The Student Center is the hub of student activity at Georgia State University and a focal point for the social, recreational and cultural life of the diverse campus community. While the physical Student Center is located on the Atlanta campus is comprised of two buildings, Student Center East and Student Center West, the department is responsible for involvement opportunities, programs and services on all of Georgia State Universities campuses.
A great place to hang out between classes, study and enjoy performances and events, the Student Center also offers food courts, vending services, the University Bookstore, Cinefest Film Theater, the Gallery Lounge art gallery, ATM banking, computer stations, mobile device charging stations, student organization offices and numerous lounges and seating areas. It houses a wide range of student resources that promote student growth and development, enhance academic success, assist with university services and foster involvement in the university community.
The Student Center features more than 28,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a 425-seat auditorium and spacious ballroom, that may be reserved through SC Event Management for meetings, seminars, conferences, speakers, receptions, banquets, concerts and other functions.
More than just buildings, the Student Center encompasses program areas that offer events and services to enhance university life and education:
- Greek Life
- Leadership Programs
- Panther Activities Council
- Spotlight Programs Board
- Student Government
- Student Media
- Student Organizations
The Student Center is the venue for many of their events and activities, as well as those of the student organizations and services that make their home in the complex.
For a schedule of Student Center events, which are typically free and open to the public, visit the online calendar.
The mission of the Georgia State University Student Center is to foster meaningful growth opportunities that nurture an inclusive and diverse community through innovative services, programs and facilities.
- The Student Center will be the campus living room for diverse students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests of Georgia State University by continually assessing their needs and exceeding their expectations through an intentionally designed, welcoming, safe and inclusive environment.
- The Student Center will complement the university mission and academic program by acting as a catalyst to engage students outside the classroom; providing diverse programming, advising and mentoring; creating and offering developmental student employment opportunities; and fostering interactions among all members of the university community.
- The Student Center will maintain a working environment that is loyal to the organization and respects the diversity, knowledge and expertise of our co-workers.
The Student Center values being respectful, honest and ethical and exemplifying behavior that can be modeled by all.
The Student Center values cooperating and partnering with others and strengthening efforts to serve the university and our surrounding community.
The Student Center strives to be good stewards of financial, human and physical resources by using reliable information to support responsible decision making.
The Student Center strives to create a welcoming environment where all campus community members feel safe. The Student Center will work together to embrace diversity and foster a sense of responsibility to understand and celebrate differences.
The Student Center values pursuing and exceeding stated and unstated goals and developing distinctive and quality programs and services.
The Student Center is proud to be a member of the Association of College Unions International.