1500 Student Life and Services

Georgia State University is committed to the idea that total education involves more than academic pursuit. While students are maturing intellectually, they also are developing physically, psychologically, socially, aesthetically, sexually and spiritually. The philosophy of student development is embodied in the areas of responsibility of the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs.

The Division of Student Affairs provides a network of support and encouragement for students through counseling, advocacy, advisement, recreation, health, leadership training and opportunities for personal growth. Further, the division seeks to provide an enriching environment that allows for and encourages cross-cultural interaction, an appreciation of diversity and ethical decision making.

1504 Auxiliary and Support Services

The departments in Auxiliary and Support Services supplement the academic campus experience by providing services and facilitating the sale of merchandise to faculty, staff and students.

The Auxiliary and Support Services office is located on the Atlanta Campus on the second floor of Student Center West. Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Fridays. Semester breaks and holiday hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phone: 404-413-9500. Fax: 404-413-9525. Email: auxiliary@gsu.edu. Web: http://services.gsu.edu/.

1504.15 University Bookstore

University Bookstores are located on each of the campuses, offering a complete selection of new and used textbooks. The rent-a-text (www.rentatext.com) program provides students with the option of renting a new or used textbook for an academic term rather than purchasing it. At the end of the term, students simply bring or ship the textbook back to the University Bookstore. Renting instead of buying can save you more than 50% on average up front, as opposed to having to wait until buyback cash at the end of the term. The University Bookstore also buys used textbooks in some cases paying as much as 50% of the purchase price. Officially licensed Georgia State apparel and gifts are also sold in the University Bookstore. Purchases can also be made online at www.gsubookstore.com.

1504.20 Graduation Regalia and Photography

Auxiliary and Support Services provides Portrait and Ceremony Photographs for your Commencement memories. Logo Regalia are available for online purchase for pick-up at the Commencement Fair. Graduation Photography is available through a vendor managed by Auxiliary and Support Services. For more information on graduation photography call toll-free 1-800-424-3686. Information on other Commencement items from diploma frames, class rings, invitations, as well as stoles of gratitude are available at the University Bookstore. Phone: 404-413-9700. Fax: 404-413-9709. Email: gsu@bkstr.com. Web: www.gsubookstore.com.

1504.30 PantherCard

The PantherCard is the official Georgia State University identification card, library card, access card to some campus facilities, and provides PantherCash (a debit card) and PantherMeals accounts. PantherCard is issued to all currently registered students and to faculty, staff, and affiliates of Georgia State University.

PantherCash accounts can be opened at the Auxiliary and Support Services office with cash, check MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.


PantherCash accounts enable students to add value to their PantherCard and receive discounts on some on-campus purchases. Additional PantherCash deposits to the account can be made online at panthercard.gsu.edu, or at the Auxiliary and Support Services office, at the PantherCash Online Card Office, at the value transfer stations (VTS), or any Payment Headquarters In Location (PHIL) machines on-campus. More information regarding these debit accounts and their uses on campus is available at the PantherCard website. Use PantherCash to receive vending discounts on the purchase of soft drinks or water at vending machines displaying the PantherCash sign, discounts on Fridays at the University Bookstore, and other on and off-campus locations. Phone: 404-413-9508. Fax: 404-413-9525. Email: panthercard@gsu.edu. Web: panthercard.gsu.edu.

Money Network Financial Aid Refund Authorization:
Take advantage of a quick and easy way to receive your financial aid refund. First, you must activate a Money Network Discover Card account on your PantherCard.  To do this up the newest PantherCard with the Discover Card logo on it.  Call 1-800-822-4283 and follow the system promps. To authorize your student account refund on your PantherCard follow these steps:

  1. Log into PAWS at https://paws.gsu.edu
  2. Select the “Finances” tab
  3. Select the “Refund Information” section
  4. Select the “Panther Card Authorizations” link
  5. Select “Authorize” from the dropdown menu under the “PantherCard Money Network® Authorization” section
  6. Click Submit

1504.55 Rialto Center for the Arts

Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts hosts a range of exciting performances from theater to dance to music to film. Offerings feature jazz legends, modern dance, and international performers of all kinds. The Rialto is the proud home to the School of Music’s jazz, wind, percussion, and classical ensembles. The Rialto’s Visual Art Series, Feed Your Senses, and many of the School of Music performances are free. Check upcoming Rialto events at www.rialtocenter.org or contact the Box Office Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Faculty, staff and students receive a 15% discount off tickets in advance. Georgia State Student “Rush” tickets — 50% off day of show. Phone: 404-413-9489. Email: info@rialtocenter.org. Web: www.rialtocenter.org.

