Referral Guide for Academic Advisors

Advising Centers

College of Arts & Sciences - Undeclared Majors

Office of Academic Student and Instructional Support (OASIS)

1114 University Center

245-4378

College of Business

Student Advising Center

314 Thaxton Hall

249-2623

Dewar College of Education

Advising Center

2036 Dewar College of Education

259-5502

Alcohol and Drug Education

Alcohol & Other Drug Education

Powell Hall East, 2nd Floor

259-9111

  • 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 Services & Cooperative Education

Powell Hall West, 2nd Floor

333-5942

  • Career counseling

  • On-campus interviews

  • Resume referral

  • Part time job listings

  • Development seminars

  • Career Days

Co-op Opportunities

Cooperative Education

Powell Hall West, 2nd Floor

333-7172

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

Counseling Center

Powell Hall East, 2nd Floor

333-5940

  • 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

1115 Nevins Hall

245-2498

  • 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

333-5941

  • Student Code of Conduct

Distance Education

Department of Distance Learning

Room 2616 Odum Library

245-6490

  • 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

Equal Opportunity Programs/Multicultural Affairs

1208 N. Patterson Street

333-5463

  • Recruitment and retention of students from diverse backgrounds

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid

University Center

333-5935

  • Check aid

  • Scholarship/Grants/Loan  information

  • HOPE information

  • Work Study information

Foreign Language Requirements

Department of Modern and Classical Languages

128 West Hall

333-5938

  • Foreign Language education

  • Tutoring in foreign language

  • Academic Advising for foreign language majors

Graduation Questions

Registrar’s Office

University Center

333-5729

  • Graduation requirements/questions

  • Academic calendar

  • Class schedules

  • Withdrawal process questions

  • Registration guide

  • DegreeWorks guide

Health Services

Farber Medical Center

333-5886

  • Medical questions/problems

Housing Information

Housing & Residence Life

Powell Hall East, 1st Floor

333-7115

  • Resident Halls

  • Housing Rates

  • Residents life/events

International Programs/Students

Center for International Programs

Georgia Avenue

333-7410

  • International studies minor information

  • Study abroad programs

  • English language institute information

  • Applications and processes

Learning Support

OASIS Learning Support

1105 University Center

333-5934

  • Advising

  • First year programs (Freshman Year Experience)

  • List of courses offered

Legal Questions

Office of Legal Affairs

125 West Hall

333-5351

  • 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

333-5941

  • Withdrawal Policy

  • Medical Withdrawal

  • Hardship Withdrawal

Parking and Transportation

Parking & Transportation

114 Georgia Avenue

293-7275

  • Citation payment and appeals

  • Permit Purchases

Public Safety

University Police

Pine Hall

333-7816

  • Crime Prevention

  • Investigations

  • Lost and Found

  • Patrol

  • Records

  • Crime safety alerts

Standardized Testing

Office of Testing

Powell Hall West

245-3878

  • Tests offered

  • Testing schedule

  • Testing forms

Transfer Questions

Office of Admissions

1413 N. Patterson Street

333-5791

  • Transcript requirements

  • Admission requirements

  • Transfer evaluation of credits

  • Application Status Check

Transcript Questions

Registrar’s Office

University Center

333-5729

  • Needs to request a transcript

  • Sees a problem on a transcript

Tuition and Fee Payment

University Bursary

1200 N. Patterson Street

333-5725

  • How to pay fees

  • Tuition and fee payment schedule and deadlines

  • Refunds/withdrawals

  • Excess Check Disbursement

  • Students account information

Tutoring

Student Success Center

Langdale Hall

333-7570

  • Academic advising

  • Tutoring

  • Time management and studies skills help