Health & Safety

Location
Kent, OH
Undergrads
18,378
Tuition (in-state)
$17,632 ($9,672)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have heard that the kent state area is a good area and well protected, stuff may happen but police are on it very quickly

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have good security, good response times and good police force.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe at Kent. In fact we just had a student that shot a gun on campus and honestly I felt very safe during the whole process.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safety is great, can't complain.

1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus health center is awful. The people are rude and its inconvenient.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 422nd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 860th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1220th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Andrew Rasner
Hometown
Sagamore Hills
Major
Architecture
Grad Year
2014
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There is a noticeable presence of security personnel at Kent State, but this fact is generally seen as positive, and safety measures lend students a peace of mind while on campus. While they are by no means overbearing, it is nearly impossible to walk anywhere on campus at night without seeing one of the student security aides in their bright yellow uniforms. Most of them are pretty amiable, and oftentimes students will be reprimanded rather than disciplined for any unruly actions. Security aides are not out to bust students, but they will definitely intervene when it comes to any disturbances or illegal activity. At their discretion, University Police can become involved, and the measures that police can enact against offending students are much more severe. Security escorts are available each night from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., and emergency phones are scattered around campus. Most of the paths around campus are well-lit, and there are few, if any, crimes committed against students on campus. The town and campus are generally safe, but of course, standard personal safety rules still apply.

The DeWeese Health Center is located on campus in an accessible location, and provides an array of standard resources, ranging from psychological services and depression screenings to pharmaceutical and nonemergency medical care. University Health Services also funds programming to promote health awareness on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 19
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Department of Public Safety and Police Services
Stockdale Safety Building
911 (emergencies); (330) 672-0370 (non-emergencies)
www.kent.edu/police
Safety Services
  • Campus escorts
  • Emergency blue phones
  • Night security patrols
  • Restricted access to dorms
Health Center
DeWeese Health Center
Eastway Drive (behind the ice arena)
(330) 672-2443
www.kent.edu/uhs
Monday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic lab services (including pregnancy testing, 20-minute HIV testing, and other standard tests)
  • Free counseling services
  • On-campus pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological services
  • Radiology services
  • Same-day clinic
  • Women's resource center
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
Security escorts are available seven days a week from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. by calling the security aid dispatcher on campus at 2-7004 or by calling (330) 672-7004 from a non-campus phone.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 142 responses

  • 18% None
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 141 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 13% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 29% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 45% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 141 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 18% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 50% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 27% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 141 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 18% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 48% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 33% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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