Black Student Achievement promotes academic success, retention and degree attainment of African and African American students by providing a number of services for the Georgia State population. These services include the following:
Academic coaching is centered on stress management, time management, test anxiety, career trajectory and more. Black Student Achievement offers services through walk-ins and scheduled appointments. Please visit Black Student Achievement, Student Center East, Suite 300, for more information.
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. The computer lab is available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Windows computers are equipped with Microsoft Word, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. It is a designated area for students who want to study in a quiet environment or surf the web.
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.
Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Workshops
Georgia State University’s LSAT course is a free six-week program created by Black Student Achievement that offers a four-week comprehensive review of the test’s structure and the three sections of the test: reading comprehension, logical reasoning and analytical reasoning. In the final two weeks 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.
Black Student Achievement offers a number of rooms that students, faculty and staff can request to reserve for meetings and events. The office provides a safe space for all and is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. to the Georgia State University community.
- Conference Room
The conference room can hold up to six people comfortably and can be reserved by students, faculty and staff. Any staff or organization is free to reserve the space by visiting Black Student Achievement, Student Center East, Suite 300, or completing the Black Student Achievement Room Reservation Form. It is equipped with a SmartScreen used for tutoring and web browsing.
- Student Lounge
This multipurpose space is open to students, faculty and staff during office hours and can be used for meetings, events, networking, eating, studying or just hanging out. Any staff or organization is free to reserve the space by visiting Black Student Achievement, Student Center East, Suite 300, or completing the Black Student Achievement Room Reservation Form. It is equipped with a flat screen TV that can be used for presentations or staying updated on current events.
- Student Organization Room
This room is available for the 11 student organizations that are housed in the office to meet and store their belongings. Any staff or organization is free to reserve the space by visiting Black Student Achievement, Student Center East, Suite 300, or completing the Black Student Achievement Room Reservation Form. It is also equipped with a SmartScreen.
Tutoring, homework assistance and study skills are available, free of charge, to all students interested in improving their grades and academic performance. The tutors are graduate students who are selected on the basis of their educational training and ability to instruct in various subjects. Black Student Achievement strongly encourages students to take advantage of the tutorial services well before difficulties arise during the course of study. Black Student Achievement has a tutoring lab that is used for tutoring sessions and is equipped with a SmartScreen. For students are interested in signing up for tutoring, please refer to tutorial services and complete the form. Black Student Achievement will contact students as soon as possible.