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Kennesaw State University    
 
    
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
Student Handbook 2017-2018

Student Services and Activities


Office of the Dean of Students Behavioral Response Team Career Planning and Development Department of Sports & Recreation Housing and Residence Life
Department of Student Life Department of Student Engagement Counseling and Psychological Services Student Advocacy Veteran Support Services

Women's Resource Center

Center for Student Leadership (CSL) Student Conduct & Academic Integrity (SCAI) Grievance Procedures for Students Student Disability Services
Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery Student-Athlete Success Services Health Promotion and Wellness Campus Awareness, Resource and Empowerment Services (CARE)  
         

Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs offers a variety of programs, services and activities that assist and enhance student success. The areas included in this division are the Dean of Students, Advancement, Career Planning and Development, Sports and Recreation, Housing and Residence Life, Student Life, Student Engagement, Student Success Services, Student Advocacy, Global Learning Scholarship, Center for Student Leadership, Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, and Planning and Assessment.

 

Office of the Dean of Students

The Dean of Students staff provides support, advocacy and resources to help maximize student success at KSU and beyond. The functions of the office include student rights and responsibilities, problem resolution, behavioral and crisis response, administrative emergency withdrawals, policy review and compliance, voter registration and education, civic learning and democratic engagement, emergency retention scholarship, student handbook, Student Activities Budget Advisory Committee (SABAC), Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, and co-chairing the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Education and Prevention Coalition.

The Office of the Dean of Students includes:  

- Behavioral Case Management

- Parent and Family Programs

- Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (SCAI)

- Student Government Association (SGA)

- Student Life: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Activities, Student Media, Student Center Operations, Student Organization Support

Office Location:

395 Cobb Ave. NW
Suite 274
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: 470-578-6367
Fax: 470-578-9165

For more information visit:

deanofstudents.kennesaw.edu
email: deanofstudents@kennesaw.edu

Parent and Family Programs

Parent and Family Programs provides comprehensive orientation and on-going educational and social programming to the families of KSU students. This includes coordination of the KSU Parent and Family Association (PFA) membership program, print publication of the Parent Handbook along with a variety of electronic communications including monthly newsletters, and hosting large scale events including Parent and Family Weekend as well as other event opportunities for parents and families throughout the year. 

To contact us:

470-578-6219

Website: pfa.kennesaw.edu

Email: KSUOrientation@kennesaw.edu

Student Center, Room 156

 

Behavioral Response Team

Kennesaw State University seeks to foster a proactive climate of care that can only be achieved through cooperative input from the entire community.  To that end, KSU has created a Behavioral Response Team (BRT) that takes a planned approach to identifying and assisting individuals who are distressed and/or exhibiting abnormal, threatening, or dangerous behavior.  Through early identification, the team can connect individuals of concern with the resources they need to succeed and hopefully prevent crises.  The BRT is a multidisciplinary team that meets regularly to assess and manage concerns that have been brought to the attention of the team. The team provides consultation to individuals and departments, outreach to the community, and coordinates a host of resources, such as the online "At Risk" training, to help better prepare faculty, staff, and students to assess and respond to individuals in crisis. The BRT is chaired by the Assistant Dean of Students for Behavioral Case Management, and includes representatives and consulting members from counseling and psychological services, health services, academic affairs, public safety, residence life, and student conduct and academic integrity, human resources, legal affairs, student disability services, and strategic safety and security. For more information visit: brt.kennesaw.edu.

 

Career Planning and Development


The Department of Career Planning and Development provides a variety of opportunities and experiences which empower the students and alumni of KSU to broadly explore career fields and successfully pursue their career goals. The Department has two main offices -- on the second floor of Kennesaw Hall, Suite 2617, and on the first floor of the Student Center on the Marietta Campus, Suite A160. The phone number is 470-578-6555. http://careers.kennesaw.edu/

Services provided include:

Resume writing assistance
Experiential learning opportunities (Cooperative Education and Internships)
Videotaped practice interviewing
Career search strategies
Internet career search assistance: careers.kennesaw.edu
Handshake (a web-based career tool which enables the student (or alumnus) to create a resume and upload it to the Career Service database for referral to employees)
Handshake Jobs Postings: (hundreds of positions of all types are posted on the Handshake system each semester -- employers who reach out to KSU are directed to this site, so that students and alumni have a hub for beginning their job search)
Current listings of government, educational, social service and communication opportunities
Information on thousands of companies, and advisers who work closely with major-specific industry partners
On-Campus recruiting (hundreds of companies interview graduating students and alumni in our officea for available positions each year, including internships and co-ops)
Career Fairs and Events: Eight major career fairs are held each year: two general career fairs (one in each semester), two multi-day STEM fairs (one in each semester), an accounting career fair, a non-profit and government fair, a nursing and health sciences fair, and an education fair. The Department also offers a host of smaller events throughout the year that allow students to interface with employers in relevant areas.

