Division of Student Success
The Division of Student Success offers a variety of programs, services and activities that assist and enhance student success. The areas included in this division are the Career Services Center, Sports and Recreation, Residence Life, Student Life, Student Development, Student Success Services, Global Engagement, Center for Student Leadership, and Student Conduct and Academic Integrity.
Student Success Services
Student Success Services (SSS) is a comprehensive service center where students obtain help with educational, career, and personal concerns from a trained staff of counselors, specialists, and advisors. Such assistance is intended to support Kennesaw State University’s academic programs by offering relevant resources that facilitate the students’ orientation to the university, contribute to personal development, enhance academic success, and facilitate career skills. Student Success Services (http://www.kennesaw.edu/studentsuccess, 770-423-6600) includes Counseling and Psychological Services, First Year & Undeclared Advising, Testing, Orientation, Student Athlete Success Services, Collegiate Recovery Center, Behavioral Response Program, and Veterans Service Center.
Orientation is designed for first-year students, transfer students, and parents. It was developed to assist students and their parents in making a stress-free transition to Kennesaw State University. The SSS Orientation Program has been recognized by the Foundations of Excellence Organization. Included in the program are opportunities to meet university personnel, understand academic program offerings, advising and registration. Additionally, students and parents are given the opportunity to learn about the various organizations and services available to maximize student success.
Counseling and Psychological Services
In an atmosphere of confidentiality, professional counselors offer assistance to students with a variety of concerns which may include career, personal and academic counseling. Special seminars in study skills, time management, stress management, assertiveness, test-taking and other topics are conducted each semester during the academic year.
Testing Services provides institutional, state and national testing opportunities to students in an atmosphere which enables examinees to perform to the best of their abilities. Testing Services coordinates and administers: CLEP, Compass, ISAT, Regents, US & GA History Exemption Exam, US & GA Constitution Exam, as well as provides proctoring services for students enrolled in Independent Study and Georgia eCore.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for Advanced Standing: Students with business, military, or professional experience are eligible to take standardized examinations in a number of areas to earn credit for certain specific courses, provided a minimum score is attained on the tests. Credit earned will be recorded on the student’s permanent record. For specific information concerning subject areas in which tests are available, the cost and minimum score required for credit and dates tests will be given, contact Student Success Services.
First-Year & Undeclared Advising Services
First-Year & Undeclared Advising Services provides first-year students, students who have not declared an academic program of study and Learning Support Program students with academic advising. Advisors meet with students to help them navigate General Education requirements and identify possible programs of study. First-Year Advising Services is part of the Kennesaw State University advising program whereby each department within the seven colleges provides advising services to students who have chosen their programs of study. Once the undeclared students select a specific program of study, they are referred to the respective colleges where faculty and staff in the academic departments advise the students until graduation.
Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery
The Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery provides an environment of collaboration which fosters the development of a peer community for all students in recovery, alcohol and drug education and intervention services and national recognition in research and advancement in the field of young adult addiction and recovery. The Collegiate Recovery Community supports students in recovery from addition by offering weekly recovery meetings, a peer community program, and a safe, nurturing environment of support.
Student-Athlete Success Services
Professional staff assist KSU student-athletes by helping them succeed personally and academically. Student-athletes receive assistance with advising, study skills, tutoring, orientation and registration. Life skills are offered as well as opportunities to volunteer as mentors for the community. SASS is located in Building #65 at the corner of Big Shanty and Campus Loop Road and can be reached at 678-797-2402.
Behavioral Response Programs
Behavioral Response Programs (BRP) takes a planned and proactive approach to identifying and assisting students who are distressed and/or exhibiting abnormal, threatening, or dangerous behavior. Through early identification, BRP aims to assist students, get them connected with the resources they need to be successful, and prevent emerging crises. The work of BRP is guided by the overarching goals of maximizing student success and community safety. Behavioral Response is available for consultation and/or training in best practices in dealing with distressed, disruptive, or dangerous individuals. Additionally, an extension of BRP is the Behavioral Response Team, a multidisciplinary team representing a variety of campus offices that meets weekly to assess and manage any concerns that have been brought to its attention.
