“To support the overall mission of the university,
enhancing the out-of-classroom experience of Kent
State University students, faculty, staff, and guests,
while providing quality customer service to the university
community both internally and externally.”

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Kent State University
Dining Services
17 Senhauser Dr.
Kent, OH 44242



Kent State University Dining Services and its partners are committed to improving the quality of daily life for people, whenever and wherever they come together. To that end, KSU Dining Services partners with Food Alliance. This non-profit organization promotes sustainable agriculture by recognizing and rewarding farmers who produce food in environmentally friendly and socially responsible ways. Together, Kent State University Dining Services, its partners and Food Alliance take responsibility for educating our customers and others in the food system about the benefits of sustainable agriculture.

Kent State University Dining Services makes a difference on campus by partnering with our clients to set strategic targets and measure results in three key areas:

  • Waste Minimization
    Food service waste is the single largest contributor to our landfill system. That means we have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to make positive change. From the kitchen to the front of the house, we are working towards minimizing waste and over production.
  • Food Sourcing
    We support local businesses and communities by purchasing from local producers and growers. Kent State University Dining Services buys fresh dairy products from local and regional farmers.
  • Reusable Mugs for Kent state University
    Reusable Mugs designed by Kent State University students are  available for purchase at all dining locations for only $6.99.  Refills are only $.99 for all hot and cold drinks.  Purchase a reusable mug and your first drink is on us!

Kent State University Dining Services actively seeks to promote ecological sustainability by providing EnviroWare™ disposable china and flatware to its students for carry-out service or when traditional dinning ware is not available. EnviroWare™ , from Dispoz-o Products™, are 100% biodegradable plastic cutlery and foam products, made with green technology and formulated to interact with micro-organisms that are present in standard landfills, composting landfills and in the natural environment. With the synergistic effort of Dining Services and the campus community, Kent State University can be a world leader in providing a healthier, greener world.

Kent State University Dining Services provides premier campus dining options because we focus on creating exceptional student experiences. We deliver on that promise through five key areas, including culinary innovation, student insights, health and wellness, customer service and sustainability programs. By protecting and improving our environment, the communities where we do business and the students we serve, Kent State University Dining Services makes every day a better day and every tomorrow a better tomorrow.

More information about what Kent State University does regarding sustainability is available at the sustainability website or here.


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