Students are encouraged to participate in campus activities and to take advantage of the services offered to them through the university.
Many student organizations exist on the campus to help students achieve social, professional, academic and cultural goals.
A listing of all recognized groups may be found in the undergraduate student affairs handbook, On Campus.
The Student Government Association has existed through the years as the representative body of the students of Georgia State University. The university adheres to the philosophy that self-government is a catalyst for student development. The SGA exists as a means of student self-government and to enable elected students to express the opinions of their fellow students in seeking betterment of the university in general. The office is located in room 225 University Center (404/651-2236).
The Committee on the Student Fee (including five fee councils) is appointed by the dean of students of the university. This committee, comprised of students, faculty and staff, is responsible for reviewing requests for funds generated by the student activity fee and making recommendations for the allocation of those funds to the president.
The Spotlight Programs Board committees present films, lectures, concerts, cultural programs, and other special events. Additionally, numerous events centered around music and the arts are scheduled at the university during the year. The School of Music presents regular concerts with student and faculty participants. The School of Art and Design regularly presents exhibits representing advertising design, commercial art, painting, ceramics and photography.
The Assistant Dean of Students' office sponsors an annual national conference, Ethnic Crossroads on College Campuses, focusing on the rich heritage of African, Asian, European, Hispanic and native American cultures. This is a three-day conference held during the beginning of spring quarter. National speakers, workshops, and cultural entertainment are all a part of this intercultural learning experience.
The Black Students on Predominantly White Campuses conference was hosted annually by Georgia State University for twelve years. Recently renamed Ethnic Crossroads on College Campuses, it is recognized as the prototype of intercultural students conferences. Through ten different workshops on subjects ranging from environmental consciousness to conflict resolution, the focus of this three-day conference is on healthy discussion, positive interaction, and the development of proactive strategies toward the complex issues of diversity. For more information, please contact the Office of the Assistant Dean of Students for Research and Development, Room 400 University Center (404/651-2204).
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation/Black History Month celebrates Black history and culture with speakers, symposia, cultural performances, lectures, and socials all chronicled in the university calendar. Each year, a university committee is convened which includes students, faculty, administration and community leaders to plan and implement such programs. For more information, please contact the Office of the Assistant Dean of Students for Research and Development (404/651-2204).
The Georgia State Players operate under the direction of the Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences. This group offers students interested in drama an opportunity to gain experience both in production and acting, as well as theater crafts such as set design, costuming and props. The Players present a major production each quarter, with frequent additional productions.
The Office of International Services and Programs (OISP) supports cultural and cross-national learning through initiatives and programs on campus and 25 to 30 study abroad overseas annually. Twenty-three international student organizations and the OISP staff sponsor weekly coffees, the annual International Thanksgiving Luncheon, an International Student Orientation each quarter, and the annual International Spring Festival. For additional information on study abroad opportunities or on-campus international student organizations, contact OISP, Suite 430, University Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083 (404/651-2209.
The Council on Inter-Faith Concerns is a coordinating body for the religious organizations at Georgia State University. It meets regularly to plan and implement inter-faith programs and activities, sponsors special worship services throughout the school year, and provides a resource for denominations and synagogues doing ministry on campus. Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant chaplains are available through the council; contacts and referrals from students, faculty, and staff are welcomed. Rev. Winnie Thomas serves as the council director. For more information about the work of the Inter-Faith Council or any of the religious groups, visit the office in Room 448 University Center, or call 404/651-2455.
Georgia State University maintains an intercollegiate athletic program that consists of 14 sports for men and women. The men's teams are called "Panthers" and the women's teams are the "Lady Panthers."
The university is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Division I) and the Trans America Athletic Conference (TAAC) and abides by all rules and regulations of these organizations for all athletic competition. Other schools in the Trans America Athletic Conference include Campbell, Centenary, Central Florida, College of Charleston, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Mercer, Samford, Southeastern Louisiana, and Stetson. Students meeting admission and eligibility requirements of the university, the NCAA, and the TAAC may participate in the following sports: men's basketball, cross country running, golf, soccer, baseball, tennis, and wrestling; women's basketball, cross country running, fast-pitch softball, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.
