The Georgia Open Records Act is a state statute that
applies to all departments and individuals within
Kennesaw State University. The Act requires that public
records be open and available for inspection by a
requesting party within a reasonable amount of time
after the receipt of the request, unless the records are those exempted by law from disclosure (e.g., student educational records).
The Act also requires an initial response within three
(3) business days to all Open Records Act requests
received by a university official (faculty, staff or
administrator). Failure to do so may result in penalties
for the university official under the provisions of the
law. There are some exceptions to the Open Records Act,
including medical records and student academic records.
Any Open Records requests must be forwarded
immediately upon receipt to the
KSU Office of Legal Affairs for initial response on
behalf of the University.
The Office of Legal Affairs will also be responsible for
collecting documents that are responsive to the Open
Records request (if any), and will provide the documents
for review to the requesting party at a mutually
In order to avoid delay and to have sufficient time to
respond before the 3-day deadline, Open Records requests
received by University personnel must be faxed,
e-mailed, or delivered in person to the Office of Legal
Affairs. Please see our
contact information page.