A-Z Policy

Access to University Facilities Policy

The purpose of this policy is to assure that the Kennesaw State University community and property are protected when granting access to University facilities. This policy provides guidelines to assure that access to University facilities is properly vetted. This policy also complies with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia existing policy regarding background investigations and positions of trust.

Effective Date: 
Thursday, Nov 12 2015

Alcohol and Other Drug Policy

The purpose of the Kennesaw State University (KSU) Alcohol and Other Drug Policy (AOD Policy) is to provide guidance to the campus community and ensure compliance with federal and state laws and the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG) policies and procedures.  KSU is committed to providing a safe, healthy learning community for all its constituencies and to recognizing, upholding, and enforcing the laws of the state of Georgia. As a recipient of federal funds, KSU supports and complies with the provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (DFSCA), as articulated in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Part 86 – the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations and the U.S. Department of Labor Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

Effective Date: 
Thursday, Jan 17 2019

Alternative Work Schedule Policy

Kennesaw State University (KSU) recognizes that alternative work schedules offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work life and personal life. As a result, KSU has implemented guidelines for establishing alternative work schedules.

Effective Date: 
Monday, Jun 15 2015

Cellular, Wireless Communications Devices, and Services Policy

Kennesaw State University (KSU), at its discretion, may provide wireless voice and data services (e.g., cellular services) and associated devices, where doing so would enhance job performance, in accordance with specific criteria, including being the most appropriate and cost-effective method of achieving business needs.

Effective Date: 
Tuesday, Jan 22 2019

Compensation Policy

Kennesaw State University (KSU) is committed to maintaining salary levels that comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and are internally equitable. All employees will be compensated fairly regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status.

Effective Date: 
Monday, Feb 18 2019

Competitive Solicitation Policy

This policy establishes requirements for the competitive solicitation of purchases valuing $10,000 or more made by University employees.  Administrative rules detailed in the Georgia Procurement Manual govern all purchasing activities of state government entities, subject to the authority of the Georgia Department of Administrative Services pursuant to the State Purchasing Act, including state offices, agencies, departments, boards, commissions, institutions, and other entities of the state, unless specifically exempted by statute or regulation.  Procedures for University personnel are included in this policy.

Effective Date: 
Tuesday, May 19 2015

Complaint Resolution Policy

Kennesaw State University is committed to providing a high-quality educational environment and opportunities that are central to an academic community of learning, teaching, research, scholarship, and service. As such, the University strives to be alert to the needs of the University community by maintaining an environment in which appeals, grievances, and complaints are addressed in an expeditious, fair, and collegial manner. This policy provides an overview of some of the University’s processes in place for faculty, students, staff, and third parties to follow in seeking resolution of a formal complaint or grievance.  

Effective Date: 
Thursday, Feb 18 2016

Computer Usage Policy

An individual's use of computing resources in a university environment is not an absolute, personal right; rather it is a privilege conditional on the individual's compliance with federal and state laws, institutional policy, and generally acceptable use protocols. The Computer Usage Policy defines what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable use of Kennesaw State University (KSU or the University) computing facilities and resources. In using the computing resources of KSU, the user agrees to abide by all applicable University policies and procedures, and all applicable local, state, and federal laws. KSU reserves the right to review any accounts and files created on University resources. Per the University System of Georgia (USG) Appropriate Use Policy, individuals are held accountable for any misuse of their assigned network identification (NetID), computer system, and network access.

Effective Date: 
Thursday, Jun 14 2018

Consulting Services Policy

This policy provides clarification of Kennesaw State University requirements and procedures for acquiring consulting services.  The Office of Procurement and Contracting (OPC) facilitates acquiring consulting services to help ensure specific objectives, measurements of performance, and performance timelines are included in the consulting services agreement. The OPC also ensures consultants are selected in accordance with the state's competitive bidding and selection criteria.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, Mar 18 2015

Contract Approval and Signature Authority Policy

This policy defines the approvals that are necessary before the Kennesaw State University (KSU or the University) can enter into a contract and delegates limited authority to certain officials to execute contracts for the University.

Effective Date: 
Friday, Jan 18 2019