Points of Contact in GJS
- Chair: Dr. Cathy Marcum firstname.lastname@example.org
- Assistant Chair: Dr. Will Hicks email@example.com
- Criminal Justice Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. Jeff Holcomb firstname.lastname@example.org
- Political Science Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. Heather Ondercin email@example.com
- Masters of Arts in Political Science Director: Dr. Tatyana Ruseva firstname.lastname@example.org
- Masters of Public Administration Director: Dr. Pat Mitchell email@example.com
- Honors Director: Dr. Ellen Key firstname.lastname@example.org
- Internship Director: Dr. Chris May email@example.com
What if I have questions about advising or classes?
All declared majors are assigned a faculty advisor, noted on their DegreeWorks and Appal Net. Please reach out to that faculty member with questions. Our assistant chair is also happy to answer any questions.
When is advising and registration?
Advising for the Spring semester will occur in October and registration begins in November. Advising for Summer and Fall semesters will occur in March and registration begins in April.
What if I have questions about opportunities in my discipline or internships?
Please reach out to the Curriculum Coordinator or Graduate Director in your discipline if you have questions about events, career opportunities, and clubs in your discipline. Please contact the internship coordinator for internship-specific information, or our honors director to discuss departmental and/or university honors.
Does GJS have scholarship opportunities?
Yes! Please reach out to the assistant chair to discuss departmental scholarship options, as well as other opportunities at the university specifically for our majors. All scholarship opportunities are applied for via ASAP or through the "student" tab in AppalNet.
What if I have a concern about a GJS professor, class or other issues?
The chair is always happy to speak to you. Please email her with your concerns or to make an appointment to speak to her privately.
What if I want to appeal a course grade?
The steps for grade appeal can be found here: https://academicaffairs.appstate.edu/resources/final-grade-appeal-procedure . The appeal process begins with contacting the faculty member and attempting to resolve the issue. If that is unsuccessful, a written appeal with the department chair is the next step.
What if I have a legal question?
While faculty are more than happy to teach about the law, they do not give legal advice. If you have a current legal concern please make an appointment with the Student Legal Clinic: https://legalclinic.appstate.edu/
What if I am in need of food?
There are multiple food hubs and free stores open to everyone in the campus community. The main hub in East Hall has fresh produce, staple foods, personal care items, clothing and other supplies. Please use the following link to find the food pantry closest to you: https://sustain.appstate.edu/initiatives/food-pantry/
Are there counseling resources available for students?
The Counseling Center provides short-term counseling for currently enrolled students. Students who need longer or more intensive treatment will be assisted with referral off-campus. Their contact information can be found here: https://counseling.appstate.edu/individual-counseling
Are there resources for academic help?
- Students are always welcome at the Student Learning Center to access a variety of resources, including tutoring, time management and test taking courses, and academic coaching. Their contact information can be found here: https://studentlearningcenter.appstate.edu/
- The Office of Disability Resources can help students determine and access resources based on their needs, including note taking, extended test times, and other accommodations. Their contact information can be found here: https://odr.appstate.edu/
What other resources does ASU have for students?
- AppCares can provide resources for students who have experience sexual assault, or are struggling with suicidal thoughts or alcohol/drug abuse. Their contact information can be found here: https://appcares.appstate.edu/
- The Office of the Dean of Students can provided assistance with student conduct or legal needs, as well as veterans services. Their contact information can be found here: https://deanofstudents.appstate.edu/
- Students who have concerns or experiences with discrimination, harassment, violence and/or improper behavior can seek help from the Title IX Office. They will help walk you through all your options, from filing a complaint to seeking law enforcement assistance. Their contact information can be found here: https://titleix.appstate.edu/