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Departmental Listings........................................................................... [page #]
Student Organizations...........................................................................
Academic Calendar...............................................................................

Honor Pledge ........................................................................................
University Mission Statement...............................................................
College of Business Administration .....................................................
College of Education ............................................................................
College of Health & Human Sciences ..................................................
College of Information Technology .....................................................
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ...........................................
College of Science & Technology ........................................................
Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health .............................................
Graduate Studies...................................................................................
University Honors Program/1906 Scholars ..........................................
Academic Advisement ..........................................................................
Enrollment Verification ........................................................................
First-Year Experience ...........................................................................
Grading Systems ...................................................................................
Henderson Library ................................................................................
International Studies, Center for ...........................................................
Regents‘ Test ........................................................................................

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management .........................................
Academic Success Center .....................................................................
Admissions & Orientation, Offices of ..................................................
Campus Recreation & Intramurals .......................................................
Career Services .....................................................................................
Counseling Center ................................................................................
Dean of Students...................................................................................
Eagle Entertainment & Traditions Council...........................................
Educational Opportunities Program ......................................................
Financial Aid ........................................................................................
Fraternity & Sorority Relations ............................................................
Health Services .....................................................................................
Multicultural Student Center ................................................................
Parent Programs....................................................................................
Registrar ...............................................................................................
ROTC ...................................................................................................
Russell Union Student Center...............................................................
Student Activities, Office of .................................................................
Student Conduct, Office of ...................................................................
Student Disability Resource Center ......................................................
Student Government Association .........................................................
Student Leadership & Civic Engagement, Office of.............................
Student Media.......................................................................................
Veterans‘ Affairs ..................................................................................

Auxiliary Services ................................................................................
Business & Finance ..............................................................................
Checking Accounts ...............................................................................
Community Outreach ...........................................................................
Expenses, Office of Student Fees .........................................................
Eagle Dining Services ..........................................................................
Housing ................................................................................................
Information Technology Services, Georgia Southern E-mail, & Eagle Computer Care
Legal Affairs, Office of ........................................................................
Licensing & Trademark Administration ...............................................
Lost & Found........................................................................................
Parking & Transportation Services .......................................................
Postal Services ......................................................................................
Public Safety.........................................................................................
Student Employment Center .................................................................
Textbooks .............................................................................................
University Advancement ......................................................................
GeorgiaView ........................................................................................


I extend a warm welcome from the Georgia Southern community to our new and returning students. A new academic year brings fresh opportunities
to explore all that your University has to offer.

You will find a university that puts the right things first: nationally accredited quality in our comprehensive academic programs, the special
relationship between professor and student, and the campus-wide commitment to our students‘ success throughout their college years and after

The Eagle Eye will be a useful resource in making the most of your total college experience. It will help you take advantage of services that support
your success. It covers important policies concerning the University‘s expectations for academic performance and personal conduct. It will point to
options and opportunities that make student life richer and more rewarding. The campus offices listed in this handbook are always ready to assist

The faculty and staff at Georgia Southern take great pride in the care and concern given to each student. We are a student-centered university, and
nothing gives us greater pleasure than your success. Best wishes for a rewarding and memorable college experience.


Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D.

Area code 912, unless otherwise noted

DEPARTMENT                                                                                                BOX    PHONE

Academic Affairs, Vice President and Provost                                                              8022   478-5258
Academic Success Center                                                                                   8132   478-5371
Academic Technical Support, Center for                                                                    8018   478-0882
Accountancy, School of (COBA)                                                                             8141   478-2228
Admissions, Office of                                                                                     8024   478-5391
Africana Studies, Center for                                                                              8049   478-5387
Alumni Relations, Office of                                                                               8053   478-2586
Archives & Records Management                                                                             8147   478-5417
Art Department                                           8032      478-2787
Arthropodology & Parasitology, Institute of (IAP)        8056      478-5564
Athletic Foundation                                      8115-01   478-5520
Athletics                                                8086      478-5047
Atlanta Regional Development                             8053      678-385-6515
Audit & Advisory Services, Office of                     8038      478-1652
Auxiliary Services                                       8135      478-1193
Auxiliary Services Distribution Center                   8087      478-1171
Auxiliary Services, IT Services                                    478-1193

Biology Department                                       8042      478-5487
Botanical Gardens                                        8039      478-1149
Budget Office                                            8014      478-7074
Bursar‘s Office                                          8155      478-0999
Business & Finance, Vice President for                   8103      478-5491
Business Administration, College of                      8002      478-2622

Campus Recreation and Intramurals                        8078      478-5436
Career Services, Office of                               8069      478-5197
Catering Services                                        8118      478-5073
Chemistry Department                                     8064      478-5681
Child Development Center                                 8021      478-5537
CLASS-Advisement Center                                  8004      478-7740
Coastal Georgia Center                                   8009      651-2005
Communication Arts Department                            8091      478-5138
Computer Science Department                              7997      478-2727
Construction Management & Civil Engineering              8047      478-1010
Continuing Education & Public Services                   8124      478-5555
Controller, Office of                                    8014      478-5224
COST-Advisement Center                                   8044-01   478-0649
Counseling & Career Development Center                   8011      478-5541
Curriculum, Foundations & Reading                        8144      478-5091

Dean of Students                                         8070      478-3326
Diversity Services                                       8035      478-5136

Eagle Dining Services - Chick-Fil-A                      8107    478-0447
Eagle Dining Services - Market Street Deli               7994    478-7172
Eagle Dining Services - Lakeside Cafeteria               8080    478-5231
Eagle Dining Services - Landrum Cafeteria                8111    478-5201
Eagle Dining Services - The Market at Centennial Place           478-0424
Eagle Dining Services - Talons Grille                    7992    478-5303
Eagle Print Shop                                         8116    478-5697
Economic Development, School of                          8152    478-5216
Education, College of                                    8013    478-5648
Education, Student Success Center                        8029    478-0698
Environmental Safety, Department of                      8072-01 478-7161
Excellence in Teaching, Center for                       8143    478-0049

Finance & Quantitative Analysis Department               8151      478-5161
Financial Accounting                                     8129      478-0417
Financial Aid, Office of                                 8065      478-5413
First-Year Experience, Office of                         8145      478-3939

Food Services                                                 8107      478-1431
Foreign Language Department                                   8081      478-5281
Fraternity & Sorority Relations, Office of                    8097      478-5185

Geology & Geography Department                                8149      478-5361
Georgia Center for Educational Renewal                        8013      478-5039
Governmental Relations, Office of                             8053      478-4483
Graduate Studies, College of                                  8008      478-2647

Health & Human Sciences, College of                           8073      478-5322
Health & Kinesiology Department                               8076      478-0200
Health Services                                               8043      478-5641
History Department                                            8054      478-4478
Honors Program                                                8130      478-7926
Hospitality, Tourism, Family & Consumer Sciences Department   8034      478-5345
Housing, University                                           8102      478-5406
Human Resources                                               8104      478-5468

Information Systems Department (CIT)                          7998      478-4747
Information Technology Department (CIT)                       8150      478-4848
Information Technology Services/Help Desk                     8136      478-5429
Information Technology, College of                            7995      478-7412
Instructional Resources Center (COE)                          8013      478-5528
International Studies, Center for                             8106      478-0332
Information Technology Store                                  8007      478-7744
Irish Studies, Center for                                     8023      478-2350

Leadership, Technology, & Human Development                   8131      478-5307
Learning Disorders, Regents Center for                        8019      478-0100
Legal Affairs, Office of                                      8020      478-7481
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, College of                    8142      478-2527
Library                                                       8074      478-5115
Literature & Philosophy Department                            8023      478-5471

Magnolia Coastlands                                           8146      478-1050
Management, Marketing, & Logistics Department                 8154      478-6625
Marketing and Communications, Office of                       8055-01   478-6397
Mathematical Sciences, Department of                          8093      478-5390
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Department                8046      478-5761
Multicultural Student Center                                  8068      478-5409
Museum                                                        8061      478-5444
Music Department                                              8052      478-5396

Networking & Telecommunications                               8025      478-8411
Nursing, School of                                            8158      478-5242

Orientation (SOAR)                                            8096      478-7627

Parent Programs, Office of                                    8096      478-7627
Parking & Transportation Services                             8059   478-7275
Performing Arts Center                                        8159   478-0830
Physical Plant - Administration                               8012   478-5558
Physical Plant - Custodial Services                           8012   478-5559
Physical Plant - Landscape & Ground Maintenance               8012   478-7186
Physical Plant - Planning, Design, and Construction           8012   478-5752
Physical Plant - Service Response                             8012   478-5270
Physics Department                                            8031   478-5292
Planetarium                                                          478-5292
Political Science Department                                  8101   478-5698
Postal Services                                               8006   478-6245
President, Office of the                                      8033   478-5211
Procurement & Contract Services, Department of                8123   478-2897
Psychology Department                                         8041   478-5539
Public Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of                      8015   478-2674
Public Safety, Office of                                      8072   478-5234
Publications & Faculty, Office of                             8109   478-5926

Registrar, Office of                                          8092   478-5152
Research Accounting                                                  478-1699
Research Services & Sponsored Programs, Office of             8005   478-5465
ResNet                                                        8135   478-7971
ROTC - Military Science Department                            8000   478-5320
Rural Health and Research, Office of                          8015   478-0260
Russell Union Reservations Office                             8066   478-0399
Russell Union Information Desk                                8066   478-0441

Science & Technology, College of                              8044   478-5111
Service-Learning                                              8114   478-1435
Small Business Development Center                             8156   478-7232
Sociology & Anthropology Department                           8051   478-5443
Strategic Research & Analysis, Office of                      8126   478-5218
Student Activities, Office of                                 7990   478-7270
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, Vice President for   8063   478-1863
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Tech. Services        8060   478-5120
Student Conduct, Office of                                    8070   478-0059
Student Disability Resource Center                            8037   478-1566
Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, Office of            8114   478-1435
Student Media                                                 8067   478-0069
Student Fees, Office of                                       8155   478-0999
Student Services Center (CHHS)                                8089   478-1931

Teaching & Learning Department                                8134   478-5203
Technology, School of                                         8046   478-5761

Undergraduate Teacher Education                               8133   478-5247
University Advancement - Advancement Services                 8053   478-4483
University Advancement - Annual Giving                        8053   478-4483
University Advancement - Major Gifts                          8053   478-5105
University Advancement - Vice President                       8040   478-5253
University Store                                              8003   478-5181

Welcome Center                                                8027   478-4636
Wildlife Education, Center for                                       8058      478-0831
Writing & Linguistics Department                                     8026      478-0141

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this handbook; however, it is the responsibility of each person to check with
the appropriate university office concerning the accuracy and current status of the information in this publication.

     Accounting Association
     American Marketing Association
     American Society of Civil Engineers
     Association of IT Professionals
     Association of Pre-Health Professionals
     Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honors Society
     Biology Club
     Biology Organization of Graduate Students
     Collegiate Middle Level Association
     Construction Management Guild
     Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity
     Design Group at GSU
     Eagle Entertainment
     Economics Club
     Geology and Geography Club
     Georgia Southern Athletic Training Association
     Hotel and Restaurant Management Club
     Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
     Justice Studies Club
     National PanHellenic Council
     National Society of Black Engineers
     Panhellenic Association
     Pathways to Success
     Phi Delta Epsilon
     Phi Epsilon Kappa
     Phi Eta Sigma
     Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity
     Philosophical Society
     Psychology Coalition
     Public Health Student Association
     Public Relations Student Society of America
     Residence Hall Association
     Society of Communication Scholars
     Society of Women Engineers
     Southern Ambassadors
     Southern Exercise Science Club
     Sport Management Majors Club
     Student Affiliates of American Chemical Society
     Student Council of Exceptional Children
     Student Dietetic Association
     Student Government Association
     Student Media
     Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators
     Students In Free Enterprise
     Traditions Council
     United Student Honors Association
      Volunteer Involvement Board
 Greek Letter
     Alpha Delta Pi
     Delta Sigma Phi
     Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
     Delta Tau Delta
     Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

     Kappa Alpha Order
     Kappa Delta
     Kappa Kappa Gamma
     Kappa Sigma Fraternity
     Lambda Kappa Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
     Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc.
     Phi Mu
     Pi Kappa Alpha
     Sigma Alpha Iota (Music)
     Sigma Iota Alpha Hermandad
     Sigma Nu
     Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
     Tau Beta Sigma
     Theta Xi Fraternity
     Xi Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
     Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
     Zeta Tau Alpha
     Alpha Psi Omega
     Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society
     Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
     Golden Key International Honor Society
     Omicron Delta Kappa
     Phi Upsilon Omicron
     African Student Association
     Black Student Alliance
     Circle K International
     Club Capoeira @ GSU
     Cross-Cultural Friendships
     German Club
     International Club
     International Student Mentoring Program
     My Sister‘s Keeper
     National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
     National Organization of Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
     Student African-American Sisterhood
     United Caribbean Association
     College Republicans
     Young Americans for Liberty
     Baptist Collegiate Ministries
     Campus Outreach
     Catholic Newman Association
     Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
     Christian Campus Fellowship
     Commissioned 2 Love Campus Ministries
     Episcopal Campus Ministry
     No Compromise Christian Café
     Rubies in Training
     Soul'd Out Campus Choir
     The Drive College Ministry
     Unitarian Universalist Campus Fellowship
     Voices In Ministry
     Wesley Foundation
     Young Life of Statesboro
     Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, Inc.
     American Red Cross
     Collegiate 4-H
     Eagles for UNICEF
     Epsilon Tau Pi
     Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Inc.
     Habitat for Humanity
     Omega Phi Alpha
     Painters for Nonprofits

     Southern Legacy Student Foundation
     St. Jude‘s Up 'til Dawn
     Student Alliance for a Green Earth
     Student-Athlete Advisory Board
     Students Helping Honduras
     Students of Service
     Unifying the Latin-American Community at GSU
 Special Interest
     Adrenaline Show Choir
     American Society of Interior Designers
     Anime Crew
     Coaching Club at GSU
     Collegiate 100
     Cult Classic Guild
     D.I.M.E.S. Fashion Organization
     Dream Team
     Dumpster Divers
     Dyverzion Dance Team
     Eagle Motorsports
     Euphoria Dance Crew
     Forte Step Team
     Latin Club
     Mile Markers Club
     National Organization for Women
     Recreation Student Association
     Sexual Assault Student Educators
     Southern Creative Anachronists
     Student Abolitionist Movement
     Student Art League
     Student Eagle Club
     Students for Sensible Drug Policy at GSU
     Swing Cat Society
     Theatre South
     Trial Team
      ―Unedited:‖ GSU Writer‘s Guild
     Video Gamers Alliance
     Aikido Club
     Barbell Club
     Baseball Club
     Bowling Club
     Club Sports Council
     Disc Golf Club/Team
     Equestrian Team
     Fencing Club
     Independent Arts Movement
     Lacrosse Club (Men's)
     Lacrosse Club (Women's)
     Mixed Martial Arts
     Poker Club
     Rugby Football Club (Men's)
     Rugby (Women's)
     Ski/Snowboard Club
     Soccer Club (Men's)
     Soccer Club (Women's)
     Southern Bass Anglers
     Swim Club
     Tae Kwon Do Club
     Ultimate Frisbee (Men's)
     Ultimate Frisbee (Women's)
     Volleyball (Men's)

Student Organizations
Part of each student‘s education is the development of his or her talents outside the classroom through participation in the wide variety of activities
offered by Georgia Southern University. These activities range from the Student Government Association to honor and recognition societies, special
interest groups, professional fraternities and departmental clubs, and religious groups, to name a few. For more information on student organizations,
contact the Office of Student Activities at 478-7270.

The supervision and coordination of student activities and organizations is the responsibility of the Assistant Director of the Office of Student
Activities. Student activities and organizations are not considered extracurricular by Georgia Southern University, but are instead regarded as an
integral part of the total educational program. Therefore, to warrant their existence and recognition, campus organizations must contribute to the
academic, recreational, or cultural climate of the University. It is for this reason that the University reserves the right to officially recognize each
student organization and requires that it function in accordance with its constitution and/or purpose. Procedures for establishing new organizations
can be found in the ―Guide to Chartering,‖ available at the Office of Student Activities in the Russell Union Student Center or online at the link listed

Guide to Chartering

Practices of the various student organizations shall not be contrary to stated policies of the University. All students and student organizations are
responsible for their conduct and are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the standards and regulations of the University. Descriptions of
these standards may be found in the GSU Student Conduct Code as well as the Student Organization Handbook online at the links listed below.

GSU Student Conduct Code

Student Organization Handbook

Membership in Student Organizations
To participate in organizational activities, a student must be registered for at least four (4) semester hours. In order to run for office, a student must
have a minimum 2.0 grade point average on credits earned at Georgia Southern University. In the event that his/her grade point average falls below
the 2.0 minimum during tenure of office, a student is permitted a probationary period of one semester. No student may run for office in a student
organization while on academic or disciplinary probation. A student placed on academic or disciplinary probation after s/he is elected to office must
relinquish the office for the remainder of the term of office concurrent with the effective date of such probation. A student applying for or
participating in an organization having standards higher than those stated must meet the requirements of the student organization.

