Kent State Student Government Elections

In our current political climate, the Kent State 2018-2019 USG predicts this election to be one of the best in years! There are over 15 elected positions available to serve students, work with university officials, have your voice directly heard by the President's Cabinet and the Board of Trustees, and to engage your peers in their civic duty. Our USG is one of the strongest in the state of Ohio and one of the oldest. USG has been serving students since 1924. In years past USG has aided in bringing student legal services to campus, building the memorial garden for students who have passed while enrolled, planning campus programming (concerts, events, speakers), and passing the smoke-free/tobacco-free campus act in 2015. If you want to leave your legacy on KSU's campus, run for USG and create a change!

Election Commission

The students serving on the commission are your go-to resources if you have any questions/comments/concerns! Get to know them below!  


Kevin Cline

President Commissioner

Current Senator for the College of Communication and Information

Senior Communications Studies major

Secretary of Young Americans for Liberty

Member of Delta Chi



Jonathan Merlo

Vice Commissioner

Current Director of Community Affairs

Senior Managerial Marketing major


We are currently looking for 3 students to serve on the Election Commission!