Benefits of Joining

Benefits of JoiningYour annual membership donation of $20 or more will help continue programs for retired faculty and staff from both the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses to gather to socialize, learn, and enjoy campus activities.


Members receive a Retirees Association I.D. card. Many businesses in Cobb County offer discounts to the KSU family, so present this and enjoy your reward for many years of service.

Click here to view a partial list of vendors who offer discounts to the KSU family.

KSU Bookstore

The Bookstores offer discounts to retirees on many items. Percentage varies, and textbooks are not included.

Parking in the Visitors Lot

Make a copy of your ID card and leave it on the dash of your car when parking in the Visitors Lots on the Kennesaw campus or the Marietta campus to enjoy free parking. Check the campus maps for locations of visitor parking lots.

KSU Fitness Center

You may also present your I.D. card to the Employees Fitness Center and it will become your door access after you complete paperwork to join the Center. Fitness Center membership is free to KSU retirees.

KSU Library

The I.D. card can be used to check out books or videos and use other services provided by the libraries on both campuses. Most digital resources are only available to employed faculty/staff and students per licensing restrictions.

Defensive Driving Course

The KSU Office of Insurance and Risk Management offers a free defensive driving course which may qualify the participate for an insurance discount. Call 470-578-2599 for more information or to sign up for a class.

Opportunities for service

Graduation – Retirees provide a valuable service by ushering at the commencement ceremonies every semester.

Helping at campus events – From time to time, departments on campus may request retirees to serve as ushers, hosts, docents, guides, proctors, facilitators or speakers for events.


Be sure to continue to check out this web site and the Golden Owls Retirees Newsletter for other benefits coming soon.

Thank you for your willingness to stay connected to the new KSU.

Join the Retirees Association Now!