Student Success Services Resource Areas
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) and Testing Services office provides a resource area available to all students without appointment. We are located in KH, rm. 2401. The reception area is primarily a waiting area for visitors scheduled to meet with the professional staff. In addition, it houses a number of supporting resources:
- Computers with software or Internet links for career self-assessments, including PinPoint, Georgia Career Information Center (GCIC), and links to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH).
- CLEP study guides and GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT information brochures.
- Career and personal counseling books, brochures, and pamphlets.
- Study skills handouts.
- Information about how to sign up and take online career exploration instruments (MBTI, SII) for a small fee.
Another Resource Area within Student Success Services is located in the First-Year and Undeclared Advising Services office. The center has computers with the career self-assessment tool PinPoint available to students.
Career Services Center
The Career Services Center provides a variety of opportunities and experiences which empower the students and alumni of KSU to successfully pursue their career goals. The Center is located on the second floor of Kennesaw Hall, Room 2617. The phone number is 770-423-6555.
Services provided include:
- Resume writing assistance
- Experiential learning opportunities (Cooperative Education and Internships)
- Videotaped practice interviewing
- Career search strategies
- Internet career search assistance: https://careerctr.kennesaw.edu/
- OwlLink (Internet system which enables the student to create a resume and upload it to the Career Service database for referral to employees) from the web
- OwlLink Jobs: (listing of hundreds of degree and non-degree openings available through the University’s computer network)
- Current listings of government, educational, social service and communication opportunities
- Information on hundreds of companies
- On-Campus recruiting (hundreds of companies interview graduating students and alumni for available positions each year, including internships and co-ops)
- Career Fairs: Five career fairs are held each year. A general career expo and an accounting career fair are held in the fall. In the spring, a general career fair is held, as well as a teacher career fair.
Cooperative Education and Internships
The Cooperative Education and Internship programs offer students work experience relevant to their majors. Most employers want students with practical experience and often prefer to hire those who have worked with them and others through internships or co-ops.
Cooperative education combines work experience with time spent in the university classroom. The positions are always paid employment. Students who co-op must do so for a minimum of two (2) semesters with the exception of seniors who are no more than 12 semester hours from graduating. These students may be eligible for a one (1) semester co-op experience. Students receive academic credit for each semester worked and may accumulate a maximum of 12 semester hours of co-op credit. The amount of credit assigned to any co-op experience is determined by the KSU Career Services Center.
Co-op experience may be full-time or part-time. The full-time option usually equates to 35-40 hours of work per week. Additional courses may be taken in the evening if desired. The part-time option involves working an average of 20-25 hours per week, with additional courses taken during the same semester or summer term if full-time enrollment status is desired. At least a 2.5 adjusted GPA is required for all co-op students.
Internships are usually one semester in length, may be either full- or part-time, and may be paid or unpaid. A student will receive academic credit for each internship. This must be approved by the student’s academic department. Students may participate in more than one internship experience, but the maximum number of hours of credit that can be earned in internship status is twelve (12) semester hours.
Co-op classes are taken on a pass/fail basis only; thus the grade of “S” or “U” will be assigned. The internship grade structure depends on the academic department involved. Students should check with the Career Services Center for more information about these programs. Co-op and internship course credit may be used as general elective credits in most majors.
Student Conduct & Academic Integrity (SCAI)
The Kennesaw State University SCAI Department administers and supervises the procedures surrounding alleged infractions of the KSU Student Code of Conduct. The SCAI Department strives to assure fair and impartial considerations of misconduct charges against any KSU student through a system of campus hearing boards and other administrative procedures (hearing officers).
The SCAI structure includes hearing officers and hearing boards. Each hearing board is composed of both faculty/staff and student members of the SCAI panel. Members of the panel are trained to hear complaints, arrive at fair and impartial conclusions and deliver clear and direct recommendations. In addition, panel members are trained to assist in the preparation and presentation of misconduct cases before the university court hearing board.
Students are invited to apply to become a member of the SCAI hearing board. Requirements include:
- a minimum 2.8 overall GPA;
- a strong interest in protecting the reputation of the University by assuring that the rules of the Code of Conduct are upheld;
- successful personal interview(s);
- two personal references who will testify to the student's character and integrity;
- a commitment to uphold the SCAI Code of Ethics, attend training sessions, and volunteer to serve on hearing boards when available.
For more information, please visit the KSU SCAI Website at www.kennesaw.edu/scai/.
