Jun 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Resources



Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is Georgia Southern University’s inclusive, safe, and student-centered place for learning and growth. We provide tailored support services that empower, inspire, connect, and positively impact academic success. Programs and services include tutoring, mentoring, testing, academic success coaching, consultations, and workshops. While the ASC is available for all students, services are also focused on the needs of adult-learners, first-generation students, students on academic intervention, and students in the Learning Support program.

For more information about the ASC, call (912) 478-5371 or check the Center’s website at georgiasouthern.edu/success. The Statesboro Campus office is located in Henderson Library, Suite 1303. The Armstrong Campus office is located in the Student Success Complex.

The ASC is part of the Division of Academic Affairs and reports to the Office of the Provost.

Academic Success Coaching 

Academic Success Coaches help students develop holistic plans for success that encourage self-efficacy and personal agency. This is accomplished through a co-creative process between the Academic Success Coach and student; engagement includes ongoing one-on-one meetings, small group sessions, and the development of SMART goals.

Additionally, Academic Success Coaches are the university’s designated officials for the administration of Academic Intervention services and the development of Academic Improvement Plans (AIPs).

Academic Intervention

Undergraduate students who are on academic intervention, per university policy, are required to create and implement an Academic Improvement Plan under the guidance of an assigned Academic Success Coach. Academic Success Coaches meet with students one-on-one and in a group setting through a 0-credit hour course - GSU 1000: Academic Improvement Coaching. See the Academic Intervention Policy for more information.

Academic Skill Consultations and Workshops

Academic skill consultations and workshops highlight solutions to common challenges such as test-taking skills, note-taking methods, strategies for reading comprehension, developing goals and a mindset for success, and time management, etc. Consultations are a great way for students to meet with an Educational Specialist one-on-one, rather than a group setting, to discuss an academic skill they want to refine. 

Peer Mentor Program

The Peer Mentor Program supports the academic and social growth of first- and second-year students. Peer Mentors are academically successful upperclassmen pursuing various majors, and our team is passionate about walking alongside students as they transition to life at Georgia Southern.

Peer Mentors and Mentees meet weekly to discuss a variety of topics, including locating resources on campus, getting a handle on time management, sharing personal experiences and overcoming challenges, establishing positive habits, goal setting, getting plugged in to campus life, and more! Our Peer Mentors help students navigate the academic environment and celebrate successes - big or small.

Learn more about the Mentor Program at the ASC website at academics.georgiasouthern.edu/success/peer-mentor-program/.

Tutoring Services

On the Statesboro and Armstrong Campuses, the ASC offers free tutoring by appointment and walk-in for a variety of math, science and humanities courses. Online tutoring by appointment is available for all three campuses. ASC tutors are College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) trained and certified.  

Check for tutoring schedules and other information on the website at academics.georgiasouthern.edu/success/tutoring/.

Testing Office

Another component of the Academic Success Center is the Office of Testing Services with locations on the Statesboro and Savannah (Armstrong) Campuses. The Office of Testing Services provides services to students, non-students and community members within the surrounding communities. Both testing offices administer examinations including ACCUPLACER, CLEP Exams, DSST Exams, Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE), Graduate Record Exam - Subject Test (GRE-Subject), HESI A2-Nursing entrance exam, Institutional ACT Exam (ACT-Residual), E-Core exams, Legislative Exemption Exams, American Council for Exercise Exams (ACE), BOC Athletic Training Exam, and the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

The Statesboro Campus Testing Office further administers Board Certification for Counseling, Microsoft Certification Exams, and the TOEFL Exams. The Savannah Campus Testing Office additionally administers the PAN Assessment exams, Major Field Exams, MAPP, and the TEASAllied Health Exams. The Statesboro Campus Testing Office is a Certified Testing Center for the certification exams administered through Certiport, ISO Quality Testing, and Kryterion certification exams. Both Testing Offices for the Statesboro and Savannah Campuses are Certified Testing Centers for Scantron certification exams.

