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Exploring sexuality in college

Natalia Hernandez Maceira September 29, 2021

For many students, college is the first time to take control of their sexual health. It’s also how students start exploring their sexuality and expand their identities, according to the Act for Youth...

Melody Tankersley is the senior vice president and provost at Kent State University.

University suspends interim Pass/Fail policy, updates academic resources for students

Annie Zwisler Managing Editor September 23, 2021

The interim Pass/Fail policy the university enacted to support students during remote learning is no longer in effect, according to an email statement sent Wednesday by Senior Vice President and Provost...

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Kent State amends mask mandate amid changes to safety protocol

Fully vaccinated Kent State students, faculty and staff will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors on any Kent campuses, according to new changes in university health and safety practices released...

Step Up Speak Out

Step Up & Speak Out initiative aids in mental health awareness

Megan Medfisch Health and fitness reporter September 28, 2020

Step Up & Speak Out, a collaborative initiative on campus, educates students and faculty on how to help themselves and others with mental health concerns.“Our biggest aim is to make sure university...

Kent State houses remaining on-campus students in Stopher, Johnson halls

After moving all classes online for the rest of the semester, Kent State's campus houses only 67 remaining students who are staying in the Stopher and Johnson residence halls.  These students, who are...

A student is taking notes at the Active Minds meeting on September 10, 2019. The largest group of students made an appearance at the first meeting of the new school year to participate in the National Suicide Prevention day stimulation.

Active Minds holds suicide prevention training

Ryanne Locker September 10, 2019

With 64 percent of college students dropping out due to mental illness, a Kent State organization, Active Minds, held an event Tuesday about warning signs of suicidal tendencies and how to intervene...

A table of pamphlets in the psychological services office explaining the different services provided on campus with contact information and more. 

Kent State offers services for mental health

Madeline Pigott September 17, 2018

Kent State’s Psychological Services provides assistance to students who are looking for help in regards to mental health.Psychological Services is located in the Deweese Health Center on the second...

Kent State addresses mental health on National Depression Screening Day

Kelsey Meszaros October 7, 2017

Students, faculty and staff had a chance to check their mental health on campus Thursday for National Depression Screening Day.Held free of charge by Psychological Services every October, the purpose...

A guide to the resources available to Kent State students

Kaylee Peterson August 8, 2017

At Kent State, there are an abundance of offices created for the sole purpose of helping students get what they need from their academic experience, but determining which office to go to can be difficult.Academic...

Psychological Services offers resources for those with anxiety

Shane Beneke September 10, 2015

Starting a new semester of school can cause feelings of anxiety and stress amongst students, which can become a particularly serious  problem if not handled correctly,and potentially lead to mental illness.Danielle...

A counselor screens a volunteer who completed a personal survey on National Depression Screening Day. Depression screenings were done in the Student Center on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.

Depression Screening Day yields largest turnout in program history

Samantha Ickes October 9, 2014

The University Health Services and Psychological Services teamed up with the Office of Health Promotion to sponsor the annual screening for National Depression Screening Day on Thursday.“It lets people...

University offers free depression screenings on Oct. 9

Samantha Ickes October 8, 2014

Kent State University psychologists and health volunteers will screen people for depression and other mental health issues Thursday, Oct. 9 for National Depression Screening Day.The University Health Services...

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