The Office of Black Student Achievement helps recruit and retain African American students, faculty, and staff through a number of academic assistance programs:
Academic Development Study Sessions – (MAP)
Tutoring, homework assistance, and study skills workshops are offered to all students interested in improving their grades and academic performance. Need academic assistance? Visit the office in Suite 315, Student Center. Interested in becoming a tutor? Come by our office for more information.
Affiliated Student Groups
Students who need assistance can receive advisement in the areas of academics, personal, social, and career choices.
African American Male Initiative (AAMI) Success Program
AAMI Success Program supports African American male students pursuing college degrees from Georgia State University. The students receive academic coaching experience, networking opportunities, cultural enrichment, civic engagement, and para-professional volunteer work experience.
Black Freshmen Network
The Network identifies and promotes the success of Black Freshmen attending Georgia State through one-on-one interaction, email, Face book, and telephone contacts, workshops, and group programs to suit their interests.
Sisters Keepers is a Peer Group Retention Initiative, PGRI, offered through the office. It is a group catering to the needs of young women that helps with building friendship bonds with likeminded young women that last a lifetime. This mission is performed by the young ladies participating in group activities that are of interest to the group such as shopping excursions, luncheons, evening outings and group study sessions. Also, the young ladies perform a variety of community services targeted towards women of all age ranges and socioeconomic statuses.
Sisters Keepers motto – “Building up our sisters along the journey towards wholeness.”
Sisters Keepers Colors – Pink, Purple and Black.