Kennesaw State University’s Division of Student Affairs prepares students for their future by fostering learning beyond the classroom through innovative and transformative experiences.

  • The Division of Student Affairs supports students and enhances their collegiate experiences by complementing academic pursuits with transformative living, learning, and leading opportunities. We foster inclusive and welcoming campus communities that contribute to students’ holistic development and empower them to be engaged and ethical citizens.
  • Integrity – We will be honest, authentic, trustworthy at all times.

    Inclusion – We will create and maintain a diverse community of learners that appreciates openness, equity, and equality

    Community – We will enhance on and off campus engagement opportunities by strengthening relationships and creating shared experiences.

    Discovery – We will create a dynamic environment that nurtures students’ curiosity for self-exploration and lifelong learning.

    Civility – We will foster awareness and appreciation of our commonalities and differences through meaningful dialogue and thoughtful action.

  • The Division of Student Affairs offers out-of-class programs, services, co-curricular programming, and individual interaction to ensure students are achieving the following learning and development outcomes:

    • Knowledge acquisition, integration, construction, and application
    • Cognitive complexity
    • Intrapersonal development
    • Interpersonal competence
    • Humanitarianism and civic engagement
    • Practical competence

    To learn more about the learning and development outcomes adopted from CAS (Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education), please see the following document: CAS Learning and Development Outcomes (PDF).


News from Around the Division

  • Graduation

    Congratulations To All DSA Award Winners!

    We are very proud of everyone of our recipients - and extremely thankful for all of the people who helped make this program possible.  

  • CPD Career Closet

    Call for Clothing Donations for the Career Clothing Closet

    Do you have business or professional attire that you no longer wear? The Department of Career Planning & Development would like to take it off your hands!

    We would like to provide KSU students with access to free professional attire through a Career Clothing Closet, which would allow students to attain professional attire ahead of interviews, career fairs, and other networking events. 

    • The amount, type, and sizes of clothing available will depend entirely on your donations, and we will need to collect many items prior to making the closet public for students.

      All donations must be gently used or new, cleaned appropriately prior to donation, and should not have any holes, rips, or stains.

      Appropriate items to donate include:

      • Business suits
      • Dress pants
      • Dress shirts
      • Suit jackets/blazers
      • Blouses
      • Professional slacks and/or skirts
      • Professional shoes
      • Ties
      • Belts 

      Donations can be dropped off during our open office hours (M-F, 8am-5pm) at either of the Department of Career Planning and Development locations.

      • Kennesaw Location: Kennesaw Hall (admin side), 2nd floor, Suite 2617 585 Cobb Avenue NW Kennesaw, GA 30144
      • Marietta Location: Joe Mack Wilson Student Center (Bldg A), 1st floor, Suite 160 1100 South Marietta Parkway SE Marietta, GA 30060

      PLEASE NOTE: The Department of Career Planning and Development is not able to provide receipts for donations, so any donations made to the Career Clothing Closet will not be tax-deductible.

      If you wish to contribute or if you have any questions, please contact Mallory Widdis at 470-578-2775. 

  • CARE camp

    Alumna, student use firsthand experience to help teens in foster care

    Kemara Johnson and Melody McLaurin share a common bond: they have each called Kennesaw State home after living in foster care as a teen.

    Their firsthand experience in foster care – and choosing to immediately attend college – have given each of these women a rare perspective, and it has also fueled their desire to help others who face similar circumstances.