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About the Alumni Association

What is the alumni association?

Established in 1911, the Kent State University Alumni Association is a non-profit organization that offers events, programs and benefits to keep Kent State graduates and friends connected to the university.
Where is the Alumni Relations office located on the Kent campus?
The office is located at the Center for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement on S. Lincoln Street in Kent.

Does the association have a membership program?

The Kent State University Alumni Association provides services and programs for all Kent State University graduates. We are in the process of considering changes to our existing program.  In the meantime, we are committed to providing services for members and acknowledge their support.

Personal Information and Records

How do I obtain a copy of my Kent State transcript?  
Copies of your Kent State academic transcripts are available at no charge through the Office of the University Registrar.  

There are three ways to complete your request:
•    You can stop by the Office of the Registrar in the Michael Schwartz Center with a photo ID.
•    You can submit your request via fax or send it via mail.
•    Mail requests to: Kent State University, Office of the University Registrar, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001. Fax requests to 330-672-3867. More information can be found at the Office of the University Registrar's website.

The information required for your request is: your current name and address, any former name(s), your social security number, dates of attendance and campus(es) attended, the address(es) where the transcripts are to be mailed and your handwritten signature.

How do I update my address?
To update your information, please complete this form or contact the alumni association at (888)320-5368 or alumni@kent.edu.

What is my Kent State ID number and where can I find it?
The Kent State ID (banner ID) serves as your identification for all university dealings. You can find your banner ID in Flashline, under the “my account” tab, in the “my identity” box. If you have any questions or need your Kent State ID number, please contact the alumni association at (888)320-5368 or alumni@kent.edu.

Online Services – KSU Connect, Email and Social Media

What is KSU Connect? How do I log in to KSU Connect?
KSU Connect is an online community where alumni can share memories and contact other former Golden Flashes through discussion boards, an online directory, class notes, plus much more. By becoming part of the alumni association, you gain access to this great way of staying in touch.

If this is your first time registering for the online community, please click on “First Time Login” and follow the instructions. You will need your Kent State ID number to register. See the question above on finding your Kent State ID. 

Does the alumni association have an online alumni directory? I want to connect and network with alumni/find my old friends, where do I start?
You may find a former classmate through the Find a Flash program, which allows alumni to locate fellow classmates. Call the alumni association with the graduate's name at 1-888-320-KENT (5368). If contact information is available the alumni association will connect with the graduate on your behalf.

You may also access our online directory by logging in to the online community (please see the question above for how to log in).

Other possible networking tools include our social media websites: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Flickr. Also, connections can be made through the alumni chapters and area representatives

What is Facebook Connect and how do I use it?

Please visit the Facebook Connect FAQs page.  

Do I lose my kent.edu email or Flashline account when I graduate?
You will keep your kent.edu email address or Flashline account as long as you log in to your account periodically. If you lose access to your account, please contact the alumni association at 888-320-5368 or alumni@kent.edu.  

Kent State Magazine/Class Notes

Who receives the Kent State Magazine?

Any graduate with a degree from Kent State University will receive the magazine. The magazine is also sent to friends of the university, Kent State employees and members of the Board of Trustees.

How can I get extra copies of the Kent State Magazine?
The KSUAA is happy to provide a complimentary copy of the current issue of the magazine. Send your request to alumni@kent.edu.

Can I view current and past issues of the magazine online?
Please visit the online magazine archive here.
How do I submit a class note for printing in the magazine?
Please visit www.ksualumni.org/classnotes. Class notes will be printed as space allows. All class notes will be published on this website quarterly. You may search these class notes here.


How do I purchase tickets to athletic events?
For general ticket information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Kent State University Athletic Department at 330-672-2244.

Where can I obtain information about job assistance and career mentoring?

You can search for career mentors through our online community. Also, if you are relocating to a new city, many alumni are willing to help you search for a new job and make your move smoother. Please log in to the online community to see the alumni in your area who are willing to provide relocation assistance.

For Public Information
If you would like a copy of the Kent State Alumni Association's governing documents, conflict of interest policy, Form 990, Form 990-T and/or audited financial statements, please contact the Kent State Alumni Association via one of the modes of communication listed below:
Call: The Kent State Alumni Association at 888.320.KENT (5368)
Email: alumni@kent.edu
Mail: Kent State Alumni Association, Center for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242

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