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.
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. These departments include the following: ATM Banking, PantherDining, Graduation Regalia and Photography Services, Mail Services, PantherCard, Parking and Transportation Services, Rialto Center for the Arts, Safety and Risk Management, Travel Services, University Bookstore, University Printing and Copy Services, and Vending Services.
The Auxiliary and Support Services office is located 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://services.gsu.edu/.
ATM banking machines from several financial institutions are located on campus at such locations as the University Bookstore Building, first floor; Student Center, first floor; Urban Life, second floor. Phone: 404-413-9500. Fax: 404-413-9525. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://services.gsu.edu/service/atm-banking/.
The University Bookstore, located on the third floor of Student Center West, offers a complete selection of new and used textbooks with a guaranteed lowest price, in comparison with competing downtown bookstore textbook prices. The lowest textbook price guarantee assures that the University Bookstore will match lower textbook pricing, for customers who present lower pricing among competing downtown bookstores to authorized University Bookstore personnel. 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. The University Bookstore offers a variety of name brand computer products including Acer and Samsung computers built to university specifications, educational discounted computer software, supplies, and related class needs. Officially licensed Georgia State apparel and gifts are also sold in the University Bookstore. Purchases can also be made online at www.gsubookstore.com. Cash, credit cards, checks, and PantherCash are accepted for purchases. Special discounts are available on Fridays when purchases are made with PantherCash. Phone: 404-413-9700. Fax: 404-413-9709. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.gsubookstore.com.
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: email@example.com. Web: www.gsubookstore.com.
PantherMeals offer unlimited access to an "all you care to eat" dining experience in the Patton Hall and Piedmont North Dining Halls and is an academic year meal plan.
Academic Year 2015-2016 7-Day Meal Plan
» The 7-Day Meal Plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.
» $3,796 (Two installments of $1,898 per semester). Only $101 per semester more than the 5-day plan.
Academic Year 2015-2016 5-Day Meal Plan
» The 5-Day Meal Plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday.
» $3,594 (Two installments of $1,797 per semester).
PantherMeals descriptions, pricing and application details are available at dining.gsu.edu.
Panther Dining Catering Services
Flavors Catering by Sodexo
On-Campus Retail Locations
- Patton Dining Hall: Located at Edgewood and Piedmont at 160 Edgewood Ave., this Dining Hall serves a large variety of choices in an all you care to eat style dining environment, and is available to the entire Georgia State University Community Monday through Friday. Phone: 404-413-9630. Web: dining.gsu.edu
- Piedmont North Dining Hall: Located at 175 Piedmont Avenue, this Dining Hall serves a large variety of choices in an all you care to eat style dining environment, and is available to the entire Georgia State University Community Monday through Sunday. 404-413-1559, Web: dining.gsu.edu
Retail Contact Information: 404-413-9607. Web: dining.gsu.edu
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
- The Courtyard: Located in the Student Center, the Courtyard features Far East Fusion, The Carving Board, Pasta Creations, grab-and-go items, and Einstein Bros Bagels.
- Panthers Club: Located on the third floor of the University Center, Panthers Club serves a full selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner items featuring Chick-fil-A, Plaza Café, Pounce Garden, Pounce Deli, State Place Grill, Freshens Frozen Yogurt, grab and go items, proudly brewed Starbucks Coffee, and a quick stop for homemade pastries.
- Panther Pizza: Located on the first floor of the University Bookstore Building, Panther Pizza features pizza, and a variety of pastas, salads, and grab and go items.
- Panthers Corner Café: located on the ground floor of Kell Hall, features proudly brewed Starbucks selections; pastries and desserts, a popular menu of fresh made sandwiches, and grab and go items.
Georgia State University offers students options for traveling to and from campus: driving to campus and parking on-site, driving to an off-site parking area, and discounted monthly MARTA and GRTA cards. Parking Budget Cards can also be purchased for on-campus parking at a reduced rate. Panther Express Shuttle services transport students from off-campus and housing parking, and other campus locations at no additional charge.
- Log into PAWS at https://paws.gsu.edu
- Select the “Finances” tab
- Select the “Refund Information” section
- Select the “Panther Card Authorizations” link
- Select “Authorize” from the dropdown menu under the “PantherCard Money Network® Authorization” section
- Click Submit
Student parking is available in the following locations (with parking attendants on duty from 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Monday – Friday); some restrictions or requirements may apply.
- Students should register their vehicle at parking.gsu.edu
- A valid PantherCard is required for all parking transactions.
- The Auxiliary and Support Services office accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PantherCash.
- Parking enforcement is a year-round program. Consult the Motor Vehicle Parking information brochure for details as to specific violations and fines.
- Daily Parking requires payment upon entry to parking areas with no in and out or unlimited entries. A Budget Card is a recommended option for those individuals parking daily and allows persons to park in the parking decks and lots on campus at a reduce price per entry.
- The Parking Budget Card allows persons to park in the parking decks and lots on campus at a reduced price per entry.
