The Kent State University School of Communication Studies Handbook (hereinafter referred to as the Handbook) is designed to define the roles of faculty, students, and the Director in the affairs of the School of Communication Studies and to specify policies and procedures for decision-making and operations within the School.

Other University policies, regulations, and procedures take precedence if a conflict occurs between policies and procedures and the provisions within the Handbook. Also, Regional Campus Faculty, although sharing common concerns with the Kent campus for the quality of teaching, have differing and unique interests and programs and also are governed by appropriate Regional Campus documents.