Dawg Camp Forms

Thank you for your participation in Dawg Camp, the University of Georgia's official extended orientation program!

Please take the time to fill out the below forms that correspond with your respective Dawg Camp program(s) and have them with you upon your arrival at participant check-in. If your paperwork is filled out in advance, this will expedite your check-in process on the first day! If for some reason you do not have access to a printer, we will have extra copies at the participant check-in tables. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact us at dawgcamp@uga.edu. See you soon!

Dawg Camp Discovery Forms

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Freshman College

Freshman College Summer Experience is a scholastic transition program for first-year students accepted to the University of Georgia. With the addition of an Honors course, a new emphasis on STEM, and engaging experiences outside the classroom through service learning, Freshman College seeks to provide the best possible transition from high school to college.


First Year Odyssey

Your first year at UGA is an exciting time to engage, experience and explore the opportunities available to you at the University of Georgia. The First-Year Odyssey seminars are designed to introduce you to the academic life of the University. These seminars will allow you to engage with faculty and other first-year students in a small class environment to learn about the unique academic culture the University offers. Faculty will share their passion for research, teaching and service as you begin your academic journey at UGA.


Center for Student Organizations

In addition to the wide range of programs and activities here at UGA, the Center for Student Organizations registers more than 750 Student Organizations annually. These organizations cover a broad range of interests that include: Sport Clubs, International and Multicultural Organizations, Religious Organizations, Academic Honorary Organizations, and Special Interest Clubs.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? No worries, the Center for Student Organizations is always happy to help you begin the process of registering a new organization. Our central belief is that students who are actively involved in campus life will find their experience at UGA to be more satisfying and successful.


UGA Housing

From traditional residence halls for first-year students and upperclassmen to apartments and townhomes for graduate students and families, the University of Georgia has a living space to suit everyone's tastes. Choosing to live in University Housing is your key to comfortable, affordable and secure on-campus living. But living on campus also gives you the opportunity to participate in your new residential community, to take part in the creation of an environment in which people.


Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) of the University of Georgia is the organized outlet for UGA students to enact change and improve this university. We pride ourselves on being the voice of every Dawg.

The Student Government Association realizes how much you commit to UGA when you become a student of this institution. That’s why SGA strives to protect the rights of every student. They are advocates of diversity and inclusion. They recognize that the UGA student experience cannot be defined by a Saturday in Sanford Stadium, nights spent studying in a coffee shop, library or the Miller Learning Center, involvement in one of our hundreds of campus organizations, or even by a degree from our nationally-ranked schools and colleges. Student life at UGA is defined by the 34,000 individuals who bring this campus to life. They believe that no matter where you choose to invest your time at UGA, your opinions on this university should be heard. They believe that your voice matters.


Student Alumni Association

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) is where the three pillars of the Arch - Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation - meet the three core values of the University of Georgia Alumni Association - Pride, Loyalty, and Tradition. In an effort to establish these values in the student body, SAA was created to enhance the academic experience by providing programs and events focused on the spirit, history, and tradition of UGA. SAA also seeks to connect students with alumni in an effort to promote networking and camaraderie amongst all of the Bulldog faithful, students present and past. Students who are part of SAA are Georgia Fund donors which means that they are already financial supporters of this great university, the nation's oldest state-chartered public institution.


International Student Life

The department of International Student Life (ISL) enhances the student‐learning environment through programs and services that internationalize the campus experience. This work is accomplished through focused and intentional efforts in three core areas:

Transition & Support: Services and programs aimed at supporting international students to assist with their ongoing transition to the University of Georgia and life in the United States.
Programming & Outreach: Opportunities and events designed for the UGA and Athens communities to share, explore, and learn about cultures in an effort to build an inclusive and internationalized campus.
Leadership & Engagement: Volunteer and leadership opportunities that promote global citizenship through individual growth, and cross cultural learning and development.


Multicultural Services & Programs

The Office of Multicultural Services and Programs (MSP) works to create an inclusive campus environment by supporting the development and affirming the overall experiences of all students, particularly multicultural students. MSP envisions a University of Georgia that honors the identities, perspectives, and worldviews of our entire community in a way that advances social justice and an institutional way of being that models inclusiveness for all students, faculty, and staff.


LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center was established in 2005 to serve as a place for LGBTQA-identified students and their allies to find community, support, and developmental resources at the University of Georgia. The LGBT Resource Center is committed to providing meaningful programming and engagement that meet the needs of the LGBTQA and ally communities by creating an environment of advocacy, education, and support.


Greek Life - Fraternities & Sororities

The mission of the Greek Life Office is to provide the fraternities and sororities with educational programs and services that create, promote, and foster a learning community. The fraternities and sororities are an established tradition at the University of Georgia, dating back more than 150 years. There are currently 61 national Greek-letter men’s and women’s groups. The self-governing, self-supporting bodies of the fraternities and sororities are the Interfraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Multicultural Greek Council, and the Panhellenic Council. These groups coordinate events, provide educational programs, establish community wide regulations and implement policies for their member organizations.

Internships

Community Engagement Summer Internship Program

In the summer, the Center for Leadership and Service partners with local organizations to provide summer internships for UGA students. The internship program provides students the opportunity to cultivate skills and gain knowledge about non-profit and community engagement work, while making a positive impact in the Athens community. Internship host organizations are intentionally selected as model programs that all address the issue of summer learning loss in unique ways. Through this experience, student participants have the opportunity to earn a monetary award of $1000 upon successful completion and potentially course credit.

 

Clarke County Mentor Program Internship 

Through a partnership with the Clarke County Mentor Program (CCMP), the Center for Leadership and Service hosts 5 undergraduate interns for the academic year. Interns advance the partnership with CCMP by developing creative strategies to support the retention of UGA mentors. Interns work 5 hours a week throughout the academic year and earn two academic course credits - one for successful completion of the internship, and a second for successful completion of a required one credit course in the fall semester "Inequality in American Education." Interns are paid a $1000 stipend ($500 at the end of each semester).

Community Engagement Summer Internships

Applications are closed for summer internships. Next year's application process will start in spring 2017.

Clarke County Mentor Program Internship

Applications are closed for the Clarke County Mentor Program internship. Next year's application process will start in spring 2017.

Academy for Leadership Excellence

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What is the Academy for Leadership Excellence?

The Academy for Leadership Excellence is a program for first- and second-year students who seek to become leaders in their organizations and on-campus at large during their tenure at the university. The program is designed to develop leadership self-awareness, interpersonal skills and leveraging strengths. It is exceptional among student leadership programs on campus in that it connects traditional leadership training with employability skills based on industry standards that will help students pursue their careers beyond graduation.

Students participate in two intensive weekend training programs and six bi-weekly meetings. During the program, students engage with an online social-learning app that uses games with levels, quests and leaderboards. This may be the most fun way to enhance your leadership skills on campus, and it's free!

