Office of Undergraduate Studies
The Office of Undergraduate Studies houses programs designed to foster student success, retention, and timely progression toward graduation. Programs include:
The Atlanta Based Learning Program is a university-wide civic engagement initiative to provide learning opportunities for students to become involved in the greater Atlanta community. These activities include familiarization with the urban setting, exposure to urban facilities, community service and service-learning.
Freshmen Learning Communities (FLC)
The Freshmen Learning Community Program is designed to increase retention, GPA, and engagement in the learning process, with each FLC comprised of approximately 25 students, who enroll together their first semester in a pre-planned schedule of five classes based on mutual interest, thus creating small, friendly communities at Georgia State University.
Latino Services and Outreach
Latino Services and Outreach works toward the goal of making Georgia State the research institution of choice for Hispanic/Latino students. The program strives to increase the percentage of Latino/Hispanic students at Georgia State to more closely resemble the population of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Activities include providing services to targeted high and middle schools in the metro Atlanta area, and providing financial assistance, academic, cultural, and social support so that Hispanic/Latino students can obtain a degree from Georgia State.
The State Scholars include all Presidential Scholars, Berner Scholars, and recipients of The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund, University Scholar Assistants, and students who are invited to enroll in the Community of Scholars at the Lofts. The Community of Scholars at the Lofts is a living-learning initiative to recruit and retain high-achieving students through the benefits of on-campus housing with furnished rooms, student-centered programming, faculty involvement, and cultural activities.
The Supplemental Instruction program targets high-risk courses (those with 30% or higher D, W, F rates) as opposed to targeting high-risk students. Students participate in small group learning sessions lead by trained Supplemental Instruction Leaders.
The Undergraduate Research program fosters activities that integrate undergraduate research most effectively into the learning experience. These activities include support and direction for the University Scholar Assistantships that provide on-campus work opportunities for high-achieving students who are paired with faculty on research projects relevant to their academic goals. Activities also include direction for the Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Conference (GSURC) that is designed to increase awareness of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities on campus, as well as recognize the importance of faculty-student collaboration.