Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

1520 Cultures, Communities & Inclusion

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Here at Georgia State University, we strive to educate and celebrate our diverse campus populations. According to U.S. News & World Report (2021), Georgia State University is the #8 most ethnically diverse university in the United States. We are a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds, and prior to your graduation, we will provide you with numerous opportunities to enhance your life skills, learn about other cultures, and be fully prepared for the world that awaits you post-graduation. Our Cultures, Communities & Inclusion (CCI) team is staffed with dedicated professionals to assist you on your journey. We can’t wait to engage with you! Here are our areas:

1520.10 Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) provides services that assist all students in being engaged and successful members of the Georgia State University community. The services include connecting students to campus resources, facilitating students in resolving issues and complaints, highlighting the values of the university community, encouraging student involvement, and addressing emergency concerns.

For more information, call 404-413-1515 or visit the Office of the Dean of Students website at deanofstudents.gsu.edu.

1520.20 Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center (MC) is committed to increasing cultural competence and preparing students for global citizenship by cultivating a culture of care through cultural awareness & community building, advocacy & student success, resources & services, heritage celebrations, gender and sexuality, and education & training for social justice initiatives.

For more information, call 404-413-1584 or visit the Multicultural Center website at multicultural.gsu.edu.

1520.30 Latinx Student Services and Outreach

Latinx Student Services and Outreach (LASSO) provides a space for students of all backgrounds to gather throughout the school day and immerse themselves in Latinx culture and a familia in which students support one another through their academic journeys and beyond. In addition, LASSO creates yearlong social, cultural, academic and professional programming on all campuses to enrich students’ development in all areas.

For more information, email at lasso@gsu.edu or visit the LASSO website at success.students.gsu.edu/latinx-outreach.

1520.40 Black Student Achievement

Black Student Achievement (BSA) provides university wide services and support programming in many areas, such as cultural enrichment, racial awareness, ethnicity, and diversity. To achieve its goals, Black Student Achievement sponsors a number of academic, cultural and social events. Special interest programs address African American and other minority concerns. Black Student Achievement also leads the largest cohort of Black males in the University System of Georgia’s African American Male Initiative (AAMI).  My Brother’s Keeper provides an integrated program model of academic and social programs that foster leadership development, mentoring, college to career readiness, and overall student success.

For more information, call 404-413-1530 or visit the Black Student Achievement website at blackstudentachievement.gsu.edu.

1520.50 International Student Associations Council

The International Student Associations Council (ISAC) is comprised of the presidents and officers of 17 international student associations. The Council meets regularly to discuss issues pertaining to international students on campus and develop international student programs.  The Council is assisted by the International Student & Scholar Services staff in planning events of special interest not only for international students, but for the Georgia State community as well.

For more information, visit the International Student Associations Council website at isss.gsu.edu.