May 17             Classes begin for May Term
May 17             Drop/Add for May Term
May 17             Attendance Verification must be completed for May Term
May 20             Residence hall check-in, 12:00 noon in the Residence Halls
May 21             Final Registration
May 23             Fee payment deadline for Summer 2011 (First Day of University Classes) for Long Term and Term A
May 23             Classes begin for Long Term and Term A, Attendance Verification must be completed on the first class meeting day
May 23-25          Drop/Add for Long Term and Term A
May 25             Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for May Term
May 26             Faculty may begin entering early alert/midterm grades for freshmen for Term A (due June 6)
May 30             Memorial Day – Administrative offices closed – No classes
June 2             Faculty may begin entering early alert/midterm grades for freshmen for Long Term (due June 16)
June 3             Last day of classes for May Term
June 4             Final exams for May Term
June 6             Last day to submit required early alert/midterm grades for freshmen for Term A
June 6             Fee payment deadline for final SOAR registrations or changing registration during Drop/Add period for Long Term
                   and Term A
June 9             Last day to withdraw without academic penalty, Term A
June 16            Last day to submit required early alert/midterm grades for freshmen for Long Term
June 22            Last day of classes for Term A
June 22            Last day to withdraw without academic penalty, Long Term
June 23            Term A Exams
June 23            Residence halls open at 12:00 noon for EIP students
June 24            Residence halls close at 12:00 noon for students attending Term A
June 26            Residence hall check-in for Term B at 12:00 noon in the Residence Halls
June 26            Conversations with Professors for all new first-year students, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
June 27            Classes begin for Term B; Attendance Verification must be completed on the first class meeting day
June 27-28         Drop/Add for Term B
June 30            Faculty may begin entering early alert/midterm grades for freshmen for Term B (due July 11)
July 4             Independence Day Holiday – Administrative offices closed – No classes
July 8             Fee payment deadline for final SOAR registration and/or for changing registrations during the Drop/Add period for
                   Term B
July 11            Last day to submit required early alert/midterm grades for freshmen for Term B
July 14            Last day to withdraw without academic penalty, Term B
July 14            Final exams for Tuesday/Thursday evening classes, Long Term
July 19                    Last day of Classes for Long Term
July 20                    Final exams for Monday/Wednesday evening classes, Long Term
July 20-21                 Final exams, Long Term
July 22                    Residence halls close at 12:00 noon for students attending Long Term
July 27                    Last day of classes for Term B
July 28                    Final exams, Term B
July 28                    Final exams for evening classes, Term B
July 29                    Residence halls close at 12:00 noon for Term B

August 15                  Academic Year begins
August 19                  Residence hall check-in, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the RAC and 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. in the residence halls
August 20                  Final Registration
August 21                  Conversations with Professors for all new first-year students, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
August 22                  Fee payment deadline for Fall 2011 (First Day of University Classes)
August 22                  Classes Begin, Attendance Verification must be completed on the first class meeting day
August 22-25               Drop/Add
September 5                Labor Day Holiday – Administrative offices closed – No classes
September 12               Faculty may begin entering early alert/midterm grades for freshmen (due October 7)
October 7                  Last day to submit required early alert/midterm grades for freshmen
October 7-9                Family Weekend
October 17                 Last day to withdraw without academic penalty; See the Policy for Limiting Individual Course Withdrawals for
                           additional information:
October 31                 Early Registration for Spring and Summer 2011 begins (Students should view WINGS for individual date and time)
November 4-5               Homecoming – Classes canceled beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 5
November 21-25             Thanksgiving holidays for students, Residence halls open – Administrative offices open November 21-23, closed
                           November 24-25 for Thanksgiving Holidays
December 9                 Last day of classes
December 12-15             Final exams
December 16                Residence halls close at 12:00 noon (with the exception of students living in Centennial Place building 2 and University
December 16                Commencement at Hanner Fieldhouse
December 17                Residence halls close at 12:00 noon for students participating in commencement activities (permission required)
December 17                Holiday break for students begins

January 2            New Year‘s Day Holiday Observed – Administrative offices closed – No classes
January 12           Residence hall check-in, 12:00 noon at the Residence Halls
January 13           Final Registration
January 16           Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – Administrative offices closed – No classes
January 17           Fee payment deadline for Spring 2011 (First Day of University Classes)
January 17           Classes begin, Attendance Verification must be completed on the first class meeting day
January 17-20        Drop/Add
January 30           Fee payment deadline for final SOAR registration, or changing registration during Drop/Add period
February 6           Faculty may begin entering early alert/midterm grades for freshmen (due March 2)
March 2              Last day to submit required early alert/midterm grades for freshmen
March 5              Early Registration for Fall 2012 begins (Students should view WINGS for individual date and time.)
March 19             Last day to withdraw without academic penalty; See the Policy for Limiting Individual Course Withdrawals for
                     additional information:
March 12-16          Spring break for students – Administrative offices open – Residence halls open
April 4              Honors Day, Nessmith-Lane Building 8:30 a.m. Classes beginning at 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. will not be canceled
May 4                Last day of classes
May 7-10             Final exams (May 10 exams will be in the morning only)
May 12               Residence halls close, 12:00 noon
May 12               Commencement for Undergraduate Students at Paulson Stadium, 9:00 a.m.
May 13               Residence Halls close at 12:00 noon for students participating in Commencement activities (permission required)

May 15             Classes begin for May Term
May 15             Drop/Add for May Term
May 15             Attendance Verification must be completed for May Term
May 18             Residence hall check-in, 12:00 noon in the Residence Halls
May 19             Final Registration
May 21             Fee payment deadline for Summer 2012 (First Day of University Classes) for Long Term and Term A
May 21             Classes begin for Long Term and Term A, Attendance Verification must be completed on the first class meeting day
May 21-23          Drop/Add for Long Term and Term A
May 23             Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for May Term
May 24             Faculty may begin entering early alert/midterm grades for freshmen for Term A (due June 4)
May 28             Memorial Day – Administrative offices closed – No classes

May 31                       Faculty may begin entering early alert/midterm grades for freshmen for Long Term (due June 14)
June 1                       Last day of classes for May Term
June 2                       Final exams for May Term
June 4                       Last day to submit required early alert/midterm grades for freshmen for Term A
June 4                       Fee payment deadline for final SOAR registrations or changing registration during Drop/Add period for Long Term
                             and Term A
June 7                       Last day to withdraw without academic penalty, Term A
June 14                      Last day to submit required early alert/midterm grades for freshmen for Long Term
June 20                      Last day of classes for Term A
June 20                      Last day to withdraw without academic penalty, Long Term
June 21                      Term A Exams
June 21                      Residence halls open at 12:00 noon for EIP Students
June 22                      Residence halls close at 12:00 noon for students attending Term A
June 24                      Residence hall check-in for Term B at 12:00 noon in the Residence Halls
June 24                      Conversations with Professors for all new first-year students, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
June 25                      Classes begin for Term B; Attendance Verification must be completed on the first class meeting day
June 25-26                   Drop/Add for Term B
June 28                      Faculty may begin entering early alert/midterm grades for freshmen for Term B (due July 9)
July 4                       Independence Day Holiday – Administrative offices closed – No classes
July 6                       Fee payment deadline for final SOAR registration and/or for changing registrations during the Drop/Add period for
                             Term B
July 9                       Last day to submit required early alert/midterm grades for freshmen for Term B
July 12                      Last day to withdraw without academic penalty, Term B
July 12                      Final exams for Tuesday/Thursday evening classes, Long Term
July 17                      Last day of Classes for Long Term
July 18                      Final exams for Monday/Wednesday evening classes, Long Term
July 18-19                   Final exams, Long Term
July 20                      Residence halls close at 12:00 noon for students attending Long Term
July 25                      Last day of classes for Term B
July 26                      Final exams, Term B
July 26                      Final exams for evening classes, Term B
July 27                      Residence halls close at 12:00 noon for Term B

Note: Though the University will try to adhere to dates published here, it may become necessary to make changes to the published calendar. The
Office of the Registrar will maintain updates to the calendar and any updates may be viewed at ―Calendars‖ on our web site,

Honor Pledge
―On my honor, I pledge to be academically honest in all my coursework and will not tolerate the academic dishonesty of others. I also pledge to
engage in ethical behavior on campus and off campus, to live an honorable lifestyle, and to create a campus environment that is characterized by
individual responsibility, civility, and integrity.‖

Mission of Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University is a public, Carnegie Doctoral/Research university devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service.
The University‘s hallmark is a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and
promotes student growth and life success. Georgia Southern‘s nationally accredited academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional
studies prepare a diverse and select undergraduate and graduate student population for leadership and service as world citizens. Faculty, staff, and
students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and
social responsibility.

Central to the University‘s mission is the faculty‘s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment
exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Georgia Southern
faculty are teacher-scholars whose primary responsibility is the creation of learning experiences of the highest quality, informed by scholarly
practice, research, and creative activities. The University offers a student-centered environment enhanced by technology, transcultural experiences,
private and public partnerships, and stewardship of a safe residential campus recognized for its natural beauty.

Georgia Southern University is committed to advancing the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering
baccalaureate through doctoral degrees and a variety of outreach programs. The University fosters access to its educational programs, provides a
comprehensive and fulfilling university experience, and enhances quality of life in the region through collaborative relationships supporting
education, health care and human services, cultural experiences, scientific and technological advancement, athletics, and regional development.

Academic Requirements of the University

Please consult the 2011-12 undergraduate catalog at for detailed academic requirements. Also, the
semester online schedule of classes (can be accessed by going to the previous website), your advisor, or the Registrar‘s Office can provide additional
information about academic requirements.

Georgia Southern University is committed to academic distinction—both in and out of the classroom. Excellent instruction facilitated by an
outstanding faculty lies at the heart of the academic experience. The University offers programs, in online and face-to-face formats, in the liberal arts,
sciences, and professional studies within a broad array of majors and emphases at the bachelor‘s and master‘s levels, the education specialist degree,
and select doctoral programs. The institution is building a diverse educational community and advancing the quality of life in the region, the state,
and the nation. The Georgia Southern experience serves as the foundation for lifelong learning. Within the University, the Office of Academic
Affairs oversees all academic programs and students' academic progress. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs provides leadership,
working with the eight instructional colleges to offer a student-centered learning environment marked by excellence and a caring, collegial
atmosphere. In addition, Academic Affairs oversees the Zach S. Henderson Library, the Division of Continuing Education and Public Services, the
Center for Teaching, Learning, & Scholarship, the University Honors Program, the Center for International Studies, and the First-Year Experience

The College of Business Administration (COBA) has four academic units:
    -    The School of Accountancy
    -    The Department of Finance & Quantitative Analysis
    -    The Department of Management, Marketing and Logistics
    -    The School of Economic Development
COBA offers eight baccalaureate majors within the Bachelor of Business Administration degree:
    -    Accounting
    -    Economics
    -    Finance
    -    Information Systems
    -    Logistics and Intermodal Transportation
    -    Management
    -    Marketing
    -    Regional Economic Development
The College also offers five graduate programs:
    -    Master of Business Administration
    -    Master of Science in Applied Economics
    -    Master of Accounting
    -    The Georgia WebMBA®
    -    Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

All of our academic programs in the College of Business Administration are accredited by the AACSB International (The Association to Advance
Collegiate Schools of Business), which sets the global standard of excellence for collegiate schools of business. Fewer than half of all business
schools meet the rigorous standards to attain this organization‘s seal of accreditation – and we have been doing it for over 30 years.

We provide the highest quality educational experience for our students with an innovative curriculum pertinent to today‘s global business
environment. You will learn from faculty well-known for their caliber of research and the strength of their teaching skills.

Numerous professional organizations are available to our students in COBA, including the Accounting Association, Association of Certified Fraud
Examiners, American Marketing Association, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Pi, Association for Information Technology
Professionals, Economics Club, Student Finance Association, Georgia Retail Association, Logistics Association, Society for Human Resource
Management, Students in Free Enterprise, National Association of Black Accountants, and the MBA Student Association.

The COBA building features first-rate teaching facilities and computer labs giving professors the ability to expose students to real-world
opportunities and challenges. COBA boasts a variety of student-centered features, which include an advisement center, a tutoring center, student
organization offices, career services, and several common areas for students.

The College of Business Administration provides a student-centered learning community that presents, applies, and extends the current boundaries of
knowledge about today's dynamic global business environment. Blue Means Business.

The College of Education (COE) offers the highest quality preparation for educators in Georgia through programs that emphasize leadership,
practical application, and collaboration with schools and community agencies. Its efforts focus on the College‘s overarching commitments to
academic distinction, collaboration, diversity, professional development, and regional service.

The College of Education offers exceptional programs that encompass a wide variety of disciplines and specialties, including preparation programs in
teaching, educational leadership, counselor education (CACREP accredited), school psychology, instructional technology, and higher education. The
college prepares teachers in the fields of early childhood education, foreign language, health and physical education, middle grades education, music
education (through the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences), special education, and secondary education in the fields of biology, broad fields
science, business, chemistry, economics, English, family and consumer science, geography, geology, history, mathematics, physics, and political
science. The College also offers extensive field experiences in its partner schools and international study opportunities through its International
Learning Community.

Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) undergraduate degrees, Master of Education (M.Ed.), and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) graduate degrees
are offered, as well as the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), a graduate-level initial teacher preparation program. Two Doctor of Education
(Ed.D.) programs are also available in the fields of Education Administration (with strands in P-12 Administration, Higher Education Administration,
and Teacher Leadership) and Curriculum Studies (with strands in Curriculum Studies and Teaching and Learning). Several graduate programs offer
online options. Five M.Ed. programs are offered fully online: Accomplished Teaching (in collaboration with Valdosta State University and
Columbus State University), Instructional Technology, Instructional Improvement, and Educational Leadership and Special Education (beginning
Fall 2011). The MAT in Special Education is also offered fully online (beginning Fall 2010).

The college is organized into three departments: the Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading; the Department of Leadership,
Technology, and Human Development; and the Department of Teaching and Learning. The College of Education is accredited by the National
Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Few job sectors are growing faster or offer more opportunities and rewards than careers in health and human services. Programs in the College of
Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) cut across a variety of disciplines and offer rich and diverse learning opportunities. CHHS faculty guide
students into careers that make life better for individuals, families, and communities. CHHS offers majors in the following areas: fashion
merchandising and apparel design, nutrition and food science, interior design, hotel and restaurant management, child and family development, sport
management, recreation, nursing, health education and promotion, exercise science, and athletic training.

Classroom activities are just the beginning of the learning experiences in CHHS. Student preparation extends beyond the classroom through labs,
studios, study tours, internships, clinical experiences, and field trips. Through these activities, students gain hands-on experience guided by faculty
and seasoned professionals in their fields. Our graduates succeed because they are well prepared and have a practical orientation to their professions,
and because the one-on-one approach they experience here translates into a personal touch for their patients, customers, and clients.

Student support systems are central to the mission of CHHS. Support starts in the CHHS Student Services Center, where students are guided in
planning their programs of study and preparing for the transition from school to work. Through participation in CHHS majors clubs, students develop
leadership skills, learn the importance of networking, and interact with peers who are future professional colleagues. CHHS students have access to
the newest technology. Our computer labs and high-tech computer equipment provide access to industry standards, allowing students to learn the
technology that is actually used in their fields.

The College of Information Technology (CIT) consists of the Department of Computer Sciences, the Department of Information Systems, and the
Department of Information Technology. The College is housed in a state-of-the-art $33 million building consisting of 25 interactive learning and
study rooms, 10 computer labs, 14 electronic classrooms, a 120-seat lecture hall, and a 240-seat auditorium. In addition, the CIT building houses the
IT Store and the Market Street Deli.

The programs offered in CIT are innovative and combine exposure to important theoretical material with practical hands-on experience. Students are
prepared for careers that are listed by the US Department of Labor as among the fastest growing fields. Moreover, the College offers students a host
of opportunities for professional and personal development, including student organizations such as student chapters of AITP and ACM, VMWare,
SAP and network certifications, internships, co-ops, and Eagle Informatics. The latter allows students to work on commercial software development
projects for real companies under the supervision of an experienced project manager, giving students the chance to gain real-life work experience in
the IT industry while still in college.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is the heart of Georgia Southern University. CLASS provides a central place within the
university to investigate, ponder, and express creatively what is truly human. Committed to excellence, innovation, and the pursuit of knowledge, the
primary goal of the College is to foster a dedication to investigation and creativity within liberal arts and social science disciplines. The departments
encourage students to analyze the historical, cultural, philosophical, and technological foundations of their disciplines.

CLASS Mission
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their
creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations, and the world. The College is composed of ten
departments: The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Communication Arts, Literature and Philosophy, Writing and Linguistics, Foreign
Languages, History, Music, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology and Anthropology. In addition to offering a wide range of courses and
majors, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is responsible for much of the Core Curriculum. Through these courses, the College provides
a humanistic basis for the education of every student who attends Georgia Southern University.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, in a supportive learning environment committed to undergraduate and graduate research, offers the
fruits of artistic, creative, and thoughtful expression. The humanities, social sciences, and fine arts engage students in the challenge of interpreting
and understanding the human experience, especially in a global context. CLASS nurtures excellence by improving the quality of life for present and
future generations. Our graduates are empowered to be exemplary members of their local communities and the world.

The Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology (COST) offers programs and instruction in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degrees can be pursued in the following majors: biology, chemistry, geography, geology, mathematics, and
physics. The Bachelor of Science degree is available in construction management, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical

engineering. Minors are available in biology, chemistry, geographic information science, geography, geology, mathematics, military science, and

Students in the College of Science and Technology may also choose to pursue a pre-professional program of study in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry,
pre-optometry, or pre-veterinary medicine. The Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program and the Regents Engineering Transfer Program are also
available to students within the College of Science and Technology. For students in any major, the Department of Military Science administers the
Army ROTC program which leads to a commission as a second lieutenant at the time of graduation.

On January 14, 2004, the Board of Regents established the first School of Public Health in the University System of Georgia and named it the Jiann-
Ping Hsu School of Public Health. The establishment of the School was made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Karl E. Peace, in memory and
honor of his wife, Dr. Jiann-Ping Hsu. In order to position the Jiann-Ping Hsu School of Public Health for accreditation by the Council on Education
for Public Health (CEPH), the School was transitioned to the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH) effective January 1, 2006. Our
vision is to be a nationally recognized leader in the empowerment of rural communities and underserved populations to address public health issues,
eliminate health disparities, and improve health outcomes. Our mission is to enhance health and eliminate health disparities of rural communities and
underserved populations in Georgia and the southeastern region, the nation, and the world through excellence in public health workforce
development, research, professional service, and community engagement. Our values include excellence in research, service, and instruction; passion
for improving the health of rural communities and underserved populations; responsibility for promoting health equity and eliminating health
disparities in rural communities and underserved populations; commitment to community involvement; collaboration for problem solving, and a
commitment to develop as a ―learning organization.‖ In addition, we seek to honor Dr. Hsu in all we do by demonstrating her ―zeal of excellence,
consideration for others, intelligence and scholarship, honesty, kindness, and humility.‖

The Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health offers the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree with program concentrations in Biostatistics,
Community Health, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management. The Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) with
program concentrations in Biostatistics, Community Health Behavior and Education, and Public Health Leadership is also offered. In addition, both
a Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) degree and a concentration for M.B.A. students are offered by the college. Our faculty are devoted
to excellence in teaching, research, and public health practice and service. Students will gain valuable insight, experience, and skills that will
contribute to their success as the future public health workforce.

The Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health houses four Centers: The Karl E. Peace Center for Biostatistics functions as a focal point for
biostatistical consulting, education, and grantsmanship for the College, University, and community; The Center for Rural Health and Research
engages in activities designed to improve the health status and quality of life among residents of rural Georgia by creating successful partnerships
with governmental agencies, business and industry, community-based organizations, faculty, and students; The Center for Survey Research and
Health Information serves those that serve others by conducting survey research and providing health information data to organizations across the
region and nation; The Center for Addiction Recovery, made possible by a gift from the Willingway Foundation, was developed to serve the
research, teaching, and service needs of Georgia Southern University, particularly the student population, and of the larger community. The Center is
a non-profit entity dedicated to research and educational programs and services focusing on addiction and the process of long-term recovery. For
more information, visit

Georgia Southern University offers graduate programs leading to the M.A., M.A.T., M.M., M.B.A., M.Acc., M.F.A., M.P.A., M.P.H., M.H.A.,
M.S.A.E., M.S., M.S.N., M.Ed., Ed.S., Dr.PH., D.N.P., Ed.D., PsyD., and Ph.D. degrees. Areas of specialization are: accounting, forensic
accounting, accomplished teaching, applied engineering, art, art education, biology, business administration, business education, computer science,
counselor education, curriculum studies, early childhood education, applied economics, educational administration, educational leadership, English,
foreign language education, healthcare administration, higher education, history, instructional technology, kinesiology, logistics and supply chain
management, mathematics, middle grades education, music, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health (biostatistics, community
health, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health policy and management), community health behavior and education, public health
leadership, reading education, secondary education, school psychology, social science, Spanish, special education, sport management, teaching and
learning, and teaching. Certificate programs in engineering and manufacturing management, occupational safety and environmental compliance,
nursing, and coaching are also offered. Degree programs offered online are: D.N.P. – Nursing Practice; M.B.A. – Business Administration; M.Ed.-
Accomplished Teaching, Instructional Technology, and Teaching & Learning (instructional improvement); M.S. – Kinesiology (coaching), Physical
Education; M.S.N. – Nursing; Ed.S. – Teaching & Learning. Visit the College of Graduate Studies (COGS) web page for more information about
graduate study and research at Georgia Southern University.

