Spirit Songs

Kent State University Alma Mater Lyrics


E. Turner Stump wrote the lyrics, with music by Dwight Steere. The alma mater was first published in the Kent songbook in 1931.

Verse 1
From the beauty land Ohio comes a universal praise, 'Tis the song of Alma Mater that her sons and daughters raise. 'Tis a Hail to Kent forever, on the Cuyahoga shore, Now we join the loving thousands as they sing it o'er and o'er. Hail to Thee, our Alma Mater. O, how beautiful Thou art, High enthroned upon the hilltop, Reigning over every heart.

Verse 2
From the hilltop Alma Mater gazing on her portals wide, Sees the coming generations as they throng to seek her side, Seek her side to win her blessing, throng her gates to bear her name, Leave her gates to sing her praises go afar to spread her fame. Hail to Thee, our Alma Mater. O, how young and strong thou art, Planning for the glorious future, Firm enthroned in every heart.

Kent State University Fight Song


Fight on for KSU! Fight for the Blue and Gold! We're out to beat the foe; fight on brave and bold! Fight on for victory, don't stop until we're through, We're all together, let's go forward, KSU!

Sport: Soccer
Major: Business Management

Anticipated Graduation: 2014
Hometown: Ajax, Ontario, Canada

"I have learned that success does not come overnight, you need to work hard at every position you are in, and eventually success will follow. Another thing I have learned is that you need to be able to give back. There have been so many people that have taken the time to help me in my journey, and that is not something they had to do, but they did it anyways."