- M Deck, Non-Resident Lofts and T Deck parking semester passes are available through an online waitlist while supplies last online at parking.gsu.edu at the beginning of each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester at a semester-flat-rate, guaranteed parking permit with unlimited entries. Information on M Deck is available at parking.gsu.edu.
- Each Semester parking at the Lofts Parking Deck is available for Freshman Hall, Lofts, and Greek Housing residents at the customer service windows of Parking and Transportation.
- M Deck
- S Deck (top two levels for student parking only)
- K Deck
- N Deck
- G Deck (Students after 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, or all day on weekends)
- Lofts Deck (No parking attendant on duty)
- T Deck
- Turner Field Blue Lot as specified for students
Panther Express Shuttle Services and Off-Campus Parking
Phone: 404-413-9500. Fax: 404-413-9525. Email: email@example.com. Web: transit.gsu.edu
- The Panther Express Shuttle Service allows students to park their vehicles with a valid parking permit at the Blue Lot, Turner Field. This parking space is limited as to availability, and is on a first-come-first-served-basis. For information regarding restricted parking dates such as on dates of Braves Baseball games when the PantherExpress Shuttle and lot will not be available.
- Panther Express Shuttle services transport students to and from the University Commons, Aderhold Learning Center, and off-campus University provided parking areas at no charge.
- Panther Express shuttles are accessible to persons with mobility impairments and feature automated passenger lift equipment for safe loading and unloading of passengers in wheelchairs or who otherwise require such assistance. Panther Express shuttle drivers are fully trained in use of accessibility equipment and are committed to providing courteous and helpful services for all PantherExpress passengers. For additional information regarding on-campus assistance for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of Disabilities at 404-413-1560.
- You can follow Parking and Transportation on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gsuparking. You can also download the University App and follow the latest on Parking and Transportation on your smart phone.
MARTA AND GRTA
Customer Service Area. Students who wish to purchase a Georgia State discounted monthly MARTA pass for each month need to pick up a specially marked MARTA Breeze card from the Auxiliary and Support Services Customer Service Area located in Suite 200, University Bookstore Building. A valid PantherCard is necessary in order to purchase specially marked Georgia State University discounted plastic Breeze Cards initially. Once a new MARTA Breeze Card is obtained, students will need to log on to ParkingWeb at http://parking.gsu.edu/ between the 1st and 15th of each month to purchase the following month’s card in order to receive the maximum discount available for their card.
ENJOY THE BENEFITS
Easy to Reload
The new Breeze Card is reloadable online through ParkingWeb at parking.gsu.edu.
If reloaded online between the 1st and 15th of each month, students pay $61 and staff pay $77 instead of the full retail price of $95 if purchased directly through MARTA.
Breeze Cards are made of durable plastic, and can either be reloaded online or through any MARTA kiosk although kiosk prices are higher because they do not receive the University subsidy.
Limited Protection Plan
There is also a limited protection plan on all Breeze Cards purchased. As long as the card is reported lost, stolen, damaged, or non-functional before the 22nd of each month at Auxiliary and Support Services, the card will be replaced and will still have that month’s benefits. There is a small administration fee for replacement.
A valid PantherCard is required to receive the discount. Students, faculty and staff. GRTA passes are also available for purchase at the Auxiliary and Support Services customer service windows.
University Printing and Copy Services consists of University Printing and Copy Corner along with self-operated copy machines on campus, and is dedicated to providing quality and timely printing and copy services to the University community. In addition to contacting each entity directly for your needs, University Printing and Copy Corner have a shared online printing site which can be used by students, University employees, and the community. Access to the site can be requested at gsuprints.nowdocs.com.
Mail Services manages the incoming and outgoing mail flow for University departments and through United States Postal Service (USPS), Mail Services operates an authorized Post Office selling stamps and providing for the mailing of parcels and other mail. The GSU Post Office also offers the sale of money orders and the processing of notary services. The GSU Post Office is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mail Services hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Mail Services Phone: 404-413-9653; GSU Post Office Phone: 404-413-9656. Web: http://services.gsu.edu/service/mailservices/.
Please note that Georgia State Housing manages the mail for all students residing in on-campus housing.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.rialtocenter.org.
Safety and Risk Management offers administrative assistance and support training programs for Risk and Insurance management, Occupational Health, Right to Know, Workers Compensation, Training Programs, and Georgia's Clean Air Campaign. Phone: 404-413-9547. Web: http://safety.gsu.edu/risk-management/.
Vending machines are available in several locations throughout the campus, including canned/bottled beverage machines, featuring a large selection of popular brands, beverage machines with coffees and hot chocolate, and a variety of snack items. Cash and either PantherCash readers or credit/debit card readers are accepted at most vending machines with PantherCash discounts available on select vending beverage machines. Phone: 404-413-9500. Web: http://services.gsu.edu/vending/.