Student Development coordinates support services, programs, and activities to enrich the college experiences of specifically identified student populations, including multicultural students, international students, adult learners, GLBTIQ students, and students with disabilities. In addition, the department provides an avenue for individuals to engage in volunteer service in the community through Volunteer Kennesaw State University (VKSU). Through three satellite centers - the Cultural Awareness and Resource Center, the Lifelong Learning Center, and the Global Village - students are provided a place to gather; a broad array of information; access to computers and other equipment; and knowledgeable, friendly support staff to ensure that students have a positive and supportive “home” on campus. The Odyssey Program, a peer mentoring program, is also coordinated by Student Development. The Odyssey Program helps first-year and new transfer students make a smooth transition to college life at Kennesaw State by pairing them with a qualified peer mentor. More information about Student Development can be found at www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev.
Adult Learner Programs
Adult Learner Programs at KSU provides a variety of innovative events and services to meet the needs of the “nontraditional” student. The target student population are individuals who are 25 years of age or older or who have “nontraditional” life-styles such as family and employment. Offerings include workshops, seminars, and individual consultations for prospective students as well as programs that promote academic success. The staff of Adult Learner Programs act as liaisons and advocates in helping non-traditional students succeed in and outside the classroom. Numerous sources of university information and resources are available as well as opportunities for students to participate in programs such as the Childcare Subsidy Lottery and the Adult Learner Book Subsidy Lottery.
Visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/alp for more information, including a schedule of events.
Lifelong Learning Center
The Lifelong Learning Center (LLC) serves as a resource center for degree seeking non-traditional commuter students. Nontraditional students are defined as those over the traditional college age or living “non-traditional” college life-styles such as juggling the responsibilities of family, school, and employment. The LLC seeks to enhance the university experience by providing programs and services specifically designed for students returning to college or starting college later in life. Resources available to them in the LLC include information and referral services as well as literature racks with academic and campus information and services. The LLC also houses a study/networking area with a free local telephone, free local fax machine, and a kitchenette complete with microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, and free coffee and tea. Academic support services include eighteen computers networked to Information Technology Services, laptop ports, and wireless access. In addition, hour-long, one-on-one math tutoring appointments (both in-person and/or online appointment options) are available to assist students with a variety of math courses taught at KSU. The Lifelong Learning Center hosts numerous adult learner workshops and events throughout the academic year. For more information, visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/alp/about_llc.shtml.
Multicultural Student Retention Services
A number of factors impact the retention of students of color at major institutions of higher education. Kennesaw State University is no exception. These factors include the quality of support services, faculty’s expectations and attitudes, the campus climate of socialization, and the sense of belonging experienced by the students.
Multicultural Student Retention Services (MSRS) provides students of color with essential resources, services, and opportunities to aid in their retention, progression and completion of their academic careers at Kennesaw State University. MSRS facilitates academic success for students of color by offering the following resources:
- Minority Advising Program (MAP) which tracks, monitors, and facilitates academic success and retention strategies for minority students enrolled in each of Georgia’s 34 public colleges and universities;
- The Cultural Awareness and Resource Center (CARC), located on the second floor of the Carmichael Student Center in Room 262, which offers an array of tutorial services, technical, and media resources that cater to the needs of African American, Latino/Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American, and Multicultural students;
- KSU Professionals Empowering Our Potential Leaders for Excellence (P.E.O.P.L.E), a program that matches students with faculty and staff members for mentoring and/or informal academic advising; Making the Grade, a series of workshops on a range of subject matters including career and relationship development to help students excel in various aspects of life at, and beyond, KSU;
- Sources of Scholarship (S.O.S.) Program, a service that informs students about scholarships and grants;
- The KSU Black History Celebration Committee, comprised of a group of KSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni who collaborate to provide events during the Spring Semester which inform and acknowledge achievements and history of African Americans and people of African descent.
- The KSU African American Male Initiative, developed in partnership with the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents, faculty, staff, and students, specifically fosters positive enrollment, retention, progression, and graduation trends of Black males at KSU through assessment, mentoring initiatives, and celebration of academic and leadership achievements.
