Georgia State University is committed
to the ideal 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 Life and Enrollment Services,
and the Division of Student Affairs.
The Division of Students Affairs provides a network of support and encouragement for students through counseling, advocacy, advisement, recreation, health, leadership training, and opportunities for personal growth. Further, the division seeks to provide an enriching environment that allows for, and encourages cross-cultural interaction, an appreciation of diversity and ethical decision making. Special services are also provided by the division in the areas of disabled student services, international student services, insurance, community service and volunteerism.
The university, through the Division of Student Affairs, encourages students to organize and participate in student events as their interests develop. The division assists students in the coordinating of their activities so that a complementary blend between co-curriculur activities and classroom experiences may be accomplished. Student activities and organizations are provided for regularly enrolled students. The qualifications for participation are listed in the student handbook, On Campus.
The J. C. Camp University Center
The J. C. Camp University Center is the community center of the university.
It is for all members of the university family students, faculty, administration,
alumni and guests. As the "hearthstone" of the campus, the university
center provides services, amenities, and conveniences the members of the
university family need in their daily life on campus.
The meeting facilities of the university center are available for reservation by students, faculty, staff, and chartered student organizations. A number of student organizations have suites in the university center including the newspaper, the yearbook, the radio station, sororities, and fraternities. A state-of-the-art theater for film, food services, and a bookstore are also found in the center. Physically connected to the existing 100,000 square foot J.C. Camp University Center, a new student center will house a food court, a 14,000 square foot ballroom, a games area, an auditorium with fixed seating, meeting rooms, offices for student organizations and staff, and lounge spaces. Construction is expected to be completed by 1997.
Student Government Association
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, telephone 404/651-2236.
Committee on the Student Fee
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.
Committee on Student Life and Development
The Committee on Student Life and Development is a joint student-faculty advisory committee to the dean of students. The committee is a standing one, as called for in the bylaws of the University Senate. The committee is responsible for chartering new student organizations, recommending and reviewing proposed changes in university policy that relate to student programming and development, and facilitating communication among students, faculty and administrative staff.
Committee on Student Communications
The Committee on Student Communications is an advisory committee to the dean of students. The CSC has decision-making responsibility in relation to the operations of the student-operated media. Its chief function is to interview all candidates for the positions of editor of each publication and the heads of the various audiovisual media, and to make recommendations for these positions and for general policy to the dean of students.
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
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.
Through ten (10) 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, telephone 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 at 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.
Seventeen (17) Greek letter sororities and fraternities operate on campus. Most of these groups occupy suites on the fourth floor of the University Center. The governing bodies of sororities and fraternities are the Interfraternity Council which consist of Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Nu, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Phi Epsilon. The Panhellenic Council is composed of Delta Zeta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Phi Mu, Alpha Xi Delta, Mu Rho Sigma, and Zeta Tau Alpha. The National Pan-Hellenic Council, the governing body of the historically African-American sororities and fraternities, is made up of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Now is a particularly exciting time for the Greek System at Georgia State. It is a time of continuing change, as our chapters are taking a closer look at themselves in order to better meet the needs of their present and future members as well as the GSU community. As you begin your academic career at GSU, you will find enormous opportunities to join in activities outside the traditional classroom setting which will contribute to your development as a well-balanced student. Joining a sorority or fraternity will give students the opportunity for service and philanthropy, friendship, social events, sports, and scholarship development. We invite all students to come be a part of the Greek System at Georgia State University. For information, please visit the sorority and fraternity suites on the fourth floor of the University Center or call 404/651-2237.
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, and Assistant Dean Roy D. Lee serves as liaison with the university. 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.
Many student organizations exist on the campus to help students achieve social, professional, academic and cultural goals. Currently, there are over 150 chartered student organizations on campus. A listing of all chartered groups may be found in the official student handbook, or in the Office of Student Activities, Room 218 University Center, 404/651-2237.
The Recreational Services Department offers Georgia State students,
faculty, staff, and contributing alumni the opportunity to participate
in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Activity
areas feature drop-in recreation, sport clinics, aquatics, "Touch
the Earth" outdoor recreation, intramurals, and sport clubs. The Recreation
Rap-Up, the quarterly publication listing scheduled recreation activities,
is available in newsstands around campus and in the Recreational Services
office (Room 245 Physical Education Building, 404/651-3440).
Recreation facilities in the P.E. Complex are open during the quarter from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday; and weekends during certain quarters. Facilities include gymnasiums, weight room (free weights, specialized benches and weight machines), fitness machine room (treadmills, stair-climbers, stationary bikes, etc.), aerobic/combative sports room, dance studio, climbing wall, rubberized jogging track, tennis courts, indoor swimming pools, social lounge and locker rooms. Equipment Issue Desks in the P.E. Building and Aquatic Center issue quarterly locker rentals, sports equipment, towels and gym clothing, as well as activity registration, ID validation and general information. Recreation validated Georgia State ID cards are required for participation in any recreation activity and for all recreation rentals.
on an informal drop-in basis, all Georgia State students and personnel may participate throughout the day in such activities as basketball, table tennis, volleyball, badminton, weight and fitness training, tennis, lap swimming, jogging, wall climbing and loafing.
The Sports Clinic program provides expert instruction for a small fee in a wide variety of activities, such as aerobics, tennis, weight training, badminton, yoga, judo, karate, dance, etc. Registration is at the Equipment Issue Desk during the first couple weeks of each quarter, and most clinics take place in the P.E. Building. The Aquatics program, housed in the Aquatic Center, similarly for a small fee provides classes in children and adult swimming, water aerobics, scuba, lifeguard training, CPR and first aid. Scuba trips are scheduled quarterly to the Florida Keys and annually to the Bahamas. Registration is at the Aquatics Equipment Desk. The listing of the quarter's Sports and Aquatics Clinics are included in the Recreation Rap-Up .
The "Touch the Earth" outdoor recreation program annually offers over 150 excursions and clinics. The one-day or longer trips take participants throughout Georgia and the southeast and to such far off locations as Idaho, Colorado, West Virginia and Maine. Activities, listed in the Recreation Rap-Up include: whitewater canoeing, kayaking and rafting; flatwater canoeing, sea kayaking, sailing, wind-surfing and water skiing; backpacking, mountain biking, snow skiing, roller-blading, horseback riding, rock climbing and caving. Transportation for most events is provided by Recreational Services' fleet of vans. Events are planned for the beginner as well as the expert. Most all equipment for these activities is provided by Recreational Services. Trip registration and individual outdoor gear (such as tents, stoves, sleeping bags, mountain bikes, rafts, etc.) rental is handled from the Outdoor Desk in the P.E. Building.
An extensive Intramural program is offered at no extra charge to Georgia State students in team sports (such as men's, women's and coed flag football, basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, street hockey and softball) and in individual sports (such as golf, tennis, table tennis, racquetball, running, wrestling, badminton, billiards, bowling, and swimming). Sports offered during each quarter are listed in the Recreation Rap-Up, and registration takes place in the Recreational Services' offices (245 P.E. Building). Most of the intramural activities take place in the P.E. Complex and at Georgia State's Panthersville Fields.
To accommodate the student participant who has more advanced sport skill and interest, Recreational Services offers Sports Clubs . The competition takes place throughout the year on an intercollegiate club basis locally, regionally and nationally. The sports include crew rowing, water skiing, ice hockey, ALTA tennis, triathlon, wrestling, cycling, racquetball, table tennis, judo, rugby, fencing, and sailing. Those interested should inquire at the Sports Club office (205 P.E. Building) or at the Recreational Services offices.
The Indian Creek Recreation Area, situated on a 16-acre wooded site in nearby DeKalb County, offers the Georgia State community a large outdoor swimming complex during the summer and year-round use of tennis courts, picnic areas, the Challenge ropes course and Lodge. The Challenge course activities are available for groups by registration with Recreational Services, which provides all instruction. The Indian Creek Lodge is available at no cost for use by chartered Georgia State organizations and university departments for retreats, parties and meetings. Reservations are through the Recreational Services' offices.