For further information contact Intercollegiate Athletics, Georgia State University, University Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30303-3083 (404/651-2772).
The Division of Recreational Services offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity of indoor and outdoor recreational activities as well as supervised classes. Sports programs, intramural athletics, skill classes, and free-time activities are a vital part of the university's efforts enabling the university community to participate in and to enjoy university life.
The Office of African-American Student Services and Programs (OAASS&P) was established in December 1990. Currently within the Dean of Students unit, it serves as a liaison between the Division of Student Life and Enrollment Services, academic affairs, and the GSU administration on topics related to African-American students, faculty, and staff. The office provides university-wide programming in such areas as cultural, ethnic, and racial awareness, diversity appreciation, community service, degree completion, leadership training, and organizational development. OAASS&P sponsors a number of academic, cultural, student orientation, and social activities.
The office also helps recruit and retain African-American students, faculty, and staff through such efforts as the Minority Advising Program, providing mentoring, tutorials, interest inventories, scholarship searches, peer advising, and networking. OAASS&P is also active in African-American studies, curriculum infusion, and multicultural and exchange programs. The office is located in Room 431 University Center, telephone 404/651-3609.
Assistance is given to new students in nonimmigrant status during an orientation program which is held prior to registration at the beginning of each quarter. During this program students receive information and advice concerning regulations of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the American academic system, academic assistance and registration, an introduction to the Atlanta community and on the mandatory health and accident insurance. Information on orientation can be obtained in Room 430 University Center (404/651-2209).
The Office of International Services and Programs (OISP) is a unit within the Division of Student Life and Enrollment Services. The OISP is located in Room 430 University Center, 404/651-2209.
The OISP coordinates and administers all study abroad programs for the university and conducts predeparture orientations for study abroad participants. The office also assists faculty in developing new programs and coordinates international exchange programs as well as hosting international delegations. In addition, the OISP serves as the campus adviser for U.S. faculty and student Fulbright applicants, NSEP grants, and other international research opportunities.
The OISP provides support for Georgia State's non-immigrant international student/faculty/researcher population, their dependents, and to any foreign-born citizens and permanent residents of the United States who may need our services. Services include orientations, immigration advisement, insurance coverage, student advocacy, and other personal assistance in adjusting and joining the university community. Assistance is provided to students and scholars in J-1 status as well as assisting academic departments who wish to hire foreign faculty in H-1 status. Assistance is provided in F-1 status and other non-immigrant statuses.
The OISP provides assistance and support to international students, scholars, and faculty and also promotes discourse among and between international students and their U.S. counterparts. Orientation and on-going assistance in adjusting to the new and unfamiliar academic and cultural environments, as well as the U.S. systems of insurance, health care, law, employment, etc., are addressed in this office. Certification letters for the purpose of currency release and/or for military deferment, and immigration documents for travel, for change of nonimmigrant status, and to bring family members to the U.S. are provided upon request. The office staff serves as a liaison with academic departments, the diplomatic corps, and a variety of international agencies. International students who need to withdraw from classes or from the university should see an adviser in the OISP before doing so. The Alternate Regents Test is available to non-native speakers of English and international students; applications for approval to take the Alternate Regents Test are in this office. The office advises and supports the twenty-three international student organizations on campus, and sponsors weekly coffees and other programs to provide opportunities for interaction among students. A quarterly newsletter informs students about immigration law and on programs of interest to international students. Assistance is available for emergency situations involving international students.
A limited number of out-of-state fee waivers is available to nonimmigrant, degree-seeking international students on a competitive basis after completion of one academic year of study in a degree program at Georgia State University.
