Georgia Southern University is situated on a 900-acre campus in Georgia, with roots dating back to 1906. It is part of the University System of Georgia, and is also the largest centre of higher education in south Georgia.
Georgia Southern is classified as a Doctoral and Research University by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, while offering over 100 academic degrees. Georgia Southern University consists of eight different colleges: Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, Engineering and Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, Public Health, and Graduate Studies.
On campus, there is a Centre for Wildlife Education and The Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Centre, which is an educational and research facility which is home to Georgia Southern's bald eagle mascot, as well as 85 other birds, 67 reptiles, 70 amphibians, and eight mammals.
There are also exhibitions of reptiles and amphibians such as alligators, painted turtles, box turtles, rattlesnakes, corn snakes, king snakes, boa constrictors, and pythons.
There are events hosted throughout the year, such as group trips to New York, as well as the Final Feast, which is where students are treated to a breakfast buffet and fun activities such as music performances, games and massages during the stressful weeks of final exams.
The George-Anne, is the university’s flagship publication which is published twice a week during term time. There are also magazines published by students, such as: The Reflector, a student interest news magazine of Georgia Southern University and The Miscellany, a literary arts magazine made up of submissions from the student body and university community.
There are study abroad programmes on offer for students as the university has partner schools in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
Notable alumni include Cole Swindell, an American country music singer, Hala Moddelmog who became the first female president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and Lee Berger, an American-born South African paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence.