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

Student Life

Georgia Southern University campuses are full of life - places where memories are made every day. They are comfortable sites of activity and interaction for both educational and personal growth offering a wide variety of facilities, services and organizations to the 26,000-plus students interested in exercising, maintaining their health, enjoying the outdoors, making new friends, building knowledge and sharing ideas.

  • Situated on the Atlantic coast in beautiful Savannah, the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University is located just minutes away from the National Historic Landmark District downtown and a short drive from the sunny beaches of Tybee Island. The 268-acre arboretum campus is home to more than 6,500 students and offers an abundance of resources to help students succeed.
  • Located just an hour from historic Savannah, Georgia Southern’s 900-plus acre Statesboro Campus is nestled in the classic Main Street town of Statesboro, Georgia. It boasts a lively and picturesque downtown, where visitors enjoy boutique shops, restaurants, a seasonal farmer’s market and diverse cultural activities. Statesboro and Bulloch County continue to grow along with the University, and are now home to more than 72,000 residents.
  • Located in Hinesville, the Liberty Campus houses a new, state-of-the-art facility offering a variety of opportunities for local students, especially those affiliated with the military, to take advantage of a nationally recognized university in their own backyard.

Students don’t have to travel far to find things to do. Our campus offers excellent housing, dining, transportation, recreation and health and safety services to a diverse student body from all 50 states and 102 countries. From the picturesque lawn of Sweetheart Circle ins Statesboro to the botanic beauty of the Armstrong Campus to the dynamic and modern facility in Hinesville, Georgia Southern University remains one of the nation’s premier places to live, work, study and grow.

Campus Recreation and Intramurals

Campus Recreation & Intramurals, an integral and active service of the diverse University community, supports and strengthens the mission of Georgia Southern University and the Division of Student Affairs by fostering a culture of engagement that is dedicated to nurturing the whole student through wellness. Our purpose is to inspire self-discovery through sport, fitness, wellness and adventure. Through the provision of high-quality, safe and enriching programs and facilities in Fitness, Aquatics, Southern Adventures, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Golf, and Shooting Sports Education, we strive to promote and develop healthy lifestyle choices that will contribute positively to the overall well-being of the students, faculty and staff at Georgia Southern.

Statesboro Campus

M.C. Anderson Recreational Park

2687 Bunny Akins Boulevard, Statesboro, GA 30458
(912) 478-5436

Recreation Activity Center (RAC):

  • 215,000 square-foot facility
  • Free Weight, Machine Weight, Cardio, Group Exercise, Mind/Body and Spinning rooms
  • Wellness Center including a fitness assessment lab
  • 8 Multi-use courts (basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer)
  • 3 Racquetball courts
  • 3 Multipurpose rooms for dance and martial arts
  • Southern Adventures Center
  • 45-foot climbing wall and bouldering cave
  • Aquatics Center complete with 25yd x 25m lap pool, whirlpool, sauna, 1m and 3m diving boards and locker room facilities

Outdoor venues:

  • Outside leisure pool and whirlpool
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • Bandshell
  • Multiplex and Club Sports fields (softball, soccer, flag football, lacrosse and rugby)
  • Pavilion that can accommodate a variety of events
  • Challenge Course featuring low, high and static elements

Georgia Southern University Golf Course at University Park

1031 Golf Club Road, Statesboro, GA 30458
(912) 478-4653

  • 18-hole golf course on 167 acres
  • 30-station driving range
  • Practice greens for chipping and putting
  • 8,000 square foot clubhouse

Shooting Sports Education Center

3271 Old Register Road, Statesboro, GA 30458
(912) 478-7732

  • 30,000 square foot indoor archery center and firing range
  • 16 lane, 25-meter firing range
  • 16 lane, 25-meter archery center
  • Storage facility for firearms and bows
  • Training/seminar rooms
  • 20-acre outdoor archery park

Armstrong Campus

Armstrong Recreation Center (ARC)

11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419
(912) 344-3136

  • 85,000 square-foot facility encompassing two fitness areas, multipurpose courts, group fitness studio and offices
  • Multi-functional athletic courts for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, pickleball and more
  • Fitness center, which includes: Woodway treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, recumbent bikes, motion trainers, rowing machines, heavy lifting power racks, a full complement of free weights and more

Recreation Fields

  • 2 flag football fields
  • Soccer fields

Tennis Complex

  • 12 lighted tennis courts

CRI encompasses multiple recreational areas in two campus locations: Aquatics (located in Statesboro), Club Sports, Fitness (including Group Fitness), Informal Recreation, Intramural Sports, Southern Adventures, Golf (located in Statesboro) and Shooting Sports Education (located in Statesboro).