1510 Counseling

Confidential personal counseling is available to assist students with personal, developmental or psychological concerns related to their academic progress and personal growth. The services provided include:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Referrals to campus and community resources
  • Faculty and Staff Training Workshops

Personal counseling helps students to identify, understand and develop skills to resolve their individual concerns and provide an opportunity for students to learn how to resolve personal problems, learn new skills and look at their situation in a different way.

To connect to an available counselor immediately, call 770-278-1300. For more information, call the following numbers:
Alpharetta and Decatur campus: 678-891-2346
Clarkston campus: 678-891-3315
Dunwoody campus: 770-274-5166
Newton campus: 770-278-1286 or 770-278-1366.

1512 Dean of Students

The Assistant Dean of Students at each campus supports Perimeter College’s mission of transforming student lives and preparing students to thrive in a global society. Student success is at the heart of everything they do. The Assistant Deans of Students are here to help you achieve your goals and have a rewarding, positive college experience. For more information, call the following numbers:
Alpharetta campus: 678-240-6020
Clarkston campus: 678-891-3525
Decatur campus: 678-891-2695
Dunwoody campus: 770-274-5385
Newton campus: 770-278-1220

1512.10 Student Advocacy and Outreach

Knowledgeable staff assist and empower students in conducting their Perimeter College affairs by listening to students’ questions and concerns, talking with students to help them devise problem-solving strategies and referring the students to appropriate staff members and/or other campus departments. For more information, call the following numbers:
Alpharetta campus: 678-240-6020
Clarkston campus: 678-891-3525
Decatur campus: 678-891-2695
Dunwoody campus: 770-274-5385
Newton campus: 770-278-1220

1512.25 Student Conduct

The Georgia State University Student Code of Conduct contains policies and procedures to both promote the university mission and protect the rights of students, faculty and staff. Students are obligated to be knowledgeable of and to comply with the university’s rules, policies and procedures. Students are also individually responsible for understanding and exercising their rights, fulfilling their obligations and respecting the rights of others. The Student Code of Conduct articulates the types of actions that infringe upon the campus climate of civility and the academic integrity of the university. An overarching philosophy of the student conduct process is to provide students with the opportunity to reflect upon their actions, take responsibility for the outcomes of their life and to develop ethical approaches to their decision-making process. A copy of the most current Student Code of Conduct may be accessed on the web at http://codeofconduct.gsu.edu. For more information, call the following numbers:
Alpharetta campus: 678-240-6020
Clarkston campus: 678-891-3525
Decatur campus: 678-891-2695
Dunwoody campus: 770-274-5385
Newton campus: 770-278-1220

1512.55 Student Health Insurance

The following groups of Georgia State University students are required to have health insurance.

  • All graduate students awarded a full tuition waiver as part of their graduate assistantship
  • All undergraduate, graduate and English as a Second Language (ESL) international students holding F1 and J1 visas
  • All graduate students receiving fellowships fully funding their tuition

Additionally, for those students not covered under the mandatory plan, a voluntary plan is also available. Eligible students include all undergraduate students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and graduate students enrolled in the graduate or professional degree program taking at least one graduate level course. The link https://www.uhcsr.com/gsu outlines the coverage, benefits and premium for an insurance program specifically designed for Georgia State University students and their dependents.

1514 Disability Services

Disability Services coordinates accommodations for students who self-identify with a disability, such as learning disabilities, deaf or hard of hearing, visual disabilities, mobility disabilities, psychological disabilities and other disabilities. Each campus of Perimeter College has a disability coordinator who provides accommodations and compensatory strategies that are individualized, flexible, confidential and based on the nature of the disability and the educational environment.