- University Printing: University Printing offers a full range of services, offset printing; color printing of newsletters, brochures and posters; faxing; and folding, cutting, binding, etc. Work may be completed from printed originals or from electronic media such as email (email@example.com) flash drives, CD, DVD and FTP. Accepted methods of payment include cash, check, major credit/debit cards, and interdepartmental charge cards. Phone: 404-413-9586. Web: services.gsu.edu/printing/.
- Copy Corner: located in Kell Hall, adjacent to Mail Services, offers a full range of digital copy services, including fast black and white copying, color copying, brochures and posters; faxing; and folding, cutting, binding, etc. Work may be completed from printed originals or from electronic media such as email (firstname.lastname@example.org) flash drives, CD, FTP, and diskettes. Accepted methods of payment include PantherCash, cash, major credit/debit cards, and interdepartmental charge cards.
- Numerous self-operated copy machines are available in University Library North: located on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors, and University Library South, located on the 2nd floor. The Law Library has self-operated copy machines in its Copy Room. In addition, copiers are available in the Aderhold Learning Center Concourse Level and adjacent to Mail Services in Kell Hall. Accepted methods of payment include PantherCash, coins, and cash. The use of PantherCash provides a discounted cost per copy. Phone: 404-413-9660. Email: email@example.com. Web: services.gsu.edu/printing/.
The University maintains the Lanette L. Suttles Child Development Center located in Dahlberg Hall. The center is designed for children of students with limited space available for the children of faculty and staff. Full-time child care is available in addition to flexible blocks of time. Information regarding hours, registration, fees and ages of children accepted into the program may be obtained from the center at 404-413-8460.
Civic Engagement provides assistance to students, student organizations, faculty and staff concerning volunteer and community service opportunities. Community service offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while preparing for their professional futures. Civic Engagement connects the Georgia State University community with the greater Atlanta community by creating partnerships which foster service-learning opportunities and revitalize the community. Individuals who become engaged with Civic Engagement strengthen their career readiness and capacity to help solve the problems faced by society while learning the importance of being an active, engaged citizen.
Through OrgSync, Civic Engagement is able to provide service opportunities for individuals and groups based on personal interest while allowing participants to log and track volunteer hours. Students and student organizations that engage in service projects and log their hours in OrgSync are able to create a permanent record of their service hours.
Panther Breakaway, one of Civic Engagement’s signature programs, offers students the opportunity to spend their academic breaks in service to others. In the past, students have worked in various locations around the southeast and internationally, including Washington D.C., Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana and Costa Rica. Students are educated on a specific social issue prior to the trip and then immersed in the community where they complete service projects related to that specific issue. Previous trips have addressed social issues such as literacy, poverty, hunger, homelessness and environmental awareness.
For more information, visit Civic Engagement located in Student Center West, Suite 475, call 404-413-1550 or visit the Civic Engagement website http://service.gsu.edu/.
The comprehensive services of the Counseling and Testing Center reflect the university’s concern for the many needs of currently enrolled students. Counseling is available free of charge to students having educational, personal or relationship concerns. The center offers individual, couples and group counseling. Groups include several interpersonal process groups including general growth groups, an African-American women’s support group, African-American co-ed support group, GLBT support group, a graduate student support group, a grief support group, a stress management group and a substance abuse group. Individual stress management sessions are also available to students. Psychiatric services to evaluate the need for medications are available for those in counseling in the Counseling and Testing Center or in the Psychology Clinic located in the Psychology department. Referral services for students having needs that go beyond the scope of the Counseling and Testing Center are also available.
Students may come in for an initial counseling consultation on a walk in basis every day during business hours. The purpose of this visit is to assess the student’s concerns and develop a plan to address these concerns. Follow up counseling visits are by appointment. Faculty, staff or students concerned about a student’s health and well-being are encouraged to phone the Counseling and Testing Center to consult with the senior emergency on call counselor. A counselor will assist in determining the most appropriate course of action.
The Counseling and Testing Center’s testing services offers many national examinations, certifications, psychological assessments, math placement and testing for institutional programs. Test proctoring and test scoring services, complete with statistical analyses, are available to the faculty through testing services.
Educational workshops are designed to respond to the variety of needs that students experience during their academic careers, including stress management, time management, study skills, performance enhancement, relationship enhancement and anger management. Psychologists from the center are also available for guest lectures in classrooms and for student organizations.
All clinicians in the center have advanced degrees in psychology, counseling or social work, are licensed or supervised by a licensed clinician and have a special interest and skills in relating to university students and their concerns. Visits to the Counseling and Testing Center are private and confidential. No one outside the Counseling and Testing Center is given any information regarding any appointments that have been made or what is revealed in counseling sessions without the written release from the student according to Georgia law. The records kept by the Counseling and Testing Center do not become part of a student’s academic record.
For more information, visit the Counseling and Testing Center located in 75 Piedmont Ave., Suite 200A, call 404-413-1640, or visit the Counseling and Testing Center website http://counselingcenter.gsu.edu.
