Student Experience



Getting involved

Student Center
The Student Center is a focal point for the social, recreational and cultural life of Georgia State’s diverse university community. It offers meeting and event spaces alongside retail dining, student organization offices and Cinefest, the university’s student-run movie theater, showing independent, art, foreign and newly released films.

Student organizations
There are more than 400 student organizations at Georgia State that cover a variety of interests and specialties, including leadership, activism, arts, politics, academics, religion, recreation and more.

Student media
Georgia State students enjoy many opportunities to work in digital design, broadcast radio and video, print journalism and literature.

  • GSTV broadcasts student-generated content online and to University Housing.
  • The Signal features student newswriting.
  • New South is the student-edited literary journal, adhering to the standards of peer-reviewed literature journals across the United States.

Recreational services
Georgia State Recreational Services gets students, faculty and staff moving. More than 150 unique programs are offered each semester, including intramurals, sport clubs, aerobics, personal training, outdoor trips, aquatic activities and more.

Spotlight Programs Board
Driven by students, the Spotlight Programs Board brings special events to the Georgia State community. Spotlight’s programming includes Cinema Under the Stars, Homecoming festivities, Panther Prowl, Spring Fling, comedy shows, video game tournaments and more. Spotlight also oversees the Cinefest Film Theater and produces Pantherpalooza, which brings big names such as Kendrick Lamar to campus for concerts.

Students learn hapkido, the Korean art of self-defense, in the Student Recreation Center’s martial arts studio.