Contact

Persons interested in further information concerning dates, times, cost, eligibility and sign-up procedures can contact the Statesboro Campus Testing Office at (912) 478-5415, located at Cone Hall Room 2004, or by email at testing@georgiasouthern.edu. To contact the Savannah Campus Testing Office located in the Student Success Complex, call (912) 344-2570, or email testingsav@georgiasouthern.edu. More information for both Testing Offices can be found at academics.georgiasouthern.edu/success/testing/.

Division of Continuing and Professional Education

The mission of the Division of Continuing and Professional Education is to support Georgia Southern University’s commitment to extending the learning environment beyond the classroom to the communities it serves, promoting lifelong success by delivering multi-modal, multi-site, and empowering opportunities for the individual. We provide a variety of non-credit courses and programs, from personal enrichment and professional development to customized workforce training and more.  Whether it’s the arts, academics, or preparation for lifelong success, our courses focus on hands-on learning taught by Georgia Southern faculty and other subject matter experts.  Our offerings are available online and in-person, designed to meet various cultural and generational learning needs and provide traditional and non-traditional learners with the flexibility needed to maintain a work-life balance. 

The Division also provides technologically advanced meeting, classroom, event, and conference services in Statesboro, Hinesville, and Savannah. Seasoned in managing educational programs that are local, regional, national and international, the Division of Continuing and Professional Education has the ability to manage the entire life cycle of a conference or special event.  From inception to post-event evaluations, we work diligently to guarantee every aspect is exactly what you envision.

Our broad range of services, offered to both the regional and campus communities, include:

  • Career Training Programs: provides online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations;
  • Conference Planning Services: includes venue sourcing and contract negotiation to include audio-visual, food and beverage, CEU application coordination, financial and registration services, marketing, the arrangement and management of hotel room blocks and lodging, and customizable planning packages; includes the invitation of speakers, issuing of call for proposals, processing of honorarium payments, preparation of speaker bios, poster and presentation session management; offers recruitment of sponsors and exhibitors based on program criteria, processing for exhibitor and sponsor information, confirmation and registration, and coordination of exhibit space;
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Certificates: includes services for the completion and submission of applications to appropriate credentialing bodies as well as the coordination of the CEU process;
  • Customized Training: develops training programs by analyzing, designing, and implementing training solutions that meet the needs of the organization or business. Training solutions can be delivered onsite or on any Georgia Southern University campus.
  • Event Management: operates as the central entry point for meeting and event requests on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses; coordinates events and meetings for both internal and external clients;
  • Personal Enrichment: provides face-to-face and online lifelong learning programs and experiences that allow for the exploration and development of new interests and skills for personal growth;
  • Professional Development: provides face-to-face and online programs in high-demand fields to improve knowledge and skills to enhance and advance career development. Programs may lead to certifications and digital badges.
  • Youth Programs: coordinates facilities and services on the Statesboro and Savannah Campuses for both internal and external groups.

Institutional Assessment and Accreditation

Institutional Assessment and Accreditation supports student learning through coordination of ongoing assessment of academic programs and core courses. IAA works in collaboration with faculty to develop assignments, assessment methods, and documentation processes to effectively track and improve student learning. In addition, IAA works with administrative units to ensure a high quality student experience across all areas of the institution. IAA also compiles documentation and evidence supplied to SACSCOC to satisfy institutional accreditation requirements. IAA models and encourages engagement of students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff in these processes. Additional information is available at IAA’s website at academics.georgiasouthern.edu/vpie/index.php

James H. Oliver, Jr., Institute for Coastal Plain Science

The Institute for Coastal Plain Science facilitates studies focused on the fertile world of Georgia’s Coastal Plain, which covers the southern and southeastern half of the state. This environmental region provides researchers with a living laboratory, where forests, rivers, marshes, swamps and beaches abound with life.

The mission of the ICPS is two-fold: 1) to promote, in coordination with public and private partnerships, interdisciplinary research and education directed toward understanding the physical and biological resources occurring in the region and their sustainable use and management, and 2) to enhance curation of the extensive natural history collections and promote their use as research and education tools. In fulfilling its mission the ICPS partners with diverse entities such as the Nature Conservancy, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, which provides collaborative opportunities for researchers and students.

Applied Coastal Research Laboratory (ACRL)

(http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/icps/acrl/)

The ICPS partners with the ACRL, a field laboratory located on Skidaway Island near Savannah, Georgia. The ACRL provides laboratory space and logistical support to research teams. Our logistical support includes access to nearby research sites (including hammocks, marshes and barrier islands); access to coastal/offshore research via large and small research boats; geophysical and ecological field sampling/monitoring equipment; and a full array of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) capabilities. 

U.S. National Tick Collection (USNTC)

(https://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/usntc/)

The ICPS is also home to the USNTC. With over 125,000 accessioned lots, over one million specimens, their associated data, and an extensive library (reprints, monographs, and books), the USNTC is one of the largest curated tick collections in the world, if not the largest.

Military and Veteran Services

Georgia Southern recognizes that military-affiliated students often face challenging obstacles in the pursuit of a college degree. As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to providing educational opportunities to the military population, in the Spring of 2019 Georgia Southern created the office of Military and Veterans Services. The office provides a comprehensive military and veteran-friendly education support program that engages military-affiliated students from admissions to career placement to help them pursue and achieve their academic and professional goals.

Military Resource Center

In collaboration with a variety of University departments and organizations, the Military Resource Center (MRC) provides assistance, connection, camaraderie, coordinated services, and resources to ensure that all military-connected students are afforded the greatest opportunities for success. Members of our military community will experience individually tailored support of the highest quality through the MRC. Students can get information about the application and admissions process, education benefits, and prior learning assessments to determine credit for military training. MRCs provide access to computers, a resource library, peer-to-peer mentoring and tutoring programs, referrals to other campus and community resources, and information about the Student Veterans of America Chapters at each campus. The MRC at Armstrong and Statesboro have lounges that provide a designated space for military-affiliated students to network, study, and relax. The lounges include a kitchenette and social space that has couches, books, magazines, a television, movies, and video game consoles. The MRC at the Statesboro Campus is located in Centennial Place and the center at the Armstrong Campus can be found in Victor Hall, room148.

Georgia Southern encourages all veterans to take advantage of college credit that may be granted for military training, as well as the credit by examination programs. Veterans requesting college credit for military training must provide Military and Veteran Affairs with an official military transcript for evaluation. For more information please visit our web page at https://www.georgiasouthern.edu/military-veterans/

Federal Tuition Assistance

The Department of Defense provides Tuition Assistance to members of the military service.  The Military & Veteran Services department provides support to service members utilizing Federal Tuition Assistance, specifically Army students using the ArmyIgnitED portal.  Students utilizing Tuition Assistance should contact the Military &Veteran Services at team-eagle@georgiasouthern.edu for assistance with the use of Tuition Assistance.

School Certifying Officials

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) provides educational benefits under several programs. Eligibility is determined by DVA. Veterans or dependents of certain veterans who wish to attend Georgia Southern University under any of the veterans’ benefits programs should contact the School Certifying Officials for assistance at (912) 478-8043 (Statesboro Campus), (912) 344-2948 (Armstrong Campus), or (912) 877-1913 (Liberty Campus) or email mvs@georgiasouthern.edu. The School Certifying Officials are responsible for assisting veteran students with the processing of VA forms for educational benefits. Students will be advised of procedural requirements and certification of enrollment will be verified to DVA.

Veterans who have service-connected disabilities and are eligible for disability compensation may qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation. Disabled veterans who think they qualify for this assistance are encouraged to contact the Department of Veterans Administration for further information.

Office of Career and Professional Development

The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) is committed to providing Georgia Southern University students and alumni with a broad range of personalized services to prepare them for professional success. As career advisors, the OCPD staff assists students with exploring majors, identifying career options, gaining related work experience, awarding non-credit “tuition free” co-op/internship hours, and providing guidance in their full-time professional job search strategies through four distinct areas: Career Advisement, Course Instruction, Experiential Learning, and Professional Employment. Career Advisement is designed to assist students in identifying academic majors and career options. Strategies include one-on-one or group career advising, career assessments, investigation of careers through a comprehensive collection of online information, as well as through the Major and Career Exploration Centers located on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses. Opportunities for Experiential Learning are developed through the outreach efforts of the Employer Relations team, who proactively engage employer partners to create internship and co-op opportunities. Students are prepared for these experiences through mock interview training, résumé/cover letter critique assistance, and structured academic courses that focus on Emotional Intelligence development and professionalism in the workplace. Professional employment opportunities are available through the Handshake online job board and are open to all Georgia Southern University active students and alumni.

Experiential learning provides a valuable opportunity for students to acquire relevant work experience that will increase their marketability upon graduation. Internships and co-ops provide an opportunity for students to evaluate whether their chosen career path or program of study is a good fit for them, develop their professional skills, and apply their academic knowledge while obtaining valuable real-world experience in their field. The Office of Career and Professional Development at Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and promoting internship and co-op opportunities for all students and provides a centralized contact for all academic and non-academic related issues associated with experiential learning for all colleges and majors.

The OCPD professional staff advises and assists students in developing professional skills during their academic career so that they may complete an effective job search campaign prior to graduation. Workshops, class presentations, individual career advisement appointments, along with resources provided on the OCPD website, help prepare students in the areas of effective job search and networking strategies, cover letter and résumé development, interviewing techniques, negotiation strategies, and making the transition from college to the world of work. The department attracts a variety of industries and organizations to recruit Georgia Southern University students and alumni through résumé referrals, on-campus interviewing, and by allowing employers to post positions on Handshake. By participating in on-campus recruiting opportunities, students are able to network with potential employers from all industries to inquire about full-time employment upon graduation.

For more information, please visit the Office of Career and Professional Development website at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/ocpd or call (912) 478-5197.

Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs

 

The Office of Research supports faculty, staff and students in the acquisition, performance, and administration of projects and programs funded from sources outside the University through research development, research administration and service; research integrity and compliance; and award management. Sponsored projects and programs include research, public service, instruction, and other scholarly activities funded by external organizations.The office serves as the central point of coordination for grants, sponsored projects, agreements, memoranda, cooperative and other agreements, as well as contractual obligations from individuals, government, public and non-profit agencies, and industrial, financial and private organizations to support sponsored research and service activities at Georgia Southern University. 

The Office of Research engages several operational units to complete its work.

Research Services (RS) provides information and technical assistance to faculty and staff in obtaining external funds to engage in scholarly activities (research, public service, instruction). The goals of the unit include improving the effectiveness and efficiency of research and sponsored program activities; improving sponsored programs productivity for the entire university; and providing comprehensive support services for sponsored program administration. 

Research Development (RD) within the Office of Research supports faculty success by delivering both professional development for researchers and research development support for complex, large-scale proposals or rapidly evolving high-impact areas. 

Research Integrity (RI) provides professional guidance, support and training for faculty, staff, and student researchers to facilitate the responsible conduct of research and ensure regulatory compliance. RI maintains faculty oversight committees for human subjects, vertebrate animal subjects, biological materials, recombinant/synthetic nucleic acids, and biohazards as well as support programs for other research streams.

Research Accounting (RA) supports and works collaboratively with the university to provide post award financial services for externally funded sponsored research. RA, which is within the Business and Finance division, provides comprehensive support on fiscal management of awards, adherence to federal regulations and improvements to reduce administrative burden. 

The Georgia Southern University Research and Service Foundation (GSURSF) is a nonprofit partner organization that assists, supports, and furthers the research, service, and educational missions of Georgia Southern University. The Foundation functions in cooperation with the University to simplify business processes and other interactions between the private sector and the University. The Foundation manages intellectual property resources for the discovery, development and commercialization of new ideas and technologies. The GSURSF receives all incoming external awards and assigns the performance of sponsored research projects and service delivery programs to the University.

If you have any questions or for additional information please visit the Office of Research website or contact (912) 478-5465.

Online Support Services

MyTech Support

MyTech Support provides technology support for all students, faculty, and staff on Georgia Southern’s three campuses. For online course support or any technology issues, please contact MyTech Support by calling (912) 478-2287. For online and in-person contact information, please visit its.georgiasouthern.edu/about/contact/.

Center for Online Learning (COL)

The COL provides technical and pedagogical training and support for faculty who develop online courses. For more information, call (912) 478-0049 or visit the COL website.

Online Programs at Georgia Southern University

For more information about online programs at Georgia Southern University, please see the following website: academics.georgiasouthern.edu/online/.

Printing & Postal Services

Printing and Postal Services is a university-owned and operated facility located in the Dining Commons building on the Statesboro campus and the Armstrong campus’s Annex 2 building. These facilities provide mail pick up, delivery, posting and boxing, and window services for faculty, staff, and students. The second half of the Printing and Postal Services task list is to print course packs, class required name badges, printed projects, and any printed materials needed by the campus community.

Statesboro Campus:
All student mailboxes are located in the Dining Commons building. Post Office Boxes will be made available to all students living in University Housing. Once these boxes are assigned, the remaining Post Office Boxes will be made available to other students on a first-come, first-serve basis for one full academic year for a $20.00 fee.

Non-University Housing students must go to the P.O. Box Store or the Printing and Postal Services counter in the Dining Commons building to purchase their box. After buying a P.O. Box, the student will be assigned a P.O. Box for the current year. The P.O. Box is accessed using three easy steps. First, log into my.georgiasouthern.edu and click on WINGS. Next, click on the “Personal Information” tab, then click on “View P.O. Box combination” to view the combination and instructions on how to use the P.O. Box.

Armstrong Campus:
All residential students have mailboxes in their residence halls.
Additionally, there are no P.O. Boxes available for rent by non-residential students.

Mail Forwarding:
On both campuses, students need to submit forwarding addresses for the following reasons:

  • graduating
  • withdrawing
  • leaving for a semester
  • completing a voluntary cancellation form

Each campus has different mail forwarding processes. Statesboro campus students can update forwarding addresses on their WINGS account. The Armstrong campus requires students to fill out a USPS Official Mail Forwarding Change of Address Order form. (PS FORM 3575) Printing and Postal Services at the Savannah campus will use the information to forward mail until the USPS form is processed.

Additionally, you will need to go online and submit a USPS Change of Address Form at https://moversguide.usps.com

If you forward your mail, your first-class mail and periodicals will be sent to your forwarding address.

If no forwarding address is on file, mail will be returned to the sender.

If you have any questions, call the Georgia Southern Printing and Postal Services at (912) 478-5697 on the Statesboro Campus and (912) 344-3036 on the Armstrong Campus. Visit our website for additional information.

Regents Center for Learning Disorders

The Regents Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) at Georgia Southern University is one of three centers in Georgia established by the Board of Regents to provide assessments, resources, and research related to students with learning disorders. The Center serves students from GSU and seven additional institutions in the southern area of the state. Students with a history and/or those perceived as having learning disorders, ADHD, or psychological disorders may be referred by the enrolling institution’s student accessibility office for a comprehensive assessment, feedback on appropriate academic accommodations, and recommendations for optimal educational achievement. These services are also provided to students within the local area technical colleges. Additionally, student access offices at any of the institutions served may consult with the Center regarding disability documentation and assessments performed by other professionals. Georgia Southern University students should first contact the Student Accessibility Resource Center on their campus (Statesboro: (912) 478-1566, Savannah & Liberty: (912) 344-2572), while students at other institutions should contact their own office for student accessibility for a referral to the RCLD. In addition to providing comprehensive evaluations for students, the RCLD collaborates with institutions on statewide policy development, provides programs and services for student access professionals and their students, and provides clinical training and research opportunities for graduate students in psychology and related programs at Georgia Southern. For further information please call (912) 478-0100, or visit academics.georgiasouthern.edu/rcld/.