For students who have experienced a traumatic event, have been the victim of sexual assault or have been a victim of other crimes, Student Victim Assistance provides support services such as crisis intervention, referrals (Counseling and Testing Center, Student Health Clinic, Georgia State University Police, etc.), advocacy and support during all phases of legal or criminal proceedings, information (victim rights, typical responses to trauma and victimization, safety planning), consultation and education to students, faculty and staff and ongoing follow up. For more information, visit Student Victim Assistance located in 75 Piedmont Ave., Suite 239, call 404-413-1965 or visit the Student Victim Assistance website http://victimassistance.gsu.edu.
Knowledgeable staff assist and empower students in conducting their university affairs by listening and analyzing the student’s issues, questions or concerns, talking with the student to help devise a problem-solving strategy and referring the student to appropriate staff members and departments. This advocacy and outreach is designed to facilitate student success and retention by helping students understand and utilize the resources and systems within the university. For more information, visit the Dean of Students located in Student Center East, Suite 303, call 404-413-1514 or visit the Dean of Students website http://deanofstudents.gsu.edu.
Information regarding students’ class schedules cannot be released for any purpose by the Dean of Students. However, in the event of a verified family emergency such as a life threatening situation or serious illness that occurs during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.), staff will make an attempt to deliver a message or contact a student in class regarding the emergency information.
The Dean of Students office can provide assistance to a students who have experienced a verifiable emergency circumstance which prevents them from attending class by coordinating with relevant campus resources to support the student’s successful return to the university. In the event a student is hospitalized and unable to contact their professors, the professors can be notified of the absence so that, upon returning to the university, the student can follow up with their professors to complete any missed assignments. If the student is unable to remain enrolled due to the nature of the emergency situation, the student can receive guidance and assistance regarding the withdrawal process.
For more information, visit the Dean of Students located in Student Center East, Suite 303, call 404-413-1515 or visit the Dean of Students website http://deanofstudents.gsu.edu.
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, visit the Dean of Students located in Student Center East, Suite 303, call 404-413-1515 or visit the Dean of Students website http://deanofstudents.gsu.edu.
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
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.
Students with disabilities can receive services and programs through the Margaret A. Staton office of Disability Services. New students with disabilities are encouraged to register with Disability Services prior to their first semester to ensure that appropriate accommodations are made. Current Georgia State University students with disabilities may register with Disability Services throughout the semester. Disability Services also provides information and resources to the campus regarding accessibility and accommodations issues throughout the university. Visit Disability Services located in Student Center East, Suite 205, call 404-413-1560 (TTY) or 404-413-1564 or visit the Disability Services website http://disability.gsu.edu.
The Georgia Career Information Center (GCIC) contractually 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 gcic.gsu.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 gcic.gsu.edu or 404-413-1720. GCIC is located at One Park Place South, Suite 823.
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.
Leadership is a characteristic that serves all students well as they embark on their careers and move forward in their lives. In order to assist students to grow and develop as leaders on and off campus, Leadership Development provides services and programs, such as round table discussions and the annual Leadership Conclave. Leadership Development addresses the needs of experienced as well as emerging leaders. Student organizations looking for specific leadership training for members are encouraged to contact Leadership Development to set up training sessions. For more information, visit Leadership Development located in Student Center West, Suite 475, call 404-413-1588 or visit the Leadership Development website http://leadership.gsu.edu.
Through academic coaching, peer and faculty mentoring, graduate school preparation, fostering cultural awareness, student leadership development and academic tutoring, Black Student Achievement supports undergraduate and graduate students’ academic and social life. While Black Student Achievement is open to all students, it is charged with helping to support the retention and progression of black students in particular. Black Student Achievement strives to foster an environment that is welcoming and which demonstrates an appreciation for multiculturalism and diversity among the many different cultural groups found on campus. For more information, visit Black Student Achievement located in Student Center East, Suite 300, call 404-413-1530 or visit the Black Student Achievement website http://blackstudentachievement.gsu.edu
A unique place for every member of Georgia State University’s diverse community to learn, grow and explore, the Multicultural Center promotes cross-cultural interactions, awareness, communication, dialogue and mutual learning through engaging activities. The programs offered allow individuals from different cultural backgrounds and social identities to engage in meaningful experiences that assist in building a culture of care.
Programs and events include Heritage/History Month recognition events, Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration, community office hours, book discussions, classroom presentations on multicultural and diversity topics and conversations on contemporary social concerns. The Multicultural Center has a Multicultural Programming Council and a library of books, videos and training resources. In addition, the Panther Ambassadors for a Culturally Competent Campus (PAC3) Ambassadors are a group of student leaders who work in collaboration with the Multicultural Center and University Housing to raise cultural competence on campus. For more information, visit the Multicultural Center located in Student Center East, Suite 206, call 404-413-1584 or visit the Multicultural Center website http://multicultural.gsu.edu.
In order to provide parents of Georgia State University students with an opportunity to remain actively involved with their student through the college experience, Parent Relations provides programs and services such as Family Weekend. 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, call 404-413-1580 or visit the Parent Relations website http://parents.gsu.edu.
