Clayton State University is a liberal arts college with a main campus in Morrow, a small town in the US state of Georgia. Sister campuses across the state are Clayton State East, Peachtree City, McDonough, and Jonesboro. As well is the rural wildlife setting of CSU’s expansive campus, it is nearby Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and an estimated eighteen minute drive to central Atlanta itself.
CSU is split into four colleges; Arts & Sciences, Business, Health, Information & Mathematical Sciences, as well as a graduate school. CSU is also home to Spivey Hall, which is regarded as one of the best small music halls in the nation, thanks to both it’s excellent acoustics and beautiful surroundings. It was opened in 1991 and named for Emilie and Walter Spivey, local businessmen and philanthropists with a love of the arts.
Athletics are a core element of life and study at CSU, with five men’s and five women’s teams competing in varsity sports under the team name Lakers. In 2011 the women’s basketball team won the NCAA Division II Championship, the first such title for a team from the American southeast. An athletics Hall of Fame was created in 2013 to honour esteemed alumni, and includes the Laker’s record points for a single men’s basketball game holder Robert Conley, and athlete Allison Kreutzer, a four-time All American honours winner.
There is an active international exchange programme at CSU. This includes an established partnership with Daejeon University in South Korea, welcoming students for a semester of study from both their Business and Nursing Colleges. Outward CSU students can partake in established Study Abroad programmes in locations such as Costa Rica, Jamaica and China.