Appropriate classroom accommodations are provided for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, such as sign language interpreting, real-time captioning and note taking services. Disability Services also provides enhanced services through nationally certified staff interpreters, a staff captionist and a coordinator specializing in deaf and hard of hearing services who is fluent in American Sign Language.

Disability Services staff are available to provide orientation and in-service training to faculty and staff working with students with disabilities. For more information, call the following numbers:
Alpharetta campus: 678-240-6038
Clarkston campus: 678-891-3386
Decatur campus: 678-891-2406
Dunwoody campus: 770-274-5235
Newton campus: 770-278-1316
Online program: 678-891-3385

1515.10 Educational Opportunity and TRIO Programs

The office of Educational Opportunity and TRIO Programs is one of the university’s primary vehicles for outreach to the greater Atlanta community. The office serves as the coordinating body for a variety of programs designed to provide access to educational opportunities and increase retention and graduation rates, as well as prepare students for graduate study. Among its current programs are the Educational Opportunity Center, Educational Talent Search, Student Support Services, Student Support Services (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Atlanta-Gwinnett Upward Bound, DeKalb Upward Bound, Math-Science Upward Bound and the Veterans Upward Bound Program. For additional information, visit the website oeo.gsu.edu or call 404-413-1690.

Student Support Services (SSS), a federally funded program within the office of Educational Opportunity and TRIO Programs, is designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of undergraduate college students who are first generation, demonstrate low income or have documented disabilities. The college experience is enhanced for all SSS participants by providing individualized academic assessments; academic, personal, career and financial aid counseling; tutoring; workshops dealing with academic, personal and career issues; cultural events and workshops; a computer lab with free prints and copies; and advocacy. SSS participants are also eligible for financial assistance in the form of grant aid and scholarships. All services are aimed at increasing the student’s academic success. Students interested in becoming a Student Support Services participant may contact the office in Sparks Hall, Suite 145, call 404-413-1680 or visit the SSS website at oeo.gsu.edu.

Student Support Services (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) (SSS-STEM), a federally funded program within the office of Educational Opportunity and TRIO Programs, is designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students majoring in STEM fields who are first generation, demonstrate low income or have documented disabilities. The program encourages and prepares the participants to attend professional and graduate schools as well as provides participants with financial assistance in the form of grant aid and scholarships. Some of the services offered to increase the student’s academic success include: individual and group tutoring, academic advisement and assistance, financial aid assistance, field trips, supplemental instruction, leadership and professional development workshops, career exploration and development, computer lab and grant aid. Students interested in becoming a Student Support Services-STEM participant may contact the office in Sparks Hall, Suite 145, call 404-413-1688 or visit the SSS-STEM website at oeo.gsu.edu.

1515.20 Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

One of the country’s most innovative and successful programs, Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) provides support for educationally disadvantaged students so they excel in math and science and graduate with baccalaureate degrees in science, engineering, computer science, and other math-based fields.  The Perimeter College MESA program, supported by the USG STEM Initiative, is housed on the Clarkston Campus. Perimeter College MESA students benefit from academic excellence workshops; academic advising/counseling; assistance with the transfer process to a 4-year institution; career advising; summer research/internship opportunities; and, linkages with student and professional organizations.  For more information about Perimeter College MESA and eligibility requirements, contact the MESA Office at 678-891-3710 or visit the MESA website (http://www.gpc.edu/~gpcmesa).

1515.30 Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PSLSAMP)

The Peach State Alliance is a National Science Foundation funded collaborative effort sustained by several higher education institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, Fort Valley State University, Kennesaw State University, Savannah State University, and the University of Georgia (Lead Institution). The goal of the alliance is to increase the number of underrepresented minority students statewide who complete undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. For information, please visit the Perimeter College Peach State LSAMP website (http://depts.gpc.edu/gpcpslsamp/).

