Student involvement Newsletter

September 2021 Issue

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WELCOME to the stark campus

Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester. We hope you had a lovely summer and an even better start to the semester. We are super excited to be back on campus and see most of you all in person. Here are some updates, reminders and opportunities currently available from our office and our campus.



All International, Multicultural and Black students are welcome to join the Multicultural Welcome Luncheon happening on the 15th of September, 2021 at 12pm by the Science and Nursing Building Patio. This is a joint effort by three amazing student organizations namely, International Student Organization, Black United Students and the newly launched Multicultural Student Organization. You will get to interact with students as well as the faculty advisors who lead this groups and this is a chance to join these organizations and the fun things they do!

Reach out to Sarah Schmidt at if you have any questions about this event.

Revive Meetings In-person!

Our student organizations are excited to be meeting in person this semester including out faith-based organization, Revive.

Revive will be meeting on Thursdays from 4-5pm in Room 218 in the Science and Nursing Building. If you want more information about Revive and how to join it, contact Janet Reed, the Faculty Advisor at

Join The Executive Board or Become A Member of Black United Students(BSU)

As an organization, BSU seeks to identify relevant issues and initiate appropriate action in order to reduce or eliminate any impediments to be adverse to students and their continued well-being and matriculation. This shall be accomplished by providing educational, cultural, and social programs and activities which relate to the past, present, and future goals and aspirations of Black people.

Furthermore, it seeks to provide enriching experiences and assuring the

continuing development of a progressive environment which is conducive to Black

students in their quest to obtain a quality and meaningful education. The underlying philosophy of Black United Students is to serve and unify all Black students

at Kent State University at Stark by addressing their needs.

More details coming soon about the organization as they will have an informational meeting in late October.

Positions Currently Open: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Coordinator

If You Have Any Questions Please Email: Lester Sanders, BUS Advisor at


EnviroKents is having their first meeting of the semester on September 29th at 4:00 PM on Teams (link provided below). This meeting will be held to elect officers and discuss the Fall semester events/dates. All interested students are welcome to join! You can Click here to join the meeting.

Student Involvement Updates

Welcome Home SI

The Office of Student Involvement is now located in Main Hall/Center Core. The USG is still located in Flash’s Food Pantry.

Join the Heart Walk!

Kent State University at Stark is honored to host the 2021 Stark County Heart Walk on the campus Saturday, Sept. 18.
Dean Denise A. Seachrist, Ph.D., has been named to the Stark Heart Walk’s Executive Leadership Team. She said being a part of this year’s event is meaningful professionally – and personally.
“By participating in this walk, you may be helping a friend or a colleague, who has an issue now, or may have an issue in the future,” she said. “Others may want to get involved for their own health’s sake. We are all so connected in life, your actions could be saving the life of someone you know and care about.”
Students are encouraged to join a Kent State Stark Heart Walk team. Click here to join a team.

Join us for Homecoming Week

Mark your calendars for September 27- October 1, 2021 as we celebrate Homecoming Week on the Stark campus. Enjoy a variety of activities to celebrate the school year with food, fun, tie dye and more!

Don’t forget to show your blue and gold spirit by wearing your Kent State gear all week!

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We are looking for student organizations who would like to help (window) paint across campus in preparation for Homecoming Week (September 27-October 1). To learn more or register your organization, please click here:


Undergraduate Student Government is the student body on campus that represents the campus and advocates for students in all capacities. Some of our duties include:

1. Running the day-to-day activities of Flash's Food Pantry.

2. Planning and facilitating different events on campus like Homecoming.

3. Allocating funds to student organizations etc.

If you have ever had an interest in being a part of Student Government or have any questions about it, please reach out to Ashley Brightbill at or Evangeline Agum at

STudent Leadership Academy

Student Leadership Academy All Access is a joint program between Kent State Stark and Stark State College. It is designed to help you learn about yourself and develop valuable skills when it works for you! Our program is based on critical skills employers look for: communication, leadership, financial literacy, goal-setting, cultural competency and professionalism.

If you want to build your resume, enhance your online professional presence, meet new people and prove that you are motivated, then Student Leadership Academy All Access is a great choice! You can register for that here!

Student Leadership Panel

We are planning a future event series and need you’re help! We are looking for a few student organization leaders to serve on a leadership panel. If you are interested please email Ashley Brightbill at

Get Vaccinated, Win Prizes!

Take the winning shot! By getting the COVID-19 vaccination and letting us know you got vaccinated, you could be eligible to win free tuition for a semester, an Apple Watch or many other awesome prizes. Click here to learn more about how to win these fun prizes!


  1. If you are thinking of starting a new organization or you have been inactive for a while and want to start back this semester. Make sure to fill out our Recognition and Renewal form.
  2. Please remember to update your Org Rosters by the 1st of every month detailing the students in attendance, their Kent email address and the structure of your meeting/ activity.
  3. Please remember the pre-approval process in place this year. Before any event, please email Ashley to discuss ideas/plans to ensure we’re following proper procedures.

  4. Students participating in organizations must be enrolled in and passing at least three (3) semester hours of coursework on the Stark campus and be in good academic standing. Students who are officers/contact persons of an organization must meet the same standards in addition to maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0+ (Good Academic Standing) on a 4.00 scale.

  5. As your organization starts to host events, please remember to send us any events so we can help promote them in our marketing and communication for students to get connected with you.

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