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.

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 Planning and Development for more information about these programs. Co-op and internship course credit may be used as general elective credits in most majors. Students should see their academic advisor for information regarding co-ops and Internships applicable to their major.

 

Department of Sports & Recreation

Participating in sports and recreation programs can be one of the most fun and memorable experiences at Kennesaw State. 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 is responsible for programming intramural sports, club sports, outdoor adventures, fitness classes, personnel training, aquatics, special events, and summer camps. Program schedules and facility hours are available at the beginning of each semester. Additionally, a semester program guide listing upcoming events provides students an opportunity to plan the activities they wish to participate in. Recreation facilities are available on both the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses with hours that allow convenient access to workout facilities or participation in a pick up game before, between, or after classes. Visit our website for more information about our programs and facilities: sportsrec.kennesaw.edu. Students need a valid KSU ID and a completed waiver/release form to begin participating.

In addition to the many activities, the Department of Sports & Recreation 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 on campus, such as registering early for classes, keeping a parking space between classes and earning extra money while on campus.

Club Sports

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 Department of Sports and Recreation. 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 approximately 40 active clubs.  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 teams that might include the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Emory, Duke, Clemson, Alabama, Mercer, Auburn, Georgia Southern, University of Tennessee and many more. A club's participants must meet any financial obligations, including insurance and playing expenses.

Please visit: ksuclubsports.com to get additional information or contacts for individual teams.

 

Housing and Residence Life

"Life in Residence" is all about living in on-campus housing and the variety of opportunities we provide students. Kennesaw State University Housing offers 8 distinct communities staffed by University personnel who provide student support services through social and educational programs, leadership development, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and more. Our diverse communities - Austin Residence Complex, Commons Apartments, Courtyard Apartments, Columns, Hornet Village Suites, Howell Hall, KSU Place, University Village, and University Village Suites - offer a variety of apartment or suite-style floor plans with units that are fully furnished and with individual secure access. For more information visit: ksuhousing.kennesaw.edu, email: housing@kennesaw.edu or reslife@kennesaw.edu, or call 470-578-5483 (Housing) or 470-578-7388 (Residence Life). You can also check us out on social media @HousingKSU or #MyLifeKSU.

Department of Student Life

Student Life: ksustudent.com provides an open, comfortable, engaging place that promotes student success and personal growth. Student Life exists to create well-rounded extracurricular life for students at Kennesaw State University. The unit 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 Student Life include management of the Carmichael & Wilson Student Centers, operation and staffing of the Game Rooms, management of student activity budgets, reservations of campus space for registered student organizations (RSOs), campus Lost and Found, and support for over 300 RSOs. Student Life is comprised of the Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life and the Department of Student Activities.  The Department of Student Activities oversees all RSOs, the Marietta Activities Council (MAC), 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, Peak feature Magazine, and Share Literary and Art Magazine. 

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Kennesaw State University is home to 31 national fraternities and sororities, each of which fall under one of three umbrella Greek Councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC): Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Chi, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Nu, Sigma Pi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Chi; Panhellenic Conference (PH): Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Delta, Phi Mu, Zeta Tau Alpha; National PanHellenic Council (NPHC): Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; and the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC): Lambda Theta Alpha, Lambda Theta Phi, and Phi Iota Alpha. The FSL also oversees two national honor societies for fraternity and sorority students: Order of Omega and Gamma Sigma Theta. For more information, please visit: http://greeklife.kennesaw.edu/.

Registered Student Organizations

Kennesaw State's RSOs are organized into several categories: academic & professional, applied academic competition teams, community service, cultural & global, faith based  spiritual, fraternities and sororities, graduate, honor societies, military, performance & fine arts, political, pre-professional,  publications & media, social action, and special interest. For a complete list, visit: ksuclubs.com.  OwlLife: owllife.kennesaw.edu is our personalized Campus Labs Engage site, a database that chronicles student organization profiles, membership rosters, budgets, and events, as well as other engagement opportunities from around campus. OwlLife will make it easy for clubs to recruit members and for students to join a group. All student clubs and organizations must be registered with updated information on OwlLife in order to be recognized. The majority of student organization communication will be through OwlLife, so ensure that you are checking the events, announcements, and opportunities posted often.