The Aquatics Center provides the campus and surrounding community with a variety of recreational and educational programs designed to promote fun and safety on the water. We offer open swimming, diving, aqua aerobics, swim lessons, and lifesaving classes certified through the American Red Cross. Our facilities include an indoor pool that is handicap accessible, 1m and 3m diving boards, an outdoor leisure pool with basketball goals and a volleyball net, two whirlpools, a dry sauna and a locker room with showers.

Club Sports are unique student organizations in which the overall functions of the organization are student-operated. Club Sports offer a way of finding others who share similar recreational interests and may be organized for instructional, recreational and/or competitive purposes. We have clubs such as archery, baseball, disc golf, equestrian, firearms, fishing, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, ultimate frisbee and more. For a full listing, visit our Club Sports website.

Fitness programs promote health and wellness in many ways. Group fitness includes Yoga, Pilates, resistance training and traditional aerobic classes that help participants improve their cardiorespiratory fitness while also building strength and endurance. Personal training and fitness assessments are available to assist in evaluating fitness levels and providing guidance to reach or maintain fitness and wellness goals, while lifestyle and weight management workshops provide education and support for creating a personal health strategy.

The Georgia Southern University Golf Course at University Park provides an 18-hole championship golf course and comprehensive practice facility that is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. Programs and clinics are scheduled throughout the year to help introduce the fundamentals and build the skills necessary to enjoy a lifetime of golf. For those seeking to take their game to the next level, personal instruction with one of our PGA professionals is available. Visit our pro shop in the clubhouse for unique attire, golf equipment, golf club repair/ regripping, club sizing and more. To learn more or schedule a tee time, visit GSGolfCourse.com or call 912-GSU-GOLF.

Informal Recreation allows participants to engage in a variety of unstructured recreation activities such as basketball, volleyball, racquetball, walking or jogging. To support this mission, CRI also offers an equipment-lending program at no additional charge. Items available for checkout include hand wraps, boxing gloves, racquetballs, racquets and basketballs.

Intramural Sports provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity for competition and fun in a variety of team and individual sports activities. Divisions are available for men, women, and co-rec teams in a range of skill and competition levels. Participants can compete in flag football, dodge ball, basketball, indoor/outdoor soccer, softball, golf, tennis, ultimate frisbee, bowling, volleyball and sand volleyball.

The Shooting Sports Education Center seeks to assist students, faculty, staff and the general public in developing the knowledge, skills and appreciation necessary to be a responsible hunter, archer or shooting sports enthusiast. Trained and certified staff provides instruction in the classroom and on the range to promote both competency and safe archery and firearms handling. The 30,000 square foot facility is open to the public and equipped to serve a variety of shooting sports interests through the 16 lane, 25-meter firing range, 16 lane, 25-meter archery center and two training/seminar rooms. Visit georgiasouthern.edu/ssec for more information.

Southern Adventures is the university community’s resource for adventure programming. Southern Adventures provides guided backpacking, sea kayaking, canoeing and climbing trips that range from day trips to weeklong outings around the southeast. Their equipment rental center also provides all the gear necessary for embarking on your own adventures. The challenge course is designed to provide exciting, experiential opportunities that focus on leadership, communication, self-awareness and interpersonal skills. A 45-foot climbing wall and bouldering cave allow participants to experience the thrill of rock climbing indoors. Instructional clinics are offered throughout the year to learn kayaking, belaying, navigating and other hard skills necessary to confidently and safely enjoy outdoor recreation.

