22 Facts About Georgia Southern


Georgia Southern University is a public research university in the US state of Georgia.

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Georgia Southern is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity" and a comprehensive university by the University System of Georgia.

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Georgia Southern offers online endorsements in online teaching and learning, K-5 math, and reading.

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On January 11,2017, the Regents of the University System of Georgia Southern announced that the university would merge with Armstrong State University in Savannah as part of the ongoing campus consolidations recommended by the University System of Georgia Southern.

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Georgia Southern currently has seven housing facilities, Centennial Place, Watson Hall, Eagle Village, University Villas, Freedom's Landing, Southern Courtyard, and Southern Pines offering mostly suite and apartment configurations.

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Georgia Southern University purchased Campus Club during May 2012 and began offering campus housing under the name of Freedom's Landing for the fall 2012 semester.

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Georgia Southern University is one of the first to implement a biometric iris recognition system to gain entry to the dining halls in lieu of a swipe card.

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Georgia Southern is classified as a comprehensive university by the University System of Georgia.

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Georgia Southern University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is overseen by the Georgia Board of Regents.

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Georgia Southern offers a selective honors college for high-achieving undergraduate students.

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In 2010, Georgia Southern received approval to offer three new engineering degrees: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

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Georgia Southern has significantly expanded its online degree offerings after launching the program on January 9,2008.

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Georgia Southern is involved in energy-related issues in a move toward energy independence and self-sufficiency, with a focus on renewable energy and environmental science research.

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Georgia Southern is home to the Institute of Arthropodology and Parasitology.

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Georgia Southern is classified as a "R2" research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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Georgia Southern University welcomed Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to campus in April 2012 to sign Georgia Senate Bill 396 into law transferring management of the Herty Advanced Materials Development Center to the university.

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The Young Democrats of Georgia Southern has established significant efforts in getting students to vote.

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Georgia Southern University Student Government Association is a devolved system in which the individual campuses are self-governing.

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When she received the contract for this engagement from GSU, she noted a paragraph included pursuant to Georgia Southern's law prohibiting participation in boycotts of Israel on the part of parties doing business with the State of Georgia Southern passed in 2016.

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Georgia Southern refused to agree to its stipulations and after she communicated her refusal to GSU, GSU cancelled the engagement.

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Thereupon, Martin filed suit against GSU and a number of its officials in the Federal District Court for Northern Georgia Southern seeking the voiding of the Georgia Southern statute on grounds of unconstitutional violation of her rights.

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The football team won six NCAA Division I-AA national championships prior to moving to Division I Georgia Southern announced on March 27,2013, that it would move to the Sun Belt Conference in 2014, becoming bowl eligible in 2015.

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