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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: We don't have too much going on where people are harmed in anyway. It's easier to just go to the doctor than the health center though

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have emergency phones located all over campus and counseling support services available for all students, as well as student organizations for awareness

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Kent is relatively low on crime and I have never heard of any serious crime being committed on campus during my time here.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus, and if I ever felt unsafe, there would be resources and people willing to help me feel safer.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Campus is well lit, and if one does happen to feel unsafe he or she can always call the escort service or take a bus.


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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)
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
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?
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 156 responses

  • 18% None
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Excessive drinking
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 35 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 154 responses

  • 44% High quality, very convenient.
  • 29% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 11% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 156 responses

  • 25% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 52% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 19% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 155 responses

  • 34% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 48% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 18% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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