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Alcohol and Other Drug Policy

The Kennesaw State University Alcohol and Other Drug Policy provides guidance to the University community that ensures compliance with federal and state laws and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia policies and procedures. KSU is committed 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 (DFSCA) 1989 amendments, as articulated in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Part (§) 86, Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations, and the U.S. Department of Labor Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

Effective Date: 
Friday, Mar 4 2016

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

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: 
Friday, Jul 1 2016

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

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

Kennesaw State University's policy on video surveillance complies with the policies of the University System of Georgia. Pursuant to the USG Information Technology Handbook, Section 5.1.2, KSU is required to establish and maintain “appropriate internal policies, processes, standards, and procedures for preserving the integrity and security of each automated, paper file, or database.”  

Effective Date: 
Monday, Nov 21 2016

Web Accessibility Policy Statement

Kennesaw State 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. Assistance information is provided in section 6 of the policy statement.

Effective Date: 
Monday, Nov 21 2016

Wireless Communication Device Policy

Kennesaw State University (KSU) is responsible for implementing policy and procedures for the effective use of communication services and equipment at the lowest possible cost. To effectively manage the use of wireless communication devices (WCDs) for official business by KSU employees, only the Chief Information Officer or his/her designee is authorized to approve the acquisition of wireless communication devices and services. WCDs for purposes of this policy include but are not limited to cellular or PCS phones, iPads, and smart phones. For more information contact the KSU Accounts Payable Office.

Effective Date: 
Sunday, Jan 1 2017

World Wide Web Publishing Policy

Kennesaw State University (KSU) 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: 
Monday, Nov 21 2016
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