More than 400 chartered student organizations offer Georgia State University students a wide variety of involvement opportunities. From community service and cultural groups to political and recreational groups, these student organizations reflect a vast array of interests. In addition to providing students with a connection to others with like interests, active involvement in student organizations also offers opportunities for students to gain valuable leadership skills by serving as an officer or planning events and programs. A listing of all chartered student organizations as well as the requirements to charter new groups can be found online. For more information, visit Student Organizations located in Student Center East, Suite 304, call 404-413-1580 or visit the OrgSync website http://gsu.orgsync.com.
Honor societies recognize success of students and can be joined based on year in school, major or involvement. The honor societies on campus consist of both nationally recognized and local organizations. 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. Honor societies and professional organizations encourage student excellence in both academic and co-curricular activities. For more information, visit Student Organizations located in Student Center East, Suite 304, call 404-413-1580 or visit the OrgSync website http://gsu.orgsync.com or call 404-413-1580.
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, visit the Council of Interfaith Concerns located in Student Center West, Suite 452.
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.
Recreational Services promotes healthy lifestyles through exceptional programs, services and facilities. Three facilities within Recreational Services include the Recreation Center and two off campus facilities, Indian Creek Recreation Area and Panthersville. The Recreation Center is a four-story, award winning, 161,000 square foot facility available to Georgia State University students, faculty, staff and alumni. The facility includes a game room with billiards, darts, table tennis, foosball, air hockey and Wii games, a 35-foot climbing wall and bouldering cave, racquetball courts, a squash court, basketball courts, a multi-sport auxiliary court, two weight rooms with cardio, selectorize weight machines and free weights, an indoor track, an aquatic center with lap pool, spa, sauna, sundeck and wet classroom, three studios for aerobics/dance, martial arts and indoor cycling/yoga, an outdoor equipment rental shop, a vending area and a cyber-lounge. The auxiliary gym has spectator bleachers and is lined for seven different sports. The equipment issue desk provides locker rentals, sports equipment rental, towel service, gym clothing rental and general information. Registering for programs and services, purchasing memberships and obtaining general information are all available at the service counter. All first time users must complete an online waiver. A current, validated PantherCard is required for entry into the facility, participation in any recreation activity and all rentals.
The Indian Creek Recreation Area (ICRA), a 16-acre wooded site in DeKalb County, is host to the Indian Creek Lodge that is available for use, for a fee, by chartered university student organizations and departments for retreats, parties and meetings. Recreation members can also rent the facility for personal events, pending approval. The ICRA offers a challenge course with three zip lines and multi-tiered ropes course that is perfect for team building initiatives. The property also includes a large event lawn, a large outdoor swimming pool for use during the summer, a sand volley ball court and picnic areas.
Located on a 100-acre site in southern DeKalb County, the Panthersville Recreation Complex provides lighted playing fields and other accommodations for sport clubs, intramural activities and varsity athletic competitions.
Recreational Services offers a wide variety of programs that serve a diverse student body including aquatics, instructional clinics, fitness classes, personal training, nutritional counseling, outdoor adventure, intramural competition, sport clubs and drop in play. Supported by student fees, many of the programs are free of charge; however, those with a fee are very reasonably priced. Whether you enjoy a playing flag football, skiing in Colorado or learning to salsa, there is a program for you.
Information is available in Recreation RAP-UP, available every semester. For more information, visit Recreational Services located in the Recreation Center, Suite 200, call 404-413-1750 or 404-413-1780 or visit the Recreational Services website http://recreation.gsu.edu.
Student Health Promotion values cultural diversity, inclusiveness, social justice efforts in all public health programming and supports a campus community where all its members are healthy, safe and drug free. The mission is to provide and support health promotion services, events, programs and community partnerships that increase health literacy, communication, choices and/or advocacy in five key areas of public health:
- Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention: includes events and programs related to substance risk reduction and tobacco cessation.
- Healthy Sexuality: includes events and programs on topics such as safer sex, communicating assertively, contraception and prevention of sexual assault. Services also include free, confidential HIV testing and coaching about risk reduction behaviors.
- Violence Prevention: includes events and programs on topics such as prevention of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, prevention of stalking, anger management and suicide prevention.
- Health and Safety: includes events and programs on topics such as cancer prevention, illness prevention, pedestrian and driver safety, sun and water safety and stress management.
- Healthy Nutrition: includes events and programs on topics such as healthy eating habits, healthy cooking demonstrations, eating disorders and healthy body image.
For more information, visit Student Health Promotion located in 75 Piedmont, Suite 241, call 404-413-1577 or visit the Student Health Promotion website http://healthpromotion.gsu.edu.
Many primary care and urgent health care needs on campus can be met at the Student Health Clinic. The staff includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and medical assistants. The clinic is located in 141 Piedmont Avenue, Suite D, and office hours are 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fridays with the last appointment 30 minutes prior to closing. During spring break and summer, the clinic hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Appointments are required for visits, but urgent visits may walk in and be seen on a priority basis.