Located on a 100-acre site in southern DeKalb County, the Panthersville Fields serve varsity athletics and Recreational Services' Club Sports and Intramurals. Facilities include lighted playing fields, picnic areas, restrooms and office. Reservations may be made with Recreational Services.
Office of African-American Student Services and Programs
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.
International Student Orientation
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.
Office of International Services and Programs (OISP)
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 its 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 in F-1 and J-1 status. The OISP assists academic departments who wish to invite foreign scholars or to hire foreign faculty.
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 (23) 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 F-1 and J-1 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 the OISP. 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, Office of International Services and Programs, Suite 430 University Center, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083. Telephone: 404/651-2209. Fax: 404/651-4136. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Student Health Insurance
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 9:30 a..m. - 6:45 p.m., and from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30
p.m. on Fridays. Between quarters and summer, hours of operation are from
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Immunizations/Travel Clinic is open from 9 a.m. -
6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. 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. Women's health services are available for pap smears, contraceptives, and STD diagnosis and treatment. Other additional services that are provided include laboratory services for a variety of blood serums and cultures (i.e., pregnancy test, CBC, thyroid panels, throat cultures, urine test, etc.). Immunizations (tetanus, Hepatitis B, flu vaccines and measles, mumps, and rubella) and travel vaccines are available. A health educator provides health promotion services such as smoke cessation, weight loss, STD counseling, alcohol and drug abuse, HIV, rape counseling, etc.
The health services staff at GSU is not only concerned with the 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), family nurse practitioner for women's health concerns, pharmacist, medical records staff, laboratory technologist, registered nurses, part-time physician, medical assistants, and administrative staff. Appointments are required. Walk-in visits are available on a limited schedule. Presentation of a valid 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.
Student Health Insurance
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,
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."
Student Accident 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,
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.
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, golf, soccer, baseball, tennis, and wrestling; women's basketball, cross country, fast pitch softball, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. For further information contact Intercollegiate Athletics, Georgia State University, University Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083. Telephone: 404/651-2772
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 for special populations (e.g., women) or 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 member(s) in determining the most appropriate course of action. Call 404/651-2211 for immediate assistance and to 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. Test proctoring anda text scoring services complete with statistical analyses are 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 for performance, 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 resumes writer and a student financial aid database are also available. Consulting services to student organizations, academic departments and administrative 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.
Student Success services are offered for all students interested in increasing their potential for academic success. Special multi-dimensional programs and services are designed for particular groups such as new students or undecided majors.
Starting in the Fall of 1996, all students placed on academic suspension will be 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 encouraged to partake in these assessments as a preventive measure.
Career and Job Search Services
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. The CJSS "homepage"
provides both job listings and links to other pertinent information. 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 students' resumes in response
to ffull-time career and internship openings. Employers visit the campus
to interview interested candidates, provide presentations, and disseminate
information at career days and conferences. Students wishing resumes 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 resumes development software.
Information on business, education, government, and nonprofit agencies
is maintained by the office for students to use in identifying and researching
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 and career fairs bring professionals to campus to talk about careers and opportunities. Individual advising is available to registered students. Resume Expert contains an excellent resumes development tutorial to assist students with resumes. 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.
On-Campus Student Employment
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: Office of Human Resources/Employment Section, 340 One Park Place South, 404/651-3330.
Lanette L. Suttles Child Development Center
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, telephone 404/651-2024 or 651-2025.
Services for Students with Disabilities
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/TDD). 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. Call 404/651-4082 or visit the office in Suite 202 of the University Center. 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.
Student Directory Information
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 stores' 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 close in 1996 due to 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 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 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.
Vending Machine Service
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 machines are found on campus: Bank South, SouthTrust Bank, NationsBank, and Wachovia Bank. Bank South is located on the third floor of Urban Life Center. SouthTrust, NationsBank, and Wachovia are located across from Pepperoni's on the first floor of University Bookstore Building.
Copying and Printing
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.