Black Student Achievement offers university wide services that support the academic aspirations of our students. Our quality student services relate directly to the retention, progression, and graduation of all African Americans attending Georgia State.
The academic support pillar of the office provides services that promote the academic success, retention and degree attainment of students at Georgia State. Students interested in GRE or LSAT test preparation, please reach out to Jasmine Kelly directly.
Black Student Achievement can advocate for students individually to resolve an issue or help them to develop the skills needed to advocate for themselves. Black Student Achievement can work with groups to help them develop an advocacy approach. From societal issues of social justice to campus involvement and inclusion, Black Student Achievement is committed to supporting the student voice.
Black Student Achievement provides a computer lab designated for students to prepare resumes, research papers, and homework assignments and search for information on the internet. Windows computers are equipped with Microsoft Word, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. iMacs are available as well and equipped with the latest software. The lab is a designated area for students who want to study in a quiet environment.
Affordability is a concern for most prospective college students. Unfortunately, there is a pronounced racial gap in financial support and assistance for Black and African American students. Notably, more Black students take out federal loans to attend four-year colleges than white students and also amass more debt than their white peers. These statistics underline the importance of scholarships, and fortunately, a number of scholarships and financial aid opportunities are earmarked specifically to support degree attainment and graduation for Black and African American students. Learn more here.
Black Student Achievement provides services that promote the academic success, retention and degree attainment of all students at Georgia State. Academic support includes:
Academic coaching is centered on stress management, time management, test anxiety, career trajectory and more. Black Student Achievement offers walk-ins and scheduled appointments. Please email [email protected] for more information.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Workshops
For students preparing for graduate school, Black Student Achievement offers a three-week preparation workshop for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), which explores all three areas of the test (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing). A well-trained workshop facilitator will get each participant ready to tackle this all-important examination to achieve the score needed for their graduate program. For students that are interested, please email Black Student Achievement.
Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Workshops
The Office of Black Student Achievement’s LSAT course is a free five-week program for current students and alumni. The course offers a comprehensive review of the test’s structure and the three sections of the test: reading comprehension, logical reasoning and analytical reasoning. In the final week of the course, students will be offered the opportunity to take a proctored LSAT exam, which will be administered in the same manner as the real LSAT. Additionally, the instructor is available to review personal statements, provide information on the law school admission process and offer advice regarding letters of recommendation and more. For students that are interested, please email Black Student Achievement.
The Black Student Achievement computer lab currently offers several Windows computers with Microsoft Office, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. We also have three Mac computers that offer JAWS, ZoomText and Premiere Suite software for the visually impaired. Computers are also equipped with GRE prep software Powerprep II for students’ convenience. The computer lab is designated for students to prepare resumes, research papers and homework assignments, and study and search for information on the internet. It is also designed for students to study quietly for classes, read assignments and complete other academic assignments.
Black Student Achievement is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment for students of color. Black Student Achievement can advocate for students individually to resolve an issue or help them to develop the skills needed to advocate for themselves. Black Student Achievement can work with groups to help them develop an advocacy approach. From societal issues of social justice to campus involvement and inclusion, Black Student Achievement is committed to supporting the student voice. Black Student Achievement encourages all students to seek services when needed.
Advocacy is the act of supporting a particular cause for a specific desired outcome. There are many different types of advocacy. The types of advocacy relevant to Black Student Achievement include independent (issue-based advocacy), self-advocacy and group advocacy. Independent or issue-based advocacy involves a one-to-one short-term partnership between a professional and a person dealing with a specific issue with which they need assistance. Once the issue is resolved, the advocacy relationship usually ends until it is needed again. Self-advocacy is often seen as the ideal form of advocacy. It involves individuals speaking out for themselves to express their own needs and represent their own interests. Group advocacy is when people come together to represent shared interests or goals, such as developing or changing services and offering each other support and skill development.
There are five steps students can take to effectively advocate for themselves and others:
- Determine the issue.
- Identify allies.
- Identify potential opponents and resistance factors.
- Determine how to involve all parties
- Develop a plan for a specific desired outcome.
Black Student Achievement
P.O. Box 3973
Atlanta, Ga. 30303-3973
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Black Student Achievement
Student Center East
55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, Ga. 30303