The Panther Experience is designed to maximize your success both inside and outside the classroom. Being a truly engaged Panther means having a diverse holistic experience built upon the POUNCE Pillars. These pillars are the foundation upon which Georgia State Panthers build the necessary skills and talents to achieve all of your personal and professional life goals. Each pillar aligns with specific programs, activities and services available to all students. Attend events, explore each pillar and remember our teams are here to support you every step of the way!
The POUNCE Rewards program provides prize opportunities for students who attend events hosted by university departments. Prizes will be awarded based on points earned by the end of each semester in each of the six POUNCE Pillars categories. Event attendance will be tracked using the Check-In app at events and progress can be viewed in the POUNCE Rewards Path on PIN.
All students need to do is ASK to JOIN the POUNCE Rewards portal. That's it. The system keeps track of the rest!
Any questions about the program? Email [email protected] for more information.
As a Georgia State Panther, you are part of a rich educational tradition. With more than 50,000 students, Georgia State is the largest university in the state of Georgia. It is ranked first in the nation for its commitment to undergraduate teaching. It’s ranked third in the country for innovation, ranked sixth in the country for its first-year experience program and eighth in the country for increasing the social mobility of its students after graduation. We are a national leader in student success and have one of the fastest-growing research profiles in the United States. All of this PLUS many exciting events, including Homecoming, Panther Welcome, Pantherpalooza, Division 1 Athletics, Greek Showcases, the MLK Day of Service and much, much more. It is always a great time to be a Panther.
Take responsibility for your academic performance. Go to class, plan time for your studies, seek help when you need it, talk to your professors and take advantage of opportunities. College costs tens of thousands of dollars. Own it, and make sure you get a good return on your investment! You will never invest in anything more valuable than yourself.
As members of the Georgia State academic community, you are expected to recognize and uphold the highest standards of personal ethics and academic integrity. Both inside and outside the classroom it takes honesty, respect, responsibility, trust and courage to create a robust environment that is Georgia State.
In order to do well, you have to be well. Health and wellness are essential to good academic, personal and professional performance. Proper nutrition, exercise and sleep as well as a healthy body, positive relationships and good mental health are critical to collegiate success.
Career preparedness is a large part of a student’s academic pursuits. At Georgia State, the goal is for students to have both academic and career success and to understand how what you are learning inside and outside of the collegiate classroom gives you the professional competencies you need to pursue your professional dreams.
Georgia State University is ranked the 10th most diverse school in the country. It gives you the opportunity to not only develop academically but to learn intercultural and global skills in a 21st century real-world. Georgia State has more than 400 student organizations, 31 fraternities and sororities, 75 faculty-led study abroad programs and countless opportunities to participate in intramurals and other recreational programs. Across its six campuses, GSU offers opportunities to take advantage of all that Atlanta and its metropolitan area have to offer.