The University Honors Program provides a small college atmosphere in the context of a large comprehensive university. The program is designed to
foster the development of a critical sense of inquiry, a spirit of creativity, a global perspective, and an ethic of civic responsibility. A hallmark of the
program is the emphasis on bringing ideas to life through undergraduate research, experiential learning, and service-learning opportunities.

Honors students have the opportunity to enroll in honors sections of courses which are smaller and more dynamic than the typical class. During the
junior and senior years, students develop an honors thesis or capstone project to further deepen their knowledge of their major field. In addition,
honors students apply themselves outside of the classroom in at least one experiential learning project each year.

Approximately 175 new students are admitted to the University Honors Program each year and those students compete for $1,500 renewable
scholarships. Incoming freshman can compete for one of the 15-18 full tuition 1906 Scholarships each year.

Admission to the University Honors Program is competitive and for incoming freshmen requires a minimum SAT score of 1200 or ACT score of 27,
and a high school academic grade point average of 3.5. The 1906 Scholarship requires a minimum SAT score of 1300 or ACT score of 29. For

current Georgia Southern students, admission is competitive – a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 is required. For more information, call the
University Honors Program at 912-478-7926 or visit the website at

Faculty and professional advisors provide assistance in planning academic programs, choosing or changing a major, and recommending resources for
students. Advisement is a partnership, but ultimately the student is responsible for the choice of classes, program selection, and meeting university
deadlines for academic requirements, advisement, and registration.

All About Advisors
     - Advisement Centers are open throughout the day to provide services to students. Students who are advised through academic departments
       will need to check the schedules of their advisors either directly or through the departmental office of their majors.
     - Students should see their advisor prior to registration for each semester for schedule approval and to receive their RAN (Registration Access
       Number). Student RANs change each semester.
     - Students are encouraged to speak with their advisors if they are having difficulties in their classes, are considering a change of major, or have
       concerns about meeting program requirements.
     - Students may decide to change their major after entering the University but will need to see their academic advisor to change majors.
     - Students should consult their advisors to plan the progress of their academic choices at the University and to be sure that all major
       requirements are being met.

Undeclared? No Problem . . .
   - Students have two semesters before they need to declare a major. During this time, they will take courses from the Core Curriculum. If a
       student is leaning towards a major, this information should be shared with the advisor.
   - Advisors for undeclared students will encourage students to investigate degree programs and career paths immediately. Students will be
       referred to professionals in the community, faculty on campus, or the Career Services Office located next door to the First-Year Experience

And What Is a Minor Anyway?
    - A minor is an area of concentrated study outside of the major consisting of 15 semester hours of course work. The university catalog
      publishes a list of all approved minors.
    - Some students use a minor to complement their major or career field while others complete a minor because they are interested in a
      particular area of study.
    - Any student may choose to earn a minor, but students who are in programs awarding Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees are required to do so.
      The 15-hour minor is actually a part of these B.A. degree programs.

What's a Full Class Load?
   - A minimum full-time load in a semester is 12 hours.
   - Twelve or more hours is considered a full-time load for determination of tuition and most financial aid.
   - Students expecting to graduate in four years (eight semesters) must average at least 15 credit hours per semester.
   - Students should consider a course load that works best for them and allows them to be successful in courses.

Where to Go for Advisement Help . . .
At Georgia Southern, students are offered advisement in various locations throughout the University. Students may receive advisement in an
advisement center, in a faculty member‘s office, or during a major‘s introductory course. The following list identifies the location of advisement
services for students in majors within the various colleges and centers.
     - Undeclared – Students should report to the First-Year Experience Office, located in the Williams Center Building.
     - Business Administration (COBA) - Students should report to the Student Services Center located in COBA 1100.
     - Education (COE) - All education majors are advised in the COE Student Success Center, COE 1107.
     - General Studies - Majors are advised in the CLASS Advisement Center, Foy Building 3060.
     - Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) - New freshmen are advised in the Student Services Center, located in the Hollis Building 0107.
     - Information Technology (CIT) - Students should report to the IT Office of Student Services, IT Building 1208.
     - International Studies and International Trade - Students should report to the Center for International Studies, located in the Forest Drive
        Building, Suite 1313.
     - Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) - Students should report to the CLASS Advisement Center, located in the Foy Building 3060.
     - Science and Technology (COST) - Students should report to the COST Advisement Center, located in the Technology Building 1116.
     - Non-traditional – Students should report to Academic Success Center (ASC) located in Cone Hall.
     - Transients, non-degree students, Accel students (joint enrolled high school students), and post-baccalaureate students are advised in
        the Registrar‘s Office.
     - Contact an advisor:

Students requiring verification for insurance, loan deferments, military I.D., past and current enrollment, and degree(s) earned may print their own
certification via their account or contact the Certification Assistant in the Office of the Registrar. Verification of enrollment
status is based on the number of semester hours a student is enrolled in each term. Withdrawn classes will not be included as enrolled classes. Full-
time undergraduate students carry 12 or more semester hours and half-time students carry six to 11 hours.

The First-Year Experience (FYE) office houses a series of programs designed to help acclimate students to the University community academically
and otherwise. The mission of FYE is to help students become self-directed learners, responsible for their own educational journey and equipped

with the skills necessary for success. The following program descriptions detail the various ways students participate in programs sponsored by

FYE 1000: Conversations with Professors: On the Sunday afternoon before classes begin, students completely new to college meet in small groups
to discuss how to develop positive relationships with faculty, to read a syllabus, and to prepare for the first week of classes. The faculty member and
upper-class student who facilitate the conversation also encourage frank questions from new students about what enables success at the college level
and beyond.

First-Year Seminar: FYE 1220: FYE 1220 is a two-credit-hour course that all students take in their first semester of enrollment. The seminars are
theme-based and taught by faculty members passionate about their specific topics. Students select the section of the course they take based on this
theme and research it throughout the semester. It is a course that introduces students to critical inquiry, the way that students are asked to think in
college. A portion of the course also extends the orientation process into the academic semester and focuses on developing an academic course plan,
time management skills, and the ―FYE Success Series‖ of programs.

Global Citizens: FYE 1410: Part of the ―Global Engagement‖ area of the Core Curriculum, students take Global Citizens as a second semester
student. The course seeks to raise students‘ awareness of global issues and the effect those issues have on diverse societies, to encourage them to
seek experiences in and out of the formal curriculum to deepen their understanding of global issues, and to engage them in local and global
communities. Some sections are offered as stand-alone courses, while others are linked to other courses a student takes that semester.

Advisement Center for Undeclared Students: FYE serves as the academic home and advisement center for undeclared students. The office guides
students though the major-exploration process, and in order to ensure timely progress toward graduation, seeks to help undeclared students make a
major declaration by the end of their first year. Undeclared students with questions should contact Ms. Ellen Murkison at 912-478-3939 or

Majors Fair: Each fall semester, FYE sponsors this event as part of the FYE Success Series. Designed to assist first-year students in exploring the
choices of majors and degree programs available at Georgia Southern, the event is open to all students seeking additional information. Departmental
representatives include faculty members, academic advisors and even student organization leaders.                                 For more, see

Academics 101: FYE hosts this helpful website that explains academic organization, common registration and academic terms, the advisement
process, the effect of withdrawing from a course, and how to calculate a GPA, among other academic issues important to first-year students. Please
visit for more information.

Phi Eta Sigma: FYE serves as the advisor to Phi Eta Sigma, Georgia Southern‘s first-year honor society.

All institutions of the University System of Georgia shall be on a 4.0 grade point average system. The following grades are approved for use in
institutions in the determination of the Grade Point Average:

Symbols         Explanation             Grade Points
A         =        Excellent             4.0
B         =        Good                  3.0
C         =        Satisfactory          2.0
D         =        Passing               1.0
F         =        Failure               0.0
WF        =        Withdrew Failing      0.0

The following symbols are approved for use in the cases indicated, but will not be included in the determination of the grade point average:

I         =         Incomplete           0.0
*IP       =         In Progress          0.0
S         =         Satisfactory         0.0
U         =         Unsatisfactory       0.0
V         =         Audit                0.0
W         =         Withdrew             0.0
WM        =         Withdrew Military    0.0

*Used only for courses designed to extend over more than one semester.

For purposes of computing grade point averages, letter grades are converted into numerical equivalents.

During any semester, a student carrying 12 or more GPA hours and making a grade point average of 3.5 – 3.9 will be placed on the Dean's List.
Students carrying 12 or more GPA hours and making a grade point average of 4.0 will be placed on the President's List.

GPA Compilation Worksheet
Grade Values: A = 4.0 B = 3.0 C = 2.0 D = 1.0 F = 0.0

Course Credits X Grade Value = Quality Points

Math 1111_____4.0_____X____2.0 (C)_______=______8.0__________

Total Credits__________ Total Quality Points__________

Total Quality Points / Total Credits =______GPA

Incomplete Grade
An incomplete grade indicates that a student was doing satisfactory work, but was unable to complete all the course requirements due to non-
academic reasons. The incomplete is given at the discretion of the instructor, who must note the reason for the incomplete when the grade is
submitted. An ―I‖ grade should be removed during the following term, but the instructor may allow the student up to one calendar year to remove the
incomplete. The student must complete the requirements of the instructor who assigned the incomplete and should not re-register for the course. If
the ―I‖ is not satisfactorily removed by the end of the third term (one calendar year), it will be changed to an ―F‖ by the Office of the Registrar.
Students must complete the course requirements by working with the instructor instead of re-registering for the course.

Withdrawing from a Class
The reasons for choosing to withdraw from a course are many, but they often depend on whether or not your performance in the course is
satisfactory. Choosing to withdraw is a serious academic decision that may affect your progress towards your degree. Before withdrawing, it is
important that you speak with your instructor, academic advisor, and financial aid counselor. While there can be good reasons for withdrawing from
a course after drop/add is over, withdrawing is often not the best option for students. Your chances of success in the course may be better than you
think. You should also know the consequences of withdrawing for your degree program and financial aid. Again, contact your instructor, your
academic advisor, and your financial aid counselor before taking this step. Courses withdrawn from after the official drop/add period (first four days
of class for fall and spring terms, first three days for summer term) until the official last day to withdraw without academic penalty receive a
designation of "W" and count as attempted hours (see the Academic Calendar or the Eagle Eye calendar for last date to withdraw; it is generally the
40th calendar day of the fall and spring semester). Students may withdraw from most courses on WINGS. Students may not generally withdraw from
certain courses, such as FYE 1220, GSU 1120, MATH 0091 and Regents‘ Test classes unless special permission is granted by the instructor or the
department chair.

Policy for Limiting Individual Course Withdrawals
Undergraduates at Georgia Southern University may withdraw from a maximum of five courses for their entire enrollment at the University.
Students who have reached their maximum number of withdrawals may elect to receive a ―withdrawal-failing‖ (WF) grade in the course, which is
calculated as an ―F‖ for GPA purposes. A student who attempts to withdraw from a course beyond the limit without special permission from the
dean of his or her college will continue to be enrolled in the course and will receive a grade at the end of the term.

Only withdrawals incurred at Georgia Southern University count toward the maximum. Withdrawals incurred prior to the implementation date (Fall
2009) do not count toward students‘ number of allowed withdrawals. Transfer students, irrespective of their classification upon enrolling at Georgia
Southern, are also limited to five withdrawals at Georgia Southern.


Automatic exceptions are as follows:

          Withdrawals from courses taken during summer semester do not count toward the maximum of five withdrawals.
          Withdrawals are automatically exempt from the maximum number of withdrawals when students withdraw from all classes for military or
          medical reasons that are documented and approved by the Registrar's Office or the Counseling and Career Development Center,

Petitions for exception based on other circumstances are heard in the following manner:

          In cases where students completely withdraw from the University for reasons not covered by the second bullet above, students may petition
          in writing to the Dean of Students (or the dean‘s designee) to have these courses exempted from the total number allowed by completing
          the form at
          Once the withdrawal limit is reached, students will only be allowed to withdraw from an individual course or courses for extenuating
          circumstances beyond their control. To withdraw without penalty in these cases, students must appeal in writing to the dean (or the dean‘s
          designee) of their academic college (not necessarily the college in which the course is taught). Appeals for individual withdrawals are not
          heard unless the student has already reached the maximum number of withdrawals allowed.

Nothing in this list of exceptions affects a student‘s existing responsibilities for course fee payment or a student‘s financial aid status.

University policy requires all students to attend the first class meeting of all classes for which they are registered. Students who do not attend the
first class meeting of a course for which they are registered will be dropped from the course. This policy applies to all levels of courses. It is the
student‘s responsibility to verify course drops and check that fees are adjusted. Students are expected to attend all classes. Each professor has the
responsibility for setting specific policies concerning class attendance beyond the first class meeting, including whether he/she will accept excused
absences and whether he/she will allow work missed to be made up. Professors should clearly state policies to each class and will make clear what
constitutes excessive absences. Departments may establish policies concerning class attendance provided there is unanimous agreement by faculty
members within the department. The student is responsible for all material presented in class and for all announcements and assignments.

For financial aid reasons, attendance of all students will be officially verified following the first week of classes. Students who have been recorded as
―not attending‖ will not receive their financial aid and will be dropped from the class roster.

Early Alert/Midterm Grades for Freshmen
First-year students (those who have earned fewer than 30 credit hours) receive early alert/midterm grades in each of their courses. Faculty may
indicate that students are doing satisfactory work or unsatisfactory work because of grades, participation, or attendance (or any combination of these).
Faculty begin entering these as early as the 15th day of the fall and spring semester and may continue to do so through the 34th day of courses.
Students are able to view their early alert/midterm grades in their WINGS student account as soon as faculty enter the grades. (To view midterm
grades, select ―Student Records.‖ Under ―Student Records,‖ click ―Early Alert/Midterm Grades.‖)

Students who receive unsatisfactory early alert/midterm grades are advised to seek the counsel of their professors and advisors to determine an
intervention plan for being successful in the course. Intervention strategies may include changing study approaches, participating in workshops at the
Academic Success Center, tutoring sessions, individual tutoring, assistance from the Writing Center, Student Disability Resource Center, or
Counseling Center.

The Library is centrally located on the campus pedestrium near Lakeside Café and next to the Carroll Building. As the University‘s central repository
of recorded information, it is a gateway to the Internet, GALILEO, and millions of electronic information resources; the best place to find books,
government documents, and periodical articles; and an excellent location for quiet or group study. The Library‘s top priority is assisting students, so
don't be reluctant to ask for help.

During fall and spring semesters, Henderson Library opens at noon on Sunday and remains open until Friday night at 10 p.m. We are also open
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The schedule varies on holidays and between terms, so call or check the Library web site for details:

The Library web page also gives you connections to our electronic resources, online catalog of library holdings, interactive reference service, and
useful tips on finding the information you need.

The Library offers research and computer assistance by phone, via instant messaging or e-mail, or at the reference desk. You can sign up
for workshops on a variety of research and computer topics, or study the library research guides available on the Library‘s web page. We will also
create a workshop for classes and other groups about your particular research interest at your request.

The Library houses numerous Internet-accessible personal computers, both Windows-compatible and Macintosh. These are available whenever the
Library is open. Wireless access to the Internet and the campus network are offered if you wish to bring your own laptop or portable device. We
support a variety of standard and advanced software programs. Workshops on word processing, spreadsheets, HTML basics, and more are offered
each semester.

The Library hires about 125 students each academic term to help provide all our services. If you would like information about the positions available,
contact the Student Employment Center.

Different people have different ways of finding information in libraries, and we‘re not sure what your way will be. If you haven‘t used a big library
like this one before, then you need to start exploring on your own before you have a library assignment. Walk around, see all the different floors, pick
up a few books on the shelves, look at some current periodicals, talk to the people at the service desks, buy a refreshment at the Zach‘s Brews coffee
shop on second floor, pick up a brochure or two, check out the computers, and make yourself at home.

The Center for International Studies strives to provide students with educational opportunities that encourage and support the development of an
international perspective. The course curriculum, as well as Center-sponsored activities, focuses on an understanding of global issues and an
appreciation for contemporary world cultures. The Center offers undergraduate degree programs in International Studies and International Trade, as
well as interdisciplinary minors and concentrations in Asian Studies, European Studies, International Studies, Irish Studies, and Latin American
Studies. Students may also seek a Certificate in European Union Studies with an option for a certificate jointly conferred by the University System of
Georgia and the University of Munich in Germany. The Center houses the Model United Nations Program, which hosts middle and high school
Model UN conferences each year and sends a delegation of Georgia Southern students to participate in the national Model United Nations held in
New York City.

Opportunities for international experiences are made available to Georgia Southern students through study abroad programs, international
internships, and exchange programs with academic institutions around the world. These active academic collaborations include: Sheffield Hallam
University in the United Kingdom, Mount Allison University, University of New Brunswick – Saint John, and Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada,
Huazhong Normal University in China, the Fachhochschule Ingolstadt and Universität Kassel in Germany, Keimyung University in South Korea,
Nagoya University of Foreign Studies in Japan, Roskilde University in Denmark, the University of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic,
Tecnológico de Monterrey and the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico, and the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) in various
countries. The Center also provides guidance for faculty who wish to develop their own summer study abroad programs.

The English Language Program helps speakers of other languages improve their English skills through intensive coursework including courses in
listening/speaking, reading/writing, grammar, computer-assisted language learning, and U.S. culture. The Center for International Studies provides
programs and services to approximately 300 international students and exchange visitors from over 85 countries who are studying at Georgia

Southern. The Center hosts student organizations such as the International Student Club, organizes and sponsors events such as the weekly
International Conversation Hour, International Extended Families Program, Cross-Cultural Friendship Program, and the Annual Study Abroad Fair.
The Center also provides community outreach through the Global Ambassadors Program and the Annual International Festival.

GSU students now have the option of pursuing a bachelors degree in international studies. International studies students will analyze topics such as
terrorism, global health trends, human rights and refugees, cultural homogenization and hybridization, environmental and energy crises, transnational
religious movements, and the spread of technology. The major draws on methods developed in disciplines such as economics, sociology,
psychology, comparative literature, political science, anthropology, and history.

Who Takes It?
Students must take the test if any of the following conditions are met:
    1. All regularly enrolled undergraduate students of Georgia Southern University.
    2. Students whose native language is not English will take the test, but will be tested separately and given more time (2 hours) on each
        component of the test under the guidelines of the International Students‘ Policies.
    3. Students with a documented disability will take the test under provisions approved by the Student Disability Resource Center.
    4. All transfer students must take the test the first term of enrollment.

Reading Exemptions
Students with SAT Critical Reading scores of at least 510 or ACT Reading scores of at least 23 will be considered to have fulfilled the reading
comprehension requirement of the Regents‘ Test and do not need to take the reading portion of the Regents‘ Test. Scores must be from a national
administration of the SAT or ACT.

Essay Exemptions
Students with College Board Advanced Placement (AP) English scores of at least 3, or International Baccalaureate (IB) higher-level English scores
of at least 4, or SAT II English Writing scores of at least 650, or SAT Reasoning Test Writing scores of at least 560, or SAT Reading scores of at
least 510 and SAT Writing score of at least 500, or ACT Combined English/Writing score of at least 24, or ACT Combined English/Writing scores of
at least 22 and ACT Reading scores of at least 23 will be considered as having fulfilled the essay requirement of the Regents‘ Test and do not need to
take the essay portion of the Regents‘ Test.

When Do You Take It?
Students must take both portions of the test their first semester of enrollment unless they meet one or more of the exemptions listed above. Those
who do not take the test while enrolled in ENGL 1101 cannot enroll in ENGL 1102 until they have taken the Regents’ Test or satisfied the
exemptions. Students who do not pass the test(s) must continue taking the test(s) each term until both sections are passed. Students who fail both
sections of the test are required to re-take both sections at one testing. The Registrar‘s Office and Testing Office will register students for the test.
The tests will appear as RRE 0001 (Reading and Essay), RE 0001 (Essay only), or RR 0001 (Reading only) on students‘ schedules.

Review Course
If a student has been enrolled in the University System of Georgia for at least three semesters, the student must take a review course (Reading and/or
Essay) each semester in attendance until both portions of the test have been satisfied, whether ENGL 1101 or 1102 has been completed. Students
who score a 50 or below on the Regents’ Reading Exam and/or a low fail score on the Regents’ Essay Exam must enroll in the Regents’
Reading and/or Essay Review course(s) the following semester regardless of the number of semesters enrolled.

Transfer Students
All transfer students must take the test during their first semester of enrollment. Those who have not passed the test before their third semester of
enrollment are subject to the review course requirement. Students transferring from other University System of Georgia institutions at the
completion of their third semester in a system school must enroll in the review course, if they have not satisfied the exam prior to transferring.
Students who score a 50 or below on the Regents’ Reading Exam and/or a low fail score on the Regents’ Essay Exam must enroll in the
Regents’ Reading and/or Essay Review course(s) the following semester regardless of the number of semesters enrolled. Transfer students
who have completed ENGL 1101 and/or 1102 still need to fulfill the Regents‘ Exam either through the exemption options listed above or by taking
the exam.


The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management supports the University‘s strategic plan by promoting and contributing to a university
community centered on student learning and success. The Division is responsible for providing a richly diverse array of educational experiences for
the students out of the classroom to supplement classroom learning and provide guidance to students in making safe and healthy life choices.
Programs and activities are designed to contribute to the intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual, and social development of the student. Students
are encouraged to be active participants and to be involved in order to stimulate school spirit, strengthen campus life, and enhance the overall quality
of their collegiate experience.

Also inherent to the Division‘s mission is leadership for enrollment management, a process designed to guide students and parents in their choice of a
college or university, to facilitate the transition of students to college or from one college to another, to reduce student attrition and improve retention,

and to enhance student outcomes. Successful enrollment management requires collaboration and cooperation among Admissions, Financial Aid,
Marketing and Communications, the Registrar, the Business Office, Academic Advisement, University Housing, and faculty. It is a team approach
that begins with prospective students, continues throughout the college experience, and extends as students become successful alumni.

The Academic Success Center, a full-service learning center, offers support services to students ranging from first-semester freshmen seeking to
establish a firm foundation for their academic careers, to honors and graduate students involved in more advanced scholarship.

Among the programs offered by and envisioned for the Academic Success Center are: short courses and workshops in time management, study
skills, mathematics, writing, reading, standardized test preparation, and computer skills; auxiliary instruction in regularly scheduled, out-of-class
study and review sessions for selected courses; study group facilitation; mentor programs to help non-traditional students become acclimated to the
university experience; virtual resources/electronic community building including computer-aided instruction, e-mail groups, and online learning
resources. For more information about the ASC, call (912) 478-5371 or visit

One component of the Academic Success Center is the Tutoring Center. Its mission is to provide a supportive learning environment for Georgia
Southern students by offering free tutoring in mathematics, statistics, biology, chemistry, writing across the curriculum, American government, and
history. The tutors are recommended by professors in their subject areas and are trained, supervised, and evaluated by the ASC staff. The Center has
a full-time coordinator and faculty consultants from the Academic Success Center who work with tutors in implementation of the program. For
more information about the Tutoring Center, call (912) 478-5371 or visit

Another component of the Academic Success Center is the Testing Office. The Testing Office provides services to students as well as segments of
the surrounding community. Such examinations as the Regents‘ Test, CLEP exams, Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Miller Analogies Test
(MAT), Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), Legislative Exemption Exams, Engineering Certification Exam (EIT), ACE, CHES, TOEFL
Exam, ACT, SAT, On-Campus SAT (ISAT), On-Campus ACT Residual Exam, and placement tests are administered through this office. The Testing
Office also assists students by providing a center for independent testing for correspondence courses taken at other institutions. Persons interested in
further information concerning dates, times, cost, eligibility, and sign-up procedures should contact the Testing Office at 478-5415, stop by Room
2031 of Cone Hall, visit, or e-mail

The Office of Admissions has the responsibility of coordinating graduate and undergraduate student recruitment and application processing and
assisting in the transition to college by coordinating Orientation (SOAR) and Parent Programs. Representatives from the University participate in
programs planned for college-bound high school students and also in programs held on community college campuses in Georgia and neighboring
states. Current students can share the following link with other prospective students, which will allow them to begin receiving information on the
University: Students are encouraged to serve as Southern Ambassadors, who assist
with the recruitment process by giving daily campus tours and serving as representatives of Georgia Southern. For more information, call 478-5391,
e-mail, or write P.O. Box 8024.

New students attending Georgia Southern usually have many questions about the institution. These questions range from professor expectations and
residence hall living to off-campus housing, dining, CORE curriculum, academics, and activities. These and many other concerns are addressed by
SOAR (Southern's Orientation, Advisement, and Registration) sessions prior to the start of classes and during the summer. SOAR allows freshmen,
transfer, and non-traditional students and their parents and family members to become acquainted with Georgia Southern and have their questions
answered. For more information call 478-7627, write P.O. Box 8096, or e-mail

The Offices of Admissions and Orientation are housed in Lewis Hall on Sweetheart Circle. Prospective students with admissions questions should
report to the Admissions Office.

The Department of Campus Recreation and Intramurals (CRI), an active and fundamental service among the diverse University community, serves to
both sustain and enhance the mission of Georgia Southern University. Our purpose is to uphold the standard of the enrichment of students through
recreation, education, and sporting programs as well as foster an environment which encourages health and wellbeing. CRI strives to serve students
and patrons with the utmost quality and dependability, all the while maintaining the cleanest, safest, and most enjoyable facility possible.

CRI is housed within the Recreation Activity Center (RAC) at M.C. Anderson Recreational Park, located off of the 301 bypass on Akins Boulevard.

Recreation Activity Center (RAC)
         - LEED-Certified, 215,000-sq.-ft. facility
         - Fitness Center including: Strength floor equipped with free weights / machine weights and cardio deck
         - Group fitness rooms including mind/body and spinning studios
         - Indoor walking track
         - Wellness Center
         - 8 multi-use courts (Including, but not limited to, basketball, volleyball, and indoor soccer)
         - 3 multipurpose rooms for dance, martial arts, and club practices
         - Southern Adventures Center, climbing wall, and bouldering cave
         - Aquatics Center complete with 25 yd ×25 m lap pool, whirlpool, sauna, and locker rooms
Outdoor Amenities
         - Outdoor leisure pool complete with whirlpool, swirling vortex, and two sand volleyball courts

          - Outdoor band shell and pavilion used for concerts and special events
          - Multi-use fields (including, but not limited to, softball, soccer, and flag football)
          - Fitness trail
          -22 acres of green space/fields

CRI is divided into seven recreation programs: Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness, Informal Recreation, Intramural Sports, Southern Adventures, and
          Aquatics serves participants who value swimming, diving, aqua aerobics, or just relaxing poolside. The program offers a number of
          specialized programs including swim lessons, stroke clinics, lifeguard classes/recertification, and various incentive programs.
          Club Sports are unique student-run sport teams that may be organized for recreational, instructional, and/or competitive purposes. Each
          Club Sport is a registered student organization, designed to bring together students with similar sporting interests. Current Club Sports
          include Aikido, Archery, Baseball, Bowling, Jiu-Jitsu, Cricket, Cross Country, Cycling, Disc Golf, Equestrian, Fencing, Kendo, Kung-Fu,
          Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Southern Bass Anglers, Southern Explosion/Dance, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Ultimate
          Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Ski, and Wrestling.
          Fitness seeks to promote a healthy lifestyle and provides guidance to those wishing to reach their fitness goals through various programs.
          Group Fitness classes include Yoga, Spinning, Cardio Aerobics, and Resistance Training. Other services include personal training, free
          fitness assessments, lifestyle and weight management, nutritional services, and massage therapy. Various special events such as 5Ks,
          strength competitions, and triathlons are also offered throughout the academic year.
          Informal Recreation allows participants to engage in a variety of unstructured recreational activities such as free-play basketball,
          volleyball, racquetball, walking, or jogging. CRI offers free equipment rental for all recreational activities as well. Some of these items
          include basketballs, volleyballs, boxing gloves, racquets, and heart rate monitors.
          Intramural Sports provide students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to compete against their peers in diverse group and individual
          recreational activities. Divisions are available for men, women, and co-rec teams and are offered at various levels of skill and
          competitiveness. Current Intramural Sports include Flag Football, Basketball, Dodgeball, Softball, Golf Scramble, Ultimate Frisbee,
          Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Inner-tube Water Polo, Table Tennis, and Sports Trivia.
          Southern Adventures serves as the University‘s resource for adventure programming. Southern Adventures offers a variety of exciting
          day and weekend adventure trips around the southeast including sea kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, caving, climbing, and mountain
          biking. Week-long alternative break trips across the country are also offered. The Equipment Rental Center stocks all the gear needed for
          group or individually planned adventure trips. The climbing wall and bouldering cave, located inside the RAC, give climbers the
          experience of rock climbing indoors. The outdoor challenge course is designed to provide an exciting experience based on leadership, team
          building, and communication. Instructional clinics for outdoor recreation enthusiasts are also offered to learn kayaking, canoeing,
          navigating, belaying, and bike maintenance.
          University Wellness Program is focused upon enhancing student, faculty, and staff wellbeing. The Wellness Program seeks a mixture of
          new, existing, and collaborative programming designed to address the seven dimensions of wellness (emotional, environmental,
          intellectual, occupational, physical, spiritual, and social). Various events are held to promote the concept of wellness including Wellness
          Wednesday, Wellness Week, Live-Well Fair, Seminar Series, and Southern Sprint for Wellness 5K.

Participation in CRI programs is completely voluntary. We advise all participants to consult their physician and/or obtain a physical exam prior to
involvement. It is also recommended that participants secure sufficient personal medical coverage.

For more information on CRI programs or the RAC, please visit or call 912-478-5436.


The Office of Career Services strives to empower students to make effective and informed career decisions. We offer assistance to students and
alumni in three areas: Choosing a Major and/or Career, Gaining Relevant Experience, and Preparing for Life after College.

Choosing a Major and/or Career - The staff helps students establish career objectives through assessments, educational programs, and literature,
which provide opportunities for students to learn strategies useful in reaching their career goals. Career Services advisors are qualified to administer
and interpret career assessments, assisting students in identifying academic major(s) and related career paths to developing a plan of action. A
comprehensive Career Resource Center and state-of-the-art computer lab houses various career related information to assist students in their career
exploration, to conduct research for classroom assignments, to gain relevant work experience during their academic career, and to prepare for
professional employment upon graduation.

Gaining Relevant Experience - Acquiring relevant work experiences during college increases a student‘s marketability in their career field after
graduation. We assist students with gaining relevant work experience through three programs: Cooperative Education (Co-ops), Internships & Job

          Cooperative Education (Co-ops): Co-ops allow students the opportunity to rotate semesters of academic study with either alternating or
          parallel semesters of full-time, paid employment in positions related to their academic or career interests. Students apply their analytical
          reasoning, critical thinking, writing skills, and theoretical practices acquired in their major area of study.

          Internships: Career Services serves as a clearinghouse, working collaboratively with department internship coordinators, faculty, staff, and
          employers, assisting students in identifying numerous opportunities. As a result, students gain valuable real-world work experience, earn
          money, and better position themselves for a job search upon graduation.

          Job Shadowing: This program is an opportunity for students to connect or ―shadow‖ a professional who has specific knowledge about an
          occupation or career in which the student has an interest.

Preparing for Life after College - Through individual appointments and class presentations, our staff assists students with writing résumés, the job
search, the interviewing process, and researching and preparing for graduate school. To help students find professional employment and internship
opportunities, Career Services hosts multiple career fairs each year, plus a Graduate School fair. These events enable students to meet with
employers from a variety of industries including: retail, education, engineering, construction, information technology, and more. All of the
recruitment initiatives are organized through the online portal, Eagle Career Net/NACElink. This system allows Career Services to connect students
with national and regional employers through On-Campus Interviews, Résumé Referrals, Job Postings, and the Career Mentor Network.

The Counseling Center at Georgia Southern University provides a variety of services and programs to promote personal growth and development and
to handle day-to-day difficulties. The Counseling Center is staffed with ten full-time psychologists and counselors who provide services on an
individual and group basis at no cost to the student. Services are confidential and in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the American
Psychological Association. Students may request counseling for themselves or be referred by a faculty or staff member.

Individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, and group counseling are offered. When engaged in individual counseling, tests to evaluate ability,
achievement, aptitude, vocational interests, and personality are available to students and may be recommended as a part of the counseling experience.
Information obtained from testing is useful in assessing academic potential and progress, as well as personal characteristics and strengths and
weaknesses which must be considered in the process of making decisions. Group sessions and workshops are presented each semester on topics
ranging from stress management and overcoming test anxiety to career decision-making, relationship issues, self-esteem, eating issues, identity
concerns, and women‘s and men‘s issues. Programs on special topics are provided at the request of various student groups. The Center is fully
accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services.

Crisis Intervention is a service offered to students who are in serious, immediate emotional distress. Psychologists are on call 24 hours daily to
handle emergencies such as suicide attempts, rape or attempted rape, physical assaults, or other types of crises. In the event of an emergency, visit or
call the Center at 478-5541 and tell the receptionist that it is an emergency. After hours during the week or on the weekend, call Campus Police at
478-5234 and ask them to page the on-call psychologist, who will call you back. If it is a physical emergency (due to threat of violence, injury, or
illness), call Campus Police immediately at 478-5234, go to East Georgia Regional Medical Center, or call at 486-1111.

The Dean of Students Office advocates for students and serves as a liaison between students, faculty, and staff. By focusing on the University‘s
shared VALUES, the Dean of Students Office places students first and encourages students towards maximizing academic and personal success. The
Office is committed to:
           Giving students a place to voice their concerns and opinions in an appropriate manner;
           Assisting students in need by identifying resources and referring students to those resources;
           Providing an understanding of campus policies and procedures, especially student rights and responsibilities; and
           Supporting educational opportunities that facilitate student development and intellectual growth both in and out of the classroom.
The office accomplishes its mission by assisting students with voluntary withdrawals, sending notifications to faculty in the event of extenuating
circumstances, illness and/or injury, and communicating with students through Eaglegrams, Messages from the Dean, and Campus Alerts. The Dean
of Students Office believes that it is essential that issues and challenges confronting students be identified. Through both the ―Talk With the Dean‖
program and one-on-one appointments, representatives from the Dean of Students Office meet with students to discuss and identify student concerns
so that the University may serve them more efficiently and effectively. For more information, please visit our website at

Eagle Entertainment is Georgia Southern University‘s student-run programming board. These creative students deliver programming that provides a
social, fun, and relaxing atmosphere to meet new friends and relax with old friends. Eagle Entertainment provides Georgia Southern University
students with a variety of popular entertainment and guest speakers throughout the year. Eagle Entertainment also supports the academic mission of
Georgia Southern University by collaborating with various academic departments, organizations, and offices to provide speakers and experts on a
variety of topics. Students can stop by the Office of Student Activities (OSA) in the Russell Union Student Center to obtain a schedule of events
and/or an application to join Eagle Entertainment or visit the website at

Welcome Week is typically two weeks of programming produced by Eagle Entertainment beginning at the start of each fall semester where Eagle
Entertainment showcases many of its reoccurring programs in addition to several special events. Other events such as the Mr. Georgia Southern
University Pageant, outdoor movies, major concerts, and the spring break trip are among programs coordinated in the spring semester. Students can
also read the George-Anne newspaper for ads with the latest information. All events are open to Georgia Southern University students, faculty, and
staff with their ID.

Listed below is a sampling of Eagle Entertainment activities:
          Sneak previews and blockbuster movies
          Annual Spring Break and Winter Break trips
          Comedy Shows
          Promotional give-away events
          Aids Awareness Fashion Show
          National Touring Artists
          Coffee Houses
          Open Mic Nights

          Theme Programming
          Eagles After Dark (late-night programming series)

The Traditions Council is comprised of Georgia Southern University students who share the goal of preserving as well as establishing new and rich
University traditions. The Traditions Council also supports the academic mission of Georgia Southern University through collaborating with various
academic departments, organizations, and offices to provide spirit-based programming which in turn enriches the overall University experience.

Annually, the Traditions Council produces large-scale University-wide events such as Homecoming and the Lighting of Sweetheart Circle, which are
heavily attended and enjoyed by not only the campus, but also the surrounding Georgia Southern community. Students can stop by the Office of
Student Activities (OSA) in the Russell Union Student Center to obtain a schedule of events and/or an application to join the Traditions Council or
visit the website at

Listed below is a sampling of Traditions Council activities:
          Homecoming Events
          Lantern Walk (Senior Send-off)
          Eagle Rallies (Pep Rallies)
          Lighting of Sweetheart Circle (Annual University-wide Holiday Celebration)
          Miss Georgia Southern University Pageant

For more information about what programs are coming to campus or how to get involved, please contact the Office of Student Activities in the
Russell Union, Room 1056, or visit the website at GET INVOLVED, excited . . . and have fun!!!

The Office of Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) provides outreach services designed to promote postsecondary educational opportunities
for low-income and potential first-generation college students.

Educational Talent Search provides 900 middle school, high school, and out-of-school youth with the support and assistance needed to complete
high school and enter a program of postsecondary education. Eligible candidates must reside in Bulloch, Emanuel, Jenkins, or Screven Counties; be
enrolled in the sixth through twelfth grades or be a high school/postsecondary school dropout; be a potential first-generation college student or meet
the economic guidelines for low income families; possess the potential to be successful at the postsecondary educational level; be at least 11 years
of age, or be a veteran, regardless of age.

Upward Bound provides 95 high school students with the motivation and assistance needed to successfully enroll in and complete higher education
programs. Eligible candidates must be enrolled in the 9th or 10th grades in Bulloch, Candler, Emanuel, Evans, or Screven County high schools and
possess the academic potential necessary for success in postsecondary education.

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program provides 25 talented University juniors and seniors with the support necessary to
increase their chances for success in graduate programs leading to doctoral education. McNair Scholars are exposed to summer research
opportunities, internships, faculty mentors, assistance with graduate school admission, fellowships, and academic assistance seminars. Eligible
participants should possess the interest and the aptitude to pursue doctoral degree programs.

These projects are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and are administered by Georgia Southern University, Division of Student Affairs
and Enrollment Management. For further information, visit the Educational Opportunity Programs in Room 1026 of the Williams Center, or call

The Office of Financial Aid is located in the Rosenwald Building on Sweetheart Circle. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Students are assigned a counselor alphabetically by the student‘s last name. Student athletes are assigned a specific counselor, regardless of
last name. See website for details.

