INFO UPDATES! Student Organizations
INFO UPDATES! Student Organizations
We remain available to help you while Georgia State University is teaching solely online for the remainder of the Spring semester. All Georgia State campuses remain closed to students and the public, but you can easily connect with us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-413-1582 during business hours. The Student Organization staff are hard at work creating opportunities for students to remain engaged and connected online, so visit Panther Involvement Network regularly to learn more.
With the remainder of Spring 2020 semester classes shifting to an online format and all campuses being closed to students and the public, all travel scheduled for the remainder of this semester will need to be cancelled to ensure compliance with the guidance from the University System of Georgia, CDC, and public health agencies. We recommend that all organizations examine activities and abide by the guidelines set by the CDC. You can find more information on this online at https://www.gsu.edu/coronavirus/travel/ .
With the remainder of Spring 2020 semester classes shifting to an online format and all campuses being closed to students and the public, all in-person activities scheduled for the remainder of this semester (both on and off campus) will need to be cancelled to ensure compliance with the guidance from the University System of Georgia, CDC, and public health agencies. We will work with individual groups to address outstanding contractual or financial issues.
We recommend that student organizations look at tools to host organization meetings virtually for Spring 2020. Georgia State University provides many online tools to students, faculty, and staff, which can be found online at technology.gsu.edu. You can also use the Panther Involvement Network (PIN) to virtually manage your organization, including messaging, file storage, voting via Forms, and elections – Panther Involvement Network (PIN).
Since the campus is closed to students and the public through the end of the Spring 2020 semester, organizations who have a room or locker will be contacted by the Student Organizations office to arrange for a specific date and time to retrieve their personal or organizational belongings that would be needed (between M-F 8:30 a.m.– 5:15 p.m.).
If your mail is currently sent to a University address, we recommend setting up a mail forwarding. If you do not set up mail forwarding, your mail will not be available for pick-up until the campuses re-open to students and the public.
We recommend that you set up mail forwarding until at least May 8, 2020. You can do this through the United State Postal Service (USPS) website at https://www.usps.com/manage/forward.htm.
Please use the following steps to complete the forwarding:
- Navigate to https://www.usps.com/manage/forward.htm
- In the column under Regular Mail Forward, click on the “Change Your Address” button
- In Step 1, choose “Business”
- In the Contact information section, enter in the Student Organization Name in the “Business Name” blank
- In the “What type of move is this?” section, choose “Temporary”
- Start the forwarding as of the current date and end forwarding no sooner than May 8, 2020
- Enter the current mailing address you have in the “What’s your old address?” section
- List the address of a current officer in the “What’s your new address?” section
- Click Next
- Verify all information is correct and then click Next
- You will then need to enter in a Credit or Debit card with a charge of $1.05
- Complete the process
Clubs & Organizations can use the Panther Involvement Network (PIN) to virtually manage your organization elections as well as messaging, file storage, Forms, and digital news – Panther Involvement Network (PIN).
Student Organizations funded through Student Activity Fees should contact their budget manager for important spending deadlines and updates.
Atlanta: Latisha Barnes - Lbenoit@gsu.edu
Alpharetta: Aprille Williams - Awilliams311@gsu.edu
Clarkston: Jez Catambay-Lopez - Jcatambay@gsu.edu
Decatur: Perry Culverson - Pculverson@gsu.edu
Dunwoody: Aprille Williams - Awilliams311@gsu.edu
Newton: Perry Culverson - Pculverson@gsu.edu
Panther Involvement Network
The Panther Involvement Network (PIN) has replaced OrgSync as the new student organization interface for students at Georgia State University. It’s a social site for campus involvement. Students can browse the over 500+ active student organizations at Georgia State, review upcoming events or find information about any organization that may be of interest.
Students can also submit forms for vehicle rentals, student activity fee funding, late-night events and much more.
For additional information, visit: PIN!