Kennesaw State opens first-of-its-kind housing for homeless students



Kennesaw State opens first-of-its-kind housing for homeless students

KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 9, 2016) — Excerpt of Article: When fall classes begin later this month, Kennesaw State University will open with a new housing option to help homeless students attending the college.

The school is opening an on-campus suite for emergency housing for these students and those at risk of homelessness. The one-bedroom apartment, mixed in with KSU’s existing University Village student residences, is designed as temporary housing for up to 14 days while school officials find permanent residences for students.

“Across the state and country there aren’t many options for homeless college students. The sacrifices and risks they are taking just to go to college are hard,” said Marcy Stidum, coordinator of KSU’s Campus Awareness, Resource & Empowerment center that helps homeless students.

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by Janel Davis

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit