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Campus Safety


Stark Campus Safety & Security


Kent State University at Stark Security

Campus security is responsible for the protection of life and property, maintaining the peace, and ensuring a safe and secure learning environment to our campus community which includes students, faculty, staff and guests of the university.


Kent State University Police Services
Kent State University Police Services is empowered by the State of Ohio to enforce state laws and is directed by the Board of Trustees to enforce certain rules and regulations of the university. Although Kent State University Police Services has police authority on all campuses, the local police department or sheriff’s office maintains primary responsibility at the regional campuses.


Emergency Guide
The guide is a template for the individual response by students, faculty and staff to assist them in preparation for large scale emergencies.


Campus Safety, Security and Fire Safety Bulletin
The Disclosure of Campus Safety Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law enacted in 1990 requiring universities and colleges that receive federal funds to publish certain information regarding crimes that occur on or near campus.


Kent State University ThreatLine
Online reporting of events that may include threats of physical harm; harassment; strange, suspicious or disruptive behavior on campus; or information regarding weapons or drugs on campus.


The Office of Student Conduct
The Office of Student Conduct is responsible for the adjudication of cases involving students who are accused of violating campus rules, regulations or policies; federal or state laws; and/or municipality ordinances. The Office of Student Conduct can help coordinate and assist regional campuses with the student conduct hearing process.

Flash ALERTS
Flash ALERTS is Kent State’s official emergency text notification system to notify subscribers of critical information no matter what time it is or where they are in the world. Flash ALERTS expands the university's ability to send critical news and information to the university community during campus emergencies.


Early Alert System
The Early Alert System is a reporting system that allows faculty to identify students who are presenting patterns that may lead to academic difficulty. It helps partner them with other campus resources and professionals in order to provide proactive assistance to students. 


Care Team
Kent State University’s Care Teams are cross-divisional crisis management committees that collaboratively assesses and coordinates a response to students identified as reasonably posing a potential threat to self, others, or the university community.


Step Up Speak Out
This program is a collaborative effort by Kent State University Psychological Services, University Health Services, the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and Kent State Police Services. The initiative aims to support individuals in need by educating university community members on protocols and resources designed to assist in disruptive situations or with distressed individuals.


The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services
The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services at Kent State University offers resources and education for students on personal safety, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.


Registered Sex Offenders
For more information about registered sex offenders near the campus you attend, visit the Ohio Attorney General's Offender Search website.


Safety and Security Training
Training workshops for faculty and staff, which includes:
  • A.L.I.C.E. - Alert, Lockdown, Information, Counter and Evacuation
  • Recognizing and Responding to Threatening Behavior

Terrorism Awareness
In March 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced an expansion of expanding the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign in an effort to help ensure safety and security of the American public.


Environmental Health and Safety Incident Reporting
Prevention of injuries and illnesses to Kent State University personnel, students, and visitors are the primary concerns of the Environmental Health and Safety Office. The identification, evaluation and elimination of hazards provide the best methods of reducing incidents that may cause injuries and/or illnesses.

Stark Campus Security

24-Hour Service


Campus Phones: 53123


Off Campus: 330-705-0430



Mark Elliott
Security Supervisor
Main Hall Lower Level
330-244-3227
mellio12@kent.edu

Tom Ferguson
Building & Grounds Superintendent
Main Hall Lower Level
330-244-3226
tefergus@kent.edu