A-Z Policy

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

Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia revised its "Sexual Misconduct Policy" in March 2016 and provided the approved policy for posting effective July 1, 2016. This policy is verbatim of that policy. Please contact the KSU EEO and Title IX Office for information by phone at 470-578-2614 or via email at eeo@kennesaw.edu.   The EEO/Title IX website may be viewed at: http://diversity.kennesaw.edu/eeo-titleix/  .

Resource from theDepartment of Education, Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence. (April 29, 2014)

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 complyingwith the policies of its regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Notification and reporting of any substantive change by an accredited institution are mandated by the U.S. Department of Education regulation 34 CFR 602.22.  “Substantive change” is defined as a significant modification or expansion in the nature and scope of an accredited institution, and to preserve our regional accreditation and its benefits, KSU must report in writing any actions defined as “substantive change” to the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The SACSCOC policy on Substantive Change provides information as to what type of substantive change is reportable and the reporting process. At KSU, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness oversees the University’s substantive change process and reporting. 

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

Effective Date: 
Thursday, Feb 25 2016

Technology Purchasing, Relocation, and Surplus Policy

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia requires that Kennesaw State University's Chief Information Officer, or his/her designee, approve all computer hardware/software purchases or audio-visual purchases. This policy details the appropriate methods of acquisition to minimize the risks of exposing electronic data to individuals unauthorized to view this data and transferring software to those not licensed to use it. This policy is essential to the inventory of KSU technology assets and the appropriate destruction of storage media and is essential to compliance with state and federal data privacy statutes and software licensing agreements.

Effective Date: 
Monday, Nov 21 2016

Telephone and Fax Usage Policy

This policy covers the appropriate/official use of telephone and fax lines and services in order to control costs to Kennesaw State University.

Effective Date: 
Monday, Nov 21 2016

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