Throughout the year, each community will use a variety of educational strategies to engage students in meaningful learning. By using a variety of strategies, we have the highest possibility of reaching various students throughout the year.
University Housing will give students the skills to identify and maintain the best version of themselves and to do good for every community they are a part of, starting at Georgia State.
-Kerr & Tweedy, '06
Life skills are abilities essential in managing one’s personal affairs and navigating the demands of everyday life, now and in the future. Life skills will help our students create strategies to focus on their wellness, living in community, succeeding academically, and being involved on campus.
Community Responsibility is the skill of sharing space with others. Each community member has a responsibility to prioritize the safety of self and others, form connections, learn from differences, and advocate for themselves and others to create and sustain safe and healthy community environments.
Personal development is rooted in residents’ understanding of their multiple identities, beliefs, and values, and how those identities inform their interactions. Personal Development will help students explore their own identities, engage with multiple perspectives, and develop healthy relationships.
“Self- Authorship is defined as the internal capacity to define one's beliefs, identity, and social relations.”
–Baxter Magolda, 2008
“Higher Education has a responsibility to help young adults make the transition from being shaped by society, to shaping society in their role as leaders in society's future.”
–Baxter Magolda, 1999
Panther Chats are one-on-one conversations between our student leaders and their residents. Panther Chats are intended to be meaningful conversations with residents to assess how each resident is adjusting and thriving at GSU, and to connect them to campus resources they may need to be successful.
Staff-led community enrichment programs that are intentionally aligned with curricular learning outcomes.
Initial and ongoing student-centered support, facilitated by student leaders and professional staff, in response to crises and needs in an effort to guide residents through challenging transitions.
Deliberate collaboration with campus partners to expose residents to resources that will assist them in navigating their student experience.