Sexual Harassment

What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct, based on sex
or gender stereotypes, that: is implicitly or explicitly a term or condition of employment
or status in a course, program, or activity; is a basis for employment/educational
decisions; or has the purpose or effect of interfering with one’s work or educational
performance creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or learning
environment, or interfering with or limiting one’s ability to participate in or benefit from
an institutional program or activity.

What Should You Do If You Have Experienced Sexual Harassment?

  • If you have experienced an incident of sexual harassment, do your best to preserve the evidence. These sources could include text messages, voicemails, emails and/or social media contact. These sources of evidence could be important should you decide to file a report or make a complaint.

  • Complaints of an alleged incident of sexual harassment can be made to a number of KSU offices. Please note that all reports of sexual harassment to any of these offices will be investigated. These are non-confidential sources. Regardless of where you report, the university will coordinate its investigation.

    No person shall be subject to coercion or reprisal for action taken in good faith to seek advice concerning a sexual misconduct complaint, to file a complaint, or to serve as a witness, panel member, or representative in the investigation of a complaint. Acts or threats of retaliation are a violation of University policy and will be investigated and addressed accordingly.

    For further information on complaints and filing procedures, please see the KSU Sexual Misconduct Policy.

    KSU Office of Institutional Equity/Title IX Coordinator

    The Office of Institutional Equity/Title IX Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that KSU complies with all applicable laws and policies regarding discrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status.  The office investigates complaints of unlawful discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.   The office functions as a neutral party in investigating complaints and takes steps to fairly address and resolve such matters.

    Kennesaw Campus
    440 Bartow Avenue NW
    English Building, Suite 202
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
    Phone: 470-578-2614
    Email: eeo@kennesaw.edu

    Department of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

    The Department of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity handles violations of the KSU Student Code of Conduct.

    Kennesaw Campus
    1074 Canton Place NW
    University Village, Suite 5100
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
    Phone: 470-578-3403

    Marietta Campus
    1100 South Marietta Parkway
    Housing Office
    Marietta, GA 30060

  • There are various resources available on campus resources to assist you in what steps to take after an incident of sexual harassment has taken place.

    Below are a list of sources that can be contacted for support and/or counseling.

    Women’s Resource and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Center

    The KSU Women’s Resource and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Center serves as a non-confidential source that provides advocacy and support for all members of the KSU community.

    Kennesaw Campus
    585 Cobb Avenue NW
    Kennesaw Hall, Room 3427
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
    Phone: (470) 578-7858

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

    Counseling and Psychological Services

    The Counseling and Psychological Services Office serves as a confidential source where concerns can be discussed with a counselor in a private setting. Counselors can assist in the healing process by helping students make decisions and solve problems related to personal, social, and educational concerns.

    Kennesaw Campus
    585 Cobb Avenue NW
    Kennesaw Hall, Room 2401
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
    Phone: 470-578-6600

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday- Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

    Marietta Campus
    1100 South Marietta Parkway
    Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, Suite 170
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: 678-915-7391

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

    Office of Victim Services

    The Office of Victim Services serves as a confidential source that provides a safe, private place for individuals who have questions or concerns about sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, domestic violence, and any form of sexual misconduct or violence. A professional victim’s advocate is available to provide emotional support and address immediate needs such as referrals for medical care, discussing options for reporting, and developing safety plans.

    Kennesaw Campus
    1074 Canton Place NW
    University Village, Room 6145
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
    Phone: 470-578-6725

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm (support available after office hours)


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