The Academy for Leadership Excellence is made possible by a partnership between UGA Student Affairs, the Center for Leadership and Service and the Accelerated Leadership Group.

Congraulations to the Spring 2016 inaugural cohort of UGA emerging leaders! 

For information on how to get involved, contact Eddie Higginbotham at eddieh@uga.edu.  

Accelerated Leadership Group

The Academy for Leadership Excellence for students is made possible by support from the Academy's participants in the Emerging Leaders and Front-Line Leaders programs, available to professionals and businesses.

Scholarships

Bradley-Turner Leadership Scholars

Applications for the Bradley-Turner Leadership Scholarship are currently closed.

Crane Scholarship

The William Moore Crane Leadership Scholarship Program awards $1000 annual scholarships to outstanding Honors students who have excelled academically and exhibited superior leadership skills while attending The University of Georgia.

Center for
Leadership and Service

Contact Us

706-583-0830
​askcls@uga.edu

 

Mission and Purpose

Philosophy

We believe that leadership and service are interconnected. These concepts, built upon a foundation of self-inquiry, require individuals to embark on an authentic, life-long journey of leadership learning and active citizenship. This journey is characterized by continuous discovery as we all continue to develop the capacity to lead and serve. By connecting to our innermost selves we are better able to identify compelling community needs and work to create positive change. Leaders have a responsibility to create inclusive communities that respect the dignity and worth of all people and to act with integrity.

 

Mission

The Center for Leadership & Service empowers students to intentionally engage in leadership learning and practice active citizenship.

 

Vision

The Center for Leadership & Service envisions a promising future where students and alumni are:

• active and engaged citizens and lead with integrity.
• advocates for a society that promotes the well-being and equal participation of all groups.
• active leaders with a strong public service tradition and contribute to the development and enhancement of leadership capacity in others.
• committed, accountable, life-long learners who seek to understand global societal complexities and act to create positive change in their communities and professions.

 

Guiding Principles

Life-Long Learning: requires a commitment to the continuous process of learning by promoting and supporting academic excellence and the commitment to developing individual purpose by engaging with others.

Active Citizenship: fosters a life-long spirit of service that compels us to engage reciprocally with the world around us to identify and address community needs through humble service.

Interculturalism: acknowledges the interconnectedness of all people, while honoring and valuing the unique identities, backgrounds, and talents of others in order to create inclusivity.

Justice: promotes a critical understanding of the social complexities in a global community to move toward making a positive impact.

 

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LeaderShape Vision Grants

Students at LeaderShape 2015

Vision Grants

Have a great idea but short on cash? Apply for the LeaderShape Vision Grant! The Grant has been developed to assist the completion of LeaderShape student visions in partnership with UGA departments, communities, non-profit agencies, schools, and government bodies in an effort to create a better community here at the University of Georgia.

Click here to apply for a Vision Grant!

 

LeaderShape Grant Application: DUE September 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

*Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis based on the availability of funds after the initial review. The initial review will take place with applications received by September 28th.

 

Grant Levels

Grants will be made available to individual LeaderShape past participants. Grants will range from $100 - $1,000 based on need and strength of the applications.

 

Application Timeline

1. Applications must be submitted by September 28, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
2. Grant committee will review applications.
3. Grant recipients will be notified by October 12, 2015.
4. Funds will be available immediately upon notification.
5. Please Note: Funds are provided through a direct invoice payment to a vendor utilized in the project or by reimbursement based on paid receipts.
6. Final Reports must be submitted by May 2, 2016.
*A report template will be provided.

 

General Information

• Submission of an application does not guarantee funding.
• Grant recipients are expected to meet with the Program Coordinator and provide project updates once the funding has been awarded through the completion of the project as described in the grant application.
• Funding is awarded based on the fiscal year. All spending and reports must be completed by May 2, 2016.

 

Point of Contact

All applications, reports, and inquiries should be directed to: 
Sarayfah Bolling
Senior Coordinator
Center for Leadership and Service
Phone: 706-542-6801
Email: sbolling@uga.edu

Leadershape Info for Faculty and Staff

LeaderShape 2015 Facilitators

Faculty and Staff Positions

Cluster facilitator

The Family Cluster is the formal support and reference group for the participants during the week. The Cluster Facilitator also serves as the group’s resource, catalyst and coach. The Cluster Facilitator does not serve as a parent or gatekeeper. Instead, the Cluster Facilitator serves as a bridge between the Learning Community and learning application in the Family Cluster. Specific roles within the Family Cluster and Learning Community include:

• modeling leadership behavior and acting with integrity
• clarifying, summarizing and sharing ideas
• guiding group discussions
• facilitating selected segments of the curriculum
• establishing a climate conducive to learning
• challenging assumptions and encouraging reflection and feedback
• maintaining an energy level that matches the pace of The LeaderShape Institute

Because Cluster Facilitators have considerable interaction with the participants, they are very valuable members of the faculty during The LeaderShape Institute. The Cluster Facilitator supports participants as they develop their Breakthrough Blueprints and encourages positive interpersonal and group development in a safe and trusting environment. Cluster Facilitators are also encouraged to maintain contact with members of their Family Cluster following their session. This contact helps participants “stay in action” on their visions after the six-day program and will help sustain their commitment to integrity after The LeaderShape Institute.

During Learning Community segments and at other times, the Cluster Facilitator assists the Lead Facilitators in managing the session of The LeaderShape Institute. Numerous activities occur during the day at The LeaderShape Institute, many require accompanying instruments, handouts, videos, special instructions, etc. Whenever possible, the entire faculty needs to make sure that the day’s tasks are accomplished efficiently and effectively.

During The LeaderShape Institute, Cluster Facilitators are accountable to the two Co-Lead Facilitators who have overall responsibility for managing the week.

 

Benefits

Facilitators can expect to learn about themselves and others as they journey with their students through the intensive six-day LeaderShape Institute. Skills such as interpersonal relations, versatile leadership styles, and goal-oriented thinking will be discussed and practiced throughout the process. Cluster facilitators also gain the satisfaction that comes with coaching students to become more purposeful individuals and to realize their true potential. Additionally, facilitators gain the confidence and trust of over fifty students and will have the opportunity to continue those relationships for the months and years to come.

 

Expectations

Before the Institute:

• Attend informational meetings
• Communicate with On-Site Coordinators in advance if there is a problem that arises that would make you unable to attend
• Attend all faculty training (May 15-16, 2016)

During the Institute:

• Stay on-site for the entire session (May 15-21, 2016)
• Do the work necessary to ensure that you are fully present and focused

Following the Institute:

• Talk about your experience with peers following the session
• Provide a voice to LeaderShape
• Encourage peers to attend LeaderShape
• Connect the week to a passion you have in life
• Contribute to others’ learning

 

Faculty/Staff Cluster Facility Application

Cluster Facilitators are selected through an application process and interview with the Program Coordinator and Onsite Coordinators. Faculty and/or staff members are encouraged to apply to serve in this role.