Participation in CRI programs is completely voluntary. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. Participants are also urged to secure adequate personal medical coverage. Additional CRI program information can be found on our website at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/cri.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center at Georgia Southern University is a place where students can go to receive services and participate in programs that are designed to help them handle day-to-day challenges and encourage their personal growth and development. The Counseling Center complements and facilitates the mission of the University by providing services ranging from individual, group, and relationship counseling to outreach programming, crisis intervention, and academic assistance. Students get the personal support they need in a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. The Center’s staff includes professionally trained psychologists and counselors who are committed to helping students meet their personal and educational goals.

The Center offers individual counseling in areas such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, relationship conflicts, eating disorders, trauma and abuse issues, and family of origin concerns. Group counseling offers students the opportunity to interact with others who have similar concerns while developing more satisfying relationships. Relationship counseling offers students an opportunity to build communication skills and conflict resolution in romantic relationships.

Case management connects students with referral resources to meet their individual needs.

The Center’s staff offers drop-in workshops designed to provide students with additional opportunities for personal growth; including increasing emotional wisdom, improving sleep hygiene, and practicing mindful yoga. Online workshops and self-help resources are available on the Counseling Center website on a variety of topics for those who are interested in accessing skill building independently

Staff also provides outreach presentations to academic classes and student organizations on various mental health topics, such as stress management, dating violence, acquaintance rape, interpersonal relationships, and communication skills. Please see the online outreach request form. In addition, the Counseling Center houses the Sexual Assault Response Team, the SAFE SPACE program, and QPR Gatekeeper Training.

Counselors are also available to assist faculty who desire consultation about a student. The number to call (912) 478-5541 (Statesboro) or (912) 344-2529 (Armstrong).

Dining Plans

Eagle Blue All access to the Dining Commons, Lakeside DC and The Galley DC / 100 Dining Dollar$ / Seven (7) Weekly To-Go Meals / Seven (7) Guest Passes per semester $1775.00/semester
Eagle Gold All access to the Dining Commons, Lakeside DC and The Galley DC / 300 Dining Dollar$ / Nine (9) Weekly To-Go Meals / Nine (9) Guest Passes per semester $1925.00/semester

Dining Dollar$ and Guest Passes expire at the end of the semester and are non-reloadable. To-Go meals start over every Monday and do not roll over from week to week.

The Rates quoted above are for Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 and may be subject to change per the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approval. Please visit the Eagle Dining Services website for current Dining Plan pricing and Dining Plan Policy.

Incoming students, primarily of Freshman status, living on campus their first and second semester, are required to have a minimum of the Eagle Blue or may choose to upgrade to the Eagle Gold Dining Plan.  Information about this requirement is included in the University Housing Contract, Dining Plan Policy, and Eagle Card Contract. Please read and understand this information before signing your housing contract. Freshmen may choose either the Eagle Blue All-Access Dining Plan or the Eagle Gold All-Access Dining Plan for the duration of their first two semesters, living in on-campus housing.

Dining Dollar$ are accepted at all dining locations on campus and GUS Mart locations. Guest Passes and To-Go meals may only be used at Residential Dining locations, Main Dining Commons, Lakeside Dining Commons, and The Galley. 

Enrollment Management

The Division of Enrollment Management is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of University-wide enrollment management services and programs which include recruitment, enrollment, and graduation. Departments in the division include Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, the Registrar, International Student Admissions and Programs, Enrollment Services, Military and Veteran Services, and Institutional Research. These departments provide support services to promote student success from application to graduation.

Health Services

Georgia Southern University Health Services is a department of Auxiliary Services and the Division of Student Affairs.

The Mission of Health Services is to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare, education and health promotion in support of student retention, graduation and positive long-term wellness.

Health Services is available to all Georgia Southern students with locations on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses for consultation, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses and injuries. Services in both locations include primary care, women’s health care, immunizations, laboratory testing, and travel medicine. Additional services at the Statesboro location include allergy injections, physical therapy, radiology services, retail pharmacy and vision care. Students may access services at either location.

Appointments on the Statesboro campus are self-scheduled using the Online Student Health (OSH) Patient Portal after logging into your WINGS or mygeorgiasouthern page. For appointments at the Armstrong campus clinic, call 912-961-5726. Same day appointments are available on a limited basis at both locations.