Financial Aid -

Students must apply each year for financial aid.
         Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
         Priority Date: April 20th. List Georgia Southern University‘s School Code 001572
         To make corrections on Student Aid Report (SAR), forward all information to the federal processor
         For a duplicate copy, contact: Federal Student Aid Programs, P.O. Box 7024, Lawrence, KS 66044-7024
         Telephone number (800) 433-3243

Determining Financial Need
Determination of financial need is based on Cost of Attendance (COA), which includes estimated tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies,
and miscellaneous expenses minus Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by FAFSA. To be considered independent for financial aid
purposes, a student must meet one or more of the following criteria:
          Born before January 1, 1988

          Enrolled in a graduate program
          Have legal dependents that receive more than half of their support from you
          Orphan, Ward of the Court or Foster Care
          Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces

Types of Aid
         Federal Work-Study

For information regarding institutional and departmental scholarships, visit our website at

Federal Pell Grant – awarded to undergraduates with exceptional financial need who are earning their first bachelor‘s degree. Award amounts can
change yearly.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) – awarded to undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Students must be
eligible for the Pell Grant to receive SEOG. The standard award is $600 per year. Funding is limited.

College Opportunity Grant - available to Pell Grant recipients who are Georgia residents with a ―0‖ EFC and have completed the required
community service hours.

Federal Direct Loan Programs
Subsidized Stafford Loans are awarded to students with financial need who are enrolled at least halftime. Interest does not accrue during enrollment.
Repayment begins six months after student ceases to be enrolled at least halftime.

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are awarded to students with no recognized financial need who are enrolled at least halftime. Interest accrues during
enrollment. Repayment begins six months after student ceases to be enrolled at least halftime.

Standard Limits for Stafford Loans
Freshman            $3500
Sophomore           $4500
Junior and Senior $5500
Graduate            $8500

Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (Parent PLUS Loan) enables parents who pass a credit check to borrow to pay educational expenses for
dependent children who are undergraduates enrolled for at least six hours a semester. Complete the Georgia Southern Parent PLUS application
(available on our website).

Federal Perkins Loan
Federal Perkins Loan is a low interest loan (5%) maintained by the University.
         Available to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need and are enrolled in at least six semester hours (halftime)
         Repayment begins nine months after student ceases to be enrolled at least halftime
         Funds are limited

Federal Work-Study Program
        Must be enrolled and demonstrate exceptional financial need
        Authorization form required; Funds are limited

HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally)
HOPE is Georgia‘s unique program, which rewards hardworking Georgia students with matriculation scholarships in degree programs at any Georgia
public college, university, technical school, or eligible private institution. The Georgia HOPE Scholarship is funded by the state lottery and award
amounts are adjusted annually based on lottery revenue. All scholarship amounts are subject to change.
     1. Student must be a legal resident of Georgia or be considered a Georgia resident for purposes of in-state tuition.
     2. Students who graduated from high school with a core curriculum GPA of at least 3.0 can qualify as incoming freshmen.
     3. Students who did not qualify for HOPE as incoming freshmen may still receive a HOPE Scholarship if they were legal residents of Georgia
        at the time of enrollment for the school term for which the scholarship is sought, and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA after attempting 30, 60, or
        90 semester hours of university coursework.
     4. HOPE eligibility is reviewed at various checkpoints during the academic year and all attempted hours are counted in the review. ―Attempted
        hours‖ refers to all hours attempted in a degree program at a postsecondary institution after high school graduation, including classes that
        were dropped or failed.
     5. The deadline to apply for HOPE for the current academic year is the last day of class for the semester in which the student is trying to obtain
        HOPE funds.
     6. Contact a financial aid counselor for other requirements and additional information, at (912) 478-5413, or send an email to

Additional restrictions may apply. The above is based on the most recent information from the Georgia Student Finance Commission and is subject
to change.

Zell Miller Scholarship - The Zell Miller scholarship provides full tuition funding to undergraduate Georgia residents who graduate from high
school with a 3.7 or greater GPA and score at least a 1,200 reading and math score on the SAT or an ACT composite score of 26. To remain eligible,
students must maintain at least a 3.3 college GPA at the checkpoints (30, 60, 90 attempted hours and every spring semester).

Fee Payment and Refunds
If the financial aid award is less than the amount owed on the invoice, the student will be responsible for the remaining fees. Students must pay their
balance by the fee payment deadline as indicated on the invoice.

If the financial aid award is more than the amount owed on the invoice, a refund check or direct deposit will be distributed 10 to 15 business days
after classes begin and attendance has been verified. Checks will be mailed to the student‘s address listed in WINGS.

Office of Student Fees phone number – (912) 478-0999
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0, earn 67% of attempted hours, and cannot exceed 1.5% of all attempted hours. Consequences of non-
compliance with the SAP policy may include loss of aid.

The Greek community at Georgia Southern University was established in 1968 and is composed of 30 nationally affiliated fraternities and sororities.
These organizations provide opportunities for leadership growth, academic achievement, community service, philanthropic involvement, and social
activities. Approximately 11% of the campus population joins Greek organizations.

Greek members traditionally have a GPA above the non-member GPA, have higher retention and graduation rates than their non-Greek peers, are
involved in many student organizations, donate hundreds of hours of community service to local charities, and raise thousands of dollars annually for
philanthropies such as Children's Miracle Network, March of Dimes, Ronald McDonald House, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and the
Muscular Dystrophy Association.

All recruitment information and opportunities to learn more about our Greek community may be found by visiting our website or the office.

Contact Information
Office of Fraternity and Sorority Relations
Russell Union, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 8097
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-5185

Georgia Southern University Health Services is a department of Auxiliary Services and the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
Health Services is also a member of the American College Health Association (ACHA), the Southern College Health Association (SCHA), and is a
former recipient of the coveted Presidents Staff Team Award for Excellence in Service to Students. Health Services is currently working through the
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) to become a nationally accredited ambulatory care health facility.

The mission of Health Services is to help Georgia Southern University students achieve the best possible physical and psychological health and to
positively impact their long-term health-related behaviors by providing them with high-quality, cost-effective healthcare services, programs, and
products. Health Services supports the mission, goals, and objectives of Georgia Southern University, the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment
Management, and the Division of Auxiliary Services.

Location & Hours
Health Services is available to Georgia Southern students for consultation, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses and injuries. The Health
Center is located on Forest Drive near Watson Hall and Lakeside Café. Operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday during
semesters. Students are encouraged to make medical appointments by calling 912-478-5484.

Services & Programs
Services and programs include primary care on an appointment and walk-in basis, after-hours nurses‘ care, men‘s and women‘s health care,
immunization and allergy injection services, laboratory services, radiology services, respiratory therapy services, pharmacy services, and health
education and promotion services including HIV counseling and testing.

Pharmacy Dispensing Services
We have a Pharmacy Dispensing Service and a full-time Registered Pharmacist on staff. We are able to dispense pre-filled prescriptions written only
by Georgia Southern Health Services (GSHS) providers. We recognize and bill the University System of Georgia Student Health Insurance Program
(USG SHIP) administered by Pearce & Pearce for medications dispensed. For those students with 3rd party health insurance (e.g., parental insurance
plan coverage), this may affect you if you have a brand-name prescription vs. a generic one. We will carry a wide variety of medications, and the

generics         have        been        priced        to        be        very        competitive         with        off-campus         pharmacies.

How does this affect me?

           1) Remember, we don‘t have the ability to file insurance except for the USG SHIP. However, most medications are priced at $5 to $15,
           with many less than $5. This means we should be able to dispense the majority of the medications required at the GSHS Pharmacy
           Dispensing Service at a price that will be at or below the standard co-pay required by your health insurance pharmacy plan. For USG SHIP-
           covered students, there is no co-pay for medications dispensed at the Health Services on-site Dispensing Services.

           2) Medications must be paid for at the time they are dispensed. In addition to cash and check payment, we accept MasterCard, Visa, or
           Eagle Express.

           3) Most antibiotic, decongestant, and analgesic medications for colds, infections, congestion, and pain are priced very reasonably. Brand-
           name medications will be much higher; therefore we will work with you to have these prescriptions filled at one of the off-campus
           pharmacies we work closely with, including several that deliver to campus.

           4) If you wish to fill a prescription from an off-campus physician, you must first be seen and evaluated by a Health Services provider. A
           prescription will then be issued by the Health Services provider to be dispensed at the Pharmacy Dispensing Service. No narcotics can be
           filled or re-filled from outside physicians at the Dispensing Service unless deemed medically appropriate by a Health Services provider.

In addition to the quality medical services provided to Georgia Southern University students, Health Services is very excited about two web
communications tools: Eagle Online Student Health and My Student Health Zone.

Eagle Online Student Health (OSH) is an upgraded, secure, private web communication. This new program integrates directly with the Health
Services Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. OSH has the following functions: 1) Immunization Compliance, 2) Student Patient
Appointment Self-Scheduling , 3) Secure Patient - Provider Messaging, 4) Health Insurance Data Collection and Updates, 5) Medical History Forms,
6) Pre-Visit Intake Forms, 7) Patient Education and Disease Prevention, 8) Rx Refill Request, 9) View Billing Statements, 10) View Health Center
Policies, and 11) After Hours & Emergency Guidelines.

My Student Health Zone is a comprehensive, online library of health information designed exclusively for college students. Articles cover medical,
emotional, behavioral, drugs and alcohol, food and fitness, school and jobs, and sexual health issues relevant to young adults. Look for the Eagle
Online Student Health and My Student Health Zone log-in icons on the Health Services website homepage at:

Office of Health Education & Promotion
The mission of the Health Education Office is to encourage and assist Georgia Southern University in providing an environment conducive to high-
level wellness and to provide the students of Georgia Southern University opportunities to learn how they can improve their level of health, reduce
health risks, decrease risky behaviors, and maintain positive health behaviors.

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Health Education, the Health Education & Promotion Staff develops and implements proactive
programs, events, services, and resources to address health topics such as alcohol and drug use/abuse, human sexuality, eating disorders, and stress
management, to name just a few.

Health Education & Promotion Calendar

Sex & Chocolate: Heterosexual Edition
September 2011

Campus-Wide HIV/STD Testing
October 2011

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
October 16-22

Save 2nd Base
October 2011

Women's Health Week
November 2011

Don't Stress It
November 2011

Men's Health Week
January 24-28

Sex & Chocolate: Rainbow Edition
Week of February 7

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
February 21-25

Spring Break Safety Awareness Week
February 28-March 4

For a complete list of programs and events, please visit the Health Services website at

All Georgia Southern University students are eligible for Health Services. Students enrolled in four (4) or more semester hours prepay the health fee
at the beginning of each semester. This entitles those students to office visits during the semester for examination and treatment. Students taking less
than four (4) semester hours may choose to prepay the health fee to receive the same benefits. A valid Georgia Southern University identification
card is required to access services at the Health Center. Students who have misplaced their ID card or who have ID cards that do not scan properly
should obtain a new ID card at the ID Center at the Russell Student Union.

The well-trained, experienced, and caring staff of Health Services includes two physicians, seven nurse practitioners, nursing staff, clerical staff, a
radiology technologist, a laboratory technologist, a certified respiratory therapy technician, a health educator, the director, a registered pharmacist,
and an administrative director.        For more information on the staff and services provided, visit the Health Services website at:

The relationship between patients and Health Services staff is confidential and we strictly practice this rule of medical ethics. Students are entitled to
privacy within the capacity of the Health Center facility and confidentiality to the extent of the law. We are proud that our staff consistently receives
high ratings for confidentiality on patient satisfaction surveys.

Health Fee & Supplemental Charges
The health fee is $86.00 for fall semester 2011, $86.00 for spring semester 20112 and $52.00 for summer semester 2012. The semester health fee is
subject to change. While the health fee allows students to make office visits throughout the semester, there are additional costs for some items, such
as prescriptions and immunizations. Payment for these services is due at the time of the visit. Health Services, through a partnership with Highland
Campus Health Group, has entered in contractual relationships with all of the major health insurance provider networks and will file insurance
claims, which includes an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) that will be sent to student/parent insurance enrollees. Through these efforts, there will be a
reduction in current ancillary service fees (e.g. lab, medical supplies, and women‘s health). It will also ensure that insured student/parent plans will
cover pharmacy and specialty care services. Health Services will collect ONLY what the student/parent insurance plan will pay. Some students may
have medical conditions that require a referral to other healthcare providers or specialists for consultation or treatment. All expenses related to the
medical services of referred providers are the responsibility of the student.

Student Health Insurance
Students are encouraged to maintain health insurance coverage. For those no longer covered by their parents‘ policy, a Student Accident and
Sickness Insurance Plan is available. The plan is a University System of Georgia-wide plan designed to provide affordable coverage for students who
are uninsured or underinsured. Students may purchase the plan to cover themselves as well as their spouse and dependent children. Applications may
be obtained by contacting Health Services at 912-478-5641 or by accessing plan information via the Health Services website link: Health Services provides its services, programs, and products regardless of a student‘s
insurance plan or lack of insurance.

After Hours & Emergency Care
Students who become sick or injured when the Health Center is closed and feel they cannot wait until normal operating hours should seek medical
treatment at East Georgia Regional Medical Center Emergency Room, which is located a short distance from Georgia Southern University on Fair
Road in Statesboro. All expenses related to emergency and after hours care are the responsibility of the student. Students are encouraged to carry
their health insurance card at all times.

Georgia Southern Health Services also provides an after-hours and weekend Nurse Response telephone service to provide Georgia Southern students
with continuity of care when Health Services is closed. You can use Nurse Response when the Health Center is closed by calling 912-478-5641 to
receive valuable health care information, find local health care in the Statesboro area, and have the opportunity to be triaged via phone by
professional nurse practitioners and RNs.

The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia requires all new students to provide proof of immunization for certain vaccine-
preventable diseases before they are allowed to register for or attend classes. Health Services administers this policy and will gladly help students
with appropriate forms and information. For questions, call 912-478-5641. Additional information about the BOR immunization requirements can be
found at this web site:

The Georgia Southern University Health Services immunization form is available online through the immunization section of the Health Services

International students are required to be screened for tuberculosis (TB) within one month of their arrival on campus. Health Services will provide a
free initial TB screening.

In addition to required immunizations, Health Services recommends that all students be immunized against Meningitis, Hepatitis B, Varicella
(Chicken Pox), Tetanus Diphtheria (Td), and Polio and be tested for Tuberculosis (TB). Health Services also recommends that female students
receive the Gardasil vaccination, which is the only vaccine that may guard against diseases caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11,
16, and 18. Students who choose to receive the bacterial meningitis vaccination from a private physician or other health care provider may submit
documentation of the vaccination to be included in their medical records on file at Health Services.

Health Services makes available to students various vaccines required by the BOR. There is a supplemental cost for vaccinations, and those prices
are subject to change. While these immunizations and the TB test may be obtained at the Health Center, students are encouraged to acquire them
prior to arrival on campus. For more information about these diseases and their vaccines, please visit the following web sites:

Georgia Southern University Health Services
American College Health Association (ACHA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

P.O. Box 8043 Statesboro, GA 30460-8043
Phone: 912-478-5641
Fax: 912-478-1893

The MSC is comprised of four major components in an effort to educate and celebrate the cultural and ethnic diversity of students, staff, the Georgia
Southern community, and the world around us. They include: Multicultural Programming, the Minority Advisement Program, Diversity Education,
and Advocacy & Leadership Development.

The MSC leads committees that present campus-wide programming including, but not limited to, the following celebrations: Martin Luther King Jr.
Day, Asian Awareness, Women‘s Awareness, Hispanic Heritage, Black Awareness, Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Awareness,
Religious Awareness, Holocaust Remembrance, Native American Awareness, and Social Justice Initiatives.

The Minority Advisement Program (MAP) is a retention program housed in the Multicultural Student Center designed to assist incoming freshmen in
making a seamless transition from high school to college. This is accomplished through mentoring and social and academic programming.

As an office, the staff facilitates diversity workshops in classrooms and for student organizations. Also, the Diversity Resource Lounge, located in the
Multicultural Student Center, provides literary, virtual, and video resources concerning a number of diversity issues for interested students, faculty,
and staff.

The Center also lends great support and advocacy to the GLBT community, as well as to other under-represented groups through informal
advisement and the Multicultural Advisory Council (MAC), a group representing multicultural student organizations at Georgia Southern. For more
information, visit us at or room 2070 of the Russell Union. You may also contact us at 912-478-
5409 or

The Office of Parent Programs provides support, referrals, direction, assistance in resolving problems, and answers to questions regarding student life
at Georgia Southern University. The Office of Parent Programs strives to be a one-stop resource for Georgia Southern parents. We encourage family
members with questions to contact the office.

In addition to serving as a resource, we also sponsor events to provide an opportunity for parents to spend time with their students, mingle with other
parents, and meet the faculty/staff of Georgia Southern University. In the fall, families enjoy a dessert reception Friday evening as they check-in for
Fall Family Weekend. Before taking in an exciting football game on Saturday, everyone meets at the tailgate gathering complete with delicious food
and delightful entertainment. Spring family event offerings are different each year and provide another great opportunity to visit your student. Fall
and Spring Family Weekends have become a tradition on the Georgia Southern campus.

Once again, the Office of Parent Programs is here to serve parents. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns, or if you need additional
information and updates on Fall and Spring Family Weekends. We can be reached by e-mail at, by phone at
912-478-7627, or view our website at

The Parents Association
The Parents Association serves as a forum for parents, students, faculty, and the University to exchange information and support, as well as foster
parent participation and involvement. The Association seeks ways to enhance Georgia Southern University as an institution while forging strong
bonds between the University, students, and their parents. We encourage you to take part in your students‘ experiences while they attend Georgia
Southern University. The membership year for the Parents Association begins August 1st and ends July 31st of the following year. General
membership meetings are held in conjunction with the Fall Family Weekend.

The Association hosts the Parents Mixer during the summer SOAR sessions. In addition to providing an opportunity for new parents to meet with
members of the Parents Council, it also provides an opportunity for parents to share ideas on situations freshmen may encounter during their first

Among the benefits offered to members of the Parents Association are:

          An electronic newsletter published monthly.
          Parents Association Scholarship – Georgia Southern‘s Parents Association supports the University and students through several programs
          including the Parents Association Scholarship. Funds for these scholarships are generated through membership fees. The Parents
          Association will grant scholarships to eligible students. To learn more, visit
          Eagle Chats – Informative online sessions on topics ranging from financial aid, career planning, and student health services to academic
          advising, grading policies, and core course requirements.
          Parents Association web site – Campus information at the click of your mouse.
          Message Board – Opportunity to communicate with other family members inside the Association.
          Parents Council – A steering committee to provide leadership for the Association.

The Parents Council is an active group of parent volunteers who communicate via teleconference, e-mail, and at on-campus meetings during the
academic year. The Council is responsible for organizing all Parents Association programs and works closely with University administrators. We are
always looking for enthusiastic parents to join the council and make a difference at Georgia Southern University!

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the registration process, the maintenance of student academic records, the issuance of grades and
transcripts, the monitoring of compliance with academic standards of progress, the review of degree completion for graduation, the issuance of
diplomas, and the preparation for commencement ceremonies. The office also reviews student appeals regarding readmission, certifies enrollment for
veteran status and other purposes, and processes transient student requests for Georgia Southern students who wish to take course work at another
institution and receive academic credit. In addition, the Office of the Registrar is responsible for the preparation of the catalog and the schedule of
classes (both available on the Registrar‘s website at The Office of the Registrar is located on the third
floor of the Rosenwald Building on Sweetheart Circle, and the phone number is (912) 478-5152.