Student Accessibility Resource Center

The Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC) strives to assure equal access to all aspects of the college experience for students with disabilities through reasonable accommodations. A unit of Student Affairs, the Student Accessibility Resource Center supports both the Student Accessibility mission and the university’s strategic plan by promoting and contributing to a university community centered on student learning and success. The SARC office staff is responsible for the coordination of all services for students with disabilities. Students with disabilities must meet all admission and academic standards. Services are provided to students at no cost. The disability categories we serve are: acquired brain injury, attention deficit disorder (ADD or AD/HD), autism spectrum disorder, communication disorders, hearing impairment, learning disabilities, mobility impairment, psychological disorders, systemic medical disabilities and visual impairment.

Students initiate services by completing the Voluntary Declaration of Disability (VDD) form located under the Receiving Services tab on our website. The VDD is returned to our office and the student meets with a SARC staff member and provides documentation of the disability. Academic accommodations are determined on an individual basis using USG specific documentation guidelines which can be found in the Academic and Student Affairs Handbook. Once documentation of the disability is approved, SARC will provide students with accommodation letters to share with their professors.

SARC is located on the second floor of Cone Hall on the Statesboro campus and the phone number is (912) 478-1566. SARC is located on the second floor of the Memorial College Center on the Savannah campus and serves Savannah and Liberty students; the phone number is (912) 344-2572. Our video phone number is (912) 225-9877.

Student Union Facilities and Event Services

The mission of Student Union Facilities and Event Services is to complement the educational mission of the University by providing an environment where students, faculty, staff, and guests can gather to participate and learn in an atmosphere that fosters a sense of community. Each of these spaces provides facilities, services, and support to programs that enhance the quality of out-of-class experiences.

Statesboro Campus

The Russell Union is located on the Statesboro campus and provides a multitude of event planning resources including facility reservations, audio visual services, and event consultation. The Russell Union also houses the following departments: The Office of the Dean of Students, The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Office of Student Conduct, Military and Veteran Student Center, Russell Union Operations, Student Government Association, and the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement. Included in the 110,000 square foot Russell Union facility is a 600-seat ballroom, a 444- seat movie theatre/auditorium, wireless internet, 14 meeting rooms, two computer labs, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Gus Mart and Union Deli, an information center, a catering kitchen, and several areas throughout the building to study, relax, and exchange thoughts and ideas with faculty, staff, and fellow students. The Williams Center’s Office of Student Activities and the Student Organization Resource Center is a resource for students, organizations, and advisors with helpful information on organizational development, event planning resources, and full-time staff to support your co-curricular needs. The Williams Center includes a Multi-purpose Room that holds over 400 people, 26-seat conference room, and multiple meeting and work spaces available to students, faculty, and staff. The Offices of Student Media, Career Services, and First Year Experience also reside within the Williams Center building.

Armstrong Campus

The Student Union on the Armstrong campus provides eating, gathering, and meeting space for the Armstrong campus community. A 650-seat ballroom as well as a 200-seat theater are available for presentations, events, and other gathers. The facility also boasts a 5,700 sq. feet of bookstore, 300-seat food court style dining area along with a convenience store, ample and varied lounge spaces both indoor and outdoor, and meeting space. The Student Union houses the following departments: Student Government Association, Eagle Dining, Dean of Students Office, Student Activities, and other Student Affairs units aimed at getting students involved and supported.

Sustainable Aquaponics Research Center

The Sustainable Aquaponics Research Center (SARC) aquaponics system is located in an approximately 4100 square foot greenhouse, on the Armstrong campus, that supports student and faculty research in areas of Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Engineering.