Health Services in Statesboro is located at 984 Plant Drive. Operating hours are 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday. The Armstrong clinic is located at Compass point, 7000 Building. Operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00a.m - 5 p.m. An after hour and weekend Nurse Response Call Service is available for students by calling 1-855-779-7185. This service is staffed by experienced registered nurses who can assist with general health questions or, as well as referrals to area service providers as needed. Refer to our website for further information on community resources for emergencies and after hour care. All expenses related to emergency and after hours care are the responsibility of the student.

All Georgia Southern University students are eligible for Health Services. Students enrolled in four (4) or more credit hours prepay the health fee at the beginning of each semester when tuition and student fees are paid. This entitles those students to receive services throughout the semester for examination and treatment. Students taking less than four (4) credit hours or taking on-line courses may choose to pay the semester health fee at the Health Center to receive services. Refer to our website for a list of services that are covered by the semester health fee. Additional discounted fees are charged for provider visits, medications, laboratory services, physical therapy, x-rays, vision care, allergy injections, immunizations and medical equipment. Some students may have medical conditions that require referral to other healthcare providers or specialists for consultation and/or treatment. All expenses related to these services are the responsibility of the student. Health Services will file claims to your insurance plan as requested for services received at the Statesboro clinic only. A self-pay rate is available at both clinics.

A valid Georgia Southern University identification card is required to access services at Health Services. Insured students should also present a current insurance card for services received at the Statesboro clinic if they want to file a claim to their plan.

Students are encouraged to maintain health insurance coverage in case of hospitalization. For those who are no longer covered by their parents’ insurance plan, or who may elect to purchase additional insurance coverage, a student health insurance plan is available. For more information about this plan, visit our web site for the link to the insurance company and their enrollment application form.

Health Services is proud to be among the outstanding student services offered by Georgia Southern University. Please feel free to contact us with your questions, comments, or suggestions at any time. Thank you for your interest in Health Services. We look forward to serving you.

For more information about the department, including public health updates by our medical director, visit our site at auxiliary.georgiasouthern.edu/healthservices.

Immunization Requirements

The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia has established immunization requirements for all students.

All students are required to submit their immunization records, TB Screening Questionnaire and Medical history forms. These forms and directions for submittal of records can be accessed at our website, auxiliary.georgiasouthern.edu/healthservices/immunization.

Students with religious objections or documented medical conditions that prohibit an immunization can receive an exemption from the immunization requirements. Students who have an approved exemption could be restricted from campus in the case of an outbreak of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, rubella, or varicella.

984 Plant Drive
Statesboro, GA 30460-8043
Main Phone: (912) 478-5641
Fax: (912) 478-1893

Student Affairs Annex
Compass point, 7000 Building
11935 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419-1997
Main Phone: (912)961-5726
Fax: (912) 961-0679

E-mail: health@georgiasouthern.edu

Immunization Office Phone: (912) 478-0743
Immunization Email: immunizations@georgiasouthern.edu

Leadership & Community Engagement

Come visit the Office of Leadership & Community Engagement on the Statesboro Campus in Russell Union Suite 1056, on the Armstrong Campus in the Student Union Room 234, or call us at (912) 478-1435. You can also visit our website at http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/LeadServe, or contact us via email at leader@georgiasouthern.edu.

The Office of Leadership & Community Engagement serves to advance the leadership potential and community engagement of Georgia Southern students. We utilize an integrated theoretical approach to learning, service, and leadership that empowers students to become active, global citizens who lead positive change. The Office also provides students with information and resources about the many opportunities available to invest their lives in the community. Volunteering is a powerful way for students to gain hands-on professional level experience while addressing existing social issues and community needs.

Some of the opportunities provided by the Office include:

  • Southern Leaders Program - A nationally-recognized, comprehensive leadership development and community engagement program focused on personal leadership development, team building, and creating positive change. Southern Leaders is offered on the Statesboro campus where students make a difference in their community through interactive leadership lessons, community service, challenging team projects, and unique leadership experiences. Upon completion of all program requirements, participants receive the prestigious Southern Leaders Graduate medallion and seal.
  • Nick Mamalakis Emerging Leaders Program - This one year program is focused on mentoring and the development of leadership on the Armstrong campus. Students of any classification may enter this program and gain insights in their personal practice of leadership and the importance of mentoring. Students will also engage in service and with local leaders. Upon completion of the program, students will participate in the Nick Mamalakis Pinning Ceremony and some will be honored with leadership scholarships for excellence in their practice of leadership.
  • Serve912 - Our local service initiative that engages students with communities in the 912 area code year-round through regularly scheduled volunteer trips, ongoing community service activities, and meeting local needs as part of the Director’s Immediate Response Team (DIRT).
  • Community Liaisons - A community engagement program in which student leaders are placed in community agencies to help recruit and manage university volunteers and to assist with other needs of the agencies. Community Liaisons serve to strengthen partnerships between Georgia Southern and the local community.
  • Service-Learning Student Facilitators - Students in this program learn the theory and practical skills of service-learning to work alongside faculty as peer educators to create and manage service-learning experiences within academic courses.
  • Alternative Breaks - Offered in December, March, May, and on select weekends, these low-cost trips offer students the opportunity to spend their breaks investing their lives in service to others while focusing on social issues.
  • LEAD Courses -These free, non-credit bearing courses teach the practical application of leadership and service through interactive activities and reflection in the classroom environment. Students can register for these courses through WINGS.
  • Sustainability Programs - Works to increase positive behavior through education and awareness on sustainability issues on campus and in the community. Programs include the Sustainability Fee Grant Program, the Campus Community Garden, Eco-Reps, and Sustainability Week.

Minority Advisement Program

OMA provides mentor and student success initiatives to enhance retention, progression, and graduation (RPG) for students from underrepresented backgrounds by creating a culture of academic achievement and success throughout students’ matriculation.  This is achieved through programming, mentoring, and other initiatives that support healthy identity development, academic and social support, and professional and personal development.

For more information, please contact oma@georgiasouthern.edu.

Men of Vision and Excellence (M.O.V.E.)

The Men of Vision and Excellence (M.O.V.E.) is an African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) supported by the University System of Georgia that provides a multifaceted support system for African-American males.

Minority Advisement Program (M.AP.)

The Minority Advisement Program (MAP) is a unique college mentoring/success program for minority incoming students (MAPees) that match freshmen and transfer students with upperclassmen (Sponsor) to assist with their acclimation to college life. The Sponsor serves as a mentor and a friend, guiding participants by making them aware of campus resources and opportunities, encouraging academic success, and arranging social gatherings. 

Hispanic Outreach and Leadership Achievement (HOLA)

The Hispanic Outreach and Leadership Achievement Program (HOLA) program provides Hispanic/Latinx students with support services, leadership opportunities and cultural awareness programs to achieve successful rates of Hispanic/Latinx student enrollment, retention and graduation.

Sisters with Vision (SWV)

Sisters With Vision (SWV) is a mentoring and student success program that focuses on providing co-curricular support to students who identify as African-American women.

Asian Pacific American Initiative (APA)

The Asian Pacific American Initiative (APA) is an initiative that focuses on providing co-curricular support to students who identify as Asian and Pacific islander.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

The mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) supports Georgia Southern University’s greater mission to support cultural diversity. The department is designed to educate and celebrate the cultural and ethnic diversity of students, staff and the Georgia Southern community. This is accomplished by cultivating leaders who value civility, problem solving and heritage. The Office of Multicultural Affairs also promotes a fulfilling and comprehensive college experience which encourages social responsibility and personal well-being obtained through cultural opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. These include a series of support services, programs and activities that foster inclusion and pluralism.

In addition to facilitating diversity workshops in the classroom and for student organizations, the Office of Multicultural Affairs also organizes and promotes campus-wide diversity events which includes but is not limited to: lectures, conferences, trips and leadership workshops. The Office of Multicultural Affairs also collaborates with student organizations and faculty on cultural heritage month celebrations which include but are not limited to: Hispanic Heritage; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) Awareness; Women’s History Month; Black History Month; Religious Awareness; and much more.

For more information about programs and services offered through the Office of Multicultural Affairs visit students.georgiasouthern.edu/multicultural/ or the offices located on the 2nd floor of the Russell Union Room 2070 on the Statesboro Campus and the 2nd floor of the Memorial College Center Rooms 211 and 212 on the Armstrong Campus. You may also contact us at (912) 478-5409 or by email at oma@georgiasouthern.edu.