MSRS also actively encourages student involvement in various campus student organizations. The African American Student Alliance (AASA) is the line-item student organization that is directly affiliated with this office and provides leadership and funding for the annual KSU Black History Celebration. Other student organizations targeting students of color on campus include the Mexican American Student Alliance, the KSU Chapter of the NAACP, Distinguished Black Gentlemen, Ladies of Distinction, KSU Gospel Choir, and KSU Black Alumni Society. A more comprehensive list of registered student organizations can be found at http://www.kennesaw.edu/student_life/.
For more information about MSRS and the CARC, visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/msrs.
International Student Retention Services
The Office of International Student Retention Services (ISRS) serves as an advocate and resource for international students. The ISRS provides counseling and advising pertaining to cross cultural adjustment, and academic concerns. Once students become enrolled at KSU, it is the goal of the ISRS to retain them until they graduate. The ISRS is also responsible for implementing the mandatory International Student Orientation. All newly admitted F1 graduate, undergraduate, and transfer students must attend this orientation. The office seeks to provide international students with pertinent information that will enhance their matriculation and success at Kennesaw State University. International students should note that they must maintain full-time academic status during the fall and spring semesters but may be part-time in the summer or choose not to attend.
The staff of International Student Retention Services develops and implements educational, social and cultural activities, programs and workshops for international students. Workshops and seminars are developed each semester to enhance the experience of the international student. The workshops and seminars provide information on immigration, job search strategies, graduate studies, and taxes. In addition to the above, the ISRS offers international students exposure to the Global Village, a gathering place for internationally-centered activities, resources, discussions, and exhibits.
The Assistant Director of the ISRS and the Administrative Specialist serve as advisors for the International Student Association (ISA). ISA brings together students of all nations for intercultural, social and athletic exchanges. The International Festival is one of the largest events on campus and includes the Mr. and Miss KSU International Beauty Pageant, International Fashion Show, International Bazaar, and the Courtney Parkins Memorial Soccer Tournament.
For more information about the Office of International Student Retention Services (ISRS), visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/isrs
Student Volunteer Service/Volunteer Kennesaw (VKSU)
Student Volunteer Service is an important outreach for Kennesaw State University. Not only does volunteer service provide an avenue for individuals to give something back to the community, but it is also a vehicle for campus organizations and non-profit/government agencies to partner with VKSU. VKSU is a campus-based volunteer service center matching student volunteer skills and talents with on-campus and off-campus community needs. Since 1984, in cooperation with more than 300 agencies, VKSU has served as a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities which include Habitat for Humanity, local animal shelters, MUST Ministries, and providing tutoring/mentoring services to at-risk children. In addition, VKSU sponsors various volunteer opportunities/activities that include American Red Cross blood drives, Cobb Christmas Stuff-A-Bus, March of Dimes Annual March for Babies, Non-Profit Roundtable, Marietta Senior Citizen luncheon, and the Volunteer Fair. VKSU also serves an educational role by providing practical opportunities for students to explore career options and experience volunteer services in their major fields of interests. Student volunteer service can provide valuable job experience as a prelude to career opportunities.
VKSU also provides services for the Federal Work Study Program. This program is a collaboration between Financial Aid and Student Development. Students who have been determined to be eligible may be employed on campus as student assistants or off campus for the America Reads Program offered in select Cobb County schools. Additional job opportunities are possible in select non-profit agencies.
Additional information regarding volunteer service projects can be obtained at www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/vksu.
Disabled Student Support Services
Kennesaw State University provides program accessibility and reasonable accommodations for persons defined as disabled under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. A number of services are available to help disabled students with their academic work. In order to make arrangements for special services, students must visit the Office of Disabled Student Support Services and arrange an individual assistance plan. Certification of disability is required. Special services are based on medical and/or psychological certification of disability, eligibility for services by outside agencies, and ability to complete tasks required in courses. Any individual with a disability who wishes to participate in an activity or program offered by the institution and needs accommodations should contact the office sponsoring the program at least five days prior to the date of the program so that arrangements can be made.
Accommodative services may include, but are not limited to, handicap-accessible parking spaces, special test rooms, classroom accessibility, modifications of printed materials, sign language interpreters, assistance with getting class notes, audio recording, library and laboratory assistance, adaptive computer equipment, and referral to community resources.
Eligible students deliver certification letters to faculty at the beginning of each semester identifying the accommodations approved. The Assistant Director for disabled Student Support Services will work with faculty members to ensure that they understand that they must provide students with special needs appropriate accommodations in a timely manner. A student should notify Disabled Student Support Services in writing within 2 days of any disagreement between the student and the faculty member if agreed upon academic adjustments are not provided in order to seek a resolution. A student who alleges discrimination on the basis of disability may file a grievance through the University’s established grievance procedure (see University Catalog for grievance procedures).