1515.40 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)

The Perimeter College Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP), is a grant funded by the National Science Foundation. STEP seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Specific aims of STEP and highlighted activities include civic engagement experiences; deepening STEM understanding through supplemental instruction, college visits, and STEM learning communities; and building the STEM resume in which students participate in research/internship opportunities, career workshop seminars, and industry visits. For more information about Perimeter College STEP and eligibility requirements, please visit the STEP website (http://gpc.edu/~gpcstep/).

1516 Study Abroad

Studying abroad allows students to combine academic coursework with an overseas experience, making their education even more globally relevant. Perimeter College students can find an array of study abroad opportunities. For eligible students, financial aid can be applied towards the costs, and scholarships and stipends are available for approved programs. Students should plan at least six months in advance and work closely with a study abroad advisor or program director throughout the process.

To be eligible to study abroad, students should have completed all required Learning Support/ESL coursework, have a minimum current 2.0 grade point average, and be in good academic standing. Eligibility requirements for non-PC programs vary.

For additional information about current programs, visit the PC website (www.gpc.edu/gpcglobe).

1517 Georgia Career Information Center

The Georgia Career Information Center (GCIC) provides online career exploration tools and up-to-date career information to the citizens of the state of Georgia, primarily in the public schools (K-12) and the technical colleges. GCIC also assists with state level employment initiatives and agencies by providing career development software solutions. The core tool that GCIC maintains is the Georgia Career Information System, which supports the state of Georgia in meeting state educational mandates with regard to career exploration and planning for students at all grade levels in the public schools. Georgia State University students can access GCIS for career exploration at http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu/.

The Georgia Career Information Center is a part of the University Career Services, which offers to all Georgia State University students, graduate and undergraduate, a wide range of highly supportive personal and professional development opportunities and services. University Career Services is comprised of Employer Relations, Cooperative Education and Internships, Graduate and Professional School Planning, Career Development and the Georgia Career Information Center.

More information is available at http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu/ or call 404-413-1720. GCIC is located at One Park Place South, Suite 823.

1518 Intercollegiate Athletics

Georgia State University has an intercollegiate athletics program that competes as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level and as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. Other members of the Sun Belt include: Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Little Rock, UL-Lafayette, UL Monroe, South Alabama, UT Arlington, Texas State and Troy.

Georgia State sponsors 16 sports programs, including baseball, basketball,  football, golf, soccer, and tennis, for men, as well as basketball, cross country, golf, beach volleyball, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field and court volleyball for women. Additional participation opportunities for female students will be added in the near future.

Georgia State abides by all rules and regulations of the NCAA and Sun Belt for all athletics competition, and student-athletes must meet all admission and eligibility requirements in order to compete.

Georgia State’s athletics teams, known as the Panthers, compete not only against conference opponents but also against other top-ranking teams around the nation. Georgia State teams and individual student-athletes have gained regional and national recognition.

For further information call 404-413-4000 or visit the athletics website at www.GeorgiaStateSports.com.

1520.05 Leadership Academy

Located on the Clarkston campus, Leadership Academy is designed to improve retention and graduation rates among underserved student groups. The Leadership Academy provides academic support, personal support and development, opportunities to earn scholarships and other experiences shown to help support the success of African American males in college. Students interested in learning more about this program should contact the Leadership Academy at 678-891-3737.

1520.10 Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center is a unique place to learn, grow and explore. The center is a place where every member of the Georgia State University’s diverse community can come and share in the promotion of cross-cultural interactions, awareness, communication, dialogue and mutual learning through an integration of engaging activities. The programs that are organized through the Multicultural Center allow individuals from different cultural backgrounds and social identities to engage in meaningful experiences that assist in building a culture of care.

Heritage/History Month recognition events, Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration, community office hours, as well as Multicultural Programming Council, book discussions, classroom presentations on multicultural and diversity topics, conversations on contemporary social concerns and a library of books, videos and training resources are a few of the examples of the programs, services and support offered by the Multicultural Center.

1522.10 New Student Orientation

To assist in the successful transition to Perimeter College, all new students are required to take part in new student orientation. Orientation takes place in two parts: an online information session and an on campus advisement and registration session. Orientation starts online and must be completed before registration for classes. Transfer students with 30 or more hours transferred, transient students and special/degree students are exempt from the second on campus advisement and registration session but may attend them if they so desire.

