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. Furthermore, the division seeks to provide an enriching environment that allows for and encourages cross-cultural interaction, an appreciation of diversity and ethical decision making.
For more information, visit studentaffairs.gsu.edu.
The departments in Campus 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 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: services.gsu.edu/.
ATM banking machines from several financial institutions are located on campus including the University Bookstore Building, first floor; Student Center, first floor; Urban Life, second floor, and Patton Hall, first floor. Phone: 404-413-9500. Fax: 404-413-9525. Email: email@example.com. Web: 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 including price matching 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.
The University Bookstore 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 the University Bookstore. 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.
With three traditional dining commons, multiple campus eateries and catering services, PantherDining is committed to providing fresh, convenient and tasty options to the Georgia State community. Learn more about our services by visiting dining.gsu.edu.
Choose from a 5-day or 7-day “all-you-care-to-eat” academic year meal plan, with a variety of delicious and nutritious options at three conveniently-located dining commons.
Academic Year 2017-2018 Unlimited 7-Day Meal Plan
- Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, as well as brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday
- $3,832/academic year (2 equal installments of $1,916 per semester)
- For only $101 more you can continue to dine with us on the weekends!
Academic Year 2017-2018 Unlimited 5-Day Meal Plan
- Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday
- $3,630/academic year (2 equal installments of $1,815 per semester)
Sign up for a meal plan today at dining.gsu.edu!
Our dining commons are open to students, staff and faculty of the Georgia State community as well as the public. We accept cash, PantherCash (save 20%!), American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
Fixed Meal Prices:
Kids 5 and under eat free
Kids 12 and under eat for half price
- Patton Dining (160 Edgewood Avenue): Known for its made-to-order sandwiches and daily grill specials, Patton is the go-to lunch spot on campus, but we offer up more than just lunch classics! Stop by our vegan bar for anything from vegetable pot pie to vegan tacos and our international station for flavors from around the globe. Questions? Call 404-413-9630.
- Piedmont Central (92 Piedmont Avenue): With non-stop service starting at 7 a.m. Monday and closing Friday at 9 p.m., Piedmont Central is where to head when you need a break from studying at 2 a.m. on a Wednesday. Tempt your sweet tooth with our decadent desserts, grab a slice of cheesy pizza or let us make you an out-of-this-world omelet (really!) at our omelet station. For more information, contact 404-413-1971.
- Piedmont North (175 Piedmont Avenue): Specializing in made-for-you selections like quesadillas, sliders, and stir fry’s, Piedmont North’s Mongolian Grill Station is a favorite with its customizable entrees. Another favorite? The Almost Home station serving fried chicken, mac & cheese and country fried steak – a necessity when you’re in need of a taste of home! Contact 404-413-1559 for questions.
Hours of Operation:
Patton: Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Piedmont Central: Continuous 24-hour service from 7 a.m. Monday until 9 p.m. Friday; Saturday and Sunday service: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Piedmont North: Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
To complement our dining commons, we offer a mix of cafes and grab-and-go locations to provide variety and convenience at every turn. You’ll find Chick-fil-A sandwiches, specialty salads, Asian fusion, Lavazza coffee and sweet treats at our locations.
- Centennial Café: Brews Lavazza coffee and serves fresh sandwiches, wraps, sushi and baked goods.
- The Courtyard: Fresh new options coming your way in fall 2017!
- Legal Grounds: In a hurry? Find your favorite grab-and-go snacks like bagels, pastries and yogurt parfaits here.
- Miss Demeanor’s: From savory flatbreads and personal pizzas to fresh-baked pastries, Miss Demeanor’s also offers an assortment of hot and cold beverages.
- Panthers Club: More new options coming your way in fall 2017!
- Ray’s New York Pizza: Ray’s Pizza offers pizza pies and slices, pasta, salads and wings.
Whether it’s some of our noteworthy stations like a chocolate fountain, mac & cheese bar or even an ice cream station, or custom-built menus offering Southern fare and Havana favorites, you’ll find something unique and tasty for any campus event. Learn more by calling 404-413-9670 or visiting catering.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 Campus Services office with cash, check MasterCard, Visa, Discover, 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 Campus 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 prompts. To authorize your student account refund on your PantherCard follow these steps:
- Log into PAWS at 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
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.
- Students should register their vehicle at parking.gsu.edu
- A valid PantherCard is required for all parking transactions.
- The Parking and Transportation customer service area accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, 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 provided space is available.
- 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 Patton Hall, Lofts, and Greek Housing residents at the customer service windows of Parking and Transportation.
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.
- 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 (Permit only, no parking attendant on duty)
- T Deck
- Turner Field Blue Lot and Green Lotsas specified for students
Panther Express Shuttle Services and Off-Campus Parking
- The Panther Express Shuttle Service allows students to park their vehicles with a valid parking permit at the Blue and Green Lot, Turner Field. This parking space is limited as to availability, and is on a first-come-first-served-basis.
- Panther Express Shuttle services transport students to and from the University Commons, Piedmont North, Piedmont Central, 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.
Phone: 404-413-9500. Fax: 404-413-9525. Email: email@example.com. Web: transit.gsu.edu
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 Parking and Transportation service area in Suite 200, University Bookstore Building. A valid PantherCard is necessary in order to receive a 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 for a calendar month card.
Breeze Cards are made of durable plastic, and can either be reloaded online or through any MARTA kiosk although kiosk prices are slightly 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 the Parking and Transportation customer service area, 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 Parking and Transportation customer service area.
PawPrints – Georgia State’s official printer, located in the Clarkston campus “S” Building, offers a full range of printing solutions: offset printing; color printing of newsletters, brochures, posters, and banners; fast black and white copying; printing of official Georgia State stationery, etc. PawPrints also offers many finishing options such as folding, cutting, binding, and lamination, as well as scanning and faxing services.
PawPrints welcomes all customers: students, faculty, staff, and visitors. No job is too small or too large. Work may be completed from printed originals or from electronic media such as email (firstname.lastname@example.org) flash drives, CD, DVD and FTP. PawPrints also has an 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.
Accepted methods of payment include cash, major credit/debit cards, PantherCash, and interdepartmental charge cards. Phone: 678-891-3335. Web: pawprints.gsu.edu Email: email@example.com
Copy Services – self-operated copy machines are available in the following Perimeter College locations:
Clarkston – Building L, Room 2100
Dunwoody – LRC, Room 2600
Decatur – Building A, Room 3100
Newton – Building 2N, Room 3100
Alpharetta – LRC, Room 1230
The exclusive method of payment is PantherCash, which visitors use through the purchase of a PantherCash Guest Card. Phone: 678-891-3342. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail Services, located in the Clarkston campus “S” Building, manages the incoming and outgoing mail flow for Perimeter College departments and through United States Postal Service (USPS), and is a sister operation linked to the Atlanta campus main Mail Services operation. In addition to Mail Services originating at the Clarkston campus to operate daily mail routes servicing all Perimeter College campuses, it also operates a daily afternoon route for outgoing departmental mail (USPS and interoffice) to be delivered to Atlanta for processing. On its return, Mail Services brings to the Clarkston campus interoffice mail from the Atlanta campus for delivery to the PC campuses the next day. Mail Services hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Mail Services Phone: 678-891-3332. Web: services.gsu.edu/service/mailservices/. Email: email@example.com
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: 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: vending.gsu.edu
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 East, Suite 304, call 404-413-1550 or visit the Civic Engagement website 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 who have educational, personal or relationship concerns. The center offers individual, couples and group counseling. Groups include several interpersonal process groups including general growth groups, African American women’s support group, African American co-ed support group, LGBTQIA support group, graduate student support group, grief support group, stress management group and 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. Physicians provide psychiatric evaluation, medication management and clinical consultation. All physicians are located in the Counseling and Testing Center. In addition to the psychiatric services, emergency university staff consultation services, inpatient liaison services, staff training and additional PRN university staff consultations are 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 counselingcenter.gsu.edu.