The Kennesaw Activities Board (KAB)

KAB is a student organization that has responsibility for providing a wide variety of programming for the entire Kennesaw campus. Events include: Theme Weeks, KSU Day, Comedy/Musical Shows, Concerts, and other events throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://ksu-kab.wix.com/ksukab.

The Marietta Activities Council (MAC)

MAC is a student organization that has responsibility for providing a wide variety of programming for the entire Marietta campus. Events include: Theme Weeks, Fall Carnival, Comedy/Musical Shows, Concerts, and other events throughout the year. For more information, please visit: ksustudent.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 Wednesdays at 7 PM 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: sga.kennesaw.edu

Student Media

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. The Peak, 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. For more information, please visit the website: studentmedia.kennesaw.edu.

 

The Department of Student Engagement

Location: Carmichael Student Center, Room 267

Phone: 470-578-6443

Website: studentengagement.kennesaw.edu

The Department of Student Engagement supports the co-curricular student learning experience through a diverse array of offices, centers, programs, and student organizations. Adult and Commuter Student Affairs provides programs, services, and facilities, including the Kennesaw Campus ACSA-Center and Marietta Campus Commuter Pod, that support both the curricular and co-curricular experiences for commuter and adult students with the goal to enhance their academic success and support their retention and personal development. Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) serves as home to a vibrant array of functional areas (e.g., GLBTIQ Student Programs, International Student Programs, and Multicultural Student Programs) that support and advocate for traditionally underrepresented student populations at Kennesaw State University. MSA supports three diversity and inclusion student centers: Cultural Awareness Resource Center (CARC), GLBTIQ Student Resource Center, and the Global Village. In addition, the Department of Student Engagement supports volunteer and service learning opportunities for students to engage in community service both on and off KSU's campus through Volunteerism and Service Learning Support.

Adult and Commuter Student Affairs

Location: Carmichael Student Center, Room 261

Phone: 470-578-6701

Website: studentengagement.kennesaw.edu/acsa/

Adult and Commuter Student Affairs supports and enhances the educational and developmental experiences of adult and commuter student learners.  Innovative and quality services, programs, resources, and activities are offered in an effort to meet the need for integration of all aspects of the adult learner and commuter student. Supported by Adult and Commuter Student Affairs, ACSA-Center facilitates a sense of belonging and community for adult and commuter students. This Center receives over 25,000 visits each academic year, is a multifaceted resource center for students.  Programming initiatives are designed to improve academic skills and increase student engagement in the form of adult learner orientations and seminars, award and recognition ceremonies, family fun days, and a graduation recognition ceremony.  In addition, ACSA supports a Commuter Pod resource center on the Marietta Campus in the Division of Student Affairs Suite in the Wilson Student Center.

GLBTIQ Student Programs

Location: Carmichael Student Center, Room 253

Phone: 470-578-7926

Website: studentengagement.kennesaw.edu/msa/glbtiq/

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning (GLBTIQ) Student Programs creates and executes programs and services aimed at increasing visibility and awareness of GLBTIQ issues and experiences; offers advisement on best practices for GLBTIQ student populations; and collaborates with campus partners to foster an inclusive and welcoming campus environment for GLBTIQ students at KSU.  Key services and programs include the Safe Space Initiative, LGBTQ History Month, Rainbow Graduation, the Stonewall Housing Community, and the GLBTIQ Student Resource Center. The GLBTIQ Student Resource Center provides students with a safe space to establish and maintain community. The Resource Center functions as a visible hub connecting students with each other and additional programs and services available across campus. The Resource Center also boasts an extensive GLBTIQ library, computer lab, study space, and television for viewing representations of GLBTIQ identity in the media.

International Student Programs

Location: Carmichael Student Center, Room 255

Phone: 470-578-4392

Website: studentengagement.kennesaw.edu/msa/isp/

The mission of International Student Programs is to provide international students with leadership, advocacy, guidance, out-of-class support, and personalized assistance during their academic career at Kennesaw State University (KSU). International Student Programs exposes international students to social, intercultural contacts, and helpful resources at KSU and the United States as a whole. Through intentional assistance, services, and programs, students are aided in the achievement of their personal and academic goals. Programs and services include workshops and seminars, one-on-one cross-cultural advising, membership in the International Student Association, orientation programs, peer leader and mentorship program, tutoring services, immigration advising, and the Global Village.