Mission

To conduct cutting-edge research, and to develop technologies and best practices that improve the sustainability and profitability of soilless farming techniques.

The SARC facility is a state of the art system designed to research the economic and biological sustainability of aquaponics systems. SARC has four independent recirculating systems, each containing 900 gallon tanks capable of holding over 100 mature tilapia (1-2 lbs/each) and 224 square foot runways for growing plants. This proprietary system was uniquely built to conduct controlled scientific research. This allows the center to develop targeted experiments with the goal of improving the economic viability of large-scale aquaponics as a means of sustainable food growth requiring less resources and space.

http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/sarc/

The University Writing Center

The University Writing Center is open to all Georgia Southern students who want feedback on their writing or advice about how to become better writers. Staffed by graduate students and undergraduate peer tutors, the Writing Center offers one-on-one conferences to students working on writing projects for any course at any stage of the writing process. The Writing Center is an important resource for all student writers at all levels of ability. Tutors in the Writing Center can help writers to understand assignments, brainstorm ideas, organize information, and develop editing strategies. While the Writing Center staff will not proofread papers or do any of the actual writing for the students they work with, they will teach students effective ways to use evidence and detail, to anticipate and meet audience needs, and to streamline the structure of their arguments. Citation formats, document preparation, grammatical correctness, and stylistic fluency will also provide a focus for many writing center conferences.

Resources

  • Individual, one-on-one conferences on writing projects
  • Handouts on writing strategies and grammatical issues
  • Handbooks, dictionaries, thesauruses, style guides
  • Online and in-person conference appointments

Tutors are available to give short presentations about the Writing Center and its services in any class at any time during the semester.

Location and Hours

The University Writing Center (Statesboro Campus) is located on the second floor of Henderson Library next to the Information Desk and Learning Commons. One hour and half hour conferences, both in-person and online, are available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Some Sunday hours are also available but vary by semester; check the appointment schedule for details. Appointments can be made on a walk-in basis or online. For more information about the Writing Center (Statesboro Campus), please call (912) 478-1413, visit the Website or contact the Director, Dr. Michael Pemberton, at michaelp@georgiasouthern.edu.

The University Writing Center (Armstrong Campus) is located on the first floor of Lane Library. One-hour and half-hour conferences, both in-person and online, are available Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Appointments can be made on a walk-in basis or by calling the center at (912) 344-3072. For more information about the Writing Center (Armstrong Campus), visit the Website.

Visual Art Exhibitions and Permanent Collections

Gallery programming in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art offers students and the community multiple galleries to view contemporary and traditional art in Statesboro and Savannah.

On the Statesboro Campus, the Center for Art and Theatre houses two contemporary art galleries. These galleries feature both solo and group exhibitions by world-renowned artists working in a range of media, from traditional paintings to multi-media installations, as well as exhibitions that highlight outstanding work by Georgia Southern art and design students.

The Center for Art and Theatre also houses the department’s permanent collections. The Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artists Collection features artworks created by artists born or based in Georgia, created using materials found in Georgia, or themed around the state itself. The collection has been curated by Betty Foy Sanders since she established it in 1968, and is on permanent display in the Georgia Artists Collection Gallery. The Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection features folk art of varying genres and media from around the southeastern United States. This collection also is on permanent display, and was donated to the Department by Bulloch County historian Smith Callaway Banks in 2007.

Nestled between the Center for Art & Theatre and the Visual Arts Building, a sculpture garden offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy changing exhibitions of three-dimensional works of art created by students and alumni of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art.

On the Armstrong Campus, the Fine Arts Gallery occupies a central position in Fine Arts Hall. The gallery hosts 10 exhibitions each academic year, showcasing work by students, faculty, alumni, and visiting artists.

All galleries and collections are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and nights and weekends by appointment. Exhibits are free to the public. Guided tours are available through the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, (912) 478-ARTS.