Mitigation involves activities taken before an emergency occurs to lessen the impacts and losses associated with that emergency. At Kennesaw State, many steps have been taken to lessen the impacts of emergencies, both natural and manmade. These include the installation of warning sirens, hardening of safe sheltering locations in some buildings, and the implementation of building construction codes.

Kennesaw State University is currently in the process of updating the Kennesaw State University Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan focuses on identifying and profiling potential hazards, identifying strategies to lessen the impacts of those hazards, and projecting future needs to lessen the impacts the identified hazards can have on the campus community.