Office of Student Conduct

Georgia Southern University exists to provide an environment in which intellectual achievement, scholarship, and character development can flourish. The Georgia Southern community (Students, Faculty, and Staff) willingly shares the responsibility for sustaining a creative and productive atmosphere through adherence to the highest standards of personal and professional conduct. All who are privileged to be a part of Georgia Southern campus life must remain aware they are representatives of Georgia Southern University, whether they are on campus or elsewhere, and are therefore expected to avoid behavior that brings discredit or dishonor upon themselves or the University as an institution. Recognizing trust is the cornerstone of all human relations, Students will work to build and sustain the trust of their peers, the faculty, and staff by following both the letter and the spirit of the Code of Student Conduct. A Student-centered University embraces a campus climate in which civility and respect among members of the campus community is viewed vital to the overall ethical development of its Students.

The University is dedicated not only to learning and the advancement of knowledge, but also to the development of ethically sensitive and responsible persons. It seeks to achieve these goals through sound educational programs and policies governing student conduct that encourage independence and maturity.

The student conduct process is not a court of law, and therefore does not follow prescribed legal or evidentiary standards. The student conduct process is also completely separate from any criminal proceeding and one will have no bearing on the other. Should a Student have a pending legal case, the University will move forward with the student conduct process.

The University may apply sanctions or take other appropriate action when the conduct of a Student interferes with the University’s (a) responsibility of ensuring the opportunity for attainment of educational objectives; or (b) responsibility of protecting property, keeping records, providing services, and sponsoring non-classroom activities such as lectures, concerts, athletic events, and social functions. Georgia Southern University reserves the right to take necessary and appropriate action to protect the safety and well-being of the campus community.

The Office of Student Conduct utilizes Georgia Southern University email as its primary means of communication with Students. It is necessary for Students to check their University email daily and to promptly respond to any requests from the Office of Student Conduct or designee.

Southern’s Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (SOAR)

New Freshman & Transfer Students

Once accepted for admission, all new degree-seeking undergraduate students must attend Southern’s Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (SOAR). SOAR is a required orientation program, part of The Eagle Experience, for new incoming students (freshmen and transfers) to assist with their transition to University life. At SOAR, students will receive information about how to succeed both in and outside of the classroom through sessions with faculty, staff, and current students. Attendance at this program is how a student will receive their course schedule from academic advisors. Family members and supporters are encouraged to attend SOAR. There is a fee for both students and guests to attend. Sessions are held both in person and virtually - students may choose their modality. Accepted students may find more information and complete an online reservation, linked from the SOAR website, GeorgiaSouthern.edu/SOAR.

Fully Online Program Students

Students that have been admitted into fully online programs demonstrate to Georgia Southern an intent to enroll and commitment by registering for SOAR, however there is not a synchronous event for students to attend. Once an admitted student registers as a commitment, their academic advisement team will be notified and begin informing the student of next steps specific to their program. Accepted students may find more information and complete an online commitment reservation, linked from the SOAR website, GeorgiaSouthern.edu/SOAR.

For more information about SOAR, contact New Student & Family Programs at (912) 478-SOAR, orientation@georgiasouthern.edu, or visit the website at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/orientation.

Student Affairs

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office supports, develops, and guides Georgia Southern Students. We provide a safe and inclusive environment for students and their support network, where they can connect with community resources to ensure learning and success.  As a unit of the Division of Student Affairs, the Dean of Students Office supports the Division’s mission and the student learning outcomes by integrating a student-centered approach. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students that is characterized by collegiality, civil discourse, safety and respect. The Dean of Students Office works collaboratively with other offices on campus to enhance the quality of student life.

Through one-on-one appointments, virtually and in-person, the Dean of Students Office connects with students to discuss and identify concerns so that the University may serve students more effectively. We assist individual students with navigating various challenges they may encounter while attending the institution. The Dean of Students Office is here to serve and support the success of all students. For more information, please visit our website at students.georgiasouthern.edu/dean/.

Student Media

Students have the first and last word on news coverage and content of all George-Anne Media Group outlets.