The Global Village Resource Center creates out-of-class opportunities for American and international students to interact with one another in an environment that fosters global learning, social and interpersonal relationships, intercultural communication and awareness, and shared academic connections beyond the classroom. The Global Village provides a gathering place for internationally focused activities, tutoring, discussions, and exhibits.  The Global Village also offers student computers, a resource library, study tables, kitchenette, satellite TV for cultural and international programs, and programming space for student events.

Multicultural Student Affairs

Location: Carmichael Student Center, Room 262

Phone: 470-578-6443

Website: studentengagement.kennesaw.edu/msa/rcep/

Multicultural Student Affairs serves as home to a vibrant array of functional areas that support and advocate for traditionally underrepresented student populations at Kennesaw State University. MSA fosters co-curricular programs that link diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion, intersectionality, and social justice to holistic student development and advance the vision of Kennesaw State University to "...empower the members and graduates of the university community to have the vision, ability, and courage to transform the future." Organized into three distinct functional areas, MSA provides direct support to GLBTIQ students, international students, and students of color through Multicultural Student Programs. MSA supports three diversity and inclusion student centers: Cultural Awareness Resource Center (CARC), GLBTIQ Student Resource Center, and the Global Village.  In addition, MSA provides services and support to students on both the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses and directly advises and provides administrative support to various registered student organizations that have missions directly linked to the unit (e.g., African American Student Association, International Student Association, Kennesaw Pride Alliance, etc.).

Multicultural Student Programs

Location: Carmichael Student Center, Room 262

Phone: 470-578-6512

Website: studentengagement.kennesaw.edu/msa/rcep/

Multicultural Student Programs provides support to and is an advocate for students of color and other historically underrepresented student populations.   A functional unit within Multicultural Student Affairs, this area offers a variety of leadership and programming opportunities through student led-initiatives such as the Multicultural Programming Board and sponsors a number of programs, services and activities that focus on the academic, social, and career development of students of color. In addition, this area serves as home to KSU's African American Male Initiative (AAMI).  The Cultural Awareness and Resource Center (CARC), located on the second floor of the Carmichael Student Center in Room 262, hosts tutorial services, a computer lab, social/meeting area, and media resources that serve a diverse cross-section of KSU students including African American, Latino/Latina,  Asian/Pacific Islander, Indigenous, and Bi/Multi-Racial students.

Volunteerism and Service Learning

Location: Carmichael Student Center, Room 267

Phone: 470-578-6443

Website: studentengagement.kennesaw.edu/volunteerism/

Volunteerism and Service Learning Support is a campus based volunteer center matching KSU volunteers' interests with community needs. KSU students, faculty, staff and alumni who wish to volunteer can use our online system to help meet the needs of our community through volunteer service. VKSU partners with numerous agencies throughout the metro Atlanta area and offers various opportunities to get involved on and off campus.

Sponsored events include: American Red Cross blood drives, monthly group projects, Homelessness Awareness Week service project, homecoming service project, KSU Day of Service, Greeks Give Back and the annual Volunteer Fair. In addition, this area enriches the in-classroom learning experience by supporting and nurturing service learning opportunities. 

Student Advocacy

CONTACT

Location: KSU Marietta Campus, Student Center, Room 230

Phone: 470-578-3546

Email: ksuadvocacy@kennesaw.edu

Social Media

Student Advocacy addresses student concerns regarding campus civility, student welfare, and other issues that may compromise a culture of belonging at KSU, in direct accordance with the Kennesaw State Owl Creed. We provide support to students seeking to resolve challenges they face while enrolled at KSU by:

  • helping students to examine resolution options and managing expectations
  • making appropriate referrals and informal inquiries
  • coaching students' development of effective communication techniques
  • providing conflict mediation and educational workshops upon request

The scope of services provided to enrolled students includes:

  • Academic Consultation
  • Personal Guidance
  • Education and Outreach

Please visit our website for more information, and to submit concerns: http://advocacy.kennesaw.edu

 Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) provides a wide range of services aimed at fostering the developmental and emotional well-being of KSU students. CPS provides individual and group counseling for personal, academic, and career-decision concerns. We provide psychiatric evaluation and treatment, as well as case management for students needing multiple services. Additionally, CPS staff educate the campus community about good mental health practices through participation in on-campus events and delivering workshops and classroom presentations.

