• Human Resources

    KSU Human Resources works with staff, faculty and students to promote an ethical culture.  We provide guidance and oversight for compliance with state and federal laws, as well as BOR policies regarding nepotism, conflict of interest, fair hiring practices, equitable pay and consistent policy interpretation and administration.  In addition, we provide training for ethical behavior to all new hires and on an annual basis.  Our goal is to assist the KSU community in understanding and applying BOR and institutional ethics standards.

  • Internal Audit

    The Internal Audit Department's key role regarding ethics is to:

    • Promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct within the University and to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies.
    • Coordinate and support University ethics awareness programs.
    • Conduct investigations and reviews as needed to identify risks and strengthen internal controls.

  • Legal Affairs

    The Division of Legal Affairs advises KSU regarding the applicable laws and policies surrounding ethics and conflicts of interest. We present programs to increase awareness, and we help to interpret the legal standards. We encourage any member of the KSU community to contact us with their questions on this topic.

  • Student Affairs

    Student Advocacy, under the division of Student Affairs, provides students with opportunities to develop strategies to appropriately navigate complex situations as a means of achieving their goals. We listen to student concerns, investigate circumstances as needed, facilitate problem and conflict resolutions. Our goal is to ultimately prepare students to respectfully and effectively address situations that most impact their academic success and personal well-being, in the context of the KSU Students’ Creed.

  • Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (SCAI)

    The KSU Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (SCAI) Department works to promote a greater awareness and understanding of the rules of the KSU student codes of conduct and to address issues of both student academic misconduct and disruption of campus life so that an environment conducive to learning and individual growth can be maintained at Kennesaw State University. SCAI seeks to assure that all hearings and disciplinary meetings are educational and developmental in nature (ethical ramifications of alleged misconduct are discussed). The SCAI Department is a part of the KSU Dean of Students Office and a unit of the Division of Student Affairs.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, along with the Office of Institutional Equity, provides guidance and oversight for inclusion initiatives and equal treatment as an employee and/or student in the areas of: civil rights legislation, discrimination protections, and USG and KSU policies and procedures.  Our purpose is to ensure all Kennesaw State University employees are treated equally, experience a welcoming and inclusive culture and environment, and have equal access to education and professional and career opportunities. 

  • Academic Affairs

    Academic Affairs is responsible for the adherence to ethical actions related to faculty hiring, faculty review and promotion, and curriculum review.  We ensure Kennesaw State University policies and practices support academic freedom, promote efficiency, and are in compliance with all federal and state laws.  

  • Office of Research

    The Office of Research Compliance supports and promotes ethical compliance, research integrity, and high quality research within the Kennesaw State University research community. The office partners with researchers to ensure the University is compliant with federal, state, local, and institutional rules and regulations, and provides oversight and coordination of research compliance areas involving human subjects, vertebrate animals, recombinant DNA, hazardous agents and research misconduct.

  • Center for Student Leadership

    The Center for Student Leadership (CSL), a partnership between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, provides a holistic approach to ethical student leadership development by creating co-curricular and extra-curricular learning experiences that challenge ideas about social justice, civic engagement, and individual responsibility. We believe that leadership reveals personal choices in moments that matter, and that leaders understand all moments matter. Accordingly, the CSL promotes leadership as a lifestyle, and develops students’ capacity to act into increasingly complex social situations in an ethical and impactful manner.

  • Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Character

    The Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Character offers academic courses in ethics and leadership. Our courses are available to any graduate student and are TAP approved. The Siegel Institute also does research, grant, and contract work related to applied ethics.