singles.
  • 67% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 4% of housing units are Triples.
  • 7% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 5% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 45 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 71% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming, Flash Fest, Renaissance Ball, Black Squirrel Festival
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station
  • In total, there are about 242 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Kappa Mu National Scholastic Honour Society, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Alpha Psi, Chi Sigma lota, Eta Sigma Phi, Gamma Theta Upsilon, Golden Key International Honour Society, Kappa Kappa Psi, Lambda Pi Eta, Mortar Board, Inc. , National Residence Hall Honorary, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Sigma Pi, Psi Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Sociology Department Honors Society, Tau Sigma Honor Society, and Tau Sigma Delta.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Baptist Ministries, Canterbury Club, Catholic Student Association, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, G Phi G Campus Ministry, Hillel Jewish Student Center, Impact Movement, Jewish United Students for Today & Tomorrow, Kappa Phi, Kent Prez University Ministry, Late Night Christian Fellowship, Latter-Day Saint Student Assoc. , Kent State Baha'i Club, Lutheran Student Fellowship, Muslim Students Assoc. , Navigators, The Dive, United Christian Ministries, and Voices of Testimony.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Associate of International Students in Education, Black United Students, Chinese Students & Scholars Association, Kent African Student Association, Kent Indian Students Association, Harambee, Korean Student Association, Native American Student Organization, and Spanish & Latino Student Association.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Pha Phi, Pha Phi Omega, Pha Psi Lambda, American Civil Liberties Union, American Red Cross Club at KSU, Amhensty International, Campus Right to Life, Ceramics Club, College Democrats, College Republicans, Greek Community Service Organization, Habitat for Humanity, International Film Society, SU Paintball Club, Panhellenic Council, Phi Alpha Delta, Phi Gamma Pi, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Sigma Kappa, and Women's Movement Network.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Daily Kent Stater (daily)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Akron-Canton (24), Cleveland (30)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Akron (12)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Kent (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 60% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 24% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,300
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 17 fraternities
  • 8 fraternity houses
  • 1% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 7 sororities
  • 6 sorority houses
  • 1% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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