Ted Heidecker International Student Emergency Loans for tuition are also available to enrolled international students with demonstrated financial need. Applications for an Eva Whetstone International Student Emergency Loan are available for enrolled international students at International Services.
International Student Associations
There are twenty-three international student associations whose purpose is to provide culturally sensitive programming which recognizes and celebrates the backgrounds and perspectives of international students, while including and promoting awareness of other cultures.
For additional information contact: Georgia State University, International Services and Programs, Suite 430 University Center, Atlanta, GA 30303-3083 (404/651-2209 [vox]; 404/651-4136 [fax]).
Health and accident insurance is mandatory for all international students and scholars in nonimmigrant status enrolled at Georgia State University. A special international student health and accident insurance policy is made available each academic year and payment of the quarterly insurance premiums is collected along with tuition during the process of registration.
Individuals who are covered by a policy in their own country should bring a copy of the policy and proof of coverage to the Office of International Services and Programs (OISP). These policies will be reviewed to see if they provide comparable coverage with the university's international student health insurance. If the insurance coverage is comparable, then the student may be exempted from purchasing the university's international student health insurance. You must apply for the exemption in the OISP in the quarter prior to registration.
GSU Health Services is located in Room 147 Sparks Hall. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., and from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Fridays. Between quarters, hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Immunizations are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. During registration, immunizations hours vary.
Health Services provides effective, high quality, acute primary health care to GSU students, faculty and staff. Emphasis is placed on the promotion of disease prevention and health education. The services include immediate medical attention for injuries and illnesses such as colds, flu, sore throat, earaches, sprains and minor cuts/lacerations. Some additional services that are provided include pregnancy tests, glucose test, tuberculosis skin testing, immunizations (tetanus, Hepatitis B, flu vaccines and measles, mumps, and rubella), CPR classes, health promotion services such as smoke cessation and weight loss, limited lab services and medical counseling with resource list.
The Health Services staff at GSU is not only concerned with physical and mental illnesses but cares about the entire well-being of the individual. Currently, the professional staff includes family nurse practitioners (registered nurses with advanced education and training who provide health education, assess, diagnose and treat health-related problems such as minor illness and injury), registered nurses, one part-time physician, a medical assistant and an administrative staff.
Appointments are strongly encouraged but "walk-in" visits are available for acute illnesses. Presentation of a valid/current GSU ID card is required for services. For further information, contact Health Services at 404/651-2229 or 404/651-1171.
Health Services DOES NOT TREAT LIFE OR LIMB THREATENING ILLNESS. In case of a serious, life-threatening illness or injury, FIRST DIAL 9-911, THEN DIAL 1-3333 (GSU Police) and the injured or ill individual may be transported to the nearest hospital emergency room as quickly as possible.
The university has a voluntary student health insurance plan available to all Georgia State University students who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. The plan is an attempt to meet the needs of those students who do not have insurance or have been removed from their parent's policy. The premium is prorated by quarter and is payable in a lump sum. The policy is administered by the T.W. Lord Insurance Agency, Marietta, GA.
Applications for the insurance are available in Room 400 University Center, in the Office of the Assistant Dean of Students (404/651-2204).
For international students health insurance, see the section titled "International Student Health Insurance."
A portion of the Georgia State University student activity fee is used to provide accident insurance for Georgia State University enrolled students under certain circumstances and conditions. Georgia State University enrolled students who do not pay a student activity fee also may be eligible to purchase accident insurance. For further information, contact the Georgia State University Safety Office, 158 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 (404/651-2167).
The student must immediately report any accident or injury sustained to the Georgia State University Safety Office at the above address and telephone number. This may also be done by submitting a completed accident report form to the Georgia State University Health Clinic, which will then forward it to the Safety Office. At that time, a determination will be made regarding whether the accident or injury is covered.
The comprehensive services of the Counseling Center reflect the university's concern for the many needs of students. Counselors in the center have advanced degrees in counseling and psychology and have a special interest and skill in relating to university students and their concerns. The center is located in the Counseling Center Building, 106 Courtland Street. Office hours are 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and 8:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday (404/651-2211). All counseling is confidential.
