The Georgia Open Records Act is a state statute that applies to all departments and
individuals within Kennesaw State University. The Act requires that public records
be open and available for inspection by a requesting party within a reasonable amount
of time after the receipt of the request, unless the records are those exempted by
law from disclosure (e.g., student educational records).
The Act also requires an initial response within three (3) business days to all Open
Records Act requests received by a university official (faculty, staff or administrator).
Failure to do so may result in penalties for the university official under the provisions
of the law. There are some exceptions to the Open Records Act, including medical records
and student academic records.
Any Open Records requests must be forwarded immediately upon receipt to the KSU Office of Legal Affairs
for initial response on behalf of the University.
The Office of Legal Affairs will also be responsible for collecting documents that
are responsive to the Open Records request (if any), and will provide the documents
for review to the requesting party at a mutually convenient time.
In order to avoid delay and to have sufficient time to respond before the 3-day deadline,
Open Records requests received by University personnel must be faxed, e-mailed, or
delivered in person to the Office of Legal Affairs.