A-Z Policy

Open Computer Lab and Technology Classroom Policy

This policy defines usage requirements for Kennesaw State University open computer labs and technology classrooms. Through the utilization of the safeguards described herein, these classrooms and labs support the mission of the University while also protecting the physical and logical assets contained therein.

Effective Date: 
Monday, Nov 21 2016

Policy on University Policies

This policy establishes a uniform process by which Kennesaw State Univerity policy is created, authorized, and maintained.  Guidelines and format are provided for policy sponsors and writers in addition to a detailed chart that shows review and approval actions by shared governance bodies and University leadership.  

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, Jul 1 2015

Programs Serving Minors

The purpose of the Kennesaw State University (KSU or the University) Programs Serving Minors 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 policies and procedures.

Effective Date: 
Monday, May 1 2017

Purchasing Card Policy

The Kennesaw State University policy provides information, references, and directions to procedures that detail employee responsibilities and approved use associated with a State of Georgia Purchasing Card.  KSU adheres to the Georgia Department of Administrative Services State Purchasing Division and the Board of Regents of the University of Georgia policies, procedures, and guidelines for purchasing card use. 

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, Mar 18 2015

Restroom Access Policy

Each new Kennesaw State University building will be designed and constructed to have at least one single-occupancy, family-friendly, unisex, ADA-compliant public restroom.

Effective Date: 
Saturday, Jul 1 2017

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Kennesaw State University fully supports the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Effective Date: 
Tuesday, Aug 8 2017

Signature Authority and Delegation Policy

This policy provides guidelines for documenting the appropriate approval authority and delegation of signature authority for financial transactions at Kennesaw State University.  The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia delegates primary financial and fiduciary responsibility to a university’s president who is responsible for establishing a sound internal control environment. 

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, Mar 18 2015

Smoke-free and Tobacco-free Policy

Kennesaw State University is dedicated to maintaining a healthy working and learning environment for employees, students, and visitors. The former KSU Smoking Policy has been updated to align with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus Policy, effective October 1, 2014. The purpose of this policy is to create a smoke-free and tobacco-free environment at Kennesaw State University (KSU) and to establish the KSU Smoke/Tobacco-Free Committee with the responsibility for developing, implementing, and overseeing this policy, procedures, best practices, and activities for the University.   

Effective Date: 
Tuesday, Nov 24 2015

Student Codes of Conduct

The Kennesaw State University Student Codes of Conduct include: the Student Code of Conduct, the Residential Code of Conduct, and the Code of Academic Integrity. The Student Code of Conduct and Code of Academic Integrity are University-wide policies. The Residential Code of Conduct is a department-level policy. The purpose of the three codes is to provide students with notice and guidance of the rules of acceptable behavior and lessen the likelihood of disruption of campus life and academic misconduct so that an environment conducive to learning and individual growth can be maintained by Kennesaw State University. For more information and assistance, please contact the Department of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (SCAI) by email at scai@kennesaw.edu or by phone at 470-578-3403.

Effective Date: 
Friday, Jul 1 2016

Substantive Change Policy

Kennesaw State University (KSU) is responsible for compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) policy statement, Substantive Change for SACSCOC Accredited Institutions, as a condition of continued regional accreditation. SACSCOC defines substantive change as "a significant modification or expansion in the nature and scope of an accredited institution." Per its policy statement on substantive change, SACSCOC requires KSU to have a policy and procedure to "ensure that all substantive changes are reported to the Commission [SACSCOC] in a timely way." This policy outlines the types of substantive changes, appropriate actions for applying for the SACSCOC approval changes, and the roles and responsibilities of the University in applying this policy. The full list of substantive change types, the specific procedure to be used for each change, their respective approval/notification requirements, and their reporting timelines are listed in the Substantive Change for SACSCOC Accredited Institutions Policy Statement (http://sacscoc.org/policies.asp).

For more information about Substantive Change, please visit this KSU website: http://oie.kennesaw.edu/institutional/substantive_change.php .

Effective Date: 
Monday, Jan 15 2018