Counseling is available to students having career, educational, personal, or relationship concerns. Small group experiences are offered to meet particular needs; for example, personal growth, eating disorder, sexual abuse survivors, vocational assessment, anxiety reduction, and communication skills training groups are offered. Referral services are provided to students having special needs.
Crisis intervention is offered to students in immediate distress. Students may walk-in or faculty or staff may phone the center to request the services of an emergency on-call counselor. A counselor will assist the student(s) and or faculty or staff member(s) in determining the most appropriate course of action. Call 404/651-2211 for immediate assistance and talk to the on-call counselor.
Testing services (404/651-2217) are offered to the university community by the center. Some of the services offered are testing for individual counseling, serving as a test center for national examinations, and testing for institutional programs. A test scoring service complete with statistical analyses is available to the faculty along with consultation on improving classroom examinations and performing survey research.
Educational counseling services (404/651-2219) are offered to students who wish to enhance their reading, study, and writing skills. Personalized improvement programs are developed based upon diagnostic interviews and testing. Programs are available in effective studying, reading comprehension, speed reading, writing, test taking, note taking, vocabulary expansion, graduate examination preparation, test anxiety, fear of public speaking, and organization and planning. The unit also offers graduate students guidance in organizing and writing theses and dissertations.
Outreach programs are designed to respond to the predictable needs that students experience during their academic careers; for example, study skills programs are offered at the beginning of every quarter. Examples of other programs are: life planning, career development, mid-life career change, assertion training, stress management, adult children of alcoholics, and adult development groups.
The Career Development Center (404/651-2215) is located in Room 400 to assist students in career planning. In addition to printed materials, audio and videotapes about specific occupations and their special requirements are available. The center's computerized career information systems provide current educational, labor market, and skills identification information to be used in decision making. A computerized resume writer and a student financial aid database are also available.
Consulting services to student organizations, academic departments and student personnel offices are developed upon request to enhance the learning climate of the university. Examples of these services are leadership training, interpersonal communication, and student selection and evaluation.
All students placed on academic suspension are required to visit the Counseling Center for a group assessment. Obstacles to success will be evaluated and recommendations for skill and resource development will be suggested. Students on probation and warning are also welcome to partake in these assessments as a preventive measure.
The Office of Career and Job Search Services offers GSU students assistance in locating career and employment opportunities and in developing job search strategies and skills. Students seeking part-time, temporary, internship, and full-time positions can access job listings several ways. The JobLinks job bulletin, which contains new job openings each day, is available for pick up at the office and other campus locations. Students can also call the 24-hour GSU Career Services Hotline (404/651-3620) for the job listings or visit the office to review the job information in more detail.
The office maintains communication with a wide variety of employers and refers graduating students' resume~xs in response to specific job openings. Employers visit the campus to interview interested candidates, provide presentations, and disseminate information at career days and conferences. Students wishing resume~x referral for career positions and/or internships or to participate in campus interviewing must be registered with the office. Registration requires attendance at an orientation (scheduled weekly) and submitting information via Resume Expert, CJSS's electronic registration and resume~x development software. Information on business, education, government, and nonprofit agencies is maintained by the office for students to use in identifying and researching potential employers.
Workshops and other resources provide students an opportunity to clarify career objectives, learn effective job search skills, and to develop job search strategies. Such programs as Career Conversations brings professionals to campus to talk abut careers and opportunities. Individual advising is available to registered students. Resume Expert contains an excellent resume~x development tutorial to assist students with resume~xs. Resume Expert also links students to employment possibilities via national databases.
CJSS staff work with individual colleges, departments and student groups to develop programs targeted to specific student populations. A newsletter, Career Links, keeps registrants informed about programs and opportunities. The Graduate Business Placement Office in the College of Business Administration serves master's-level business students. Undergraduates wishing to participate in Cooperative Education programs should contact that office at Room 400, One Park Place South.
