The Arch Society is a unique student organization for students in their
third year or higher. The Arch Society provides service to the
University of Georgia as official hosts and goodwill ambassadors. The
Men and Women of the Arch seek to serve the University of Georgia at all
functions where it is desired to have students welcome guests and
visitors to the University of Georgia. The Arch Society seeks to advance
the University of Georgia through service to the offices of the
President, the Provost, the Vice President for Student Affairs, the
Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Alumni
Relations, the Athletic Association and other University offices or
officials at appropriate functions.
The Arch Society is named after the most prominent symbol of the University,
the Arch. In
1857, an iron fence was erected along the northern borders of the campus. The
Arch, located on Broad Street at College Avenue, became the main entrance and
was modeled after the Great Seal of the State of Georgia with three columns
representing wisdom, justice, and moderation.
At the University, the columns also represent teaching, research, and service.
Over the years the Arch has come to be one of the most recognizable symbols of
the University of Georgia.