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

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

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

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

Email Usage Policy

This policy details the appropriate use of Kennesaw State University Electronic Mail (email) accounts and service. End-user and administrative responsibilities are outlined as they relate to the use of email as a communication medium for University business.

Effective Date: 
Monday, Nov 21 2016

Environmental and Occupational Safety

This policy fulfills the Environmental and Occupational Safety (EOS) requirements as outlined by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia policy and establishes a University Safety Council at Kennesaw State University.

Effective Date: 
Saturday, Dec 12 2015

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   The EEO/Title IX website may be viewed at:  .

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

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


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