CPS has offices on both campuses. On the Kennesaw Campus, students can call the office at: 470-578-6600 to make an appointment or stop by the office, which is located in Kennesaw Hall, room 2401. On the Marietta Campus, students can call the office at: 470-578-7391 to make an appointment or stop by the office, which is located in Suite 170 of the Student Center. Both offices offer walk-in hours, and additional information about all of our services can be found at: counseling.kennesaw.edu

Student Disability Services

Kennesaw Campus

Location: Kennesaw Hall, Room 1205

Phone: 470-578-2666

Marietta Campus

Location: Student Center, Room 160

(678) 915-7244

Website: http://studentsuccess.kennesaw.edu/sds/index.php​

Student Disability Services 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. In order to make arrangements for services, students must make an appointment with Student Disability Services to develop an individual assistance plan. Certification of disability is required. Academic accommodations and services, testing accommodations, sign language interpreters, note taking assistance, audio recording, alternate format text materials, adaptive computer software, etc. Eligible students deliver Faculty Notification Letters to instructors identifying the accommodations approved by SDS. Students should notify SDS in writing within 2 business days of any disagreement between the student and the faculty member if agreed upon academic adjustments are not provided. Students taking courses online or at sites other than the main campus should contact SDS by phone or email: sds@kennesaw.edu to register and make arrangements. Accommodations and services at remote locations may require additional time to arrange, so please register early. Student Disability Services provides academic coaching for registered students. Additionally, students are encouraged to join ABLE, a student organization that promotes advocacy and awareness of disability issues.

Student-Athlete Success Services

Kennesaw State University participates in NCAA athletics, and sponsors 16 sports at the Division I level  with over 400 student-athletes. The SASS staff is responsible for monitoring the academic progress of these student-athletes to ensure their academic eligibility to participate. Student-athletes receive assistance such as advising, study skills, tutoring, mentoring, orientation and registration. Through athletics, Life skills programming is offered as well as opportunities to volunteer for community service. SASS is located in Building #65 at the corner of Big Shanty and Campus Loop Road and can be reached at 470-578-2402 or emailed at: sass@kennesaw.edu.

Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery

The Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery (CYAAR) supports and encourages addiction recovery and wellness by providing programs and engaging in collaborative research and education.

The CYAAR helps students struggling with and recovering from addiction and provides education and intervention services for the entire campus. The CYAAR creates campus and community collaborations aimed at addiction education, young adult treatment and recovery research. The Collegiate Recovery Program and Community supports students in recovery from addiction by providing a peer based community, hosting recovery meetings, academic coaching and a safe and nurturing environment.

For more information please email us at: recovery@kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-2538. We are located in the University College Building, room 2403.

Health Promotion and Wellness

 The mission of Health Promotion and Wellness is to improve the balance of the intellectual, emotional, physical, social, environmental, and spiritual development of students through awareness and education.

Health Promotion and Wellness promotes wellness through a variety of avenues including:

Nutrition Services: Students can meet with a registered and licensed dietitian to get an assessment of their current eating habits and discuss nutrition for their current lifestyle, medical conditions, or other needs. Students will receive expert advice to encourage a healthy relationship with food, which may include intuitive eating education, nutrition for medical conditions, getting help with an eating disorder, sports nutrition, or other topics regarding nutrition. Cooking demonstrations are also available for students to learn how to prepare easy, nutritious, and budget-friendly meals on their own. Students will not only learn new recipes, but also basic culinary skills, healthy eating, and food safety tips.

Peer Health OWLs:  Peer Health Outreach and Wellness Leaders (OWLs) are student volunteers who are trained and obtain a national certification in developing, implementing, and evaluating fun interactive wellness programs for fellow students. The Peer Health OWLs make the campus healthier, safer, and more enjoyable. Students can earn three hours of course credit by enrolling in PHE 2900/Peer Health Education offered by the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education and taught by the department's Health Promotion Coordinator.

Health Promotion Programs: Engaging programs are offered to meet the health needs of students covering a variety of health topics that may include but are not limited to stress management, alcohol awareness, healthy relationships, sexual health, nutrition, cooking demonstrations, body image, CPR/AED/first aid, physical activity, and general wellness.

Fitness Assessments: Students can have a MicroFit computerized fitness evaluation for evaluating blood pressure, heart rate, weight, cardiovascular endurance, body composition, muscular strength, and flexibility. The computerized testing allows for pre and post-test comparisons.

Educational Materials: A resource center is available that contains information on a variety of health and wellness topics. Computers are also available for student use.

Location:

Student Recreation and Activities Center, Suite 1200

Phone: 470-578-6394. Email: wellctr@kennesaw.edu.