Students must be currently registered to receive services. A Panther Card and picture identification is required. The Student Health Clinic files Georgia State student insurance, but other insurance plans are not accepted. Payment is expected at the time of service by cash, check, credit or debit card. The clinic can take payments over the phone.
- Primary Care: Visits and medical advice are free. Fees are charged for tests, supplies and medicines. Primary care includes diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses and chronic medical problems, wellness visits, annual physicals, STD checks and treatments.
- Minor Emergency: Wound care including stitches, asthma care, first aid, assessments and referrals are provided. The clinic does not treat serious, life threatening or limb threatening illnesses or injuries. In case of a true emergency on campus, please call 911 for an ambulance and then call the university police at 404-413-3333. The police can direct the ambulance to the location of the emergency. The university police can also assist if someone has a minor emergency while on campus and cannot get to the clinic without assistance. Clinic personnel cannot leave the clinic to attend to minor emergencies that occur at other campus locations, so please call the campus police to help bring the patient to the clinic.
- Sports Medicine: Sports participation physicals are provided free.
- Women’s Health: Please schedule appointments for gynecological exams, PAP smears and birth control advice. Contraceptive pills and shots along with emergency contraception and pregnancy tests are available and can be provided for a fee. Prenatal care is not provided.
- Health Education: A variety of topics are offered such as safe sex information, weight control advice, healthy lifestyles and diabetes management.
- Prescriptions Dispensed: As part of your visit to the clinic, the doctor can dispense pre-packaged prescription medicines at a discounted price, such as antibiotics, allergy and cold medicines, ear and eye drops, birth control pills, dermatological creams and more. Outside prescriptions cannot be filled at the clinic. Students with the Georgia State student insurance may receive medications without a co-payment. Otherwise, there is a co-pay for laboratory tests, medical procedures and immunizations.
- Immunizations: All shots and laboratory tests (titers) needed to complete the immunization requirement for registration (Board of Regents policy) are available at the Student Health Clinic through the immunization department. Please call 404-413-1940 for information. Vaccinations and tests provided by the immunization department are MMR, Rubella, Meningitis, Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus/Diphtheria, Varicella (chickenpox) and PPD (tuberculosis) skin tests. Allergy shots can be given only after a consultation visit with the clinic doctor, along with a previous diagnosis and prescription of serum from an allergy specialist.
- Laboratory Tests: Affordable testing is available at deeply discounted prices. A few examples are urinalysis, urine culture, throat culture, thyroid panel, lipids (cholesterol) panel, gonorrhea-chlamydia, HIV blood test and pregnancy tests. You must have an office visit with the doctor or nurse practitioner before a laboratory test can be ordered.
For more information, visit the Student Health Clinic located in 141 Piedmont Avenue, Suite D, call 404-413-1930 or visit the Student Health Clinic website http://health.gsu.edu
As the representative body for students at Georgia State University, the Student Government Association promotes student self governance and enables elected students to express the opinions of their fellow students. The university adheres to the philosophy that student representation within the larger university structure is a catalyst for student growth and development. The Student Government Association Senate meets every other Thursday during the fall and spring semesters at 7:15 p.m. on the fourth floor of Student Center West. Services provided by the Student Government Association include free blue books and scantron forms (limit two per day), local facsimile use (one per day), free black and white copies (10 per day) and local phone use. A listing of open positions and information on elections is available online. For more information, visit the Student Government Association located in Student Center West, Suite 450, call 404-413-1600 or visit the Student Government Association website http://sga.gsu.edu.
The Student Center is a place where students can study, grab a bite to eat or hang out with friends; it is a place where all students can feel welcome. The Student Center is comprised of two buildings: Student Center East and Student Center West. The Student Center is home to many campus traditions, large scale programs and student services. Meeting rooms and event spaces provide places for students to experience quality programs aimed at enriching the Georgia State experience.
Numerous offices and programs that promote student growth and development, enhance academic success and connect students with the university community are located in the Student Center. Each building houses an ATM, food court, courtesy cell phone charging stations, lounges and comfortable seating. Student Center East houses the Digital Aquarium, Disability Services, the Dean of Students office, Student Involvement and the Information Center, staffed to help students navigate the facilities. Student Center West houses Civic Engagement, Leadership Development, Student Government Association, Student Media, University Career Services and Campus Tickets where students can purchase tickets to popular campus programs, advance movie screenings and special Georgia State programs around Atlanta. Student Center West is connected to the Bookstore Building, which also houses Auxiliary and Support Services (Bookstore, PantherCard and Parking).
For more information, visit the Student Center Information Center located in Student Center East, first floor, call 404-413-1850 or visit the Student Center website http://studentcenter.gsu.edu.