***Please Note: Preference for Cluster Facilitators will be provided to those who have never served in this capacity at UGA or any other institution.***

The application for Cluster Facilitators for the 2016 UGA Session is now closed.

Please note, you will need to create a login for the LeaderShape Website. Once you have completed this step it may be necessary to re-click on the link below. Please ensure you are applying to serve at the UGA Session of the LeaderShape Institute.

Application Deadline: November 11th, 2015 by 5:00pm

 

Important Dates

Interviews: They will be conducted by a scheduled meeting the week of November 9th. Faculty Orientation: TBD based on availability of selected faculty.

Faculty Training: Sunday, May 15, 2016
LeaderShape Institute: May 16-21, 2016

For more information regarding LeaderShape, the Cluster Facilitator Role and/or the application process, please contact Sarayfah Bolling at 706-542-6801 or sbolling@uga.edu.

Leadershape - Information for Students

Students at LeaderShape 2015

Overview

The University of Georgia LeaderShape Institute is an extensive, six-day leadership development experience introducing student participants to various aspects and issues relating to personal and group leadership, leading with integrity, and creating personal goals for the future.  This is accomplished through a “leadership curriculum” that involves a combination of working in large groups, participating in smaller group discussions, individual reflection, and most of all, interactive activities/experiences.  The LeaderShape Institute will include a diverse group of students from all over campus representing numerous student groups, organizations, and interests.

Benefits

You will receive valuable leadership training and skills that will benefit you during your college career and beyond.  You will also have an opportunity to develop and implement a personal vision project intended to benefit a student organization, the campus, or community.  Not only is this a great opportunity for you to have an incredible amount of interaction with fellow students and leaders, but you will also be involved with faculty and staff members from the University during the week.  In addition, you will have a special opportunity to meet alumni, community, and business leaders from around the state.

Requirements for applying

• Be enrolled as a full-time student at UGA
• Be in good academic and behavioral standing with the University
• Be returning to UGA for at least one semester during the 2016-2017 academic year

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by 4:00 PM 

 

Apply Here

 

For more information regarding LeaderShape and/or the application process, please contact Sarayfah Bolling at 706-542-6801 or sbolling@uga.edu.

Important Dates

Information Session 1: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 5:30PM, MLC 267
Information Session 2: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 5:30PM, MLC 268
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by 4:00pm
Interviews: Sunday, March 20th (Time Determined by sign-up in the CLS)
Orientation: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 5:00PM, MLC 250
Deposit Due: Friday, April 8, 2016 by 4:30pm
LeaderShape Institute: May 16 - 21, 2016

 

Expectations

Before the Institute:

• Attend the Orientation Meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 6th
• Turn in the deposit on time – Due Friday, April 8th 
• Communicate with the On-Site Coordinators if there is a problem or if you are unable to attend

During the Institute:

• Attend each session of The LeaderShape Institute and participate. Participating means listening, sharing your viewpoint, and participating in activities.
• Refrain from using alcohol or other drugs while at The LeaderShape Institute. In addition, challenge yourself to confront the use of alcohol or drugs by other participants if you are aware of it.
• Take responsibility for your own learning. Ask questions if you do not understand, participate even if you have done an activity before, and challenge yourself to step out of your “comfort zone”.
• Respect individual differences and the dignity of all people. Keep an open mind and strive to learn a new perspective on the world.
• Agree to not leave the retreat facility without permission from a faculty member. Respect the retreat facility and treat it like your own home.
 Please click here to view the full Learning Agreement.

Following the Institute:

• Attend the two LeaderShape Revisit Retreats, one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester 
• Participate in social activities and programs offered by the LeaderShape-In-Action Committee
• Talk about your experience with peers following the session
• Provide a voice to LeaderShape
• Encourage peers to attend LeaderShape
• Ask questions that challenge and/or embrace the curriculum
• Put concepts talked about at the Institute into action when you return to campus
• Talk about the new ideas or ways of thinking you experience during LeaderShape

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    The walking tour highlights Historic north campus. Some sights include but are not limited to the following: the Arch, the Chapel Bell, Herty Field, the Law School, the library, the Miller Learning Center, the Tate Student Center, and Sanford Stadium.

    *Please Note: If you are more than 20 minutes late for your tour, The Arch Society has the right to cancel or adjust the tour to accommodate the original time frame. Our students are often scheduling tours around classes and we want to ensure their education is their first priority.

    For information about Dining options on campus, Please contact UGA Food Services. There are four campus dining halls, as well as several retail locations available for your group. More information can be found at foodservice.uga.edu.

    For information about an Admissions Information Session, please contact admissions directly at (706) 542-8776.
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CLS Programs

Serve Around Athens

Canoe rowing through gentle river

IMPACT is committed to creating active and engaged citizens. We hope that all of our participants return from their IMPACT experience wanting to become more deeply engaged in service to our Athens community. The following list of organizations are all doing wonderful work in our community and are always in need of student volunteers. We also recommend reaching out to Volunteer UGA or Hands on Northeast Georgia for information about even more volunteer opportunities on campus and around town. Or…feel free to stop by our office in the CLS and chat with us to get personal recommendations!

​Places to Volunteer:

IMPACT Service Breaks

Staff Contact

706-583-0830
​askcls@uga.edu

Sarayfah BollingSenior Coordinator
sbolling@uga.edu

 

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Meet IMPACTers

Meet 2014-2015 IMPACTers

WINTER BREAK:

Atlanta, GA 

LGBTQ ADVOCACY AND AWARENESS

Atlanta, GA

*WINTER BREAK

Kelsey Bohm
Hometown: Acworth, GA
Major(s): Biology
Past IMPACT trips: HIV/AIDS Awareness in St.Louis, MO
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Entire St.Louis trip!!!
Favorite Quotations: “Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” -- James Dean
Fun Fact: I can rap Ice Ice Baby...try me.
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?  Would my clothes be invisible too?


Jack Moran
Hometown: Canton, GA
Major(s): Public Relations
Past IMPACT trips: Immigration Awareness in Foley, AL and Homelessness and Poverty in Chicago, IL
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Playing volleyball with the children we worked with in Foley
Favorite Quotations: “There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.”-- Amy Poehler
Fun Fact: My main source of exercising is wobbling.
If you could be one for just 24 hours, what cereal box cartoon character would you be? Why?  Toucan Sam (Fruit loops), so I can wear feathers without question.


Charlotte, NC

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY

Charlotte, NC

*WINTER BREAK

Manisha Banga
Hometown: Duluth, GA
Major(s): English & Communication Studies
Past IMPACT trips: Birmingham, AL for Human Trafficking
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Volunteering at Family Connections and meeting the kids there.
Favorite Quotations: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” --Hemingway
Fun Fact: I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Would my clothes be invisible too?


