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Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Drugs

KSU is committed to operating in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia with regard to the use, sale, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. It is the responsibility of all members of the University community to abide by those laws.Kennesaw State University is in compliance with section 1213 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, regarding the possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs. Any violation of the act or of federal and state laws pertaining to the possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs can be dealt with through the criminal justice system and/or through the university judiciary system. University Police regularly patrol campus and respond to residential housing for calls for service. Officers routinely enforce Georgia state laws regarding underage drinking, use, possession, and sale of alcoholic beverages at KSU by either referring the student to the appropriate conduct officer or by issuance of a citation using the criminal justice system. Officers also respond to complaints of drug activity and enforce state and federal drug laws on campus, to include residential housing. More information about on campus judicial procedures and processes can be found here:

Kennesaw State University is committed to promoting the health and safety of the campus community through alcohol and drug education programs and the enforcement of policies and state law. Federal law (DFSCA) requires KSU to notify faculty, staff and students of its alcohol and drug policy which can be accessed on the following website: Specific policies governing students living in on campus residential facilities can be found here: Both sites include information on education and programming.

KSU Police are active members on the AOD Coalition. KSU Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Prevention Coalition (AOD) is a campus wide collaboration of various departments. AOD'S mission is to engage the University community to make responsible and educated choices about alcohol and other drugs in support of the standards of the KSU community. AOD's goal is to develop and disseminate educational information regarding alcohol and other drug issues in a collegiate environment.



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