Students taking courses on-line or at sites other than the main campus should contact the Disabled Student Support Services office by phone (770-423-6443) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make arrangements to submit documentation, register with the department, arrange accommodations, etc. Accommodations and services at remote locations may require additional time to arrange, so please start early.
Workshops on relevant topics designed to meet the unique needs of disabled students are offered frequently during each semester. Individual assistance with study skills, assignment completion, and test preparation is available.
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to become active members of the Disabled Student Support Services Advisory Committee and to have a part in promoting awareness of the important contributions made by students with disabilities to the life of the university and the community. The committee also works to increase the accessibility of the university and to represent the interests of students with disabilities to the university administration. Individuals with hearing impairment may contact the university’s Assistant Director for Disabled Student Support Services by TTY at 770-423-6480. More information is available at www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/dsss.
Department of Student Life
The Department of Student Life (http://www.ksustudent.com) provides an open, comfortable, engaging place that promotes student success and personal growth. The Department of Student Life exists to create well-rounded extracurricular life for students at Kennesaw State University. The department provides support for most of the programs and services funded with the student activity fee and strives to promote student involvement by informing students of the opportunities available to them. By encouraging students to be involved in student activities, the goal is for them to learn how to plan and execute activities and how to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other groups and constituencies on campus.
General services provided by the Department of Student Life include oversight of the Student Center, operation and staffing of the Game Room, management of student activity budgets, reservations of campus space for registered student organizations (RSOs), campus Lost and Found, and support for over 200 RSOs. The Department of Student Life specifically oversees all RSOs, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL), the Kennesaw Activities Board (KAB), the Student Government Association (SGA), all spiritual and faith-based student organizations, and the student media outlets: Owl Radio, The Sentinel student newspaper, Talon Feature Magazine, and Share Literary and Art Magazine.
Registered Student Organizations
Kennesaw State’s RSOs are organized into several categories: academic, communications/media, fraternity/sorority, faith-based/spiritual, graduate, honorary, military, multicultural, global, performance/fine arts, political/social, pre-professional, and special interest. For a complete list, visit www.ksuclubs.com.
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Kennesaw State University is home to 20 national fraternities and sororities, each of which fall under one of three umbrella Greek Councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC): Delta Tau Delta, Delta Chi, Theta Chi, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi; Panhellenic Conference (PH): Delta Phi Epsilon, Phi Mu, Gamma Phi Beta, Alpha Omicron Pi; National PanHellenic Council (NPHC): Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Kappa Alpha Psi; and the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC): Lambda Theta Phi, Lambda Theta Alpha, and Sigma Sigma Rho. The OFSL also oversees two national honor societies for fraternity and sorority students: Order of Omega and Gamma Sigma Theta. For more information, please visit www.ksugreeks.com.
The Kennesaw Activities Board (KAB)
KAB is a student organization that has responsibility for providing a wide variety of programming for the entire campus. Events include: Chautauqua Lecture Series, Homecoming, CineKab (free movie rental), Theme Weeks, KSU Day, Comedy/Musical Shows, and other events throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.ksukab.com.
The Student Government Association (SGA)
SGA is the “Voice of the Students” at KSU to the administration and the Board of Regents. SGA makes decisions and recommendations on any issue that affects students at KSU. SGA representatives serve on campus-wide committees and represent all academic colleges and various KSU student constituencies. SGA meetings are open to all KSU students. While most SGA positions are elected, the SGA president appoints some positions. All students are welcome to attend SGA meetings, which occur Thursdays at 3:30pm during fall and spring semesters. There are at least two SGA meetings held during summer semester. For those who are interested in being a part of the SGA and need more information, please visit www.ksusga.com. SGA is advised by the Assistant Director for Student Involvement.
