On-Campus Resources for GSU Students
- Getting groceries: Panther’s Pantry – https://pantry.gsu.edu/
Pantry of food and hygiene products open to students, faculty, and staff. Individuals may pick up one bag of food and one bag of hygiene items once per week. Vegetarian options available. Locations at Atlanta Downtown campus, Clarkston Campus, Decatur campus, and Dunwoody campus. Donations may be made through Kroger, Amazon, or direct monetary donations (no food drop-offs during COVID).
Getting academic help: Student success programs search center – https://success.students.gsu.edu/
This is an extensive list of GSU programs designed to help students succeed academically. Many of these programs provide tutoring, study skills advice, and help students form a community.
Borrowing technology equipment: GSU library – https://library.gsu.edu/services-and-spaces/spaces-and-technology/borrow- equipment/
Technology items that the library will loan to students, faculty, and staff for periods of 6 hours, 1 week, or 1 semester (depends on the item). Loanable items include calculators, phone chargers, Chromebook and Macbook computers, projectors, and more.
Financial assistance: Dean’s Financial Hardship and Emergency Assistance fund – https://deanofstudents.gsu.edu/student-assistance/
This is a fund through the Dean of Students office that students can apply for to cover school-related expenses or basic needs like food, housing, and childcare. Intended only as a last resort when community resources are not available. Funds may be dispersed as a financial aid package or sometimes a loan (must be repaid later).
Confidential crisis support: Student Victim Assistance – https://victimassistance.gsu.edu/
Confidential support services for students that have been victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, or similar events. This office provides support and resources to help students process these traumatic events and decide their next steps. They do NOT require victims to press criminal or university charges, and reporting an event to this office does not trigger mandated reporting to GSU. They also advise students about how to support someone they know that has been victimized.
This page on their website has MANY useful explanations and resources regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, and reporting: https://victimassistance.gsu.edu/sexual-violation/
Counseling and mental health support: GSU Counseling Center – https://counselingcenter.gsu.edu/
On-campus counseling services that are free for all GSU students, up to 15 sessions per year. All counseling and medical records are 100% confidential and not available to anyone outside the Counseling Center unless there is a serious threat of harm to you or others. This center also provides regular group counseling and workshops to build and support your mental health tools.
Homelessness assistance: EMBARK Network resources for homelessness – https://deanofstudents.gsu.edu/student-assistance/embark/
Collection of on-campus and off-campus resources that could help students experiencing homelessness or the foster care system. Many of the resources are already described on this resources page (food pantry, counseling center, etc.), but students are also encouraged to call the Dean of Students office at the downtown or Perimeter campuses for additional assistance.
Clothing and professionalism resources: GSU Career Closet – https://gsucareercloset.com/ (password: pantherwear)
More details in this article: https://news.gsu.edu/2021/03/03/panther-career-closet-moves-online/
Free gently-used professional clothes for students and alumni. Students can “order” clothes through the online store and pick them up from the Career Closet downtown office. The website is password-protected (you need to use your GSU account to sign in to Handshake). The Career Closet website also includes several informative blog articles about interviewing and making good impressions.
Navigating interpersonal conflicts: GSU Office of the Ombudsperson – https://ombuds.gsu.edu/
The office that gives support and conflict management to students, faculty, staff, and administrators. They help people strategize options in difficult situations, understand GSU policies and resources, and facilitate/mediate conversations involving conflict.
Raising money: IMPACT GSU – https://impact.gsu.edu/
Official crowdfunding platform open to faculty, staff, and registered student organizations to raise money for GSU-affiliated activities. Campaigns can be 30 days long or ongoing, and must be approved via application to the Annual Programs office (due Jan 30 and April 1). Organizations are responsible for advertising their own campaigns; IMPACT only provides the donation platform, not advertising. Zero fees, and donations are tax-deductible.