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The Williamson House is located at the corner of Main Street and Midway Drive on campus.

SRVSS celebrates 10th anniversary on Nov 3, providing safe spaces for students

Audrey Trevarthan, Digital Assistant September 6, 2023

The Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services, which works to provide a support system for those affected by personal violence, will celebrate its tenth anniversary Nov. 3.   The...

Kent State art exhibit opens conversation around sexual assault

Jenna Bal, Reporter April 9, 2022

Editor’s note: The following story contains mention of sexual assault.  A long purple prom dress hangs on a wall in Kent State’s Williamson House. Beside it a quote reads: “If that’s what love...

Emani Mickens, a senior who is double majoring in psychology and peace and conflict studies, led the self-advocacy event where she talked about creating a healthy environment. Self-advocacy is creating healthy habits and establishing boundaries for oneself.

The Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support reflects on self-advocacy

Haley Kisling Reporter September 30, 2021

Eight tables were covered with a variety of paint colors, paintbrushes and painting paper. Another table, off to the side, held piles of free t-shirts and hoodies along with free candies, pins and stickers....

Shannon Welsh stands in front of her BFA exhibit in the Center for Visual Arts. 

Kent State student recognized in national undergraduate art exhibit

Kelsey Paulus Reporter June 9, 2021

Out of 200 submissions total, one Kent State student earned an opportunity to display her artwork in the 5th annual National Undergraduate Juried Exhibition at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in Missouri. Shannon...


Go with the flow: A herstory of menstrual equity advocacy at Kent State University

Brianna Camp Reporter May 11, 2021

Chapter 1: Cassie“Period poverty is not a “women’s issue,” it is a human’s issue. Because without periods there wouldn’t be people, right?” Cassandra Pegg-Kirby stands in her kitchen, cleaning...

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LGBTQ+ Center to resume free HIV testing in the fall

Chris Bright Reporter May 10, 2021

Free HIV testing on campus has stopped for the semester, but will resume thorough the LGBTQ+ Center in the fall.“Unfortunately, the testing has ended now that spring break has ended,” said Ken Ditlevson,...

President Todd Diacon reflects on university history at Bowman Breakfast

Kent State President Todd Diacon spoke to an audience on Kent State’s history and the importance of a good relationship with the city of Kent at the 56th semi-annual fall Bowman Breakfast in the Student...

Women’s Center reveals timeline of women of Kent State at ‘Coming Home’ celebration

Sierra Campbell October 6, 2018

Faculty, staff, alumni and students shared their stories and memorabilia at the Williamson House's Coming Home celebration Friday night.The celebration reconnected alumni with the Women’s Center for...

University chooses to keep Williamson House and the Women’s Center in place

Sarah Limas September 26, 2018

Kent State has decided not to remove the Williamson House--the main location for Diversity and Inclusion Leadership, the Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS) and the Women's...

Molly Merryman and Evgenia Fotiou talk at the Williamson House Grand Opening Sept. 28, 2016.

Women’s Center looks ahead despite future relocation

Faith Riggs and Moira Reed March 23, 2018

Just two years after becoming the home of the Women’s Center, the Williamson House will be torn down to make space for a new parking deck.“Initially, we were surprised by the decision to take down...

Clothes hang on a rack at the Career Closet, which is located on the lower level of the Williamson House. 

Career Closet approaching one-year anniversary

Imani Fields March 1, 2018

More than 200 students have shopped at the Career Closet since it launched last year in early March at Kent State University’s Women’s Center.The closet was created in collaboration with the Women’s...

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