Geosciences Onboarding Guide

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The COSAM Office of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity (OIED) offers support and handles initiatives and issues related to inclusion, equity and diversity within the college. In addition, the OIED offers professional development and mentoring opportunities, leads the COSAM Transparency Initiative, hosts seminar speaking events, and more equity-focused opportunities. To learn more about the office please visit:


The OIED is led by Dr. Kimberly Mulligan-Guy, Associate Dean of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity.





The COSAM Office of Outreach supports outreach and education activities, the office is led by Mary Lou Eward.





Human Resources offers information about health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plans, educational opportunities, employee discounts and more. Find specific links and more information about employee benefits here.





Below you will find a list of some of the finest establishments, from restaurants to independent bookstores to nail salons, all of which get the Auburn locals’ stamp of approval. Once you’re settled, make sure to check out some of these spots to enjoy the off-campus culture of the Auburn-Opelika area!



Establishment Name(s)

 Mexican Restaurant

 La Plaza Tacqueria y Carneceria

 Taco Mama

 El Dorado

 Italian Restaurant

 Ariccia Cucina Italiana


 American Barbeque Restaurant

 Moe’s Original BBQ

 Jim n’ Nick’s

 Bow & Arrow (Texas-Style & TexMex)

 Korean Restaurant

 167°F Korean BBQ

 Naruto Korean Restaurant

 Chinese Restaurant

 Irritable Bao

 Village Wok

 The Asian Market

 Indian Restaurant

 Good Karma

 Bombay Grill

 Soul Food Restaurant

 Pannie George’s Kitchen

 Japanese & Sushi Restaurant



 Kabuki Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

 Vietnamese Restaurant


 Pho Lee

 Thai Restaurant

 Thai & Lao Cuisine

 Savanh Thai Kitchen

 Irish Pub

 Irish Bred Pub


 Little Italy

 Mellow Mushroom


 Vegetarian Options


 Upscale Restaurants



 Zazu Gastropub

 The Depot

 Coffee Shop

 Coffee Mafia (Previously Momma Mocha)

 The Bean

 Ross House Coffee

 Melinated Café (COSAM Grad)

 Independent Book Store

 Auburn Oil Co.

 Well Red

 Veterinarian Office

 South College Veterinary Clinic

 PetVet Animal Health Center

 Opelika Animal Hospital

 Vehicle Services

 Auburn Tire Service

 Franklin’s Tire and Auto

 Pharmacy Services

 AU Employee Pharmacy

 Nail Salon

 Noire the Nail Bar

 Pretty Please Nail Salon


 Create a Spa

 Auburn Med Spa

 Massage Envy

 Hair Salon

 Hair Palace

 Dimensions Studio

 Serenity Hair Salon

 12K Salon

 Movie Theater

 AMC Classic Auburn 14 (Serves Alcohol)

 AMC Classic Tiger 13


 Downtown Auburn

 Downtown Opelika

 Auburn Mall

 Tigertown Shopping Plaza

 Record Store

 10,000 Hz Records



 The Collegiate Hotel Bar

 Red Clay Brewing Company

 Sneak & Dawdle (Speakeasy – Worth the search!)

 Outdoor Recreation

 Chewacla State Park

 Kreher Preserve and Nature Center

 Lake Martin

 Comic Book Shop

 Collector’s Corner


 Orange Theory

 9 Round

 Crossfit on the Plains

 Backbone Crossfit

 Live Entertainment

 Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center

 Episcopal Church

 St. Dunstan’s

 Holy Trinity


 Beth Shalom Synagogue

 Methodist Church

 Auburn United Methodist Church

 Auburn Korean Methodist Church


 Auburn Islamic Center

 Catholic Church

 St. Michael’s

 Non-Denominational Christian Church

 Auburn Community Church

 Church of the Highlands

 Compass Church

 Baptist Church

 Lakeview Baptist


 Jule Collins Smith Museum

 AU Museum of Natural History

 Legacy Museum at Tuskegee

 “Worth the Drive” Establishments

 High Museum of Art (Atlanta)

 EJI Legacy Museum (Montgomery)

 The Battery (Atlanta)

 Rosa Parks Library and Museum (Montgomery)

 Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

 Orange Beach and Gulf Shores (Alabama)

 Pensacola (Florida)