Four student media organizations provide opportunities for students to write, edit, photograph, and create designs, web pages and radio broadcasts for experience, academic credit or for pay. The Sentinel, KSU’s weekly newspaper, covers campus news, sports and student opinion. Talon, KSU’s feature magazine, captures student life through photos and stories. Share, the student literary and art magazine, provides a publishing outlet for the creative talents of KSU students. OWL Radio allows students to gain experience on and off the air with KSU’s Internet streaming radio station. Experienced students are welcome as well as those who are willing to learn on the job. All students are welcome to explore KSU Student Media and get involved. The Associate Director of Student Life advises student Media. For more information, please visit the website http://www.kennesaw.edu/ksumedia/.
Center for Student Leadership (CSL)
With relationships to both Student Success and University College; The Center for Student Leadership (CSL) merges both academics and real life experience, to offer leadership development to students and graduates of Kennesaw State University that identify, develop, and sustain leadership skills. The CSL focuses on providing students resources, training, and a variety of leadership programs that meet students at their point of interest to enhance their leadership abilities. The CSL functions under three dimensions of development: leadership programs, civic engagement, and scholarship and research. For more information, visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/csl.
On campus housing is coordinated through a collaborative effort between KSUF Housing Management LLC (a private subsidiary of the KSU Foundation) and the KSU Department of Residence Life. Leasing, contracts, and finances for certain communities (KSU Place, University Place Phase I, University Village, and University Village Suites) are managed directly by KSUF Housing Management LLC, while others (University Place Phase II) are managed by Residence Life. All maintenance and housekeeping services are handled by KSUF Housing Management LLC. All programming, residential student conduct, roommate relations, resident development and support, and the Resident Assistants are handled by the Department of Residence Life. For more information visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/residencelife, email email@example.com, or call the KSU Department of Residence Life. Information on KSUF Housing Management LLC is available at http://www.ksuhousing.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 770-426-0668.
Upon registering, students pay several Student Services Fees that enable them to participate in a variety of programs, activities and organizations. These fees include student activities, recreation and sport, wellness and health, intercollegiate athletics, and global learning. These fees support student organizations, student media, various student outreach centers (Lifelong Learning Center, for example), club sports and intramurals, recreation centers, health promotion and wellness, intercollegiate athletics, and educational study abroad, among a number of other things. Because of these fees students are typically able to participate at no additional cost.
Auxiliary Services and Programs
The largest selection of used and new textbooks for all KSU classes, supplies, reference materials, and study aids as well as academically-priced software are available in the KSU Bookstore. The exact cost of required books and peripheral items will vary depending on courses. All books and supplies can be bought online. The Bookstore is owned and operated by KSU and all profits from operations go toward campus improvements.
Please visit http://bookstore.kennesaw.edu/ for more information, including hours of operation, or to order online.
KSU Card Services Center
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The Card Services Center is an important resource center for KSU students, and works closely in conjunction with the Department of Parking & Transportation and other administrative departments to make sure you get everything you need to “make you official” and take advantage of all of the benefits of being a KSU student. First-time services to students and employees are often free (e.g. IDs and parking permits). Replacement services are usually subject to fees. Please be prepared to present a valid government-issued document that includes a photo (e.g. driver’s license or passport) for identity verification. Card Services is responsible for:
- Issuing KSU student ID cards: All enrolled students at Kennesaw State University are required to carry an official KSU Identification Card. The KSU ID card is honored across campus: for photo identification, in security applications, for access to events, activities and resources and for selected retail services. Card applicants must agree to an unobstructed facial photo. All students must present their KSU ID Card to University officials upon request.
- Issuing student parking permits: All vehicles on campus must display a valid KSU parking permit. Vehicles without a valid permit will be ticketed and/or booted. Most commuter parking areas are gated and require a hang tag to open the gates. New permits are issued annually to campus residential students. All other KSU parking permits are valid for the duration of your official status with KSU. It is the responsibility of all KSU employees and students to review and abide by the Parking Policies and Procedures available online at www.kennesaw.edu/parking. Information is also available at www.kennesaw.edu/idservices.
- Managing the KSU carpool program: What is Kennesaw State Zimride? Zimride is a fun and easy way to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. With Zimride, you can find Kennesaw State friends, classmates, and coworkers going the same way you are. Kennesaw State Zimride requires a valid Kennesaw State email address. You can also sign in using your Facebook account if you are part of the Kennesaw State network. Go to http://zimride.kennesaw.edu/ for more information.