Registering for Classes
New students attending orientation will be given a registration time for their first semester courses at SOAR. Students will also have the opportunity
to participate in early registration for subsequent semesters.

Students should view their WINGS account for their assigned registration date and time. Students will meet with an academic advisor to determine
which classes to take and to get a RAN (Registration Access Number) for web registration. Upon completing registration, students can print a listing
of courses for which they are registered. Students should access the online invoice in WINGS to determine their amount due. Fee payment deadlines
are posted on the web in the Academic Calendar and in the Eagle Eye calendar. It is the student‘s responsibility to ensure their fees are paid in full by
the published deadline dates.

The Department of Military Science is a Senior Division Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Instructor Group staffed by Army personnel.
Enrollment is open to all students. The department provides a curriculum that qualifies the college graduate for a commission as an officer in the U.S.
Army, U.S. Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard. Additionally, the program offers two, three, or four-year scholarships for students seeking a
commission in the U.S. Army. The ROTC program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and practical experience in leadership and
management that will be useful in any facet of society. Each student is provided a working knowledge of the organization and function of the
Department of Defense and the role of the U.S. Army in national security and world affairs.

The ROTC program is divided into two main phases: the Basic Course, which is normally pursued during the freshman and sophomore years, and the
Advanced Course, which is taken during the junior, senior, or graduate years.

Georgia Southern University has also been designated a ―Partnership in Nursing Excellence‖ (PNE) school. ROTC enhances your undergraduate
nursing education by providing unique leadership and management training, along with practical experience.

Eagle Battalion ROTC graduates are ensured future leadership for the Army. For more information please visit our website at or contact us at 912-478-5320.

The Fielding D. Russell Union Student Center is home to a wide variety of programs and services that enhance the out-of-classroom experience for
students. Through student involvement on boards, committees, and student employment, the Union stays closely connected to the student body. The
Union is the place to find employment opportunities, Sneak Preview movies, talent shows, comedy shows, bands, leadership training, and volunteer
opportunities, just to name a few. For more information, check out our website at:

Within the Office of Student Activities (OSA) is the Student Activities Center (SAC) located in the Russell Union Student Center. The SAC also
home to Student Government Association, Eagle Entertainment, Traditions Council, and 250+ registered student organizations at Georgia Southern
University. The SAC is located in the Russell Union Student Center, Room 1056. Stop by or give us a call at 912-478-7270 or visit the website at
           Student Government Association (SGA) is an umbrella organization, serving as a campus liaison between the students and the
           faculty/staff of Georgia Southern University, as well as the Statesboro community. SGA has five executive officers, 54 senators, one
           executive assistant, and one publicity coordinator.
           Eagle Entertainment is Georgia Southern University‘s student entertainment programming. The group acts as the University‘s
           entertainment agency, coordinating a variety of programs and events. Events include Welcome Week, concerts, annual spring break trips,
           and the Spring Festival.

         Traditions and Spirit consists of two divisions focusing on the promotion of school spirit and Eagle pride. The GSU cheer teams represent
         GSU at various events throughout the year. The University Traditions Council is responsible for coordinating various University traditions
         including Homecoming, Eagle Camp, and Eagle Rallies.
         Registered Student Organizations offer many ways to get and stay involved at Georgia Southern University. There are more than 250
         organizations that range in interest from academic or religious to multicultural, performance, or recreational. There are many organizations
         to choose from in seeking membership, as well as a process to create your own student organization.
         Event Services provides student organizations, departments, community organizations, and individuals the opportunity to reserve space in
         the Russell Union Student Center and designated outdoor spaces throughout campus. Events Services also provides technical and
         audiovisual support for events. In addition, Event Services provides various student employment opportunities annually. Students have the
         ability to build leadership and customer service skills on the front lines of service while working in a welcoming and flexible on-campus
         Off-Campus Housing is another of the convenient services offered by the OSA. Throughout the year, the OSA coordinates housing fairs
         in conjunction with many off-campus properties as well as one-on-one attention for students who need more information about the off-
         campus possibilities in the Statesboro community. The OSA website is also a great resource for need-to-know information about leasing
         with local off-campus properties.

The primary mission of the Office of Student Conduct is as follows:
    1. To uphold the academic integrity and behavioral standards of the University by adjudicating violations of the Georgia Southern University
         Student Conduct Code ( in a fair and consistent manner, treating each
         student with dignity and respect.
    2. To challenge students to adopt an informed set of ethics and values expressed through civility, academic integrity, acceptable standards of
         behavior, and a commitment to social responsibility.
    3. To communicate to students that they are responsible for their behavior both on campus and off campus.
    4. Students should have a clear and unambiguous understanding that there are consequences associated with behaviors that violate University
         and community standards.

The Office of Student Conduct emphasizes a developmental approach toward discipline that is educational and proactive and allows for maximum
student growth. The office embraces the concept of a student-centered university. A student-centered university is committed to developing and
establishing programs designed to enhance lifelong learning opportunities, foster a climate of personal growth and development, set high
expectations for personal integrity, and assist students in the development of an informed set of values, ethics, and beliefs. A student-centered
university embraces a campus climate in which civility and respect among members of the campus community is viewed as vital to the overall ethical
development of its students.

As members of a community of scholars, the Georgia Southern University campus community is expected to support a campus climate that

Georgia Southern V.A.L.U.E.S.

V-Voices: Every voice has the right to be heard, and every word will be spoken with respect.
A- Accountability: It is an expectation that we will hold each other accountable.
L- Lasting Traditions: We will continue to pursue greatness while embracing our lasting traditions.
U- Unity: Our community is united in celebrating our diversity in all its varied forms.
E- Ethical Behavior: We will display ethical behavior and do what is right.
S- Scholarship: As a community of scholars, we will pursue academic distinction through learning, teaching, and research.

Three-Strike Alcohol Policy
         First Violation – Students will be placed on Disciplinary Probation for the next three months of enrollment and be required to enroll in an
         alcohol education course. There is a $50.00 fee to register for the course. Students will also be subject to a $100.00 fine. Additional
         sanctions will be assigned at the discretion of the University Conduct Officers, University Judicial Board, or University Hearing Officers.
         Second Violation – Students will be placed on Disciplinary Probation for the next six months of enrollment and be required to complete an
         alcohol assessment (approximately $125.00 assessment fee). Students will also be subject to a $150.00 fine. Additional sanctions will be
         assigned at the discretion of the University Conduct Officers, University Judicial Board, or University Hearing Officers.
         Third Violation – Students found responsible for violating the University's alcohol policy for a third time (regardless of the time elapsed
         between violations) may be suspended for a minimum of one semester. Additional requirements pertaining to substance abuse may be a
         condition for readmission.

Drug Sanctions
        First Violation of less than one ounce of marijuana – Students will be placed on Disciplinary Probation for their next six months of
        enrollment and be required to enroll in an online web-based drug education course. There is a fee to register for the course. Students will
        also be subject to a $150.00 fine. Students living in on-campus housing may be subject to termination of their Housing Contract.
        Additional sanctions will be assigned at the discretion of the University Conduct Officers, University Judicial Board, or University Hearing
        Second Violation of less than one ounce of marijuana (regardless of the time elapsed between violations) – Students will be subject to
        suspension from Georgia Southern University for a minimum of one semester. Additional requirements pertaining to substance abuse may
        be a condition for readmission.

          More than one ounce of marijuana or any other drugs (regardless of amount) – Students will be suspended from Georgia Southern
          University for a minimum of one academic year. Additional requirements pertaining to substance abuse may be a condition for

Students found responsible for violating a regulation of the Georgia Southern University Student Conduct Code while on Disciplinary
Probation are subject to suspension for a minimum of one semester.

Student Rights in the Conduct Process
Georgia Southern University students are entitled to the following due process rights:
         A written copy of the charges.
         A fair and impartial hearing.
         To know the nature of the evidence and the names of the witnesses scheduled to appear.
         To present evidence and witnesses on their own behalf.
         To be accompanied at a hearing by an advisor of their choice. When a student is accused of violating the Student Conduct Code and
         criminal charges are pending against a student, an attorney may be present. When this is the case, the role of the attorney is limited and
         passive. The attorney cannot actively participate in the hearing or ask questions of witnesses or judicial board members. The attorney‘s role
         is to advise the student regarding self-incrimination and to observe the proceedings.
         To be present at the hearing during the presentation of any evidence or material in which a decision is made. If students fail to attend their
         hearing, it will be held in their absence.
         To refuse to answer questions.
         To ask questions of witnesses.
         A decision based solely on the evidence presented.
         To make a record of the hearing.
         A written notice of the results of the hearing and a verbal explanation of the decision and the penalty.
         To appeal any decision made by the judiciary.

Standard of Proof
Preponderance of the evidence - Simply stated, preponderance means what is most likely to have occurred based on the evidence. It is the standard of
proof used by Georgia Southern University.

Purpose - The purpose of an appeal is to review the procedures of a hearing in order to determine if there is a basis for error.
Grounds - A student may appeal a judicial decision on the following grounds:
         A violation of due process.
         Evidence of prejudicial treatment by the original hearing body.
         Evidence does not support a finding of guilt.
         Penalty too harsh for the nature of the violation.
         Evidence becomes available during the review process that was not previously available during the original hearing.

Parent Notification Policy
Georgia Southern University is committed to the elimination of alcohol and drug abuse within the University community.

The Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998 (HERA) amended the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to allow institutions of
higher education to notify parents or legal guardians of students under the age of 21 the final outcome of an alcohol or drug violation. Therefore, it
will be the policy of Georgia Southern University to notify parents or legal guardians of students under 21 years of age the final outcome of an
alcohol or drug violation.

Possible Exceptions to the Policy

     1.   The parents or legal guardians of students 21 years of age or older on the date of adjudication will not be notified.
     2.   The parents or legal guardians of students under the age of 21 who are financially independent from their parents will not be notified.
     3.   The parents or legal guardians of students under 21 years of age may not be notified in view of various social, religious, or cultural customs
          and practices, or under extraordinary circumstances. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Student Conduct in
          consultation with other offices within the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

Parents of students under 21 years of age will be notified by mail of the violation of the University's alcohol policy.

Welcome to Georgia Southern University! The staff of the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) welcomes you to our campus. We hope this
information will prove valuable, giving you a better understanding of what you can expect from us and the responsibilities of the students we serve.

Eligibility for Services
The eligibility process is available online at New students who have a disability
should begin this process as soon as they are accepted. If you have not started this process, please contact our office immediately! Determining
eligibility for services can take some time, and students perform better academically if they have accommodations in place before classes begin.
It’s Different Here
Please be aware that the laws governing higher education are not the same as those governing primary and secondary education. As a result, the legal
rights of students with disabilities in universities differ greatly from those in high school settings. For example:
           It is the responsibility of the student to follow procedures for seeking out and setting up services.
           Institutions of higher education are allowed to set documentation standards that students must comply with prior to receiving services.
           Accommodations are outcome-neutral. That means they are not designed to assure success, but to create an equal opportunity for success.
           Academic standards are never compromised – you must master the same material and do the same amount of work as everyone else.

What You Should Expect
When you complete your part of the eligibility process, you may contact our office at any time to determine your status. After eligibility is
determined, you will receive a letter explaining the accommodations for which you are eligible. Students must then meet with an SDRC staff member
to put accommodations in place. Students should also meet with an SDRC staff member regularly for academic check-ups and other services,
including early registration.

If you have any questions, call or visit the Student Disability Resource Center located on the 2 nd floor of Cone Hall. Our mailing address is: PO Box
8037, Statesboro GA 30460. Our phone numbers are 912-478-1566, Video Phone 912-225-9897 (toll free at 866-348-3024), or go online to

The Student Government Association is the governing body of Georgia Southern University that serves as a liaison between faculty/staff and
students. The ultimate goal of the Student Government Association is to improve and maintain a positive living and learning experience for Georgia
Southern University. SGA is comprised of eight executive officers including the President, the Executive Vice President, the Vice Presidents for
Academic Affairs, Auxiliary Affairs, and Financial Affairs, the Publicity Coordinator, Executive Assistant, and Webmaster; fifty-four Senators who
represent the academic colleges, the general first-year student population, the undeclared majors, and those not represented by a specific college.
SGA disburses funds to eligible RSOs (registered student organizations) and individuals for hosting speakers, attending conferences, and planning
campus-wide events. Elections are held in the spring of each academic year for most executive officer positions and senator seats; the latter three
executive officers, freshmen Senators, and any open Senate seats are appointed in the first few weeks of fall semester through an application process.
For more information, please visit the Office of Student Activities in the Russell Union, Room 1056, call us at 912-478-5080, or visit us on the web

Come visit the Office of Student Leadership & Civic Engagement in the Russell Union Room 2024, visit our website at, call us at 912-478-1435, or contact us via e-mail at

The Office of Student Leadership & Civic Engagement advances the leadership potential and civic engagement of Georgia Southern students by
integrating learning, service, and leadership to empower students to become global citizens who lead with a lifelong commitment to service. The
office also provides students with information and resources about the many opportunities available to become active in the community.
Volunteering and service-learning are powerful ways for students to gain hands-on, professional-level experience while addressing existing social
issues and community needs.

Some of the programs provided by the office include:
         Southern Leaders Program – This program is a four-stage, co-curricular leadership program designed for students to actively grow and
         develop in the areas of self, group, and community leadership. Students will participate in leadership and service activities and will commit
         to leaving their leadership legacy both on campus and in the community.
         Leadership 101 Workshop Series – The office coordinates a weekly leadership workshop series for students who have an interest in
         developing their leadership skill sets. Attend nine out of 11 workshops and receive a certificate confirming your training through the
         workshop series.
         Fall Leadership Conference – The office organizes a one-day leadership conference hosted on Georgia Southern‘s campus during the fall
         semester. The conference is designed for both students in leadership positions and students looking to advance their leadership skills.
         LEAD 2031: Principles of Leadership Course – This three-hour academic course is taught during the fall and spring semesters and is an
         opportunity for students to gain a foundation in leadership studies while building skills necessary for success in personal and professional
         LeaderShape – A six-day intensive leadership institute to help young adults become effective leaders and lead with integrity! Georgia
         Southern hosts a campus version of the national institute each year.
         Alternative Break Trips – Offered in March, May, and December, these low-cost trips offer students the opportunity to spend their breaks
         giving back to others. Both domestic and international trips are available.
         Presidential Volunteer Service Award – This award is given by the President of the United States for service to the community. Students
         must register service hours with the office to qualify.
         Step-Into-Statesboro – Half-day service opportunities in the fall and spring for students to discover community agency opportunities in
         INSPIRE Leadership Consultants – INSPIRE is a trained group of student leaders who are committed to serving the campus and
         community. INSPIRE serves as a liaison between student organizations and the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement and
         serves Georgia Southern as a peer resource team.
         Volunteer Involvement Board – This student group plans and implements volunteer activities for students to reach out to the campus and


Student Media is one of the oldest activity areas at Georgia Southern, having served the campus community for more than 80 years. A variety of
media, ranging from electronic internet services to conventional publishing, exist on campus to serve the Georgia Southern community as a
designated forum for dissemination of news, information, advertising, artistic expressions, and entertainment. All student media groups are under
direct student management with regard to the development and delivery of content of interest to their audience. Publications of student media are
designated limited public forums in which all content decisions are vested solely in the student editors and managers. Each student medium occupies
an office on the upper floor of the Williams Center. All are under the auspices of the Student Media Advisory Board, composed of students, faculty,
and staff. Each spring, the board selects the student leadership for each medium called the Student Media Executive Board. Students are encouraged
to visit these offices and volunteer their services or provide feedback on media operations. A comprehensive website provides an electronic link to
any unit of Student Media at In addition to the publications highlighted below, student media also produces True Blue, The
Lantern Walk, and The Neighborhood.

The George-Anne, known on campus as the G-A, is a student-managed newspaper, appearing Tuesday and Thursday during most weeks. The oldest
continuously published newspaper in Statesboro and Bulloch County, the G-A has been named the top collegiate newspaper in Georgia five times
during the past 10 years and is a national all-American publication. The newspaper‘s mission is to provide news, information, opinions, and a
designated forum for public examination of issues pertinent to the campus community. Founded in 1927, the newspaper claims thousands of alumni,
many of whom have gone on to successful careers in publishing, journalism, advertising, and other disciplines. As a public service, the newspaper
publishes non-commercial classified ads (20 words or less) at no charge to members of the campus community. Contact the editor at 912-478-5246,
by e-mail at, or connect online at

The Southern Reflector is published twice a semester. The Reflector entertains and informs the campus community, while chronicling the life and
culture of the GSU community. The Reflector has a student-run staff and provides diverse, in-depth coverage governed by objectivity. Contact the
editor at 912-478-0565 or by e-mail at

Miscellany Magazine of the Arts is the semi-annual literary and arts publication of selected student works that represent the literary and visual arts
on campus. The all-American magazine also sponsors an Evening of the Arts event each year, which showcases the artistic endeavors of students.
Entering its 51st year, the magazine is distributed during fall and spring semesters as a magazine supplement to the G-A. Contact the editor at
912-478-0565, by e-mail at, or connect online at

Our House is the official campus guide by students, for students and is distributed to new students at SOAR. By working with campus departments,
it highlights the opportunities to get involved on campus and informs students of various campus services. Contact the editor at 912-478-0565, by e-
mail at, or connect online at is the website for GSU student media. This website utilizes technological advancements to enhance interactivity of relevant
information and acts as a supplemental public forum to the other student media products. Contact the editor at 912-478-5246, by e-mail at, or connect online at

Students who are veterans or dependants of veterans and eligible to receive benefits under the G.I. Bill should contact the Veterans Coordinator in the
Office of the Registrar (Rosenwald Building) approximately 45 days prior to registration to receive payments in a timely manner. This includes
regular veterans, disabled veterans, widows and children of disabled or deceased veterans, and recipients of the new Post 9/11 GI Bill/Transfer of
Entitlement. If a student in any of these categories drops or adds a course, changes their major or adds a minor not required, the Veterans Coordinator
should be contacted immediately. All students applying for or eligible to receive veterans‘ benefits should contact the Veterans Coordinator at every
registration. The Veterans Coordinator reports the necessary information to the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to expedite disbursement of
funds to students under the G.I. Bill. Contact the VA office on the third floor of the Rosenwald Building at 912-478-5154 or visit the website at


Auxiliary Services exists to support and facilitate Georgia Southern University‘s educational, research, and service activities. By delivering quality
goods and services to the campus community at reasonable costs, Auxiliary Services strives to create conditions where students‘ basic needs are met
conveniently, efficiently, and courteously. Auxiliary Services is a self-operated, self-funded program. Being self-supported, the units receive no tax
dollars for their operating budgets. One of the main benefits of a self-operated program is that money spent on campus remains on campus in the
form of new or improved student services and facilities. The Auxiliary Services groups include University Housing, Eagle Dining Services, Stores
and Shops, Health Services, and Parking & Transportation Services. To learn more about Auxiliary Services, visit our website at

The mission of the Business & Finance Division is to support and facilitate the teaching, research, and service functions of Georgia Southern
University through decisive and effective management of the business operations and physical property of the university. Reporting divisions include
Athletics, Auxiliary Services, Controller‘s Office, Human Resources, Physical Plant, and Public Safety. The Office of Licensing and Trademark
Administration also reports to the Vice President for Business & Finance.

The Office of the Vice President for Business & Finance (VPBF) is located in Room 2003 of the Marvin Pittman Administration Building. For more
information, please call 478-5491 or visit the website at

Most Statesboro merchants will accept out-of-town checks when presented with a student ID and some other appropriate form of identification.
However, you may want to consider opening a local account for your own convenience.

Division of Continuing Education & Public Services: The mission of the Division of Continuing Education & Public Services (CEPS) is to provide
innovative credit and non-credit programs that facilitate degree completion, improve the skills of the region‘s workforce, enhance societal and
cultural understanding, encourage healthy lifestyles and constructive use of leisure time, and enhance the quality of life of the region‘s citizens by
providing personal development and cultural enrichment opportunities. Within the Division of Continuing Education & Public Services are the
following: Continuing Education; Center for Online Learning; Nessmith-Lane Facility; Performing Arts Center; Georgia Southern Botanical Garden;
Georgia Southern Museum; Center for Wildlife Education and Lamar Q Ball, Jr., Raptor Center; and Coastal Georgia Center (Savannah, GA). For
more information about the division, visit the website at

Charges for tuition, fees, housing, and meals are assessed on a student‘s account each semester following registration for classes. Information
regarding amounts, payment dates, and payment methods may be found on the Bursar‘s Office website at

Eagle Dining Services has dining locations throughout campus and provides dining opportunities to our students, faculty, and staff. All dining
locations accept Dining Plans, EAGLEXPRESS, Visa/MasterCard, and cash. For a complete list of location hours and more information on Eagle
Dining, visit http://

Landrum Dining Center: Located next to the University Bookstore, Landrum Dining Center consists of two dining concepts. One concept is
Seasons, an all-you-care-to-eat location serving healthy vegetables, grilled and baked entrees, fresh salads, and homemade desserts. The second
concept is Landrum Courts which includes: Gus’ Grill: Home of the Angus burgers and pulled pork sandwiches, Southern Salads: Fresh green
salads with your choice of toppings, The Tasteful Touch: Fresh sandwiches and wraps, Simply Soup and Potatoes, the Grill Station: grilled
sandwiches such as Philly cheese-steaks or turkey melts, and Perfetto Pizza: individual slices of pizza varying from pepperoni to buffalo chicken
pizza. Landrum Dining Center is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

The Market at Centennial Place: Located inside Centennial Place, The Market is a convenience/grocery store concept. The Market at Centennial
Place has a mix of snacks, fruit, frozen meals, and more.

The Lakeside Café: Lakeside is designed around the food court concept with each of the eight areas featuring specialty food items. Lakeside offers
Lakeside Subs: all your favorite subs and wraps prepared exactly to your specifications, Senor Taco: burritos, hard and soft shelled tacos,
quesadillas, taco salads, and more, and Field of Greens: make your own salad creation for lunch or dinner. Other courts located at Lakeside are the
Chicken Coop, Freschetta Pizza, Grab-n-Go Lunch/Dinner, and Home Style: the familiar taste of home cooked meals. Lakeside Cafe is open for
breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Chick-Fil-A: Located in the Russell Union, students can enjoy their favorite chicken sandwiches and waffle fries from our award-winning Chick-
Fil-A. Students can be sure to get their favorite food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Vending Services: We offer soft drinks, juice beverages, and a variety of snacks and candies through the convenience of vending machines. With
over 60 locations throughout the campus, including many residence halls, we strive to meet your vending needs. If there is a malfunction or a service
need for a machine, please contact 912-536-5065. Please leave a detailed message that includes your name, phone number, machine location, and
problem. This will help us better serve you.

Talons Grille: Located in the Russell Union, Talons Grille is a full service restaurant including a complete menu featuring specialty salads, pasta,
sandwiches, pizza, and more. Talons Grille is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Starbucks: Conveniently located steps away from the bus stop at Russell Union, Starbucks provides heartwarming and delightfully chilled hand-
crafted beverages for every customer. Please come stay a while at our home away from home and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee.

Market Street Deli: Built to mimic the rustic look of an outdoor deli, Market Street offers house-made salads and fresh panini grilled sandwiches.
Market Street also serves yogurt bowls, fruit, bagels, and biscuits for breakfast. It‘s a great place to stop for lunch between classes. Market Street is
located on the first floor of the IT building.

Zach’s Brews: A unique and personal café located on the second floor of the Zach S. Henderson library. Take a study break and enjoy a flavored
latte and cinnamon roll or start your study session off with a fresh cup of coffee. We offer a wide variety of drinks and pastries all within the quiet
library atmosphere. During finals week, Zach‘s Brews stays open late just for you.

Oasis: Our specialty smoothie bar located at the entrance of Georgia Southern‘s state-of-the-art Recreational Activity Center. Providing you with
nutritional choices before or after your workout, Oasis is a great place to refuel. In addition to smoothies, Oasis serves pita pizzas, power bagels, and

Elements: Located in the Nursing/Chemistry building, Elements is a great place to grab a breakfast biscuit, lunch sandwiches and salads, a snack, or
a quick drink.

Einstein Brothers Bagels: Einstein Brothers Bagels offers breakfast/lunch bagels, wraps, and panini sandwiches as well as hot and cold coffee
drinks. Located within Centennial Place, this is a great place to have a meal before or after class.

Cold Stone Creamery: Cold Stone offers a variety of ice cream flavors mixed in-house on a cold stone. Stop by to satisfy your sweet tooth! Located
in Centennial Place.

Catering Services: Catering Services is available to all students. Plan your next event or organization party with ease as award-winning and ACF-
certified chefs work to prepare the perfect meal for you and your guests. Also, ask about Catering‘s Sports Menu which allows you to order the
perfect tailgating food and pickup just yards away from the game – great for visiting families and tailgates. Call 912-478-5073 for more information.

You will likely be using GeorgiaVIEW as part of several of your classes. Your instructor will post notes, syllabi, quizzes, discussions, assignments,
etc. on the Internet. To log in, visit and use your MYID and password. Comprehensive support is offered to all
students, including common problems such as username/password, quiz problems, printing problems, chat problems, and all other problems. You can
find more information as well as helpful tips and tricks at

Contact Information
Location: Henderson Library, Learning Commons
Hours: M-R 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., F 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 4-10 p.m.
Phone: (912) 478-5429
IM: HelpOnClick at
24 hour support center:

GET EXCITED! Your decision to live on campus is a great one! Residence hall living at Georgia Southern University means you will have fun,
make lasting friendships, learn about yourself, and have many opportunities for campus involvement and academic success. Excitement is
everywhere. A typical week in the residence halls might include:
         going with floor mates to class
         attending a sporting event
         watching the big screen TV in the lobby of your hall
         attending a study group with people from your floor
         walking to class with friends and not worrying about a place to park
         playing Xbox360 or Wii on the big screen TV in the lobby
         going with friends to eat
         playing volleyball, basketball, or just relaxing
         attending multiple organizational meetings and enjoying many opportunities for social and educational programs
         having fun while learning from others when you attend hall programs and activities with your friends and neighbors

There is no doubt about it . . . Georgia Southern University residence halls are The Place To Be! Our mission is to create an engaging living-learning
environment within safe, affordable, and comfortable housing. We want your time in the residence halls to help prepare you to be productive citizens
and lifelong learners. We know you will make some of your first and closest friends in college where you live! You will meet people from around the
world, stay up late talking, and of course studying - and while you are doing all of these things, you will be learning about yourself, others, and your
academic discipline. Living in a residence hall means making friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

We put a lot of emphasis on the concept of community. This is because our residence halls are communities of students: people who live together
with common rights and responsibilities. Our halls are dynamic places where you learn about yourself and others. We believe you have the rights and
responsibilities to:
          socialize in your room
          sleep and study without disturbance
          live in a supportive and dynamic community
          live in a safe, secure, healthy, and clean environment
          enjoy programs, services, and facilities
          get involved!

Get to know the professional and student staff members of your residence hall. Community Leaders, Community Assistants, Peer Tutors, and
Graduate Assistants are all student staff members who care about your experience in the residence halls and at Georgia Southern University. They
understand the adjustment to college and were in your shoes a short time ago. They are excellent resources that can answer specific questions related
to being a new student. If they cannot answer your question, they can find someone who can! In addition, each hall has a Resident Director who is
either a graduate student or full-time professional who manages the facility and can assist you in any way.

Residence Hall Basics
While living in the residence halls, you are asked to be a part of creating an environment that helps to develop a positive living-learning community.
With this in mind, you have several responsibilities that are outlined in the Student Conduct Code and the University Housing Community Guide. A
few of these policies are outlined below:

Alcohol and Other Drugs
Only students 21 years of age or older may possess or consume alcohol in the privacy of their own rooms. No student may possess high-volume
alcohol containers, funnels, or empty alcohol containers. In addition, the possession of illegal narcotics is not permitted. Students found in violation
of this policy could be removed from student housing and/or dismissed from Georgia Southern University.

Firearms and Explosives
Firearms, fireworks, weapons, ammunition, explosives, paint guns, BB or pellet guns, flammable liquids, and cylinders containing compressed gas
are prohibited on Georgia Southern property or in Georgia Southern residence halls. Students found in violation of this policy may be removed from
student housing or dismissed from Georgia Southern University without refund. Please see the Code of Student Conduct for a complete list of
restricted items (

Fire Safety
Fire safety is very important to us. Please remember the following: no more than one UL-approved power strip containing a 15-amp or less circuit
breaker, per person, is allowed in any on-campus residential facility. Cooking is allowed only in those on-campus residential facilities where there is
a full kitchen (stove, sink, etc.). Limited cooking is allowed in all other on-campus facilities using a microwave (no bigger than .6 cubic feet), hot pot,
or sealed coffee maker with auto-shut off. Candles and incense are prohibited in all on-campus residential facilities. Halogen lights/lamps are
prohibited. Please refer to your hall Community Guide for specific regulations for your hall.

Get Involved
There are all types of opportunities in and around the residence halls that allow you to get involved. We want students to be involved in the halls,
investing time and energy making the place where they live better. Opportunities include:
          Programming - staff will offer programs and activities for your floor and hall throughout the year. These include social and recreational
          events, service and community projects, and educational and cultural programs. If you have a great idea for a program or want to help, see
          a staff member.
          Hall Council - each residence hall has a governing board designated to make decisions and plan activities for residents. This is your
          opportunity to be involved. Contact your Community Leader or Resident Director if you are interested.
          Residence Hall Association (RHA) - the RHA brings together students from all the halls who want to make a difference in their living
          experience. This group is always busy planning and organizing activities and events. They are also asked for input on issues such as policy
          review and residence hall renovations.
          Residence Hall Judicial Board (RHJB) - the RHJB hears judicial cases. Once a student is charged with an alleged violation, he/she has a
          choice as to who adjudicates the case. One of those choices is RHJB. In this circumstance, the RHJB will meet and hear the case and make
          a decision regarding the student's responsibility.

Residence halls are a wonderful place to live and interact. It is an environment that will allow you to make an impact on your community. It will
allow you to make personal connections with the people you live and attend classes with. To learn more about all of these opportunities and services,
you can ask our staff, call 912-478-5406, or visit our website: There is more information on our staff, facilities, policies and
procedures, safety and security, and job opportunities online. Have a great year and we look forward to having you stay with us!

Do I need to bring a computer to Georgia Southern?
While Georgia Southern students use computers rather extensively, we do not require students to purchase a personal computer for their use in our
academic programs. Georgia Southern has some of the finest student computing labs in the state - over 3,000 computers are available in student labs
on our campus. However, if you decide to bring a computer to campus, we recommend that you bring a laptop or desktop that runs a standard
operating system (preferably Windows 7, XP, or Mac OS) and a current version of office productivity software (our campus standard is the Microsoft
Office Suite). It should also be capable of running a recently-released version of a Web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox). Please be
aware that current students can purchase Microsoft Office Professional Plus through their MyGeorgiaSouthern account for $62.18.

If you wish to connect to the campus network for electronic mail (e-mail) and internet access from your residence hall or apartment, a wireless
adaptor or Ethernet card will be required. See the section titled ―Internet Connection‖ for more information regarding on-campus requirements at Also, please check our website for information on equipment, Cisco Clean Access
Requirements, and other items of interest.

Are there classes, workshops, or people around to help me learn to use computers more effectively?
Georgia Southern is a student-centered university that provides training to ensure that all students are equipped with the knowledge necessary for
success in their curriculum. If you arrive on-campus without basic computing skills, we can get you up to speed very quickly. There are a variety of
classes and workshops offered by Henderson Library that will help you become familiar with the basics of operating systems, e-mail, word
processing, internet access techniques, and web page design. Library workshops can be accessed at (login with
MyGeorgiaSouthern credentials). Many of the departmental computer labs on-campus also have staff on hand who are happy to help you work
through whatever problems you may encounter.

Student Notification Policy-Student E-mail and Post Office Box Use
All Georgia Southern University students are provided with an e-mail address within 24 hours of student registration. On-campus undergraduate
students are also provided with a Post Office Box. Georgia Southern University-issued e-mail addresses and Post Office Boxes are the official means
of communication between the University and the student. It is the student‘s responsibility to check his/her e-mail each school day and his/her P.O.
Box at least once per week for administrative messages. There is no justifiable excuse for failure to respond to a University communication or failure
to act on a University communication in a timely manner.

Finding your MyGeorgiaSouthern Username & Initial Password
Every student receives a MyGeorgiaSouthern account, which lets you access WINGS, GeorgiaVIEW, and MyApps through one portal at

If you have never used your MyGeorgiaSouthern account, the first thing you need to do is find your account information, which includes your
username and initial password, which is your Eagle ID. Your access to MyGeorgiaSouthern will be available once you have either attended a
SOAR session or if you’ve been previously enrolled. Your e-mail account and GeorgiaVIEW access will not be available until 48 hours after you
have registered the first time.

Here is how you find your MyGeorgiaSouthern account information:
    1. Go to the Georgia Southern website at
    2. Click on the link for MyGeorgiaSouthern on the right side at the top of the screen. This link will take you to the
    3. On the right side of the screen, there is an Account Management section directly below your login information fields. The third link is for
          first-time users. Click here if you do not have your username and/or Eagle ID.
    4. On the next page, you will be prompted for some information to help us identify you. Enter that information and click ‗Get User
    5. If you have entered your information correctly, you will receive your username and initial password (which is your Eagle ID) for
          MyGeorgiaSouthern. If your information is not returned, please call the Help Desk at 912-478-5429.
    6. Please take some time to review this information.

MyGeorgiaSouthern Username
Your username for MyGeorgiaSouthern will be the first part of your Georgia Southern e-mail address, which is automatically assigned to you. Your
username will be the first letter of your first and last name, followed by a 5-digit number. If you began your studies at Georgia Southern University
prior to the summer of 2007 and had a username that contained your first initial followed by part of your last name and possibly a number, not to
exceed eight characters, this will be changed to the new naming convention.

Your initial password to MyGeorgiaSouthern will be your nine-digit Eagle ID number. Once you have logged into MyGeorgiaSouthern for the first
time, you will be required to change your password to one of your choosing. This will also be the case for any account resets. All students will be
required to change their passwords every 90 days. There will not be any exceptions. MyGeorgiaSouthern will prompt you to do this if you do not do
it on your own. You can, however, change your password at any given time by simply clicking on the personal settings link and following the change
password instructions.

A meaningful password can be a phrase or even a sentence that you can remember. For example, ―I love to eat ice cream‖ can become ―!Lt3Ic.‖ The
I becomes an !, the e is 3, and you have upper and lower case letters. This password meets all of the criteria for a password; six characters, upper and
lower case letters, special characters, and numbers. More information on password requirements is located on the MyGeorgiaSouthern change
password page.

MyApps @ Georgia Southern
e-mail, calendar, IM, document sharing, and more

Imagine how valuable it would be if everyone at Georgia Southern University — students, faculty, and staff — could share information and ideas
more easily. With MyApps, Georgia Southern is doing just that. The University has partnered with Google to provide web-based communication
and collaboration applications designed specifically for Georgia Southern students.

MyApps, accessible via the MyGeorgiaSouthern web site, provides students with e-mail, instant messaging, and shared calendars so that everyone on
campus is connected. In addition, students can collaborate in real-time and access documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and sites from anywhere,
on any device including mobile phones like the iPhone, Blackberry, Droid, and many others. In addition, students with existing Gmail accounts can
link their existing account(s) and their Georgia Southern e-mail together and view e-mail in one place. For more information, log in at: and click on MyApps today.

The Ten Top Things to do with MyApps
10. Go mobile! Stay connected to your MyApps e-mail, calendar, chat, and docs with your iPhone, iPod Touch, or BlackBerry.
9. Share your docs. Did you know you can work on group papers and projects without leaving your place? Share your docs and collaborate with
your work group in a real-time environment. For more information, visit
8. Go-go gadget. Spreadsheet gadgets perk up any report with animated charts and quirky organizational tools. Everyone will think you took hours
creating your masterpiece—we won‘t tell. For more information, visit
7. Create a Web site. Show off all of the work you‘ve been doing and make a web site. When you‘re done, you can share with your friends or fellow
students that are working with you on a class project.
6. Sync your calendar. Never miss a class or big game again—populate your personal calendar and then sync it with Georgia Southern‘s calendar.

5. PDFs made easy. Did you know you can now upload and share PDFs to your documents? You can also save docs, spreadsheets, and presentations
as PDFs in the ―More actions‖ menu. No need to purchase pricy Adobe Editor software.
4. Chatty Eagle. You can now get your Google Talk/chat on within your account using Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome browsers.
3. Got a blog? Chat with readers of your blog or web site with Talk Chatback. Chatback lets users – Georgia Southern or not – instantly respond to
your latest entry. For more information, visit
2. Paint the town BLUE. If you‘re the type who arranges your closet by color, try organizing your labels the same way. Color-coded labels are easy
to implement; just click the triangle to the right of your label name and select a color for your label. Your organizational points just skyrocketed.
and the number one thing to do with your MyApps account…
1. Use it! Forward your Gmail (or other outside service) account to MyApps. If you‘re forwarding your MyApps @ Georgia Southern mail to an
outside account, you‘re not gaining full access to many of the MyApps benefits listed above.
Accessing Your E-mail
Once you know your MyGeorgiaSouthern username and new password, you can access your e-mail account as well. There are a couple of methods
for accessing your e-mail.
     1. Use a web browser (Internet Explorer) to access your mail through MyGeorgiaSouthern.
                    Go to the Georgia Southern Homepage –
                    Click on the link for MyGeorgiaSouthern on top left part of the screen.
                    Enter your MyGeorgiaSouthern username and password.
                    Once you are in MyGeorgiaSouthern, on the left side of the screen are the different systems you can access, such as WINGS,
                    GeorgiaVIEW, and MyApps.
                    Click on MyApps link.
                    You will be automatically logged in.
     2. IMAP, POP, or mobile e-mail programs can be used with your Georgia Southern MyApps account. If you have an account that you are
          already familiar with, you can send all of your Georgia Southern mail there so that you just have one place to check. See instructions below
          on how to set this up.
     3. E-mail and IM are easily accessible on the iPhone, BlackBerry, or other smart phones through client applications or web interfaces
          optimized to run on mobile browsers.

If you are unsure about what method to use, we suggest that you use web browser for MyApps. This method is easy to use, can be used from any web
browser, and you do not have to set up anything.

Each student currently has 8 GB of e-mail storage. Inbox quotas and deletion schedules are now a thing of the past.

