Student Resources

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.

Additional details are available in the Student Handbook and Undergraduate and Graduate catalogs, all of which are available online at catalog.kennesaw.edu.

  • It is always KSU's goal that students guide their own educational process, and when difficulties arise along the way we are here to help. When students experience medical or psychological emergencies that impede their ability to successfully remain enrolled at KSU, an administrative withdrawal can help students focus on healing without harming their academic record.

    ADMINISTRATIVE EMERGENCY WITHDRAWALS
  • At Kennesaw State University, we take the health and well-being of our entire community very seriously. We understand that for some students, college is a time of increased socialization and being faced with new and diverse choices. Through the collaborative efforts of the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Education and Prevention Coalition, a cross-functional team of faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community members champion educational and policy initiatives in service to the university and surrounding community.

    ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG INFORMATION
  • Dean of Students Case Management Services

    Provides case management and related support services for students and their families on a wide variety of issues of concern, including the immediate needs of students experiencing academic, medical, and other challenges so to connect them with the appropriate resources. Additionally accepts referrals from KSU’s Behavioral Response Team as well as any faculty, staff, family, friend, or community member concerned about an individual’s wellbeing.

    Services Provided:

    • Supports referrals from the Behavioral Response Team
    • Assists with Academic Appeals
    • Provides supportive services to students making Emergency
    • Withdrawal Requests
    • Addresses referrals for Behavioral and Academic Concerns 
  • Students who have one of the following holds may contact the Office of the Dean of Students for further instructions on the reason for the hold and how to have the hold removed.

    DEAN OF STUDENTS HOLDS
  • The Emergency Assistance program provides emergency financial assistance to ALL degree seeking KSU students to help overcome unforeseen hardships that may hinder their successful academic progress. 

    EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
  • Students needing access to lactation rooms should complete the online request form. When completing the form students will be asked for students name, KSU email, KSU ID number, start and end date of access. Should access need to be extended, please contact deanofstudents@kennesaw.edu

    complete lactation room request

    Human Resources ("HR") manages employee requests for access to lactation/wellness spaces. Employees should submit their requests through KissFlow at https://app.kissflow.com. Employees should contact their Benefits Specialist or submit a request to benefits@kennesaw.edu with any questions.

    KSU has lactation spaces available at the following locations:

    Kennesaw Campus

    • Prillaman Health Science Building (Wellness Room 3000)
    • English Building (Lactation Room 197A)
    • Academic Learning Center (Lactation Room 1303). 

    Marietta Campus

    • Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, (Room 241). 
  • The Office of the Dean of Students, within the Division of Student Affairs, is here to assist you however we can. If you are not sure where to turn, we can point you in the right direction. Our office is like a "concierge" for KSU students and parents. For general questions and assistance, please email deanofstudents@kennesaw.edu.

    Kennesaw State University is committed to maintaining an environment in which concerns are addressed in a fair and collegial manner. Students are encouraged to always first begin with informal resolution directly with the individual and/or office with whom the student has a grievance. When a resolution cannot be informally reached, formal written complaints can be submitted online through the KSU Concern website.

    For academic related concerns, including grade appeals, always begin with the professor. If the matter cannot be resolved directly with the professor, then contact the department chair. If the matter is still unresolved, contact the academic dean of the college. All academic matters ultimately fall under the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

    Another resource for resolving grievances both internal and external to KSU is the Complaints and Appeals website.