- Managing the KSU Higher One debit card program: KSU has partnered with an Internet bank to distribute funds through the KSU Debit Card program. The KSU Debit Card program gives students the option to receive funds electronically either through direct deposit to a checking/debit account with our distribution bank or by ACH to a third-party bank. Students are not required to open an account with our partner bank but must use the card provided to set up their refund choice online.
- Copy/Print Services for Students: Copy/Print Services provides students with convenient and affordable copying and printing resources all across campus. There are currently 200+ Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) campus-wide that provide color and black and white copying and printing for students, many of which offer multiple paper size options (varies by location). Using an MFD requires a valid KSU ID card or guest card. However, coin operated copiers are also available in select locations across campus that do not require KSU ID or guest card. These machines provide black and white copies only. In the near future, we hope to be able to add scan and fax services in the KSU Print Shop for students. In an effort to provide the most convenient service possible, Copy/Print Services also offers students a wireless web-based printing option from anywhere on campus called PrintWise found at https://printwise.kennesaw.edu/cps/.
- Assisting students with finding the right campus resource(s).
Go to Card Services:
- If you lose your KSU student ID
- If you lose your Higher One debit card
- If you lose your parking permit
- If you want to sign-up for a student carpool
- Copy/Print questions or help
The Card Services Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Carmichael Center at the south end across from the Bursar’s office.
KSU Culinary Services (http://www.kennesaw.edu/dining) is extremely proud to serve the campus community with fast, friendly service and value options to make eating on campus palate-pleasing, healthy and convenient.
The Commons, KSU’s all-you-care-to-eat dining hall, is conveniently located next to the Burruss Building just north of the Campus Green. This 54,000 square foot facility provides guests with a variety of dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Commons features nine unique venues to choose from, as well as the option for take-out. The Commons is the main dining hall for student meal plan holders, but is also open to KSU faculty and staff and guests of the university. Non-students may either purchase a one-time entry to The Commons or a full meal plan, which provides a volume discount. Please visit our website for complete details on meal plans, upgrade options, and one-time pricing for The Commons, as well as information about other retail dining options on campus.
For other available dining options located around campus, visit Einstein Bros. Bagels (on the ground floor of the Burruss Building), Chick-fil-A Express, PJ’s Coffee Café, and Delancey Deli (in the Carmichael Student Center), Jazzman’s Café (in the Social Sciences building), and our late-night location, The Hoot (in the University Village).
All dining venues, including The Commons, accept “K-Cash” flex dollars. To manage your account, check your meal plan balance, buy additional meal plans, or add money to your KSU ID, visit the online K-Cash Manager at https://kcashmanager.kennesaw.edu.
Culinary Services also offers full service catering through KSU Catering. Contact the Catering Manager at 678-797-2208 or at https://ksucatering.catertrax.com.
Center for Health Promotion & Wellness
The Center for Health Promotion and Wellness, a department of the WellStar College of Health and Human Services, encourages students and employees to assume more responsibility for their health and well-being through awareness and education. The primary goal is to enhance and provide a balance in the intellectual, emotional, physical, social, environmental, and spiritual development of the whole person. We also strive to provide an environment that supports positive health practices. Programming focuses on helping students and employees reduce lifestyle risk factors. The Center also serves as a learning center for future exercise and health science students.
For a list of available programs, hours of operations and locations, visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/col_hhs/wellness/, or call 7770-423-6394.
Kennesaw State University Student Health Services
The KSU Student Health Services serves students of Kennesaw State University by encouraging health promotion, disease treatment and prevention. Certified nurse practitioners and physicians provide services including a full range of primary care services, adult immunizations, travel health, women's health, psychiatric services, laboratory testing, and acute and chronic illness care. Medical information is confidential and will not be released without the patient's written consent except as required by law or in event of an immediate life-threatening medical condition.
Health Clinic charges are billed to the student's Owl Express account. For locations and hours of operation, visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/col_hhs/hc/.