The increasing competitiveness of today's job market requires flexible, targeted, sophisticated job search strategies and skills. CJSS's mission is to provide those services and programs which enable GSU students to maximize the benefits of their education in successful and rewarding careers.
The Office of Career and Job Search Services is located on the second floor of Alumni Hall. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. daily; the office is open until 6 p.m. on Thursday. Telephone 404/651-2223 and Fax 404/651-3619.
Students may apply for part-time or full-time employment on-campus while pursuing their academic programs.
Student assistant, temporary nonstudent, and regular classified positions available to be filled are posted on the bulletin board in the Employment Section of the Office of Human Resources. Students can also access the Job Opportunity Bulletin, a weekly listing of available classified positions, 24 hours a day via computer or call the Job Hotline, 404/651-4270, for a recorded message. For further information, contact the Office of Human Resources/Employment Section, 340 One Park Place South (404/651-3330).
The university maintains the Lanette L. Suttles Child Development Center located in Alumni Hall. The center is designed for children of students with limited space available for faculty and staff.
Information regarding registration, fees, and ages of children accepted into the program may be obtained from the center by calling 404/651-2024 or 404/651-2025.
The Office of Disability Services coordinates the services that are available for students with disabilities. A brochure describing the services will be mailed on request. Questions concerning the accessibility of the Georgia State University campus for students with disabilities should be directed to this office. The office also coordinates special parking needs of students. Information is available in Room 153 Sparks Hall. The telephone number is 404/651-1487 (Voice/T). Students with disabilities should register with this office at the beginning of their first quarter of attendance. A handbook detailing support services will be provided when the student registers with the office.
During the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, 4,000 athletes will live in the community that is now premier housing for 2.000 Georgia State University students. Accommodations for single graduate and undergraduate students are available in our Georgia State University Village.
The University Village is a great place to live, learn, and make friends. Studies show that residential students have a proven track record of enhanced academic success and make connections that last throughout their lives. Our village offers affordable, up-scale apartment-style housing in a quadrangle of four residence halls featuring plazas, restaurants, a gym, and other community conveniences. Residents can study, shop, exercise, eat, mingle, attend activities, or enjoy the quiet of private bedrooms all without leaving the village .
The four- and six-bedroom apartments in the village come complete with furniture and a private room for each student with a full bath to serve every two residents. The kitchen features an ice maker in the refrigerator, a dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave, and garbage disposal. A data port in each bedroom offers access to the university computer network, including online library resources. Optional parking and a bike storage room are available. Safe and convenient access is provided through a 24-hour card-key access system with checkpoints for grounds and building entry. On-site security offices have police officers on duty twenty-four hours a day. These facilities meet all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
"One bill pays it all" convenience means your payment includes rent, local phone service, cable TV, all utilities, transportation to campus, membership in the fitness center, and admission to programs and activities. Students may choose to make either one payment annually or a payment for each quarter. Application forms, Village information packets, and tours are available via University Housing in suite 202 University Center (404/651-4082). The village is housing and a whole lot more!
The Office of Commuter Housing maintains a list of off-campus accommodations but does not approve, inspect, or assume responsibility for those facilities. The office is located in Suite 400 of the University Center. Phone information is available by calling 404/651-3906.
The Information Desk coordinator will make an attempt to deliver a contact number in the event of a life-threatening emergency. To request the delivery of an emergency contact number, please contact the Information Desk coordinator located on the third floor of the University Center, 404/651-4738. The Information Desk coordinator is available 8:30 a.m. - 5:10 p.m., Monday through Friday. With the exception of public record information, student records will not be released for any purpose.
The university bookstore entrance is located on the third floor of the University Center. New and used textbooks, supplies, and related items for the various courses of study are available.
