Referral Guide for Academic Advisors

Advising Centers

College of the Arts

COA Advising Center Website

Room 3200, Converse Hall

229-245-4378

Langdale College of Business Administration

LCOBA Advising Center Website

Third Floor, Thaxton Hall

229-249-2624

Dewar College of Education & Human Services

COEHS Advising Center Website

Room 1020, Education Center

229-245-3880

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

CHSS Advising Center Website

Room 1001, Ashley Hall

229-253-4059

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

CONHS Advising Center Website

Room 4002C, Health Sciences and Business Administration Building

229-253-2866

College of Science & Mathematics

CSM Advising Center Website

Room 3200, Converse Hall

229-245-4378

Honors College & Exploratory Studies Advising Center

HCES Advising Center Website

Honor House (222 Georgia Avenue)

229-245-4378

 

Alcohol and Drug Education

Counseling Center, Located in the Student Health Center

  • Questions about alcohol or other drugs
  • Problems consuming too much alcohol
  • Questions/concerns about marijuana
  • VSU policy on drugs and alcohol

Career Help and Information

Career Opportunities

University Center, Entrance 5

  • 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

Counseling Center

Located in the Student Health Center

  • 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

Student Union, Third Floor

  • 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

Student Health Center

  • Medical questions/problems

Housing Information

Housing & Residence Life

Hopper 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

Legal Questions

Office of Legal Affairs

Powell Hall, 2nd Floor

  • 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

Student Union

  • Withdrawal Policy
  • Medical Withdrawal
  • Hardship Withdrawal

Parking and Transportation

Parking & Transportation

Sustella Parking Deck

  • Citation payment and appeals
  • Permit Purchases

Public Safety

University Police

Oak Street Parking Deck

  • 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

University Center

  • How to pay fees
  • Tuition and fee payment schedule and deadlines
  • Refunds/withdrawals
  • Excess Check Disbursement
  • Students account information

Tutoring

Academic Support Center

Odum Library, Second Floor Learning Commons

  • Academic advising
  • Tutoring
  • Time management and studies skills help