Student Victim Assistance Services serves as a confidential reporting resource and a central resource point for any student who has experienced a traumatic event, been the victim of sexual assault or has been a victim of other crimes. Staff help connect students to many campus and community resources related to their specific needs. The goal is to help students regain control over their lives so that they may persist in their educational pursuits and thrive personally. Services provided include: confidential reporting resource, direct crisis intervention 24/7, referrals for on and off campus resources, advocacy and support during all phases of university, legal/criminal proceedings, information and resources, consultation and education to students, faculty and staff, safety planning and on-going follow-up and support as needed.
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 victimassistance.gsu.edu.
The mission of Student Health Promotion is to support activities that empower Georgia State University students to make informed healthier choices and achieve academic success and to ultimately improve the health of individuals and communities. Core areas of education include substance use risk reduction and sexual assault/partner violence prevention. Wellness education is provided through interactive formats including campus events and programs that foster opportunities for students to connect with peers for education about health topics. Self-responsibility, conscious decisions and informed choices in relation to health are encouraged. The peer health educators (PHEs), the health educator and the senior coordinator for student health promotion provide wellness education through interactive formats such as workshops, campus campaigns and awareness events. A wellness library with books, videos, brochures, posters and other materials are available to students to gain additional knowledge about health related topics. The PHEs have received specialized training in the dimensions of health and public health programming and are the university’s first-response to health promotion and wellness education on campus. The health educator and senior coordinator are available to advise students and coordinate programming with various groups. Weekly classes are provided for students who have violated campus alcohol or drug policies in order to assist them with reducing their risk of further harm. Additionally, individual and group tobacco cessation services are offered. Bystander intervention and sexual assault prevention workshops are offered regularly throughout each semester.
For more information, visit Student Health Promotion located in 75 Piedmont, Suite 241, call 404-413-1577 or visit the Student Health Promotion website healthpromotion.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 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 deanofstudents.gsu.edu.
The Georgia State University Student Code of Conduct contains policies and procedures that 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 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 deanofstudents.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, Panthers Parent Relations provides programs and services such as Family Weekend. Parents are also invited to join the Georgia State University Panthers Parents Association. Membership in the association gives family members access to newsletters, programming opportunities and a scholarship for their students. The Panthers Parents Association is led by an executive board of parents of current Georgia State University students. The Panthers 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 parents.gsu.edu.
By introducing new undergraduate students and their families to Georgia State University, New Student Orientation facilitates student integration into curricular, co-curricular and university life. Programs offered in addition to orientation include Panther Welcome, Freshman Convocation, Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society and Tau Sigma Transfer Honor Society.
For more information, visit New Student Orientation located in Student Center East, Suite 304, call 404-413-1580 or visit the New Student Orientation website at orientation.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 award
- All undergraduate, graduate and English as a Second Language (ESL) international students holding F and J visas
- All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs that require proof of health insurance
- All graduate students receiving fellowships that fully fund their tuition
- International Scholars
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 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.
For more information, 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 disability.gsu.edu.
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.
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, Louisiana, 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. Students are admitted for free to all Georgia State home sporting events.
Leadership is a characteristic that serves all students well as they embark on their careers and move forward in their lives. 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 leadership.gsu.edu.
Involvement in Greek Life at Georgia State University gives students the opportunity to experience leadership development, serve in the local Atlanta and campus community, network with alumni to form career opportunities and make lifelong friendships. In addition, involvement in fraternities and sororities increases students’ chances of graduating from college, enhances their overall academic achievement and improves their satisfaction with their college experience.
There are four governing bodies of fraternities and sororities: the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Panhellenic Council (PC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC). With more than 30 organizations from which to choose, students can find an organization that provides the experience for which they are looking.
For more information, visit Greek Life located in Student Center West, Suite 475, call 404-413-1582 or visit the Greek Life website greeklife.gsu.edu.
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 gsu.orgsync.com or call 404-413-1580.