Savannah, GA

RURAL HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY

Savannah, GA

*WINTER BREAK

Krystal Gongora
Hometown: Macon, GA
Major(s): Psychology with Spanish minor
Past IMPACT trips: Homelessness and Poverty in Chicago and Disability/Ability Awareness in Jackson
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Going to the John Hancock Observatory in Chicago.
Biggest Passion(s): Advocating for the homeless, studying about wine, and IMPACT!
Fun Fact: I can whistle backwards and I know how to sew.
What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten? A Belizean delicacy of the rodent species called Gibnot.


Danielle Schwartz
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Major(s): Sustainable Design with a Certification in Local Food Systems and International Agriculture
Past IMPACT trips: Native American Cultural Awareness
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Seeing and participating in a Native drum circle and making great friends!
Biggest Passion(s): Environment, food issues
Fun Fact: I can drive a tractor and ballroom dance.
Dream career as a child? A Veterinarian.


Tuscaloosa, AL

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Tuscaloosa, AL

*WINTER BREAK

Fantasia Williams
Hometown: Valdosta, GA
Major(s): Management Information Systems
Past IMPACT trips: Homelessness and Poverty in Charlotte, NC
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Pretending we lived in the Alumni’s house when we visited
Favorite Quotations: “Who needs a degree when you’re schooling life?”- Beyonce
Fun Fact: Beyonce is my spirit animal
If you could be one for just 24 hours, what cereal box cartoon character would you be? Why? Tony the tiger because he’s grrrreeatt! (Get it?)


Alka Kumar
Hometown: Columbus, GA
Major(s): Psychology
Past IMPACT trips: St. Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Renovating a Learning Center for children living with HIV/AIDS and also children with family members living with HIV/AIDS, and having the opportunity to hang out with them in the finally functional learning center.
Favorite Quotations: "At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out, they fence you in. Life is messy. That's how we're made. So, you can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them"--Dr. Merideth Grey, Grey's Anatomy and "Better to be without logic than without feeling"--Charlotte Bronte
Fun Fact: I would do anything for chocolate
If you could be one for just 24 hours, what cereal box cartoon character would you be? Why? I would be the cartoon character on the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Box. She's a little bit on the older side and I'm currently a senior, makes sense right? Additionally, she had to have been super smart and an amazing cook if she made Cinnamon Toast Crunch! So for 24 hours, people might actually enjoy my cooking! But she's no longer on the box... but I'm gonna assume she just went on a long vacation.


Charleston, SC

AGEISM

Charleston, SC

*WINTER BREAK

Meagan Marshburn
Hometown: Homer, GA
Major(s): Biology and Psychology
Past IMPACT trips: Public Health in Indianapolis and Disability/Ability Awareness in Philadelphia
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​  Learning the Thriller dance with my participants in Philadelphia, and doing a Thriller flash mob for the members of SpArc. It was wonderful!
Favorite Quotations: “Just keep swimming.” -Dory
Fun Fact: I know about 10 aerobic dance routines.
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Put pennies heads-up around Athens so everyone can have some good luck come thier way.


Achyutta Patel
Hometown: Statham, GA
Major(s): Psychology, Linguistics, Disability Studies
Past IMPACT trips: Homelessness and Poverty (Charlotte, NC), and Disability/Ability Awareness (Jackson, MS)
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Creating a safari for kids at Hope Hollow (complete with Australian accents) which included the “animals’ being their own drawing and driving around in a golf cart to see them
Favorite Quotations:  “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
Fun Fact: I’ve ridden a came named Micheal Jackson
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? I’d sneak into planes and travel to anywhere and everywhere I could go.


SPRING BREAK:

Asheboro, NC

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Asheboro, NC

*SPRING BREAK

Carl Edens
Hometown: Dublin, GA
Major(s): MIS
Past IMPACT trips: Rural Homelessness and Poverty in New River Valley, VA
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Volunteers at Micah’s Backpack in Blacksburg, VA welcoming us and reflecting with us on the purpose of our service together.
Favorite Quotations: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”--Gandhi
Fun Fact:  I have a cat shirt for every day of the week
If you could be one for just 24 hours, what cereal box cartoon character would you be? Why? Michael Jordan from Wheaties: I would be the greatest basketball player of all time and lead the Looney Tunes to victory over the Monstars.


Sheela Sheth
Hometown: Lilburn, GA
Major(s): Biology and Religion
Past IMPACT trips: Affordable Housing in Americus, GA and Ageism in Bluefield, WV
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Someone dumped a ton of snow on my head and then we had a massive snowball fight with the incredible people on my trip to Bluefield.
Favorite Quotations: “Do what you like and like what you do”
Fun Fact: I went swimming with stingrays in the Caribbean this past summer smile
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Find Voldemort.


Immokalee, FL

HUMAN RIGHTS: IMMIGRATION AWARENESS

Immokalee, FL

*SPRING BREAK

Perla Galindo
Hometown: Norcross, GA
Major(s): Psychology, Minor in Spanish, Human Development & Family Science
Past IMPACT trips: Native American Cultural Awareness in Pembroke, NC
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Feeling the love from the community in Pembroke, NC. Also, the drum circles were special.
Biggest Passion(s): Serving others
Fun Fact: I want to go skydiving and do other things in life to conquer my fears!
What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten? Probably the food I make for myself.


Emma Krass
Hometown: Williamsburg, VA
Major(s): Political Science and International Affairs
Past IMPACT trips: Homelessness and Poverty in Charlotte, Human Trafficking in Birmingham
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Spending time with my new BFFs
Biggest Passion(s): Creating positive change
Fun Fact: I spent the summer interning for Georgia’s next senator, Michelle Nunn (fingers crossed)
What was your dream career as a child? Veteranarian


Durham, NC

FOOD JUSTICE

Durham, NC

*SPRING BREAK

Leah Davis
Hometown: Johns Creek, GA
Major(s): Food Science
Past IMPACT trips: Disaster Relief in Tuscaloosa, AL and Food Justice in Durham, NC
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Rolling a 300 lb bale of hay through a field of horse manure!
Favorite Quotations: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”--Maya Angelou
Fun Fact: I have a collection of robotic cats and chew ice all day, every day.
If you could be one for just 24 hours, what cereal box cartoon character would you be? Why? Tony the Tiger- he’s more than good, he’s great!


Tori McKenney
Hometown: Duluth, GA
Major(s): Public Relations and Geography
Past IMPACT trips: Animal Advocacy to Charleston, SC
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Petting dog-wolf hybrids at an animal sanctuary
Favorite Quote: “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”--Voltaire
Fun Fact: I studied abroad this summer at Oxford and am on swim club!
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Sneak into a series of concerts, plays, and musicals. (I also need the ability to apparate.)


Clinton, SC

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY

Clinton, SC

*SPRING BREAK

Ansley Bullock
Hometown: Lilburn, GA
Major(s): Criminal Justice and Psychology
Past IMPACT trips:  Human Trafficking to Birmingham, AL
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Becoming friends with so many wonderful people while discovering new passions!
Biggest Passion(s): Working with people and going on adventures.
Fun Fact: I once snuck into a VIP meet and greet session to get an autograph for my little brother from Scott Wilson (Hershel from the Walking Dead)
What was your dream career as a child? Same as it is now--detective or forensic scientist!


Sehar Ali
Hometown: Johns creek, GA
Major(s): Biology and Psychology (Pre-Med)
Past IMPACT trips: HIV/AIDS Awareness in St.Louis Missouri
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Playing on a playground with a bunch of kids at our service site.
Biggest Passion(s): Working with kids, singing, dancing in the shower, and eating.
Fun Fact: I tried out for the X-Factor and got insulted by Simon Cowell
What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten? Fried oreos.


New Orleans, LA

URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

New Orleans, LA

*SPRING BREAK

David Harshbarger
Hometown: Milledgeville, GA
Major(s): Math and Geography
Past IMPACT trips: Homelessness and Poverty in Chicago and Animal Advocacy in Charleston
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Standing at the top of the Rockefeller Center in Chicago, building an oyster reef in Charleston
Biggest Passion(s): Meeting new people, drumming
Fun Fact: I once shot a fly out of the air with a rubber band
What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten? Mayonnaise. Gross.


Hema Patel
Hometown: Acworth, GA
Major(s): Pharmacy
Past IMPACT trips: Animal Advocacy in Charleston, SC
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Meeting new people outside my normal friend group and taking care of puppies.
Biggest Passion(s): Dance.
Fun Fact: I’ve performed/been on the field of the GA dome 4 times.
What was your dream career as a child? Veterinarian.


St.Louis, MO

HIV/AIDS AWARENESS

St.Louis, MO

*SPRING BREAK

Jay Dasigi
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Major(s): Microbiology and Economics
Past IMPACT trips: Homelessness and Poverty to Charlotte and Public Health to Indianapolis
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Working with kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Charlotte and Indianapolis
Biggest Passion(s): Education Awareness/Reform
Fun Fact: I swam with manatees last winter.
What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten? Durian


Morgan Davis
Hometown: Bogart, GA
Major(s): Psychology
Past IMPACT trips: Homelessness and Poverty in Chicago
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Snowball fight in Chicago after being snowed in all day
Favorite Quote: "i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)" -e e cummings
Fun Fact: I drove across the country and back this summer!
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?​ Sneak into an animal shelter and play with puppies all day


Birmingham, AL

HUMAN RIGHTS: HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Birmingham, AL

*SPRING BREAK

Honey Shaw
Hometown: Peachtree City, GA
Major(s): International Affairs and Spanish
Past IMPACT trips: Food Justice in Durham, NC
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Delivering weekend lunchboxes to kids while volunteering at Table and working on Coon Rock Farm. Now I want to be a framer instead of pre-law smile
Biggest Passion(s):  I’m very passionate about...everything? My sorority sisters, the work I do with Oasis, my mentee Karla, my family, UGA, reading, poetry, being aware and concerned about your world and what goes on in it.
Fun Fact: Total movie junkie, love B-list horror movies & actors, favorite horror movies- The Evil Dead Trilogy.
What was your dream career as a child? I realy wanted to be a seamstress of some sort, I was always trying to sew with our grandma and crochet with the other. I sewed clothes I designed onto Barbies and G.I. Joes. But I also wanted to be a chef becaul I watched Emeril. Then a lawyer and a dentist. I was an aspirational kid..I also wanted to be a dancer, a writer, and a detective/vigilante.


Robina Gallagher
Hometown: Rome, GA
Major(s): Political Science and History
Past IMPACT trips:  Native American Cultural Awareness
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Canoeing with my favorite people down a sacred river!
Biggest Passion(s): Social justice topics, history, horses, my family, life, IMPACT!
Fun Fact: I’m Robina XIII. It’s a family name.
What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten? Escargo from a rural French town.


Pembroke, NC

NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL AWARENESS AND ADVOCACY

Pembroke, NC

*SPRING BREAK

Julia Zwicky
Hometown: Snellville, GA
Major(s): International Affairs and SPanish with a minor in Sociology
Past IMPACT trips: Native American Cultural Awarness and Advocacy and Children’s Advocacy
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ The room we were sleeping in didn’t have any windows so we drew windows of the scenery we’d like to see. And waiting until the last day to disclose our cultural exploration in Orlando.
Biggest Passion(s): Pugs and global development
Fun Fact: I have an endless knowledge of Spongebob quotes.
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Sneak into the White House and take a plane to Brazil


Sarah Jane Thomsen
Hometown: Salem, Virginia
Major(s): Animal Science (pre-vet)
Past IMPACT trips: Animal Advocacy in Charleston, SC
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Doing a river clean-up and getting stuck in the bluff mud (think quick sand) with Tori and David had to help us get out.
Favorite Quote: “Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass...it’s about learning to dance in the rain”
Fun Fact:  I want to live on a farm one day- with cows! (and other animals!)
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Scare my sister and get in people’s ways so they’d run into me. Heehehe/Roll in paint and become a paint blob.


Indianapolis, IN

PUBLIC HEALTH

Indianapolis, IN

*SPRING BREAK

Sang Lee
Hometown: Columbus, GA
Major(s): Microbiology
Past IMPACT trips: Children’s Advocacy in Orlando, FL
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Playing with the children at Orlando Day Nursery.
Favorite Quote: “The language of friendshipis not words but meanings.” -Henry David Thoreau
Fun Fact: : Pixar’s UP was the first ever animated film and 3D film to open the Cannes Film Festival.
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Act like I’m a ghost.


Angela O’Donoghue
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Major(s): Marketing
Past IMPACT trips: Affordable Housing in Asheboro and Veterans Awareness in Washington D.C.
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Helping raise the first wall on our Habitat House!
Favorite Quote: “Adventure is worthwhile”-Aesop 2) “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”--Mother Theresa 3) Plus all the ones on my Pinterest board smile
Fun Fact:  I studied abroad for a semester in Liverpool England (and no, I didn’t pick up an English accent.)
If you could be one for just 24 hours, what cereal box cartoon character would you be? Why? Snap, Crackle, and Pop- one of those 3 because they’re awesome and then I could have all the Rice Krispies and Rice Krispie treats I wanted!


Fort Myers, FL

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

Fort Myers, FL

*SPRING BREAK

Romik Srivastava
Hometown: Johns Creek, GA
Major(s): Biology and Psychology
Past IMPACT trips: Homelessness and Poverty in Chicago, HIV/AIDS in St.Louis
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Being at Doorways in St.Louis with participants and residents
Favorite Quote: “A coward cannot live. It is the perogative of the brave.” -Gandhi.
Fun Fact: I have a twin!
If you could be one for just 24 hours, what cereal box cartoon character would you be? Why? Tony the Tiger, because I’m grrreeeeat!


Kaitlyn McManus
Hometown: Milton, GA
Major(s): Printmaking and Advertising
Past IMPACT trips: Affordable Housing and Native American Cultural Awareness and Advocacy
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ When working in the Boys and Girls club with the LUmbee Tribe, we got to spend time with the kids and then see those same kids participating in their cultural classes. Seeing the drum line and the kids you were working with earlier was really special.
Fun Fact:  I have studied abroad twice. Once in Cortona, Italy and once in Monte Verde, Costa Rica. I hope to make my way back there soon!


Washington, D.C.

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY

Washington, D.C.

*SPRING BREAK

Angela Hendricks
Hometown: Jesup, GA
Major(s): Human Development and Family Science with a certificate in Human Disability
Past IMPACT trips: Disability/Ability Awareness in Philadelphia, PA
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Touring the Philies stadium with our buddies from SpArc Philly!
Favorite Quote: “Without struggle there is no progress.”- Frederick Douglas
Fun Fact: Summer of 2014 I sprang my ankle while trying to kill a bee; but when people ask what happened I say I was hiking, then I immediately tel the truth, haha! Also, I know Beyonce’s single ladies choreography in its entirety smile


Bobby Alaimo
Hometown: Peachtree City, GA
Major(s): Accounting
Past IMPACT trips: Rural Homelessness and Poverty in New Rivery Valley, VA
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Making relationships with everyone on my trip
Favorite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”-- Wayne Gretzky
Fun Fact:  I can juggle and solve a Rubik’s cube


Orlando, FL

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY

Orlando, FL

*SPRING BREAK

Jackie Yu
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Major(s): Biology, Pre-Nursing
Past IMPACT trips: Public Health in Indianapolis; Education Advocacy in Charlotte
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Inside jokes on each trip smile
Biggest Passion: Being healthy; being a positive role model for my friends and for children.
Favorite Quote: “Without struggle there is no progress.”- Frederick Douglas
Fun Fact: I’m double jointed in both elbows!
What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten? McDonald’s


Suprina Patel
Hometown: McDonough, GA
Major(s): Pharmacy
Past IMPACT trips: Children’s Advocacy in Clinton, SC and Disability/Ability Awareness in Jackson, MS
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Bonding over skunks and muddin’
Biggest Passion: Equal access to healthcare, giving children a voice.
Fun Fact: I can touch my nose with my tongue
What was your dream career as a child? Teacher


Philadelphia, PA

DISABILITY/ABILITY AWARENESS

Philadelphia, PA

*SPRING BREAK

Kunal Tanna
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Major(s): Public Relations
Past IMPACT trips: Disability/Ability Awareness in Jackson, MS, and Education Advocacy in Charlotte, NC
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ I met one of my best friends on my Charlotte trip!
Biggest Passion: Facilitating a positive community
Favorite Quote: “Without struggle there is no progress.”- Frederick Douglas
Fun Fact: Carl Edens and I are professional wing men.
What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten? Beets and every other vegetable.


Sudeepti Kuppa
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Major(s): Grad Student- Life Sciences
Past IMPACT trips: Disability/Ability Awareness in Jackson, MS
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Can’t decide on one, but every game we played and just getting to know so many awesome and sweet people smile
Biggest Passion: Dance, Service
Fun Fact: I LOVE CANDLES! (when they’re lit) smile
What was your dream career as a child? Wedding/Event planner


Annapolis, MD

VETERAN’S ADVOCACY AND AWARENESS

Annapolis, MD

*SPRING BREAK

Brianna Blackman
Hometown: Fayetteville, GA
Major(s): Magazine Journalism
Past IMPACT trips: Children’s Advocacy (Bluefield, WV), Environmental Awareness (Ft.Myers, FL), and Affordable Housing (Asheboro, NC)
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Site Leader dance party!
Biggest Passion: Crochet, movies, IMPACT, puppies
Favorite Quote: “Without struggle there is no progress.”- Frederick Douglas
Fun Fact: I’m obsessed with crocheting
What was your dream career as a child? A nurse.


Anise Crane
Hometown: Athens, GA
Major(s): Biology, Psychology, and Spanish
Past IMPACT trips: Environemental Awareness
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Going to the Everglades and seeing the alligators and other animals
Biggest Passion: Undocumented Student Alliance (immigration advocacy), Asura fusion dance team, and cats!
Fun Fact: I was born in Japan, but I speak Spanish!
What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten? alligator


Jackson, MS

DISABILITY/ABILITY AWARENESS

Jackson, MS

*SPRING BREAK

Leigh Borkowski
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Major(s): Communication Sciences and Disorders w/ Disability Studies Certificate
Past IMPACT trips: Education Advocacy in Charlotee, NC
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Meeting the most eloquent, ambitious middle schoolers ever at KIPP Charlotte (sending finger wiggles of love <3)
Favorite Quotations: “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”- Albus Dumbledore
If you could be one for just 24 hours, what cereal box cartoon character would you be? Why? The Frosted Mini Wheat Character- so knowledgeable and sweet! smile


Joshika Money
Hometown: Johns Creek, GA
Major(s): Health Promotion
Past IMPACT trips: Public Health (Indianapolis), Rural Homelessness and Poverty (New River Valley, VA)
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Learning about food insecurity and poverty in Floyd, VA, while speaking to and cooking with an amazing couple who were doing the Food Stamp Challenge. Their passion and love for their community (and for giving and sharing food) was absolutely incredible. Also when one of my participants decided to blast Miley Cyrus' entire Bangerz album on our FIRST day of getting to know one another. This is IMPACT.
Biggest Passion: Public health - specifically preventive, proactive health care practices. I'm also passionate about Indian classical dance, which I've been learning for about 12 years.
What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten? I don't think this is all that strange, but chocolate pasta. Let's just say it wasn't the dessert pasta from the movie Elf that I was expecting.


Bluefield, WV

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY

Bluefield, WV

*SPRING BREAK

Reema Paranjpe
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Major(s): Genetics with Public Health minor
Past IMPACT trips: Education Advocacy in Charlotte NC
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Jamming to High School Musical songs in the van!
Favorite Quote: “Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the eyes.”-- Khalil Gibran
Fun Fact: I can do a one-handed cartwheel!
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? I would sneak into six flags and stay on all the rides.


Sefali Patel
Hometown: Commerce, GA
Major(s): Biology
Past IMPACT trips: Public Health in Indianapolis and Children’s Advocacy in Orlando
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Helping families play in the biggest, life-sized Candyland game in the world at Give Kids The World
Favorite Quotations: “Be the change you wish to see in the world”--Gandhi
Fun Fact: I hike a volcano in Ecuador on a MEDLIFE trip!
If you could be one for just 24 hours, what cereal box cartoon character would you be? Why? I would be Lucky the Leprechaun so I could have all the charms.


Charlotte, NC

HUMAN RIGHTS: EDUCATION ADVOCACY

Charlotte, NC

*SPRING BREAK

Miranda Russell
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Major(s): Economica, History, and Spanish
Past IMPACT trips: Public Health in New Orleans, LA
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Planting trees in the city park of New Orleans
Favorite Quote: “Dance like nobody’s watching”
Fun Fact: My younger sister goes to Georgia Tech, but she’s my favorite person anyway (Go Dawgs!).
What was your dream career as a child? A nurse.
If you could be one for just 24 hours, what cereal box cartoon character would you be? Why? Cap’n Crunch because he represents the best cereal ever!


Yared Aklilu
Hometown: Asmara, Eritrea
Major(s): Biology
Past IMPACT trips: Disaster Relief in Mobile, AL
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Nailing in a roof onto a Habitat for Humanity built house
Favorite Quotations: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”
Fun Fact: I’ve swam in the Red Sea
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Sneak onto a random international flight since I love to travel and the suspense of an unexpected destination would excite me!


Nashville, TN

WOMEN’S ISSUES

Nashville, TN

*SPRING BREAK

Ashka Patel
Hometown: Columbus, GA
Major(s): International Affiars and Finance
Past IMPACT trips: Disaster Relief in Mobile, AL
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ My entire IMPACT group inhaling an entire bowl of guacamole in record time.
Favorite Quote: “Dance like nobody’s watching”
Biggest Passion(s): Mario Kart 64, House of Cards, and Taco Bell
What was your dream career as a child? Superspy/Ninja


Meera Desai
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Major(s): Marketing and Management
Past IMPACT trips: Immigration Awareness in Foley, AL and Immigration Awareness in Immokalee, FL
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Bonding with my participants on our 10 hour van rides
Biggest Passion(s): dogs
Fun Fact: I was an Irish Dancer for 9 years.
What would your super power be? shapeshifting


South Florida

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

South Florida

*SPRING BREAK

Susan Allen
Hometown: Peachtree City, GA
Major(s): Psychology (pre-Occupational Therapy)
Past IMPACT trips: Disability/Ability Awareness
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Dancing with the kids at Hope Hollow
Favorite Quote: “Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered”-- Dr. Seuss
Fun Fact: I have had over 29 pets in my lifetime (excluding fish)
If you could be one for just 24 hours, what cereal box cartoon character would you be? Why? Lucky the Leprechaun


Kathryn Youngblood
Hometown: Columbus, GA
Major(s): Environmental Engineering
Past IMPACT trips: Affordable Housing in Asheboro, NC
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Putting up the first wall of our house in Asheboro <3
Favorite Quote: “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”- Jack Kerouac
Fun Fact: I’ve been snow camping in -15°F weather.
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Sneak onto an airplane and fly to far away exotic places!


Charleston, SC

ANIMAL ADVOCACY

Charleston, SC

*SPRING BREAK

Burke Miller
Hometown: Claxton, GA
Major(s): Marketing and International Business co-major and Genetics
Past IMPACT trips: Environmental Awareness in South Florida
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ The heart-to-heart experiences with a couple of people
Biggest Passion(s): Finding beauty in the mundane
Fun Fact: I lived in the same house 18 years
What was your dream career as a child? Neurosurgeon


Carley Borrelli
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Major(s): Biology and Psychology
Past IMPACT trips: Homelessness and Poverty (Atlanta, GA), Ageism (Bluefield, WV), and Homelessness and Poverty (Charlotte, NC)
Favorite IMPACT Memory:​ Having a snowball fight in Bluefield<3
Favorite Quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world”- Gandhi
Fun Fact: I was born in Toranto.
What was your dream career as a child? Veterinarian


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IMPACT Service Breaks: Spring Trips

Affordable Housing
Ashboro, North Carolina

Have you ever wanted to use power tools or wear a really cool hard hat? Come join Sehar and Fatai as we work with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home where a family will grow! While learning about Affordable Housing, we seek to foster a positive environment and build long-lasting relationships through service.

Site Leaders: Sehar Ali & Fatai Olorunsola

 

Animal Advocacy
Charleston, South Carolina

Do you have a passion for promoting the welfare of animals? Are you interesting in serving to protect the wide range of sheltered and wild species? Through this trip to Charleston, SC you will actively engage in advocating for animals and learn all about what animal advocacy is and how you can be involved in such activities in your own community! On our trip, specifically we will be doing a variety of different kinds of service with a variety of different animals including both marine life and land mammals. 

Site Leaders: Katie Arney & Jeremy Gibson

 

Children's Advocacy
Clinton, South Carolina

The purpose of this Alternative Spring Break is to accomplish 40 hours of community service, but also educate ourselves and our group about Children’s Advocacy and what it truly means to be an advocate for children. We’ll be staying on site at a children’s home in Clinton, SC, and will be working with the kids who live there regularly. In addition, we will be volunteering at other sites in the Clinton area for the benefit of local kids, and we’ll be exploring the Clinton/Greenville area. We are passionate and super excited about leading this trip, and are just counting down the days till the start of our trip! Anish and Morgan can’t wait to spend spring break making kids’ days better!

Site Leaders: Morgan Davis & Anish Shivkumar

 

*Children's Advocacy
Orlando, Florida

Do you love to serve? Do you love to play? Come find your inner child with us this spring break! We’ll be focusing on what it means to advocate for children and learn more about the many difference issues children face. We will explore Orlando, Florida as we serve with organizations such as Give Kids the World, the Boys and Girls Club and many more! Be a kid for the kids!

Site Leaders: Jack Nguyen & Mary Elizabeth Nuttall

 

Children's Advocacy
Bluefield, West Virginia

Do you love interacting with children? Do you want to see big and beautiful smiles on their faces? If so, come join us in Bluefield, WV in Spring for our Children’s Advocacy trip. Sang and Sayna will be leading you on a trip to several awesome service sites to serve the community and ultimately help you grow and learn.

Site Leaders: Sang Lee & Sayna Patel

 

Disability/Ability Awareness
Jackson, Mississippi

Get ready for the best week of your life! Join us on a trip to Jackson, MS this spring break, as we explore and serve the Jackson community while learning about disability/ability awareness. We will be working with organizations such as Mustard Seed, Hope Hollow Ministries and RideABILITY to further explore this focus. Our goal for this trip is to educate ourselves about ow we can be advocates for disability community and learn more about ableism to learn to take steps to become active citizens in our community at home. Come explore, learn and love with us on our life-changing trip to Jackson, Mississippi. 

Site Leaders: Kelsey Bohm & Cory Graham

 

Disability/Ability Awareness
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Want to serve people with disabilities?  Want to make a difference in the lives of others?  Want to have one of the best weeks of your life?  Then come on our Disability/Ability Awareness trip over spring break to Philadelphia, PA, where we will serve at the Arc of Philadelphia to promote opportunities for children and adults with disabilities by actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community.  On this trip, we hope to gain a better understanding about societal issues faced by people with disabilities by partnering with and serving a “buddy” at the Arc.  Come have a wonderful, life-changing, service-filled week in Philly where you’ll make 20 new best friends, do incredible service, and make an unforgettable IMPACT in the lives of others!

