Home / News / Campus News

Campus News

VSU mourns the loss of a student

Jackson Charles Bebiak, a VSU student and Phi Sigma Kappa brother, died on Feb. 12. President Richard Carvajal released a statement the morning of Feb. 13, informing students of the loss. “Jackson was a first-year management major from Marietta, Florida,” according to the statement. “VSU quickly became his home away from home, and he truly loved his time here. He ...

Read More »

VSUPD explains the $100,000 safety protocol change

VSUPD has found a better way to get a bang for their buck with the new Blazer Guardian app that replaces and serves the same purpose as the original call boxes located around campus to assist with student safety. Chief of Police, Officer Alan Rowe says the decisions in removing the call boxes started in 2016 due to most of ...

Read More »

Cherie’s Picks Week of October 30

Hey fellow Blazers, welcome to another week of Cherie’s Picks where we highlight some interesting events on campus for the upcoming week. This edition is for the week of Oct. 30. Don’t forget that this week is registration week, so be sure you are all set to register for classes for the Spring and Summer semesters.  To start out the ...

Read More »

The aftermath of Hurricane Idalia causing potential seven week clean up

Ever since Hurricane Idalia hit the city of Valdosta, Georgia, on Aug. 30, 2023, Valdosta State University has made efforts to clean and restore what has been lost. A campus-wide power outage occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Generators were active during the power outage throughout the VSU Police Department, Information Technology systems, and VSU Emergency Operations Center, ...

Read More »

Hurricane Idalia hits VSU causing campus power outage

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, VSU was struck by Hurricane Idalia. The storm brought strong winds and hard rain. There has been reported damage across campus and the city. The power is out citywide and when it will return is still unknown. Class is canceled until Tuesday, Sept. 5.  During the storm, some students living on campus were told to move ...

Read More »

Campus closed Wednesday due to Hurricane Idalia

VSU campus will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 30 due to Hurricane Idalia. VSU will be closed from 8 a.m. till midnight. The hurricane will pass through Valdosta from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students living on campus have been advised to be safe and stay inside. VSU is planning on reopening on Thursday, Aug. 31.  Face-to-face classes are canceled ...

Read More »

VSU releases statement following viral TikTok recording

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, a video depicting a conversation between an alleged VSU coach and player regarding the player’s hair began circulating on social media. The video, which was originally posted to TikTok, is a recording of a conversation between baseball player Asher Akridge and an unseen person identified as Head Baseball Coach Greg Guilliams. In the video, Akridge expresses ...

Read More »

VSU shuts down philosophy and religious studies major

A traditional college major is no longer available for VSU students. In the Faculty Senate meeting on April 20, Dr. Sharon Gravett announced the deactivation of the philosophy and religious studies major that occurred early March. While no additional students will be able to start this major, those who are already in the program will be able to complete their ...

Read More »

A glimpse into the future of SGA

A new SGA team has been elected to serve for the upcoming school year. Students elected President William Burnett, Vice President Nevaeh Wallace, Secretary Jermaine Thomas and Treasurer Makayla Horner to serve as the executive team for the 2023-2024 academic year. Burnett, a music education major who will be entering his junior year, is excited to take the role of ...

Read More »

VSU gains new housing director

VSU has a new housing and residence life director. Dr. Ricky Clark joined the university in January and plans to make several changes. Before Dr. Clark joined Blazer Nation, he worked for housing at Mercer University for 13 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Southern Mississippi, his master’s in college student personnel administration from ...

Read More »