Used Books. The university bookstore buys and sells used textbooks. The bookstore will buy textbooks back at 50% of the current new price, if the book will be in use the next quarter. Books that are not being used the next quarter but have a market value will be purchased at the national book value.
Hours. The store's hours of operation will vary according to the time of the quarter. Notification of the hours will be posted in the store and advertised in the school newspaper.
|Limited parking for students is available in several on-campus parking areas. These lots provide parking spaces for students on a space-available basis for a nominal fee.|
|Deck G||open for entry to students from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Decks K, N, and S||open for entry to students from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Lots B, C, I, and L||open for entry to students from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Lot J||open for entry to students from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|* Lot F||open for entry to students from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|* Lot M||open for entry to students from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Lot R||open for entry to students from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.|
|* Lots F and M will closed in 1997 because of construction.|
Deck G (Enter on Collins St.
|open for entry Saturday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
open for entry Sunday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Entry to these lots is available on a space-available basis until the time stated; exit is available 24 hours a day, except for lots B and I, for which no exit is permitted after the closing hours. The after-hours exit for G Deck is at Collins Street.
The map on the inside back cover of the graduate bulletin shows these designated lots and decks. A GSU photo ID and a current quarter ID card must be presented at the budget card office in the University Center to purchase a parking card. These three cards, presented together, allow students to enter the parking areas.
Unauthorized or improperly parked vehicles will result in the towing of the vehicle at the owner's expense.
For assistance to the mobility impaired, contact the director of disabled student services; telephone 404/651-1487 or 404/651-2206.
GSU also operates a shuttle bus from Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, which is 1.3 miles from the campus. Call 404/651-1227 for more information.
There are several commercial parking facilities near campus, a few of which offer reduced rates to GSU students after 4 p.m. A list may be obtained from the parking office.
All students are urged to use public transportation when possible. MARTA transcards and tokens are sold at the parking office weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
For further information on parking and transportation, call the parking hotline at 404/651-1CAR (651-1227).
Several eating facilities are available to faculty, staff, and students throughout the campus.
The Campus Club is located on the third floor of the University Center and offers a wide variety of menu choices.
Another facility, Plaza Cafe, is located on the third floor of the Urban Life Center; it provides service for breakfast and lunch during the week. This facility also offers catering service for meals, coffees, and receptions.
Located on the first floor of the University Bookstore Building is Pepperoni's, a quick-serve facility that features pizza, sandwiches, and salad bar.
Broad Street Cafe is located on the fourth floor of the College of Business Administration Building. It features deli sandwiches, soups, salads, breakfast, and quick-service snacks.
The hours of operation will vary according to the time of the quarter. Notification of the hours will be posted in the facilities.
Several vending machines are located throughout the campus. The vending machines offer hot and cold beverages, snacks and fresh food.
Self-service, coin-operated photocopy machines are located in the Pullen Library on the first floor and in the copy center on the third floor; copiers are also located in the Law Library. The photocopy coordinator can be reached at telephone 404/651-2164.
Four 24-hour banking institutions operate automated teller machines (ATM) on campus: Bank South, SouthTrust Bank, NationsBank, and Wachovia Bank. Bank South's ATM is located on the third floor of Urban Life Center. ATMs for SouthTrust, NationsBank, and Wachovia are located across from Pepperoni's on the first floor of University Bookstore Building.
The Print Center is located on the Parking Level of the Urban Life Center and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Services include discounted fast copying; color printing of newsletters, brochures, posters, etc.; faxing; folding; cutting; and binding. Phone: 404/651-2171.
The Travel Agency is located on the second floor of the University Bookstore Building next to the parking office. Services for employees, students, and their family members are available. They provide airline tickets, rental cars, hotels, Amtrak train tickets, package vacations, and cruises for individuals and groups. The agency is open from 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Telephone: 404/651-1947.
