Special Interest Housing

Special Interest Housing (SIH) is available for student groups who require specific housing arrangements as part of their involvement with Kennesaw State University. Housing accommodations are done through partnerships with different programs in coordination with the Housing team. If students are interested in living in SIH, they need to reach out to the departments and apply via their specific process.

Special Interest Housing Options

  • Academy for Inclusive Learning

    The Academy is a 2-year college experience allowing students with different intellectual or developmental abilities, who do not meet the University requirements for admission, to learn beside degree-seeking students and live in the residence halls at the same time. Visit the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth website to learn more about the program.

    Location: University Village Suites

    Contact: academyadmissions@kennesaw.edu

    Requires approval from the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth (WellStar College of Health and Human Services) to reside in the community.

    • Stonewall

      The Stonewall community is a gender inclusive housing community specifically geared toward students of all sexual orientations, genders, gender identities and gender expressions. It was created for students who want to live in a community celebrating their various identities while fostering understanding, learning and community alongside their peers.

      Location: Contact community administrator for location information

      Contact: lgbtq@kennesaw.edu

      Requires approval from the LGBTQ Resource Center to reside in the community. Please contact the LGBTQ Resource Center regarding the process to live in this community.

      • ASCEND

        The ASCEND SIH is the on-campus living option for KSU CARE students who were homeless and/or in foster care during their K-12 education. Participants must be Kennesaw State University students who are pursuing their first bachelor's degree. They must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

        • Verified as an Unaccompanied Homeless Youth status based upon the McKinney-Vento Act provided by their High School Homeless Liaison
        • Eligible for an Education and Training Voucher (EVT) Program funded by the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), Independent Living Program (ILP) of the Georgia Foster Care Unit
        • or eligibility otherwise determined by CARE Case Manager or Program Coordinator

        Depending on room availability, and if the eligibility requirements above are met, these students live together as a community so they can build stronger, hopefully life-long, relationships with students of similar life experiences. To apply, please complete the ASCEND Living Learning Village application.

        • Graduate Students

          If you are a graduate student interested in living on campus, we have limited spaces available on the Kennesaw Campus. For information on graduate housing, please email ksuhousing@kennesaw.edu.

          • Veterans

            Veteran students can reach out to ksuhousing@kennesaw.edu if they are interested in on-campus living accommodations.