More than 425 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 at gsu.orgsync.com.
Located on the Clarkston campus, this program is designed to improve retention and graduation rates among undeserved 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. Student interested in learning more about this program should contact the Leadership Academy at 678-891-3737.
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 and 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 at multicultural.gsu.edu.
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 ombuds.gsu.edu/.
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 recreation.gsu.edu.
The Georgia State University Health Clinic is staffed by university employees including: a full-time medical director, a full-time physician, three full time advanced practice clinicians and one half-time advanced practice clinician, a full time RN, three full time medical assistants, a full time business manager who is shared by all campuses, three full-time medical secretaries, a part-time registered dietician and a full time immunization coordinator who is shared by all campuses. Clinical services are provided by experienced health care providers who provide triage, evaluation and treatment of medical problems. Currently registered students are eligible to receive services.
Physical exams, including women’s health services, are offered as well as the following services:
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 and assessments and referrals are provided. The clinic does not treat serious, life-threatening or limb-threatening illnesses or injuries.
Sports medicine: Sports participation physicals are provided free, and minor injury care is provided.
Women’s health: Appointments for gynecological exams, PAP smears (for a fee) and birth control advice are available and contraceptive pills and shots can be purchased. Also provided for a fee are emergency contraception services and pregnancy tests. Prenatal care is not provided.
Health education: A variety of topics and media are offered such as substance use risk reduction, healthy sexuality, violence prevention, tobacco cessation, nutritional advice, healthy lifestyles brochures and videos and presentations to groups.
Prescriptions dispensed: The doctor can dispense pre-packaged prescription medicines at a discounted price—antibiotics, allergy and cold medicines, ear and eye drops, birth control pills, dermatological creams and more. Outside prescriptions cannot be filled.
Immunizations: All shots and laboratory tests needed to complete the immunization requirement for registration (Board of Regents policy) are available at the clinic. Vaccinations and tests provided include: MMR, Rubella, Meningitis, Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus/Diphtheria, Varicella (chickenpox) and PPD (tuberculosis) skin tests. Allergy shots are provided only after a consultation visit with the doctor, along with a previous diagnosis and prescription of serum from an allergy specialist.
Travel clinic: The clinic offers many travel vaccines and prescriptions.
Laboratory tests: Most tests are available at deeply discounted prices. A few examples are: urinalysis, urine culture, throat culture, thyroid panel, lipids (cholesterol) panel, gonorrhea-chlamydia probe, HIV blood test and pregnancy tests.
Electronic medical records: Electronic medical records system and students are able to obtain several services online. This includes making appointments, accessing medical records and communicating with clinic staff. This improvement in technology allows better service to students and enhanced decision making by clinic management.
Urgent care: After hours phone access to mental health crisis consultants is available to both commuter and residential students. After hours phone access to medical consultants is also available to commuter and residential students. Enhancements to services also provide coordinated medical, mental health and administrative urgent care in an integrated system designed to foster student retention and success.
Medical nutritionist: A nutritionist provides best practice intervention for a range of diagnoses. These efforts are consistent with the mission of education and prevention as strategies for intervention.
Prescription access: Students have access to some of the most frequently prescribed medications, including antibiotics and blood pressure medication, through the student health clinic for a co-pay of less than $10.00.
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 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 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 Disability Services, the Dean of Students office, Information Center, staffed to help students navigate the facilities. Student Center West Student Government Association, Student Media 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 Campus 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 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 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, 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 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 georgiastatesignal.com. 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 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 a walk-in résumé and c.v. review service, available Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment is needed and students are seen on a first-come first-serve basis. During walk in hours, students may work on their resumes and cover letters, ask questions regarding major selection, job search and related career questions.
All Georgia State University students have an account on Panther Career Net (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.
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 senate.gsu.edu/committees/student-life-development.
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: 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 at 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 at solutions.technology.gsu.edu and the Senate website at 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 Campus 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 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 at deanofstudents.gsu.edu/student-assistance/off-campus-living/.