Referral Guide for Academic Advisors

Advising Centers

College of Arts & Sciences - Undeclared Majors

Centralized Advising Center

1114 University Center


College of Business

Student Advising Center

314 Thaxton Hall


Dewar College of Education and Human Services

Advising Center

2036 Dewar College of Education


Alcohol and Drug Education

Alcohol & Other Drug Education

Powell Hall East, 2nd Floor


  • Questions about alcohol or other drugs

  • Problems consuming too much alcohol

  • Questions/concerns about marjuana

  • VSU policy on drugs and alcohol

Career Help and Information

Career Opportunities and Cooperative Education

Powell Hall West, 2nd Floor


  • Career counseling

  • On-campus interviews

  • Resume referral

  • Part time job listings

  • Development seminars

  • Career Days

Students may:

  • Learn while working in a specific career field.

  • Test your skills and interests in that field.

  • See how classroom theory applies in a work setting.

  • Obtain valuable, documented work experience.

  • Develop a better understanding of others and improve skills in human relations.

  • Obtain contacts and possibly a reference for future employment.

  • Receive earnings (in most work experiences) to help defray college costs .


Counseling Center

Powell Hall East, 2nd Floor


  • Individual/Group therapy

  • Educational counseling

  • Stress reduction

  • Time management

  • Leadership skills

  • Eating disorders

  • Dealing with difficult people

Disability Services

Access Office for Students with Disabilities

Farbar Hall


  • Tutoring

  • Faculty liaisons

  • Technology services

  • Classroom testing modifications

  • Sing language interrupting/note taking services

  • System testing modifications

  • Campus accessibility

  • Priority registration

Disciplinary Problems

Office of Judicial Affairs

University Union


  • Student Code of Conduct

Distance Education

Center for eLearning

Room 2616 Odum Library


  • Support for all Vista users

  • Development of training materials for Vista and distance learning technologies

  • Training for faculty and staff in Vista and distance learning technologies

  • Design, development, and implementation of on-line courses with faculty

  • Assist faculty and staff with advanced learning technologies such as:

    • Set-up and facilitate IP Video Conferencing

    • Facilitate and conduct Web Conferences and special events

    • Handle Vista tech support calls elevated beyond the Helpdesk

Diversity Issues

Office of Social Equity

1208 N. Patterson Street


  • Recruitment and retention of students from diverse backgrounds

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid

University Center


  • Check aid

  • Scholarship/Grants/Loan  information

  • HOPE information

  • Work Study information

Foreign Language Requirements

Department of Modern and Classical Languages

128 West Hall


  • Foreign Language education

  • Tutoring in foreign language

  • Academic Advising for foreign language majors

Graduation Questions

Registrar’s Office

University Center


  • Graduation requirements/questions

  • Academic calendar

  • Class schedules

  • Withdrawal process questions

  • Registration guide

  • DegreeWorks guide

Student Health Services

Farber Medical Center


  • Medical questions/problems

Housing Information

Housing & Residence Life

Hopper Residence Hall, 1st Floor


  • Residence Halls

  • Housing Rates

  • Residence life/events

International Programs/Students

Center for International Programs

Georgia Avenue


  • International studies minor information

  • Study abroad programs

  • English language institute information

  • Applications and processes

Learning Support

Centralized Advising

1105 University Center


  • Advising

  • First year programs (Freshman Year Experience)

  • List of courses offered

Legal Questions

Office of Legal Affairs

125 West Hall


  • Interrupting State and Federal laws

  • Formulating and issuing legal opinions

  • Reviewing and drafting legal documents

  • Statutes and Policies of VSU

Medical Withdrawals after Midterm

Dean of Students Office

University Union


  • Withdrawal Policy

  • Medical Withdrawal

  • Hardship Withdrawal

Parking and Transportation

Parking & Transportation

114 Georgia Avenue


  • Citation payment and appeals

  • Permit Purchases

Public Safety

University Police

Pine Hall


  • Crime Prevention

  • Investigations

  • Lost and Found

  • Patrol

  • Records

  • Crime safety alerts

Standardized Testing

Office of Testing

Powell Hall West


  • Tests offered

  • Testing schedule

  • Testing forms

Transfer Questions

Office of Admissions

1413 N. Patterson Street


  • Transcript requirements

  • Admission requirements

  • Transfer evaluation of credits

  • Application Status Check

Transcript Questions

Registrar’s Office

University Center


  • Needs to request a transcript

  • Sees a problem on a transcript

Tuition and Fee Payment

University Bursary

1200 N. Patterson Street


  • How to pay fees

  • Tuition and fee payment schedule and deadlines

  • Refunds/withdrawals

  • Excess Check Disbursement

  • Students account information


Student Success Center

Langdale Hall


  • Academic advising

  • Tutoring

  • Time management and studies skills help