Spotlight Programs Board is a university sponsored student-driven organization that coordinates activities to enhance and enrich the quality of student life at Georgia State University. Spotlight addresses the needs and interests of its diverse student body by providing social, cultural and educational events on campus. Most events are free and open to the Georgia State University community and include concerts, movies, speakers, novelty events, exposure to local Atlanta attractions and much more. Spotlight also oversees Cinefest, a 133-seat theater used to show blockbuster, independent and cult classics films free to students. Spotlight coordinates the art exhibits in the gallery lounge on the 3rd floor of Student Center East, a place for students to exhibit their work in a gallery setting while learning to curate their own shows.
Spotlight Programs Board brings a variety of quality educational, enrichment and entertainment programs to the Georgia State community, including the Distinguished Speakers Series, Panther Prowls, Homecoming festivities, Courtyard Music Series, Campus Movie Fest, Georgia State Nights at local Atlanta attractions and both small and large scale concerts, such as Pantherpalooza.
Spotlight Programs Board is always looking for committee members to assist with the planning programs as well as volunteers to help with events throughout the year. Stay connected with Spotlight through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For more information, visit Spotlight Programs Board located in Student Center East, Suite 314, call 404-413-1610 or visit the Spotlight Programs Board website http://spotlight.gsu.edu.
All students are invited to become involved with the student media organizations on campus. Whether it is music, writing, reporting, editing, producing videos, photography or just great experience and friendships, these organizations offer something for everyone.
GSTV, the student-run television station, streams its content live on its website, http://www.gstvonline.org. Students interested in TV editing and production are encouraged to volunteer. GSTV is located in Student Center West, Suite 251.
Album 88 (WRAS) is the student radio voice of Georgia State. It has won local and national awards for its cutting edge format. Student programming is featured on WRAS-FM/HD-1 from 7 p.m. – 5 a.m., 24/7 on WRAS-HD-2 and online at http://www.wras.org. Album 88 is located in Student Center West, Suite 271.
The Signal is the university’s student newspaper, which serves as a learning workshop and source of journalistic, marketing and photographic skills. The Signal is published every Tuesday during the fall and spring semesters. Current issues can be found in over 50 locations on campus. Read online at http://www.georgiastatesignal.com target=”_blank”. The Signal is located in Student Center West, Suite 250.
New South and Underground are the university’s literary magazines edited by students and showcasing literary and artistic contributions from across the country. Both organizations also stage on and off campus readings from Georgia State students throughout the year. Underground focuses on the publication of poetry, literature and photography produced solely by current Georgia State University students. The New South office is located in Langdale Hall, Suite 946, and the Underground office is located in Student Center West, Suite 456.
For more information, visit Student Media located in Student Center East, Suite 310, call 404-413-1592 or visit the Student Media website http://studentmedia.gsu.edu.
The central office for University Career Services (UCS) houses the comprehensive career center for the campus with programs, services, information, and counseling to assist students with career decisions, as well as preparation for and implementation of successful job and graduate /professional school searches. The central UCS office works with undergraduate and graduate students from the first year on campus through the one year anniversary of their graduation. Alumni beyond a year of graduation may enroll in Alumni Career Services, a program also housed within the office (Note: an Alumni Career Services fee is associated with some services). Students from all majors and areas of study, from all class levels, and from all colleges, are served.
Career Development services are available by appointment. Individual and group sessions are offered, always with the goal of helping students and alumni connect their passion and purpose with career opportunities. The career counselors also provide career assessments, which aid students in exploring career possibilities based on values, interests, and personality.
Workshops, information and career counselors are available to help students and alumni with their career exploration and assess their individual talents, skills, and interests, and to set career goals. Programs and materials, employer panels, employer information sessions, and career fairs provide up-to-date information for use in exploring careers and researching employers.
Through the Employer Relations team, University Career Services has programs and services that connect students, alumni, and employers for internship and career opportunities, as well as employment to meet expenses while attending school. Regular workshops, employer events such as mock interviews and résumé critique days, and online information help students prepare résumés, and develop interviewing and other job search skills.
The Cooperative Education and Internships program helps students prepare for in-depth co-op and internship learning experiences, which build skills and strengthen students’ competitiveness for future opportunities. The program also works with colleges and employers in supporting their co-op and internship initiatives. The Co-op Program is the formal hub for the Georgia State University Cooperative Education initiative.
The Graduate and Professional School Planning program assists students exploring advanced degree opportunities, either here at Georgia State University or at another campus within the United States or abroad. This program has materials to assist students in researching programs as well as support in making application. This program also sponsors the fall Graduate and Professional School Fair, which brings graduate school recruiters from across the country to meet interested Georgia State students.
The Career Resource Center (CRC) is the central point of contact for students and contains workstations with access to online career guidance, job postings, graduate/professional school information, and employer research databases.
Résumania is the walk-in résumé and c.v. review service, available Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm. No appointment is needed. Résumania takes place in the CRC, Room 270 Student Center West.
All Georgia State University students have an account on Panther Career Net (http://career.gsu.edu), 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 the Career Resource Center’s 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.
University Career Services at Georgia State University is a consortium of student-focused departments and programs within the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success, offering to all Georgia State students, graduate and undergraduate, a wide range of highly supportive personal and professional development opportunities and services. University Career Services is comprised of the following areas: Employer Relations, Cooperative Education and Internships, Graduate and Professional School Planning, Career Development, and the Georgia Career Information Center.