The Center for Sports Medicine and Sport Sciences serves as an interdisciplinary focal point for the integration of research activities in sports medicine, wellness, and exercise science within Georgia State University. The center, housed jointly in the College of Health Sciences and the College of Education, enables faculty presently spread throughout the university to function in a more coordinated fashion. Faculty are engaged in research or clinical studies related to sport, sport injuries, exercise, athletes, training methods, performance strategies, and nutritional needs. The center will use the approaching 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games as an opportunity to provide a variety of services to sports teams in the areas of performance evaluation and education.
The Educational Research Bureau staff provide assistance in the areas of research design, methodology, and statistical application. The bureau, sponsored by the Department of Educational Policy Studies, is located on the third floor, College of Education Building (404/651-3951). Office hours are posted quarterly.
The Instructional Resource Center serves faculty, students, and prekindergarten-12 educators by encouraging and supporting technology confidence and expertise in the areas of teaching, collaboration and consultation. Microcomputers, peripheral equipment, software and multimedia programs are available on an open access basis. Faculty may arrange individual demonstrations or instruction. Students are welcome to work on multimedia projects in the lab if they are familiar with the software.
The center circulates educational materials, including textbooks and manipulatives. Preview facilities are available. Space is provided for students producing mounted visuals and overhead transparencies. Copystand photography and videotape editing are available by appointment.
The center is located on the second floor of the College of Education Building and can be contacted at 404/651-2457.
The College of Education's Microcomputer Lab provides lab space for scheduled microcomputing classes and technology workshops. Students have free access to the labs when they are not being utilized for classes. The labs are located on the first floor, College of Education Building. Call 404/651-2527 for information and appointments.
The University Honors Day program is held annually to recognize those students who have made outstanding academic achievement and conspicuous records in cocurricular activities. Dean's keys and those awards especially designed for specific academic disciplines are awarded on a scheduled basis through the appropriate individual colleges.
The College of Education recognizes graduate students who demonstrate outstanding academic and professional achievements. College and departmental awards are given each spring at the College of Education Honors Day ceremony.
The Counseling and Psychological Services Award is offered annually to a student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services in the College of Education. The criteria include (a) cumulative grade-point average, (b) service to the department, and (c) demonstrated potential in the helping relationship. Selection is by a committee composed of departmental faculty members.
The Department of Early Childhood Education offers to a deserving Ed.S. student the Outstanding Ed.S. Project Award for an educational specialist project of especially high quality and potential impact on the education of young children.
The Department of Educational Policy Studies gives an Educational Policy Studies Outstanding Dissertation Award, an Educational Policy Studies Outstanding Student Award, the J. Everette DeVaughn Outstanding Student Award, the Judson Sapp Award, and the George W. Stansbury Dissertation Scholarship Award. These awards are given for academic excellence, leadership, service to the department and educational community and professional promise.
The Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education gives the Ed.S. Certificate of Merit to the graduate student achieving at least a 3.9 grade point average, and an outstanding school-related paper. The department also offers the Doctoral Alumni Award to the alumnus or alumna considered by the faculty to be superior in areas of teaching, research, or service.
The Department of Kinesiology and Health offers three awards to graduate students for scholarship and professional promise: the Graduate Program Award in Sports Medicine, the Graduate Program Award in Exercise Science, and the Graduate Program Award for the Ed.S. in Physical Education.
The Department of Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology gives the Specialist Award to an Ed.S. student in recognition of professional achievement and ability to work toward a chosen goal, and the Doctoral Award to the doctoral student who has demonstrated professional excellence and service to the department and educational community.
The purpose of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, is to promote excellence in and recognize contributions to education. Membership is by invitation only. Invitations are extended to undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of education exhibiting high academic scholarship, commendable personal qualities and worthy educational ideals. Members of Kappa Delta Pi are eligible to apply for national and local scholarships. The local scholarship is the Dr. Kay Crouch Scholarship, described in the "Financial Information" section earlier in these pages. For more information regarding Kappa Delta Pi, contact the Office of the Dean, College of Education.