Valdosta State University offers the extensive academic, cultural and social opportunities of a major university, and the small classes and close personal attention found at smaller institutions. Students are attracted to the close-knit community where learning occurs in a supportive environment. Faculty and staff members challenge each student’s potential. Through its five colleges (the College of the Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration, the James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education, and the College of Nursing), the Division of Social Work, and the Library and Information Science program, VSU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, and has a legacy as a major provider of education services for the region. The Valdosta State philosophy embraces the concept that the measurement of a student’s success in college goes beyond the classroom and offers a wide array of opportunities to become involved including more than 200 active student organizations, Greek fraternities and sororities, faith-based ministry groups, a variety of intramural teams, and many service and academic clubs.