Black Student Achievement provides university-wide programs and services and also sponsors several academic, cultural and social events.
The Multicultural Center increases cultural competence and prepares students for global citizenship by cultivating a culture of care.
The Office of the Dean of Students provides services that encourage students to be engaged and successful members of the GSU community.
Heritage months are important in providing intentional space for teaching, learning and reflection. Each month, we celebrate the identities and histories of members of Georgia State’s global communities through vibrant performances, lectures and activities that celebrate our rich cultural diversity and help us understand our shared history.
Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate, recognize, and inform the public about the cultures, traditions, histories, art and contributions of Native Americans/American Indians and Alaska Natives. The month was first designated in the United States in 1990. Congress ultimately chose November as the month to honor Native Americans since the month concludes their traditional harvest season and generally is a time of celebration and giving thanks.
Such recognition, however, dates back further with state and organizational recognition of Indigenous peoples days and commemorations occurring at the turn of the twentieth century. For example, Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian and co-founder of the Society of American Indians in 1911, organized American Indian Day beginning in 1915. More recently, Columbus Day, which is recognized on the second Monday of October, has been reclaimed in cities across the United States as Indigenous People's Day.