Website: wellness.kennesaw.edu 

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Education and Prevention Coalition

Mission Statement: Engage the university community to make responsible and educated choices about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in support of the standards of the KSU community.

Goals

To provide and support clear ATOD policies for the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) in order to promote an educational environment free from alcohol and tobacco abuse and other drug use

To develop and disseminate educational information for members of the campus community regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues in a collegiate environment for the purpose of prevention of alcohol and tobacco abuse and other drug use.

To make available counseling, treatment, and outside referrals if necessary to assist members of the campus community overcome ATOD problems

To implement campus policies and activities that promote and reinforce health, responsible living, respect for community and campus standards, individual responsibility, and the intellectual, social, spiritual or ethical, and physical well-being of the members of the campus community

To work towards these goals in a purposeful and coordinated manner with planning, record keeping, and assessment overseen by one central office charged with this responsibility. Please visit our website for further information: sss.kennesaw.edu/atod/

Campus Awareness, Resource and Empowerment Center (CARE)

The Campus Awareness, Resource & Empowerment (CARE) Services offers support to students who have experienced homelessness, food insecurity and/or the foster care system.

The CARE Services provides both on and off campus resources, operates the campus food pantries, provides personal care items and assists in accessing temporary and/or permanent housing.  As needed CARE collaborates with various KSU departments such as Admissions, Financial Aid, Residence Life, etc. in an effort to help students better navigate campus life. 

For more information: care.kennesaw.edu

Locations: 

Kennesaw Campus: Kennesaw Hall, Room 2401

470-578-6600

Marietta Campus: Student Center, Bldg. A, Suite 170

470-578-7391

Military and Veterans Services

Kennesaw State's Military and Veteran Services is run by veterans for veterans and offers a one-stop shop that is easily accessible and widely available to service members, veterans, and dependents. Our goal is to empower our service members, veterans, and dependents with the tools necessary for achieving their academic goals. Through information sharing, referral services, and outreach programs, Military and Veteran Services strives to provide a supportive and educational environment that fosters student success and achievement. Whether you are a new or transferring student we will help guide you to the resources you need to make the most of your experience at KSU. This web site: studentsuccess.kennesaw.edu/veterans/ is your first stop for information for student veterans, and military dependents. We have two offices, one on the Kennesaw campus Rm 200, Willingham Hall (470-578-2970) and a site on the Marietta campus in the Joe Mack Wilson Student Center (470-578-3862).

Women's Resource Center

The Women's Resource Center (WRC) povides support to enhance academic performance and empower members of the KSU community to reach their full potential by striving to create an inclusive, supportive, and violence free environment. The WRC offers:

  • Advocacy, support, resources, and referrals for sexual assault survivors and students who experience other forms of interpersonal violence
  • Presentations on topics including but not limited to healthy relationships, bystander intervention, and sexual health/well-being
  • Events and programs that address gender and women's issues such as the Clothesline Project, Women's History Month events, and salary negotiation workshops.

The Women's Resource Center is located in the James V. Carmichael Student Center, room 164 on the Kennesaw Campus and in the Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, room 187 on the Marietta Campus. Both offices can be reached at 470-578-7858. More information about the WRC can be found at: http://wrc.kennesaw.edu/.

Center for Student Leadership (CSL)

The Center for Student Leadership (CSL) provides programs that introduce students to the practice of Leading with C.A.I.R. (Choice, Action, Impact, & Reflection), helping students become more impactful leaders by developing their abilities to think critically, communicate effectively and act intentionally. CSL students are exposed to a variety of leadership development opportunities, and actively engage with their campus and local, national, and international communities to solve problems, add value and thrive.  The CSL Advanced Student Leaders become involved by serving as Peer Leaders, Engaged Owl Leader (EOL) Coordinators, Leadership Experience Service Coordinators, and Owl Leadership Fellows. Student Leaders also help facilitate customized workshops and organize leadership events for the University. Becoming a member of the CSL allows students to expand learning beyond the classroom through personal development, serving others, and engaging with real world problems in a manner that maximizes their college experience; helping them become more successful in their personal, college and professional lives.

Location:

The Carmichael Student Center
Kennesaw Campus
Suite 172
(470) 578-6329

The Joe Mack Student Center
Marietta Campus
Suite 184
(470) 578-2837

 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. Most hearing boards are composed of both faculty/staff and student members of the SCAI panel. Members of the boards are trained to hear complaints, arrive at fair and impartial conclusions and deliver clear and direct recommendations.

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: scai.kennesaw.edu.