STAR Leaders (Student Team for Advising and Registration) are students selected to assist in the successful transition of new and transfer students to Perimeter College. STAR Leaders are chosen on each campus to help facilitate the orientation process for students. The STAR Orientation Leaders are selected annually on each campus. Selection is based on academic achievement, interpersonal skills, co-curricular involvement and leadership potential. STAR Leaders receive extensive training and acquire skills for lifelong success.

For more information about New Student Orientation and STAR Leaders, call 678-891-3225.

1522.20 Parent Relations and Parents Association

Parent Relations provides parents of Georgia State University students with an opportunity to remain actively involved with their student in their journey together through the college experience. A variety of programs and services are offered to parents such as Family Weekend and a parent hotline.

Parents are also invited to join the Georgia State University Parents Association. Membership in the Association gives family members access to newsletters, programming opportunities and a scholarship for their students. The Parents Association is led by an executive board of parents of current Georgia State University students. The Parents Association holds at least one general membership meeting a year and several executive board meetings each semester. For more information on Parent Relations and the Parents Association, call 404-413-1580 or visit the website parents.gsu.edu.

1522.30 Student Life

Student Life strives to create a college community of engaged learners by providing intellectual, cultural, civic, social and recreational programs. Student Life coordinates student activities, leadership development, student organizations and community service and also advises the Student Government Association. Student Life also collaborates with Academic Affairs to promote leadership development, community service, experiential learning and personal and professional growth. For more information, call the following numbers:
Alpharetta campus: 678-240-6020
Clarkston campus: 678-891-3225
Decatur campus: 678-891-2740
Dunwoody campus: 770-274-5385
Newton campus: 770-278-1340

1522.40 Student Organizations

Perimeter College is committed to meeting the educational and developmental needs of students and recognizes that students benefit from a balanced program of involvement in clubs and organizations along with campus activities. Participation in registered clubs and organizations on any campus is available to all students. These organizations include over 100 special interest, departmental, service and honors clubs. Additional information on clubs and organizations is found in the Student Guidebook. For more information, call the following numbers:
Alpharetta campus: 678-240-6020
Clarkston campus: 678-891-3225
Decatur campus: 678-891-2740
Dunwoody campus: 770-274-5385
Newton campus: 770-278-1340

1522.50 Honor Societies and Professional Organizations

Honor societies and professional organizations encourage student excellence in both academic and co-curricular activities. Honor societies recognize success of students and can be joined based on year in school, major or involvement. The honor societies at Perimeter College include Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa national honor society and Who’s Who Among Students In American Junior Colleges. Professional organizations connect students to their desired profession. The professional organizations are often affiliated with national organizations that further broaden the opportunity to connect with others in the profession. For more information about honor societies and professional student organizations, call the following numbers:
Alpharetta campus: 678-240-6020
Clarkston campus: 678-891-3225
Decatur campus: 678-891-2740
Dunwoody campus: 770-274-5385
Newton campus: 770-278-1340

1522.60 Religious Activities

The Council of Interfaith Concerns is a coordinating body for the religious organizations at Georgia State University. It meets regularly to plan and implement interfaith programs and activities, sponsors special worship services throughout the school year and provides a resource for those interested in learning about religious ministry on campus. Catholic, Jewish and Protestant chaplains are available through the council; contacts and referrals from students, faculty and staff are welcomed. For more information about the work of the council or any of the religious groups, visit the office in Student Center West, Suite 425.

1524 Ombudsperson

The Office of the Ombudsperson confidentially assists all members of the campus community with informally resolving conflict or other concerns and issues. The Ombudsperson listens, answers questions, makes referrals, explains University policies and procedures, and mediates between individuals or groups in a dispute to resolve conflict. Mediation and facilitation services offered by the office give all persons involved in conflict the opportunity to discuss problems and cooperate in generating options for resolving disputes. The office also provides training and education in several areas including conflict resolution, respectful communication, cultural awareness and civility. The Ombudsperson does not have power to adjudicate, arbitrate or investigate complaints. Individuals who have questions or concerns about classroom environment, interpersonal conflicts, appeals processes, university policies, fair treatment, communication difficulties or need help with resolving other university concerns are encouraged to call or visit the office to attempt informal resolution prior to filing formal complaints. The Office of the Ombudsperson is located at 215 One Park Place and can be reached by telephone at 404-413-2510, or via the web at www.gsu.edu/ombuds.

