The Spotlight Programs Board (SPB) is composed of nine committees and oversees the student-run Cinefest Film Theater. The board works to fulfill the mission of addressing the needs and interests of the diverse student body by providing social, cultural, educational and entertainment events on campus. Seven of the nine committees are responsible for planning and executing quality programs. The membership committee and marketing committee function primarily as support for the entire board. Students who would like to be part of Spotlight Programs Board’s executive board can fill out director applications in the spring semester each year. To apply to be a committee member, complete the committee member interest form. Students who participate will learn the ins and outs of event planning, develop leadership skills and enrich their experience at Georgia State University. Feel free to stop by the office with any questions.

This committee is responsible for presenting inspiring elements of the arts to the Georgia State University student body. The director will manage the monthly exhibits on display in the Student Center Gallery Lounge and conduct art-focused programs. The director also assists with the marketing coordination of our Panthers at Rialto Program which allows all students the opportunity to purchase one $5 ticket to any Rialto Series performance. Potential events include, but are not limited to, Gallery Lounge art exhibits, student art competitions and International Food Truck Fest.

This committee is responsible for planning and implementing two to three events a month consisting of home-grown activities, plaza performances, novelties and holiday-themed events over the lunch hour and other parts of the day. The main focus of this committee is to plan a wide range of activities that vary in size and budget, but ultimately work to build community on campus. Potential events include, but are not limited to, Casino Day, Salsa Plaza, national celebrations and a Veteran’s Day celebration.
This committee is responsible for booking various types of movies, which include blockbusters, classics, independents, shorts and sneak peek screenings. The director will plan at least two mainstream movies per month and matinee showings which will broaden cultural understanding of this particular media. Other responsibilities will include planning a variety of events for the Cinefest Film Theater venue and across campus pertaining to films and gaming. Potential events include, but are not limited to, Cinema Under the Stars, video game tournaments, karaoke nights, Dinner and a Movie and the Campus Movie Fest.
This committee is responsible for programming, promoting and implementing a range of live acts from local and student musicians and bands to nationally recognized performers and comedians. The director will also be responsible for securing venues and facilitating interactive music and poetry nights and student talent competitions. Potential events include, but are not limited to, Open Mic Nights, Amateur Night, Block Party, comedy shows and the Pantherpalooza spring concert.
This committee is responsible for ensuring that the student body is aware of all of Spotlight events through the creative use of traditional, multimedia marketing and social media, as well as other innovative efforts. The committee also is responsible for the distribution of all marketing materials including flyers, handbills and strategic campaigns to best market each event. Responsibilities also include reviewing the Spotlight website.
This committee coordinates volunteer opportunities for the smooth running of SPB programs. The committee director is responsible for distributing and accepting volunteer applications, maintaining a current roster of active volunteers and maintaining minutes from membership meetings and training sessions. This person also informs volunteers of opportunities, delegates assignments and serves as a point of contact for the volunteers. Potential events include, but are not limited to, volunteer training sessions, volunteer socials and volunteer appreciation week. The committee also is responsible for coordinating recognition in fall and spring semesters with the membership director.
This committee is responsible for programming unique, interactive and fun events that will typically occur once a month during the evening. These events are alcohol-free programs which will help to create a healthy alternative to the bar scene, underage drinking, and students leaving on the weekend. Potential events include, but are not limited to, Panther Prowl, hypnotists or magicians, haunted houses and game shows.
This committee is responsible for planning and implementing events designed for graduate, professional and non-traditional students as well as increasing exposure to venues and attractions that the metro Atlanta area has to offer. The director will coordinate events throughout the year focused on enrichment programs, social engagement, and family-friendly activities. Potential events include, but are not limited to, Georgia State Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Six Flags, the Georgia Aquarium, sporting game nights, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the World of Coke and the College Football Hall of Fame, Grad Nights and the Family Weekend events.
This committee focuses on promoting school spirit and maintaining traditional events suited to the needs and interests of the entire student body. This director also coordinates the Royal Court selection process which highlights outstanding students to represent the student body during the Homecoming week of activities. Potential events include, but are not limited to, tailgates, Royal Ball, Golf Cart Parade, Homecoming Court, football tailgates, Senior Night and Week and the Greek Showcase.