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Dean of Students

The Dean of Students serves as the university's primary student advocate and assists the Vice President for Student Affairs in the leadership of the division. The Dean of Students manages departments that provide student development opportunities and support services. The Dean also works with the Student Affairs staff to help promote a culture where diversity is encouraged and where students learn to respect differences, develop leadership skills and take responsibility for their actions.

Lamar Hylton

Dear Members of the Kent State Community:

It is an honor to serve as your Dean of Students! Kent State University is an institution that puts students first in all that it does. Our work within the Office of the Dean of Students enriches the student experience and enhances a students’ ability to be academically successful and make positive and long lasting contributions to our community. I hope that you will take advantage of the opportunities to develop your critical thinking skills, cultivate your leadership capacity, and make connections across the campus that will contribute to your success.

If I can be of any support to you during your journey here at Kent State University, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I wish you much success. Go Flashes!

With best regards,

Dr. Lamar R. Hylton


Dining with the Dean

Come and have lunch with your Dean of Students! For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students.

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Center for Student Involvement

Getting involved on campus is one of the quickest ways to become part of the university community and create your own Kent State experience. The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) offers opportunities for leadership and participation in student-initiated projects and student organizations.

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Office of Student Conduct

Kent State University is a student-centered institution that engages students in diverse learning environments. We educate them to think critically and while attaining the skills necessary for responsible citizenship and productive careers. To maintain high standards, the University furnishes an atmosphere conducive to educational growth and positive development.


Center for Adult and Veteran Services

The Center for Adult and Veteran Services is dedicated to enhancing the experience of the non-traditional student both in and out of the classroom.

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Undergraduate Student Government

The Undergraduate Student Government is an elite governing body that is here to aid the students in which it governs. The USG is the voice of the students and aims to provide many services to the student body of Kent State University.

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Office of International Student Affairs

The office is dedicated in helping international students discover meaningful ways to engage in campus life, provide events and programs to showcase the diversity of students, and provide opportunities for domestic and internationals students to connect in life-long friendships.

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Regional Student Engagement

Kent State’s eight campuses touch over 60 miles from northern Ashtabula to southern East Liverpool and Salem ( Columbiana) counties of the this region of the state. All of our program collaborations and initiatives allow our regional campus students to work, and serve their local communities.

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Our housing options are the gold standard—serving as home to 6,200 students.