1526 Recreation

The Fitness and Recreation Program is committed to providing the very best in facilities, equipment, programs and events that inspire and motivate students to remain on the path to better health. Each Perimeter College campus offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun, challenging and entertaining activities, such as Zumba, yoga, Pilates and fitness boot camp. For the sports minded student, there are opportunities to participate in intramural activities like flag football, basketball, soccer, golf and tennis. Outdoor adventure programs include whitewater rafting, high ropes or zip line courses, horseback riding, dragon boat rowing and paint ball.

For more information, call the following numbers:
Alpharetta campus: 678-240-6020
Clarkston campus: 678-891-3225
Decatur campus: 678-891-2740
Dunwoody campus: 770-274-5385
Newton campus: 770-278-1340

1528 Student Health Promotion

Health Promotion provides numerous activities throughout the academic year to educate students on the importance of obtaining and maintaining good health. Students can participate in a variety of health fairs and receive free health screenings. These important screening tools provide students with valuable health assessment of vision, vaccinations, blood pressure, total cholesterol, blood glucose, sexually transmitted infections and HIV status. For more information, call the following numbers:
Alpharetta campus: 678-240-6020
Clarkston campus: 678-891-3225
Decatur campus: 678-891-2740
Dunwoody campus: 770-274-5385
Newton campus: 770-278-1340

1529 Student Health Clinic

The mission of the Student Health Clinic at Perimeter College is to assist students in accessing health care, thereby strengthening students’ success by promoting, maintaining and improving student health. Student Health offers immunizations, lab testing, treatment of minor illnesses, sports and study abroad physicals, women’s health services (wellness exams, breast health, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment, contraception and family planning education), prescriptions as needed and smoking cessation. Student Health offers a mobile clinic that travels to the Alpharetta, Decatur and Newton campuses. On the Clarkston campus, visit the Student Health Clinic at 555 North Indian Creek Drive, H – Bldg. Room 1800 or call 678-891-4105. On the Dunwoody campus, visit the Student Health Clinic at 2101 Womack Rd, NT Building 1500 or call 678-891-4105.

1530 Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official voice of the student body and works with faculty, staff and administration to serve and represent the students of Georgia State University. The Student Government Association has the authority and responsibility consistent with the SGA Constitution, policies of the University and the laws of the State of Georgia, to participate in the recommendation of student activity fees allocations, to appoint student representatives to college and university committees, to maintain self-governance and to work to resolve institutional student issues and concerns. Each campus of Perimeter College at Georgia State University is authorized to elect officers to the Student Government Association as indicated in the Constitution. The SGA board consists of the following branches: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. Additionally, a student at-large position serves as a non SGA voice on many committees. Copies of the Constitution are available on the website. For more information, call the following numbers:

Alpharetta campus: 678-240-6020
Clarkston campus: 678-891-3225
Decatur campus: 678-891-2740
Dunwoody campus: 770-274-5385
Newton campus: 770-278-1340

1534.10 Student Programs

Panther Activities Council (PAC) plans and produces social, educational, entertainment and health related programs for the students on their campus. They also collaborate with their counterparts on the other Perimeter College campuses for college-wide events and the Spotlight Programs Board on the Atlanta campus for university-wide events. Officers and committee directors are appointed after an application and interview process. PAC members gain experience in event planning, marketing and public relations and leadership. For more information or to join PAC, call the following numbers:

Alpharetta campus: 678-240-6020
Clarkston campus: 678-891-3225
Decatur campus: 678-891-2740
Dunwoody campus: 770-274-5385
Newton campus: 770-278-1340

1534.30 Student Publications

Student publications offer students the opportunity to showcase their writing and artistic talents and to gain knowledge of journalism and the publication process. Students also gain valuable writing, computer and office experience.

The Signal is Georgia State University’s student newspaper and is published by students from each campus. Students write, edit, take photographs and contribute artwork. Editors learn to use page design software to construct pages and to maintain The Signal’s online products. Students also participate in advertising sales and distribute the newspaper. All students are eligible to contribute to The Signal, regardless of program of study. Certain editors receive small stipends. For more information, visit The Signal Office on the Clarkston campus in CB1110, call the staff advisor at 678-891-3381.

Creative License is an annual literary magazine is written and edited by students. Both written and graphic submissions are encouraged from currently enrolled students. For more information, call the following numbers:
Alpharetta campus: 678-212-7500
Clarkston campus: 678-891-3970 or 770-274-5470
Decatur campus: 678-891-2385 or 678-891-3556
Dunwoody campus: 770-274-5470
Newton campus: 770-278-1235
Online program: 678-212-7500

1536 University Career Services


University Career Services (UCS) at both the downtown and Perimeter College campuses provides programs, services, information, and counseling to assist students with career decisions, as well as preparation for and implementation of successful job searches. Career Services at Perimeter supports all campus locations as well as the online student population, and serves students from all majors and areas of study. UCS also assists employers with increasing their candidate pool and talent pipeline by sharing their employment opportunities with our student body and alumni with limited or no associated cost for our services.

One-on-one career development appointments are available to help students with resume writing and job search letter development, skills assessment, and interview preparation. Individual and group sessions are offered, always with the goal of helping students connect their passion and purpose with career opportunities. Programs and materials, employer panels, employer information sessions, and career fairs provide up-to-date information for use in exploring careers and researching employers.

All Georgia State University students have an account on Panther Career Net, a web-based career management system utilized by students, employers and the career services staff. Panther Career Net is free to all enrolled students.  Activation of the account (completing a profile and uploading a résumé if seeking employment) provides 24/7 on and off-campus access to many of Career Services’ online resources, as well as easy application to jobs, and information about career events and employers. Activation requires use of one’s campus ID and password and can be done remotely.

Students interested in scheduling an appointment or viewing job posting can complete their online student profile on the Panther Career Net site and access additional resources.

For more information on career counseling, career assessment, career exploration, internship and career opportunities, and job search support, visit the Dunwoody Campus location in the NB Building, first floor, within the Advising, Counseling, & Retention Services Suite, or online at career.gsu.edu.

1538.20 Student Activity Fee Committee

The Student Activity Fee Committee is comprised of students, faculty and staff members. The committee is responsible for reviewing requests for funds generated by the Student Activity Fee and making recommendations for the allocation of those funds to the dean of students.

1538.30 Committee on Student Communications

The Committee on Student Communications is an advisory committee to the Vice President for Student Affairs and has decision-making responsibility in relation to the business of and annual budget allocations for all student-operated media. Its primary functions are to interview candidates to fill the editorial and managerial positions for each of the student-operated media, make recommendations for general policy to the Vice President for Student Affairs and resolve disputes between members. More information is available at studentmedia.gsu.edu/csc/.

1538.40 Student Technology Fee Subcommittee

The Student Technology Fee (STF) Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) meets annually to review proposals for expenditures of monies from the Student Technology Fee and makes recommendations for allocations to the Fiscal Advisory Committee to the President. For additional information, consult the following websites: solutions.technology.gsu.edu/ and senate.gsu.edu/committees/fiscal-advisory-committee-to-the-president.

1542 Off Campus Housing

The office of the Dean of Students has partnered with an off campus housing website to provide students with a tool to find a place to live off campus and search for a roommate. For more information, visit the office of the Dean of Students website at deanofstudents.gsu.edu.

Because this office does not approve, inspect or assume responsibility for those facilities listed on the off campus housing website, it is strongly recommended that a visit be made to the apartment or home prior to making lease or rental arrangements. If possible, schedule more than one interview with a prospective house share or roommate and always request references. For more information, visit the office of the Dean of Students located in Student Center East, Suite 303 or call 404-413-1515.