The George-Anne Media Group engages students on all campuses through: 

  • The George-Anne Daily email newsletter five days a week. 
  • The George-Anne Inkwell email newsletter weekly.
  • The weekly Deep Dive email newsletter, focusing on issues of inclusive excellence (diversity, equity and inclusion). 
  • The George-Anne Statesboro Edition and The George-Anne Inkwell Edition (Armstrong campus), distributed in print every other Thursday during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Daily news articles, features and videos at thegeorgeanne.com, as well as promotion via social media.
  • The George-Anne Daily email newsletter five days a week.
  • The Reflector feature magazine once per semester.
  • The Our House Guide guide for new students is distributed at Operation Move-In every fall.

Students of all majors are welcome to join a student media outlet. No experience is necessary. For more information, go to: https://students.georgiasouthern.edu/student-media/

Student Organizations

Part of each student’s education is the development of their talents outside of the classroom. Through offering a wide variety of activities with over 250 student organizations, Georgia Southern University promotes this growth. Current student organization classifications include academic, creative and performing arts, cultural, honorary, professional, service, social action/political, social fraternities & sororities, special interest, spiritual, and sports. Students are encouraged to log on to Eagle Engage via my.georgiasouthern.edu to gain more information about student organizations at Georgia Southern University or visit the Office of Student Activities website. You may also join the Office of Student Activities’ page (on Eagle Engage) to receive our weekly newsletter, detailing various student engagement opportunities on campus and in the community!

The supervision and coordination of student activities and organizations, including the University Programming Board are the responsibility of the Office of Student Activities. At Georgia Southern University, student activities and organizations are regarded as an integral part of the total educational program. To be recognized on campus, organizations must contribute to the academic, recreational or cultural climate of the University. Therefore, 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 a Student Organization, available on the Office of Student Activities website. 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 for familiarizing themselves with the standards and regulations of the University. For more information on student organizations contact the Office of Student Activities, Statesboro campus: (912) 478-7270 | Williams Center-Room 2065 or Armstrong campus: (912) 344-2504 | Student Union-Suite D234.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the central student government organization on campus. There are executive officers and the President’s Cabinet, all of whom fall under the leadership of the SGA President, representing the entire institution. Each member of the organization is elected each Spring Semester by the student body. Student Government represents the student body in all phases of student life at Georgia Southern University and facilitates communication among the administration, the faculty, and the student body. Individuals or organizations desiring input into the total life of the campus should enlist the services of the officers and senators. For additional information, email or call the Student Government Association at (912) 478-0185 or sga@georgiasouthern.edu. You can also access their website at students.georgiasouthern.edu/SGA. The SGA office is located in Russell Union 1010 on the Statesboro Campus and Memorial College Center (MCC) 201 on the Armstrong Campus.

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is an active part of student life on campus. Approximately 3,000 undergraduate students are members of 20 fraternities and 18 sororities on both the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses. These organizations provide opportunities for members to develop and refine personal leadership skills, make new friends, participate in campus activities and athletics, contribute to local and national philanthropies, and improve their scholarship aptitude. For additional information, call the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at (912) 478-5185 or access their website at www.georgiasouthern.edu/fsl).

Student Media

The Office of Student Media oversees student-run news outlets based on both the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses. We engage Georgia Southern students every day to provide information and promote reflection, conversation and action. We do this in print, in person and online with words, photography, video and advertising and marketing services. Students who participate in our program learn communication skills, critical thinking in a business environment, teamwork and leadership. They often go on to media careers, but the program is open to all majors and all career interests. For more information and to apply to join, go to students.georgiasouthern.edu/student-media/.

University Programming Board

University Programming Board is Georgia Southern University’s student-led programming board that consists of Executive Officers and 60+ general members. This student organization provides programming that allows students to maintain a healthy balance between academic pursuits and social activities. The University Programming Board offers a diverse selection of popular entertainment, spirited events, and campus traditions throughout the year and supports the academic mission of Georgia Southern University by collaborating with various academic departments, organizations, and offices to provide programming based on a variety of topics and interests.

Major events produced by the University Programming Board during the fall semester include Homecoming, Family Weekend Block Parties and holiday lighting ceremonies. The Miss Georgia Southern University Scholarship Competition, indoor/outdoor movies, and special performances are also among the many programs coordinated during the spring semester. All events are open to Georgia Southern University students, faculty, and staff with their Eagle ID.

