The health and safety of the Panther family is of the highest importance to Georgia State University, and we continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impacts on our campuses and communities.
We know that during this uncertain time your emotions and energies are rightly focused on the welfare of family, friends and loved ones. In accordance with direction from the University System of Georgia, we are postponing all university events nationally that are scheduled through the end of the semester, including Georgia State Day.
Though we are postponing our annual, comprehensive day of giving, you can help Panther students most financially and academically imperiled by the pandemic. We’ve established a platform where you can give to the university’s student emergency funds. Your gift will go to help students who are in immediate need of housing assistance, food and other basic personal care products, and other resources.
Fifty-seven percent of Georgia State students are eligible to receive Pell grants and that low-income designation can often leave them especially vulnerable to outbreak-related disruptions or closures to workplaces, businesses and other community-based organizations.
We are all managing an unprecedented, unpredictable and concerning reality. The well-being of Georgia State’s students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends continues to be our top priority and we thank you for all you do for the Panther family.
You can find more information on Georgia State’s coronavirus response at gsu.edu/coronavirus.