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 pillars representing wisdom, justice, and moderation. Over the years the Arch has come to be one of the most recognizable symbols of the University of Georgia.
The Arch Society membership selection process includes an application, attendance at a mandatory candidate information session, and two interviews. Selection is based on the applicant’s poise, demeanor, knowledge of the institution, and ability to represent the university to its many, diverse constituents.
All full-time students who will be of third year status or above by years (not hours) with at least one (1) year of tenure at the University of Georgia on the date of the commencement of their term of service. Graduate students with at least one (1) year of tenure at the University of Georgia are also eligible for membership. Applicants must also be in good academic and disciplinary standing with their school or college, program of study, and the University of Georgia.
In order to help ensure that your request will be filled, please request The Arch Society at least two weeks prior to your visit. If your visit is less than two weeks away, we encourage you to still fill out the Request Form and we will do our absolute best to fulfill your request. Request for future semesters will be dependant on members' class schedules, so those request may be filled closer to the end of the current semester once the members have a better sense of their personal availability. If you have any questions about anything regarding your visit, please contact our Vice Chair for Assignments, Bradford Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response within 24 hours.
As the official hosts and goodwill ambassadors of the University of Georgia, The Arch Society is eager to serve in roles including but not limited to:
As you request assistance from The Arch Society, please be mindful of adhering to the start/end times of your request as well as what may or may not be appropriate tasks for Arch Society members.
As a reminder, The Arch Society cannot:
Please contact Sam Sego, Arch Society Graduate Advisor, at email@example.com with any questions.
Request The Arch Society
Eddie Higginbotham IV, Staff Advisor
Sam Sego, Graduate Advisor
Anish Shivkumar, Chair
Bradford Porter, Vice Chair for Assignments
Emily Cabell, Vice Chair for Committees
Jessica Keever, Secretary