For more information about what programs are coming to campus, information about how to get involved, or a schedule of events, please visit our website at: students.georgiasouthern.edu/student-activities/ or contact the:

University Programming Board, Statesboro campus
Williams Center-Room 2061
University Programming Board, Armstrong campus
Student Union-Suite D234

Tech Corner

Your technology destination. Stocked with computers, accessories, games and electronics, Tech Corner has the latest and greatest technology for life on and off-campus. Whether you’re studying or working, entertaining or making a statement, you can find what you need at the prices you want at Tech Corner!

With Tech Corner, the latest in technology and electronics is right around the corner. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know; we are able to special order merchandise from all of our distributors. Visit our store on the Statesboro Campus, or shop online for the best selection of laptops and tablets, headphones and speakers, gaming systems, mobile & tablet accessories, and more! Order online by visiting GSTechCorner.com and pick up in-store.

Technology You Need Competitive Pricing
With students in mind, we strive to keep prices low on our products. All of our merchandise is priced with an education discount.

Reliable Support & Service
Our in-house computer service center is factory authorized to assist with maintenance and repair. We also offer protection plans on all of our merchandise . The Tech Corner is an Apple Authorized repair and service center, capable of filing AppleCare warranty claims.

Contact Tech Corner:
(912) 478-7744

The University Store

You’ll find the textbooks and academic supplies you need for class plus gameday apparel and spirit merchandise all in one place at the University Store on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses. Because the store is owned and operated by Georgia Southern University, store profits are reinvested into the campus community, so you’re supporting your University every time you shop.

Textbooks | Textbook Rentals | Ebooks

University Store offers all required textbooks for the all Georgia Southern courses. Unlike other bookstores, they work with campus faculty to ensure that they sell only the correct and complete editions of textbooks and course materials that are requested by the instructor. The store offers multiple purchasing options by selling both new and used books and eBooks. They also offer book rentals that can save students up to 75% off of new book costs. For your convenience, books can be purchased via your WINGS account or via the store’s website at GSUstore.com. Books and course materials may be purchased with available financial aid bookstore credit - all you need is your Eagle Card!

During Buyback at the end of each semester, University Store will buy your new or used textbook as needed if it will be used by faculty in the upcoming semesters.


University Store sells basic school supplies like bookbags, binders, pens and pencils, scantrons, etc. as well as class and major-specific supplies and items such as lab coats and glasses, sketch paper and portfolio holders. Your financial aid bookstore credit may be used to purchase any of the supply items that are sold at the store during the beginning of each term.

Apparel and Merchandise

Offering the best and largest selection of men’s, women’s and children’s official Georgia Southern University gear and apparel, you’re sure to find something for every Eagle fan at the University Store! Shop the latest styles in store or online at GSUstore.com. You can even make a wishlist of your favorite items on the website to share with your friends and family. Make sure to sign up for our U-Count rewards program, and you’ll earn reward points every time you shop!

University Programming Board

University Programming Board is Georgia Southern University’s student-led programming board that consists of Executive Officers and over 60 general members. This student organization provides programming that allows students to maintain a healthy balance between academic pursuits and social activities. The University Programming Board offers a diverse selection of popular entertainment, spirited events, and campus traditions throughout the year and supports the academic mission of Georgia Southern University by collaborating with various academic departments, organizations, and offices to provide programming based on a variety of topics and interests.

Major events produced by the University Programming Board during the fall semester include Homecoming, Family Weekend Block Parties, and holiday lighting ceremonies. The Miss Georgia Southern University Scholarship Competition, indoor/outdoor movies, and special performances are also among the many programs coordinated during the spring semester. All events are open to Georgia Southern University students, faculty, and staff with their Eagle ID.

For more information about what programs are coming to campus, information about how to get involved, or a schedule of events, please contact the Office of Student Activities, Statesboro campus: Williams Center-Room 2065 | (912) 478-7270 or Armstrong campus: Student Union, Suite D234 | (912) 344-2504, or visit our website at: students.georgiasouthern.edu/student-activities.