Savannah State University (SSU) is the oldest public historically black college or university in the state of Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The school was established in 1890 as a result of the Second Morrill Land Grant Act, which mandated that southern and border states develop land-grant colleges for black citizens.
Savannah State University, the oldest public historically black university in the State of Georgia, develops productive members of a global society through high quality instruction, scholarship, research, service and community involvement. The University fosters engaged learning and personal growth in a student-centered environment that celebrates the African American legacy while nurturing a diverse student body. Savannah State University offers graduate and undergraduate studies including nationally accredited programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.
University Housing and Residence Life strives to provide a living environment that is not only comfortable, safe and secure, but also conducive to academic and personal growth. A residence hall is much more than a place to sleep, eat and study.
Gordon Library provides access to an integrated, web-based catalog of all the book collections of the University System of Georgia (over six million volumes - 60% of the titles are unique), a circulation system with self-service options, cataloging, and check-in and control functions.
On-campus living provides a wealth of opportunities for developing lasting friendships, participating in co-curricular social and educational activities, and sharing experience with people from different backgrounds, interests, cultures, academic pursuits and aspirations. Residents often study together, participate in campus intramural sports and athletic teams, attend and participate in a wide variety of programs and activities offered in residence, or become involved in the various forms of student government. Being conveniently located on campus makes it easy to take advantage of many opportunities available right at your doorstep.
The office of University Recreation and Wellness Programs (URW) is a vital piece to the overall mission of Savannah State University (SSU). With the lack of physical fitness classes on campus URW fills that needed void. URW's mission is to educate students, faculty & staff on the importance of wellness awareness by enhancing existing wellness activities and programs, implementing and creating new wellness activities on and off campus, and by challenging and encouraging campus leadership to actively get involved.
There are over 70 student organizations here at the University. We encourage you to become a part of one or more because we know that campus involvement contributes to academic and personal success. These associations encourage independence and development or critical thinking skills and overall sense of connection to Savannah State University and other students.