For more information on career counseling, career assessment, career exploration, graduate and professional school planning, internship and career opportunities, and job search support, visit the central office of University Career Services in 270 Student Center West or call 404-413-1820 or visit the website at career.gsu.edu.
The University Senate Committee on Student Life and Development is a joint student, faculty and staff committee that advises and make recommendations to the vice president for student affairs concerning matters relating to student organizations and the following student programs and services: student activities, student conduct, recreation, housing, student media, orientation, leadership, student facilities, volunteerism, disability services, multicultural center, health services, career services and honors and awards. For more information, visit the Senate website http://senate.gsu.edu/committees/student-life-development/?gf_search=student%20life.
The Student Activity Fee Committee, including nine fee councils, 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. For more information, visit the Division of Student Affairs website http://studentaffairs.gsu.edu/student-activity-fee/.
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. For more information, visit the Student Media website http://studentmedia.gsu.edu/csc/.
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 more information, visit the Technology Solutions website http://solutions.technology.gsu.edu/ and the Senate website http://senate.gsu.edu/committees/fiscal-advisory-committee-to-the-president.
Housing accommodations are available in the Georgia State University Commons, University Lofts, Patton Hall, Piedmont North and Greek Housing. These residence halls offer a variety of lifestyle living options.
The University Commons houses approximately 2,000 Georgia State students and offers convenient, apartment style housing in a quadrangle of four residence halls. The two and four bedroom apartments include a full sized kitchen, a fully furnished living and dining room, a bathroom for every two residents and private bedrooms. Private bedrooms have basic cable television and internet connections. The kitchen features a refrigerator, dishwasher and oven. Each floor includes a study or community lounge space, and each building has a fully equipped laundry facility, community offices and mail room. The University Commons is home to all of the Living-Learning Communities, specifically in Hall A and Learning Center in Hall D. This complex includes covered parking spaces, the 911 center for the university, a police substation, a convenience store, the Student Health Clinic and a MILE computer lab for university classes.
The University Lofts residence hall houses approximately 550 residents and is primarily an upper-classman, undergraduate apartment style residence hall. The Lofts are fully furnished loft style apartments that blend urban style with modern day conveniences. There are studios and one, two and four bedroom apartments. The apartments include living areas, private and shared bedrooms, a full bath for every three residents and a full kitchen with a refrigerator, dishwasher and stove with oven. The Lofts community spaces include an activity lounge, multipurpose room, laundry room and the Lofts Learning Center and classroom. Lofts resident parking is managed by Auxiliary and Support Services and is available at an additional monthly cost.
Patton Hall offers one and two person rooms that are adjoined by a full bathroom. Students are provided with a furnished room, including a bed, desk, chair and closet. This residence hall offers a comprehensive first year experience student program and a state of the art, all you can eat dining facility. A meal plan is required for students who reside in Patton Hall.
Piedmont North is a traditional, suite style residence hall. Students share a bedroom and a bathroom. Similar to Patton Hall, a state of the art, all you can eat dining facility is also located in the hall, and a meal plan is required for all students in Piedmont North. Students may use their meal plan at either location. Student rooms in Piedmont North are also furnished, including a bed, desk, chair and closet. Piedmont North also offers a comprehensive first year experience student program like Patton Hall. This area includes several community spaces, a courtyard and a learning center.
Piedmont Central opened in August 2016 adding 1,152 beds to our growing university. This new housing facility is part of Georgia State University’s continued mission to provide top-quality housing that enhances students’ personal and academic development by offering modern, safe and secure facilities and provides opportunities for intellectual and social engagement while promoting meaningful interactions between residents and staff. The new housing will allow Georgia State University to keep up with its significant growth while building a cohesive and unified campus community.
The Greek Housing community consists of four fraternities and five sororities housed in three story town homes, which range in size from nine to 19 beds per unit. Each town home features a spacious living room and kitchen, and all bedrooms are furnished with standard residential furniture. There is a large community center within the complex with mail service and laundry facilities available next door at Patton Hall.
University Housing residence halls are in highly desirable downtown locations that are within minutes of academic buildings, the Recreation Center, the Student Center and most major attractions in Atlanta. Sign up to live on campus and begin enjoying all the advantages University Housing has to offer. All University Housing residence halls meet all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Housing costs for all facilities include rent, furniture, all utilities, wireless internet in specific building areas, basic cable television and internet connections. To maintain safety and security, all residence halls have card key access, camera systems, security staff and operate a guest check in process. For more information, visit University Housing located in 75 Piedmont, Suite 110, call 404-413-1800 or visit the University Housing website http://myhousing.gsu.edu.
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. Because the Dean of Students 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 Dean of Students located in Student Center East, Suite 303, call 404-413-1515 or visit the Dean of Students website http://deanofstudents.gsu.edu/student-assistance/off-campus-living/.