Forwarding and IMAP/POP Your Georgia Southern MyApps account
Many students already have e-mail accounts (through Gmail, AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail, or other services) that they use. It is easier for them to forward
their Georgia Southern e-mail to their existing account so that they do not have to check two separate e-mail accounts. Here are instructions to
forward your Georgia Southern e-mail to another account:
     1. Access your campus MyApps account (for instructions, see #1 in the above section titled Accessing Your E-mail).
     2. Click on Options.
     3. Click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP and answer the on-screen prompts.
     4. It may be a good idea to select ―Keep a copy of each forwarded or popped message in your mailbox‖ as a backup. Then click on Save
     5. Send yourself a test message to confirm that the forward or IMAP/POP is set up properly.

Network Connections from Campus Residence Halls
If you are living in one of our residence halls, you can connect your personal computer to the campus network and the internet through ResNet. You
can think of ResNet as your residence hall Internet Service Provider (ISP). Just like your ISP at home, ResNet provides your Internet service while
you are living on-campus. This reliable, secure, high-speed internet service is provided by Georgia Southern free to all residence hall students!

Services include 24-hour Internet access directly to your room for accessing campus resources, web browsing, chatting with friends, gaming, and e-
mail. ResNet also maintains a computer lab in each residence hall which is open to hall residents.

The University uses a network security solution to enhance the quality of networking in the residence halls as well as the overall security of the
campus network. It is University policy that any computer connecting to the campus network must have up-to-date anti-virus software and up-to-date
operating system security patches installed.

ResNet users attempting to access the campus network are required to log in using their MyGeorgiaSouthern username and password. After the
username is verified, the machine is automatically checked for certain minimum security standards before being allowed to connect to any resources
on the Georgia Southern University network. Computers not in compliance with the minimum standards are allowed only enough network access to
be able to download anti-virus updates and operating system patches. Once the machine is brought into compliance, it is allowed full access to the

ResNet technicians are available throughout the year to assist students living in our residence halls with connecting to the network and in keeping
their computers virus free. Most computers purchased in the last few years can easily connect to our network. You do not need a modem, but rather

an Ethernet or wireless card in your computer to connect. To read more about ResNet and about the specific connection information for your hall,
please visit our website at

Network Connections for Off-Campus Students
Currently the Information Technology building allows all students to register their computer and connect to the network using wired or wireless
Ethernet connections. The Network Services team has been implementing a new wireless technology that will standardize the university's wireless
infrastructure. This technology allows us to provide you with a higher, more reliable quality of service.

                                                       Current Wireless Buildings
                                                          Effective September 3, 2010

                               Alumni House                                                  Entire Building
                               Arts & CAT Building                                           Entire Building
                               Campus Recreation and Intramurals/RAC                         Reception Area
                               Biology                                                       Entire Building
                               Bishop Building                                               Entire Building
                               Brannen Hall                                                  Entire Building
                               Building 211                                                  Entire Building
                               Building 212                                                  Entire Building
                               Carroll Building                                              Hot Spots
                               Carruth Building                                              Entire Building
                               Ceramics Building                                             Entire Building
                               Centennial Place                                              Entire Complex
                               Coastal Georgia                                               Entire Building
                               College of Business Administration                            Hot Spots
                               College of Education Building                                 Entire Building
                               College of Information Technology Building                    Entire Building
                               Cone Hall                                                     Entire Building
                               Eagle Village                                                 Hot Spots
                               Forest Drive                                                  Entire Building
                               Foy Fine Arts                                                 Entire Building
                               Henderson Library                                             Entire Building
                               Herty                                                         Entire Building
                               Hollis                                                        Entire Building
                               Kennedy                                                       Hot Spots
                               Lakeside Café                                                 Entire Building
                               Landrum Center                                                Hot Spots
                               Marvin Pittman Administration Building                        First Floor
                               Mathematics/Physics Building                                  Entire Building
                               Nessmith-Lane Building                                        Entire Building
                               Newton Building                                               Entire Building
                               Nursing Building                                              Hot Spots
                               Paulson Stadium                                               Hot Spots
                               Pedestrian Walkway Russell to COE                             Entire Walk
                               Russell Union                                                 Entire Building
                               Russell Union Rotunda (Outside)                               Hot Spots
                               Sanford                                                       Hot Spots
                               Science & Technology Building                                 Entire Building
                               Southern Courtyard                                            Hot Spots
                               Southern Pines                                                Hot Spots
                               Sweetheart Circle                                             Hot Spot
                               University Villas                                             Entire Complex
                               Watson Commons                                                Entire Building
                               Watson Pods                                                   Hot Spots
                               Veazey Hall                                                   Entire Building
                               Williams Center                                               Entire Building

Getting Help
IT Services provides assistance in resolving problems associated with MyGeorgiaSouthern and Symantec downloads. To contact the ITS Help Desk,
please call 912-478-5429 or e-mail

ResNet helps University Housing students connect their personal computers to the network in the campus residence halls.
To reach a ResNet technician, please call 912-478-7971 or e-mail

Eagle Computer Care
Eagle Computer Care offers a wide range of services for Georgia Southern students, including general diagnosis of problems, virus and malware
removal, Windows and OS X (Apple Mac) reinstallation, memory and disk replacements and upgrades, component replacement, and warranty repair
for Dell, Lenovo, and Apple products. Often diagnoses are straight-forward and the repair is completed overnight. Sometimes, though, the diagnosis
is more difficult. When a problem is hard to find, the repair process may take more time than a simple repair. Eagle Computer Care technicians will

research the issue and usually come up with the correct answer to the problem. Our objective is to return the computer to the owner as quickly as
possible. Eagle Computer Care is staffed by highly experienced student technicians and other professional staff members. Their work is second to

Student Computer Repair: $30
Faculty/Staff Repair:        $50
Disk Backup:                 $10
Component Replacement: Cost of component plus $30/$50 labor charge (Student/Faculty)
Repair fees are not per hour—they are a flat fee. No matter how long it may take to complete a repair, there is no additional labor charge. If Eagle
Computer Care can‘t fix it, we don‘t charge!

Please come by the College of Information Technology Building Room 1205 and speak to us if you have any questions, or you can call us at 912-

EAGLE ALERT! Emergency Message System
EAGLE ALERT! is Georgia Southern University‘s mass emergency notification system comprised of e-mail, voice, and text messaging. The system
is designed to send emergency messages to students, faculty, and staff within minutes and supplements existing means of emergency communication.
The University requires students to update their emergency contact information at the beginning of the semester including home, mobile, and
emergency contacts. The system is provided to students free of charge with the exception of text messaging. Standard text messaging charges apply.

Students at Georgia Southern University may update their                   emergency     contact   info   by   visiting   their   MyGeorgiaSouthern
( portal and selecting "EAGLE ALERT."

Illegal Downloading of Copyrighted Material is Prohibited
In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Georgia Southern University prohibits the illegal downloading of copyrighted works such
as music, movies, and software. As such, and in accordance with federal regulations, the use of peer-to-peer networking applications is prohibited.
The University takes this matter very seriously and students are subject to prudent disciplinary actions for participating in illegal downloading
activity. Students may forfeit their network privileges or dismissal in accordance with student judicial processes.

The University maintains information regarding the specific policies regarding peer-to-peer applications and illegal downloading along with legal
sites and means for obtaining music, videos, and software on the ResNet website at

The Office of Legal Affairs offers comprehensive legal advice and services to the President, faculty, and staff on matters related to the operation of
the University. Attorneys provide assistance with contracts, employment matters, compliance with state and federal law, litigation management, and
legal advice on a range of topics of concern to the University community. Although the Office of Legal Affairs cannot offer assistance with personal
legal problems individuals may have, faculty and staff, including faculty advisors of officially recognized student organizations, are encouraged to
contact the office for assistance with University-related matters. The Office of Legal Affairs is located in the Marvin Pittman Administration
Building, Room 1005, and can be contacted by mail at P.O. Box 8020 or by phone at 912-478-7481. For more information, please visit us online at

The Office of Licensing & Trademark Administration will assist you in correctly using the Georgia Southern logos, names, and trademarks. All use
of any name, logo, or trademark on any product, any advertisement for a product, or in connection with any fundraising activity must first be cleared
through the licensing office. This includes use on T-shirts, class project products, special events products, bumper stickers, etc., as well as
advertisements for these products and any promotional materials for fundraising projects.

If your group, class, or organization wishes to use a Georgia Southern name, logo, or trademark in the above manner, please contact the licensing
office, located in the Office of the Vice President for Business & Finance, at 912-478-5491, or visit our website at If your organization wishes to use the name, logo, or trademarks in any publication not
related to a specific product or fundraising activity, please call Marketing and Communications at 912-478-5549. Additional information can be
found in the Identification Standards Guide available online at

A campus Lost & Found Department is maintained for the University in the Office of Public Safety (University Police). Any articles found in a
classroom or elsewhere on campus should be turned in to the University Police Office, located on Forest Drive at the intersection of the access road
to Highway 301 (Phone – 912-478-5234).

The Parking & Transportation department has the responsibility to plan, develop, manage, and maintain the parking and transit resources of Georgia
Southern. As a division of Auxiliary Services, Parking and Transportation provides its services to the campus community in exchange for fees.
These fees are used to fund Transit Services and the construction of new parking lots and to operate and maintain existing lots. Parking and
Transportation continues to work in concert with the Campus Master Plan in an effort to provide convenient access to campus and improve and
update existing facilities. Shuttle services are available from Paulson Stadium and the Lanier Drive corridor, providing convenient access to several
points on campus for students without transportation and for those living near campus. Please see our web page for additional details.

Any student who desires to park a vehicle on campus needs to purchase a parking permit from the Parking Office. This permit entitles the student to
park only in certain designated lots. Permits are expected to cost between $144 and $153 for the 2011-12 year, depending on location, and can be

paid for by cash, check, EAGLEXPRESS, MasterCard, Visa, or money order. There are also some free parking areas available on the perimeter of
campus. Permits can also be purchased on the web at the address shown below.

If you need to bring a parent‘s or immediate relative‘s car to campus on a temporary basis, please come by the Parking Office and get a temporary
permit. There is a nominal charge for daily temporary permits. Visitor‘s permits are available free from the Parking Office or Welcome Center and
will entitle visitors to park in many places on campus.

Our office hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, during classes and final exams and 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. between semesters.

Parking Policies and Procedures are listed in the companion booklet Student Conduct Code, Policies and Procedures. Complete information and a
map are available from the parking office or online through our web page. Contact the Parking and Transportation Office at 912-478-7275 (GSU-
PARK) or visit us online at

All student mailboxes are located in the Landrum Center. A student mail box is provided to all students living in University Housing. Students living
in University Housing may view their mail box number and combination on their WINGS account following registration for classes. Students who
are not University Housing residents, but wish to have a P.O. Box at Landrum Center, can purchase a box for one (1) year at a cost of $20. Go to the
P.O. Box store at to purchase your box. Within 2 days, you will be able to verify your P.O. Box
number and combination on your WINGS account. You must purchase a box before August 31 each year, or your box will be canceled. Students
can purchase a box anytime during the year at the P.O. Box store: There are no refunds at any
time and no discounts if you use the box for less than the one (1) year contract. Methods of payment are Visa or MasterCard (no cash or checks).

Your box can be accessed with three easy steps. First, log into and click on WINGS. Next, click on the ―Personal
Information‖ tab, then ―View P.O. Box combination‖. You will find both your P.O. Box number and the combination on this page as well as
instructions on how to open the box.

Forwarding addresses should be left for students who will be:
         leaving for a semester
         completing a voluntary cancellation form

If you forward your mail, your first class mail and periodicals will be forwarded to your forwarding address. Forwarding addresses can be
updated on WINGS. If no forwarding address is on file, mail will be returned to sender.

If you have any questions, call the Georgia Southern Postal Services at 912-478-6245.

The Division of Public Safety is responsible for the safety of the people and property on campus. The division is made up of three departments:
University Police, Criminal Investigations, and Environmental Safety. The director and staff are responsible for ensuring that all students are safe in
their persons and their belongings, that the property of the University is protected against theft and vandalism, and that all laws of the State of
Georgia are enforced.

The division is also responsible for the control of traffic on the campus. The Office of Public Safety is located on Forest Drive (at its intersection with
the access road to Highway 301) and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in order to provide the safest environment possible.

Telephone: 912-478-5234. Web:

Q&A Safety:
How safe is it to walk across campus at night?
Our crime statistics indicate that it is extremely safe to walk around campus at night. Most conflicts among students involve persons they know
including intimate friends. However, students may feel uneasy about walking at night, so we provide a walking escort service to provide safety
anywhere on campus during nighttime hours. We also have Safety Call Boxes located throughout campus allowing students to be better connected to
Public Safety.
How do I report a crime?
Stop by the Public Safety Building on campus (across from the Wildlife Center on Forest Drive) or call us at 912-478-5234. An officer will meet
with you and take the information to write a report. Usually copies of reports can be picked up two days after you report a crime and sometimes
sooner. If it is an emergency, call us at 912-478-5234 or call 911 (9+911 on campus phones). Police, fire, or EMS will be dispatched to you
regardless of which number you call. Information about a crime can also be sent through the ―Eagle Eye Witness‖ link on our webpage and can be
done either anonymously or by providing your information.
What is the most common incident that the University Police Department deals with?
Alcohol violations and theft both top the list. Many incidents, including theft, damage to property, date rape, and violent confrontations occur
because someone was using alcohol. Thefts are common when people leave their belongings unsupervised. Unlocked doors and unattended articles
provide opportunities for theft, and most of our thefts are of this variety.
How many officers work for the department?
There are 35 sworn, state-certified police officers that work at Georgia Southern University.
If someone is arrested for something, can they be held accountable through the Office of Student Conduct also?

Yes. Attending college is a privilege. Privileges can be taken away. The University reserves the right to review incidents involving students to see if
campus conduct codes were violated. Consequences for violating student conduct codes can include a number of possibilities ranging from warnings
to expulsions.
Do all state and federal laws apply on the Georgia Southern campus?
Absolutely! The University Police can criminally charge anyone on campus with violating state laws. Federal violations can be brought against
offenders by federal agencies.
Where can I find programs about personal safety?
Call us at 912-478-5234 or check out the ―Crime Prevention Classes‖ link on our webpage. We can tell you about programs we offer or tailor-make a
program for your needs. Safety programs are also offered through Human Resources and Continuing Education.
How can I protect my belongings from thieves?
ALWAYS lock your doors. Secure and lock windows. Lock your bike to a bike rack. Keep your valuables with you (e.g. book bags). Record the
serial numbers and brand numbers of valuables such as computers, TVs, calculators, stereo equipment, and DVD/VCR players. Register your bike
with the University Police.
Does the Georgia Southern Police Department ever close?
No. We stay open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
What types of services does the department offer?
We patrol campus (by vehicle, bicycle, and on foot) and answer calls for assistance; produce documentation for incidents (accident reports and crime
reports); investigate criminal activities; arrest offenders; teach safety courses; provide statistics and information to the campus community; unlock
and jumpstart cars on campus; and provide a walking escort program.
Compared to other schools in Georgia, how safe is Georgia Southern?
In 2010, the Georgia Southern University Division of Public Safety was designated the top university police agency in the state and nation for our
efforts in traffic safety and enforcement. In 2009, we were named as one of the nation‘s safest college campuses by The Daily Beast, a popular online
news reporting and opinion web site. Georgia Southern was ranked number 18.
Where is the Public Safety Department located?
Across from the Wildlife Center on Forest Drive and across from the Best Western University Inn on Highway 301 South.
How can I keep my bike safe on campus?
Lock it to a bike rack with a U-lock. Most bike thefts on campus occur to bicycles left unsecured or locked with a chain or cable and a padlock.
Thieves can cut through chains, cable, and padlocks much easier than they can cut through a U-lock.
Should I carry Mace around with me on campus?
A student living on campus is not allowed to have any weapons in his/her residence hall room, and this includes Mace and pepper spray. However,
there is no rule against carrying it on campus. Using it inappropriately would bring serious consequences, but using it in the proper self-defense
situation would be acceptable. The decision to carry it must be an individual‘s; however, we recommend that if a person is going to carry Mace or
pepper spray, the person should practice spraying it and know its limitations.
How can I tell if I need to call the Georgia Southern Police Department, Statesboro Police Department, or the Bulloch County Sheriff’s
Police respond to situations that occur in their own jurisdiction. Georgia Southern Police handle incidents that occur on campus, Statesboro Police
handle incidents that occur in the rest of the city, and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office handles incidents that occur in the county. If you contact
the wrong agency, you'll be referred to the right one. If it is an emergency, you should call 911 or 9+911 from the on-campus phone system.
How safe is it to live in the residence halls as opposed to living in an apartment?
While direct comparisons are difficult to make, our crime stats indicate that on-campus housing units are seldom forcefully entered. In addition, there
are fewer problems when traveling by foot around the campus as compared to apartment complexes outside of the campus property. Vehicles on
campus are occasionally broken into, but leaving doors and windows unlocked enables most thefts.
Does the Public Safety Department have a web page?
Yes. The URL is:

The purpose of the Student Employment Center is to enhance student learning and meet department student employment needs by providing
meaningful work experiences to students. The Student Employment Center (SEC) is located in Room 1104 of the Rosenwald Building (located on
Sweetheart Circle) and will assist students with finding employment opportunities at Georgia Southern University and in the Statesboro community
while enrolled.

The Student Employment Center maintains the student job postings for Georgia Southern. Postings can be found online at The student job postings list several types of student employment:

Institutional Student Assistants or on-campus positions are open to all currently enrolled Georgia Southern students who meet the minimum
requirements shown on the job vacancy listing and are enrolled in at least six credit hours at Georgia Southern University.

Work Study Student Assistants have awards of Federal Work Study. Work Study is a subsidized employment program based on financial need. The
Financial Aid Office can assist students with determining eligibility for this award. Once awarded, students may apply for employment through the
online postings by the SEC for available work-study positions. The Student Employment Center will maintain the current listing of available work-
study positions on campus.

Off-campus positions are readily available in the Statesboro and surrounding communities. Employers often advertise for assistance with
landscaping, manual labor, clerical, cashier, sales clerk, wait staff, bookkeeping, etc.    Off-campus positions may be viewed at

Books and supplies will cost the student approximately $300 to $450 per semester. The student may save approximately 25 percent by buying used
books. We suggest buying early to get the best selection before the used books sell out. During final exams, the University Store will buy back almost
any current textbooks, paying up to 66 percent for those being used next semester. Those not used may be bought for the current wholesale price.

The mission of the University Advancement Division is to build relationships with the external constituencies of Georgia Southern University in
order to ensure that the University realizes its vision of national distinction. Securing the resources of private funding and the support of alumni,
individuals, and the surrounding communities provides critical resources not available from other sources. Telling the Georgia Southern story
through a comprehensive marketing and communications program advances the understanding of and participation in Georgia Southern‘s Strategic

The Office of Development‘s primary efforts are directed toward identifying, cultivating, securing, and stewarding gifts for the University‘s
programs. It serves as the catalyst for seeking and obtaining support for current needs as well as the University‘s capital priorities. The Office of
Alumni Relations‘ purpose is to promote the growth, progress, and general welfare of Georgia Southern University by raising funds and connecting
and reconnecting alumni through education and communication. The Office of Marketing and Communications provides programs, products, and
services that help the University reach its advancement, enrollment, and reputation management objectives.


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