Department of Sports & Recreation
Participating in sports and recreation programs can be one of the most fun and memorable experiences at Kennesaw State. The activity schedule offers something for everyone. The programs provide an opportunity to compete at various levels, improve leadership skills, socialize, develop positive fitness practices, cultivate a connection to the university, explore the outdoors, and just have fun. The Department of Sports & Recreation includes programs such as intramural sports, club sports, outdoor recreation, fitness classes, and personnel training. Program schedules and facility hours are available at the beginning of each semester. Additionally, a semester program guide listing events gives the student an opportunity to plan the activities you wish to participate in. The recreation facilities comprise the Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC), sand volleyball court, tennis courts, on-campus intramural field ,Owl’s Nest, and the soon to be completed fields located at the KSU Sports and Recreation Park. The Student Recreation & Wellness Center has two floors dedicated to fitness equipment, a gymnasium, equipment checkout desk, bike shop, XP Power Performance room, group fitness studios, locker rooms, the Wellness Center and the Department of Sports & Recreation. The facilities schedule is available at the Control desk of the SRWC and the web page (http://www.kennesaw.edu/student_life/intramurals/). Students may also call the facilities hotline at 770-420-4393 to hear a 24-hour recording of the Rec Center’s operating hours.
In addition to the many activities, the Department of Sports & Recreation also employs a number of students for various jobs. Student staff positions range from fitness floor attendants to sport officials. There are many benefits to working, for example, registering early for classes, keeping a parking space between classes and earning extra money while on campus.
We offer competitive sports, informal recreation, fitness activities, outdoor recreation activities, and special events. All a student needs to begin participating is a valid KSU ID and a completed waiver/release form.
Other Student Services
KSU’s intercollegiate sports program is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I institutin and a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference (A-Sun).The A-Sun’s membership includes: East Tennessee, Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, KSU, Lipscomb, Mercer, North Florida, Northern Kentucky, Stetson and USC Upstate. The Owls currently sponsor seven sports for men (baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track and tennis) and ten for women (basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor track, outdoor track and volleyball).
For more information, visit www.ksuowls.com.
Club Sports at Kennesaw State University are designed to provide opportunities for students of the university community to participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities. Club Sports are organized and conducted by students under the direction of the Campus Intramural and Recreation Services Department. A Club Sport must be active and approved through the Club Sports office. Each club is formed by individuals with a common interest in a sport or activity that exists to promote and develop interest in that particular activity. Clubs may be instructional, recreational, competitive, or some combination thereof. Characterized by being student-initiated and student-managed, the basic structure of clubs allow members numerous opportunities for leadership and decision-making. The actual success and strength of each club is dependent on effective leadership of the officers and the degree of involvement of its club members.
Kennesaw State University currently has the following clubs: Cricket, Cycling, Ice Hockey, Roller Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Rugby, Men’s Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Wakeboarding, and Wrestling. New Clubs are regularly added based on current student interest and desire to facilitate the process. All participants in the Club Sport teams must be KSU students and maintain a MINIMUM 2.0 GPA and be in good academic standing. Club Sports offer students the opportunity to meet new people, stay fit, be involved at KSU and build lifelong friendships.
KSU Club Sports compete against other local and regional team that might include the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Emory, Duke, Clemson, Alabama, Mercer, Auburn, Georgia Southern, University of Tennesee and many more. The club’s participants must meet any financial obligations, including insurance and playing expenses.
Please visit www.ksuclubsports.com to get additional information or contacts for individual teams.
Kennesaw State University Alumni Association (KSUAA)
Chartered in 1978, the Kennesaw State University Alumni Association, Inc. is a nonprofit, educational corporation. The association places particular emphasis on and concentrates the majority of its energies and resources toward providing programs and services for alumni, fostering institutional pride, developing and enhancing KSU’s public image and meeting needs by raising and administering funds for educational purposes at Kennesaw State University. The Association and Office are responsible for all outreach to KSU alumni, i.e. anyone who successfully matriculated through one semester at KSU or one of its predecessors (Kennesaw State College, Kennesaw College, or Kennesaw Junior College). In order to receive the full range of benefits and access to resources, alumni must financially support the Alumni Association on an annual basis. Consistent annual donors to the Association are designated as Active Alumni.
Student Activities & Budget Advisory Committee
The Student Activities and Budget Advisory Committee (SABAC) serves as an advisory committee to the Vice President of Student Success on allocation of student activity funds, on approval of applications to form new organizations, and on changes to the constitutions or bylaws of existing student organizations.
Membership of SABAC includes representatives of the administration, staff, faculty and students. Student members are appointed annually by the president of the Student Government Association. SABAC is chaired by a student member elected by the committee. Students are invited to apply for appointment to this committee. For forms, schedule of meetings, and information about becoming a member, visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/studentsuccess/sabac.shtml.