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

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

Freedom of Expression Policy

Kennesaw State University recognizes and is committed to upholding the First Amendment rights of all individuals, including freedom of speech and peaceable assembly.  KSU also recognizes its responsibility to provide a secure learning environment that allows individuals enrolled at or employed by KSU to express their views in ways that do not disrupt the operation of the University.  Please see KSU's Freedom of Expression Policy found here:  Current Policy and visit for more information and to submit requests.

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Effective Date: 
Friday, Oct 5 2018

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

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 or by phone at 470-578-3403.

Effective Date: 
Friday, Jul 1 2016

Unmanned Aerial System and Other Aircraft Policy

The Unmanned Aerial System and Other Aircraft Policy establishes requirements for operating any unmanned aerial system (UAS) and other aircraft including, but not limited to, hot air balloons, drones, model aircraft, blimps, and parachutes on and/or in the airspace over Kennesaw State University campuses and/or leased properties. The Department of Public Safety serves as the primary contact for information about this policy.

Effective Date: 
Tuesday, Aug 23 2016

Video Surveillance Policy

The video monitoring of public spaces at Kennesaw State University helps to deter crime and to assist in the protection and safeguarding of the KSU community, its property, and its assets.

Effective Date: 
Thursday, Jun 14 2018

Web Accessibility Policy Statement

The creation and dissemination of knowledge and information is a defining characteristic of universities. As such, Kennesaw State University (KSU or the University) is committed to ensuring that official Web content and other electronic information associated with University administration, services, courses, or instruction programs and activities conform to widely accepted Web accessibility standards. KSU's goal is to provide effortless access for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to Web-based content by maintaining, as a minimum standard, the guidelines set forth in the University System of Georgia’s Web Accessibility Guidelines.

Effective Date: 
Thursday, Jun 14 2018

World Wide Web Publishing Policy

Kennesaw State University (KSU or the University) encourages faculty, staff, and students to publish on the World Wide Web (WWW) within the constraints of existing laws and policies. Through this medium, KSU offers a rich opportunity for the institution and individuals associated with KSU. However, use of the WWW presents a dichotomy for policy makers to ensure the appropriate freedom of expression while maintaining a consistent, cohesive institutional presence.

This policy imparts minimal stylistic guidelines and provides general guidance to the legal implications of publishing on the World Wide Web. Development of WWW content is subject to applicable University policies such as copyright, fair use, and intellectual property rights; Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act; Federal Computer Abuse Amendment Act; Federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act; and other applicable state and federal laws.
Effective Date: 
Thursday, Jun 14 2018
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