At Kennesaw State, we put our students first in everything we do — all 45,000+ of them — and this starts from day one. When you enroll at Kennesaw State, you learn from our world-class faculty and gain academic support from in-the-know advisors. You’ll find your community by becoming involved in one or more of our 300+ student organizations, living in one of our on-campus residence halls and refueling at one of our award-winning campus dining options. And you’ll find your spirit cheering for one of our 18 NCAA Division I sports teams.
Coming to KSU will feel like coming home — a home where discovery and innovation thrive, where fond memories are made each day and where potential meets possibility.
The Division of Student Affairs partners with students to help them create a collegiate experience that engages them with the campus community, encourages their growth and success, and helps them develop essential skills that improve workplace readiness and lifelong success. We support inclusive and welcoming campus communities that contribute to students’ holistic development and empower them to be engaged and ethical citizens.
KSU is proud to support a diverse campus culture with strong global ties and an entrepreneurial spirit. Our vibrant campuses offer multiple on-campus residential communities, hundreds of student organizations and events throughout the year where you can find a supportive community and make lasting relationships. Through the Department of Student Affairs, you have numerous opportunities to create meaningful friendships and networking connections to maintain your successful academic and professional journey.find your community
Make the most of your college experience at Kennesaw State. There are student organizations, activities, competition teams, leadership and service opportunities for all KSU students. Through your engagement, you increase your potential and enhance your academic, personal and professional experiences. During your time here at The Nest, we hope you make the most of your collegiate years by building your community and getting involved in some of the many possibilities available to you.get involved at ksu
Make yourself a priority as a KSU student. Wellbeing@KSU is a comprehensive approach to your overall health and well-being to create a campus community of care. We provide a host of resources including 24/7 Mental Health Support to ensure your college experience keeps you feeling satisfied, happy and healthy.learn more about Wellbeing@KSU
Discover unique opportunities, events, and clubs to join at Kennesaw State University by visiting Owl Life. As you get involved at KSU, you'll earn Scrappy's Bucket List credit. Tap in. Get Credit. Have fun.Visit owl life
Behind every three-point shot, touchdown and goal scored stands an amazing KSU Owl. Work hard, play hard. That’s our unofficial motto around here. Our NCAA Division I student-athletes make KSU a better place through their commitment to academic excellence and community service. Owl Nation boasts over 30 intramural and club sports teams, making it easy for all students to find their interest, stay active and get involved. And with so many choices and top-tier facilities, rooting for the Black and Gold has never been easier.
Scrappy HourJoin your fellow Owls for a weekly tradition of enjoying a refreshing soda ice cream float (or simply have a drink and some ice cream) and mingling with Scrappy. You can take home a souvenir cup to remember the experience. So, come and join us to make some unforgettable memories with the KSU community. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome.
OwlsServe Day: Marietta the GatheringJoin the Department of Student Volunteerism & Service for our OwlsServe Day at Marietta the Gathering! Marietta the Gathering is a new festival held each March in Glover Park at the Historic Marietta Square celebrating Geek Community, pop culture, and the arts. Registration Information: Each student must register for this event on GivePulse. Registration is required to participate in the OwlsServe Day. Transportation: All students will be required to ride the Big Owl Bus to and from campus. Registration Deadline: The registration deadline is February 28th. There are no opportunities for walk-up registration. Communications: Full details about the OwlsServe Day will be sent to all registered participants on February, 26th. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email email@example.com. SVS is committed to providing accessible programming for all students. Please indicate any accommodations you need to participate in this event when registering.
FLIGHT Jersey DistributionHooty Hoo doesn't have a FLIGHT jersey yet? Come grab a jersey along with some free FLIGHT merch and learn about upcoming events! Must have your Talon Card on hand in order to receive a jersey.
Your Dean of Students is your advocate and resource to help maximize your success at KSU and beyond. The formal roles of the Office of the Dean of Students include oversight for all student conduct, problem resolution, behavioral and crisis response, administrative emergency withdrawals, policy review and compliance, and student advocacy and support. In addition to the formal functions of this office, the Dean of Students collaborates across all areas and constituents within the greater university community to enhance the student experience.learn more
Give to Student AffairsYour donation helps us prepare students for their future by fostering learning beyond the classroom through innovative and transformative experiences.
Kennesaw State Academic Learning Center named for longtime family benefactors
Kennesaw State awarded grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety for 17th straight year
Empty Bowls event combines Kennesaw State art, music and support for students
Kennesaw State student encourages peers through campus engagement
As the Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA), Dr. Eric Arneson provides leadership and direction for much of the co-curricular student experience at KSU. He serves as the chief student advocate and expert on campus and offers direct counsel to President Kathy Schwaig and other key leaders in championing student success. Dr. Arneson will foster student engagement and success by oversight of divisional departments, among other areas, all dedicated to creating engaging, inclusive, and supportive communities for our students.Meet the Senior leadership team
Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Analysis (SPAA) seeks to establish a supportive atmosphere that nurtures an assessment-oriented culture across the Division, guiding an evaluation of student learning experiences beyond traditional classroom settings.
SPAA assumes the role of a guiding force through training and advisory services, fostering leadership and endeavors to fulfill both divisional and university missions by employing crafted assessment methodologies.learn more
At Kennesaw State, our many Campus Services departments work together to provide the essentials of campus life along with exceptional customer service to the University’s students, faculty, staff and visiting guests.
Parent and Family Engagement
Parent and Family Engagement provides resources that support parents, families, and supporters of KSU students, ensuring a successful transition to college life by helping them stay connected to and involved with their KSU Owl.learn more
Kennesaw State acknowledges and upholds the First Amendment rights of every individual, encompassing the liberties of free speech and peaceful assembly. Furthermore, KSU is fully aware of its duty to establish a safe educational experience that permits enrolled students and staff members to articulate their perspectives without impeding the functioning of the University.
Learn more about your freedom of expression and engaging in expressive activities on both Kennesaw State campuses.learn more
Questions, Concerns, & Reporting
The Student Affairs team is dedicated to offering our support and assistance in any way possible. As a KSU student, you may encounter concerns or issues with academic, campus, vendor or enrollment services matters.submit a concern
For all official complaints, we kindly request that you submit them using the form above. Additionally, if you encounter a person of concern, please submit a Red Flag Report to help prevent any future crises.learn more
Scrappy's Bucket List
Finding new ways to get involved on campus is easy with Scrappy's Bucket List (SBL)! All currently enrolled students at KSU are eligible to participate in this ongoing challenge, which can be completed at any time. All you need to do is complete 63 items on Scrappy's Bucket List before you graduate.See the list
Spirit and Traditions
At Kennesaw State, traditions and spirit tell our shared story to bring us together. Through events such as Weeks of Welcome, Scrappy Hour, Homecoming, and KSU Day, students learn about what connects us as a campus community and deepen their sense of belonging and connection.learn more
Staff Tools & Resources
Student Affairs is dedicated to helping your growth and development. Our Professional Development Committee provides a diverse spectrum of training opportunities and developmental resources that span the entire year. You'll also find the Marketing and Communications request form to help your department thrive among students.learn more
Student Activities Budget Advisory Committee
The Student Activities Budget Advisory Committee (SABAC) assumes the role of an advisory body to the university administration, including the Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA), offering insights regarding the distribution of funds for student activities. This committee operates in close partnership with the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Office of the Dean of Students. Public hearings are conducted on Wednesday afternoons throughout the Fall and Spring semesters, providing an accessible forum for discussions.learn more
Student Centers and Services
The Carmichael and Wilson Student Centers provide central and convenient locations on both campuses, providing services and spaces for a variety of student programs and activities.learn more