Site Leaders: Risa Matsumura & Daniel Schoon

 

Environmental Awareness
Ft. Myers, Florida

Come join us in beachside Ft. Myers, FL as we preserve the community’s natural ecosystems while learning about the close connection between the environment and local culture! We will focus on fostering environmental awareness and sustainable habits that stay with us even after the trip is over. Be ready to get dirty, have lots of laughs, grow in friendship, and make a lasting impact as you experience a spring break like never before. 

Site Leaders: Tori McKenney & Christine Kil

 

Environmental Awareness
South Florida

Join us in South Florida, home to many state parks and coastal shorelines! If you enjoy being outdoors and don’t mind getting your hands dirty this trip is right for you! On this trip we plan to highlight the fragility of our environment and the importance of its protection. By promoting environmental awareness we hope to become environmental stewards and participate in creating a brighter future.

Site Leaders: Ross Phillps & Clifvonne Webb

 

Food Justice
Durham, North Carolina

Everybody loves food! But have you ever thought about all the different aspects that play into who gets it, how we get it and how it's produced? If these questions spark your curiosity, join O’Keefe and James this spring break in Durham, North Carolina on an exciting adventure of service, learning, games and laughs to explore what food justice really means. The experiences gained and friendships made here are sure to make an IMPACT that will last a lifetime!

Site Leaders: O'Keefe Johnson & James Haverly

 

Gender Appreciation
Nashville, Tennessee

Fasten your seatbelts ladies, gentlemen, and those who identify outside of the gender binary, we are going on the Gender Appreciation trip to Nashville,TN!! On the Gender Appreciation trip you’ll learn more about gender, gender discrimination, and the needs of different genders including your own and those which are different from yours. On our trip we have planned exciting service with organizations that provide services to gender-specific groups facing adversity as well as organizations that provide sexual and reproductive health services and education to individuals in the local communities. Again, this wonderful and exhilarating trip takes place in the great city of Nashville, Tennessee. On this trip you’ll be making meaningful strides in serving the community as well as making memories with 20 new people who are certain to become your best friends by the end of your week spent in the beautiful and electrifying city of Nashville!

Site Leaders: Madeline Schellman & Johnathan Mayfield

 

HIV/AIDS Awareness
St. Louis, Missouri

Although people today are more aware of HIV/AIDS, its effects, and how it can transmitted, there are still gaping holes within their knowledge regarding this disease, which can lead to never-ending cycle of fear, ignorance, and stigma. Our trip mission? To shed a spotlight on the varying issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and further help to eradicate this cycle. So if you’re interested, come with us to St. Louis, where we’ll be partaking in various services that aid the city’s HIV/AIDS-affected community. In addition, we’ll be exploring around the city itself and visiting several of its cultural highlights, such as the Gateway Arch, and more! And we solemnly swear that, as your Site Leaders, we’ll try our best to leave you with one of these best weeks of your college career! 

Site Leaders: Trihn Vu & Anne Belocura

 

Homelessness & Poverty
Washington, D.C.

Come participate in a one-of-a-kind experience in Washington DC this spring break! We will be focusing on Homelessness & Poverty in the nation's capital. We will explore and gain knowledge about our topic through service at homeless shelters, food banks, educational organizations, and other programs. This trip will leave a lasting IMPACT on both you and the DC community, so we hope to see you join us in DC where you can leave with an open mind and 20 new best friends!

Site Leaders: Manny Elsar & Abby Deane

 

Human Rights: Education Advocacy
Charlotte, North Carolina

We are very excited to be leading this trip to Charlotte, NC for Education Advocacy. Our mission is to give our participants a broad view of the challenges and successes of the American education system. We'll be working with schools across the socioeconomic spectrum, looking to gain an understanding of the many approaches to education and the future of the system.

Site Leaders: David Harshbarger & Crystal Chen

 

Human Rights: Human Trafficking
Birmingham, Alabama

Join us as we embark on us as we embark on our very own adventure to the historic city of Birmingham, AL! We will be there educating ourselves and performing service for one of the least known human rights issues: Human Trafficking. Some of our service will include visiting rehabilitation centers as well as speaking to law enforcement on how they tackle this modern day form of slavery. Help us bring awareness and shed light on this world-wide problem all while making friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. 

Site Leaders: Perla Galindo & Radhika Patel

 

Human Rights: Immigration Awareness
Immokalee, Florida

Would you like to learn more about immigration issues? Would you like to understand the life and struggles of immigrants? Come to Immokalee, Florida this spring break for chance to deepen your insight while making 15 new best friends! During the week-long trip, you will help immigration service centers prepare food and organize clothes, teach English classes, and play with children. We will visit the Coalition of Immokalee Workers center and learn directly from the migrant population and immigration activists. You will gain a different perspective about American society that will impact you for the rest of your life.

Site Leaders: Vanilla Yu & Sheela Sheth

 

Native American Cultural Awareness & Advocacy
Pembroke, North Carolina

On this trip, we’ll be learning about the rich culture and history of the Lumbee Tribe in Pembroke, North Carolina! We will also learn about many of the social inequalities facing Native American communities today by serving with several different organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Pembroke and Hawk Eye Indian Cultural Center. 

Site Leaders: Emma Krass & Audrey Smith

 

Public Health
Indianapolis, Indiana

Join us in Indianapolis this spring break to volunteer in food banks, urban gardens, and a variety of other health-related non-profits. Get ready to experience an up close perspective on some of the nation’s most pressing public health issues while exploring a rapidly growing metropolitan area! Regardless of your major, this trip has something to offer for everyone!

Site Leaders: Nate Massey & Joan Han

 

Urban Environmental Awareness
New Orleans, Louisiana

Buildings, trees, IMPACT, oh my! Wondering what these things have in common? It's IMPACT's Urban Environmental Awareness trip! Join us this spring break as we travel to New Orleans, Louisiana to explore the relationship between busy, bustling cities and mother nature. During our week of service we will be going to places like Green Light New Orleans, The Green Project, and many more. From these local environmental service and advocacy organizations we will learn what we can do to make our cities more sustainable. In addition to our service we will get the chance to explore the rich culture of New Orleans, like the French Quarter and the local food! So as they say in New Orleans, Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Site Leaders: Rahul Shah & Rochelle Still

 

Veterans' Advocacy & Awareness
Baltimore, Maryland

Come with us to the wonderful city of Baltimore, Maryland this spring break! Learn about issues our veterans and service men and women face after coming home and experience firsthand what it means to give back to those who have given so much. We’ll get to welcome home soldiers, meet and interact with veterans at a local community center, and a ton of other fun stuff, like exploring the city of Baltimore! It’s going to be a week filled with new friends, meaningful service, and cherished memories, so you don’t want to miss it! 

Site Leaders: Nathan Puckett & Christina Chavez

 

* identifies trips that are accessible for people with disabilities.

IMPACT Service Breaks

Staff Contact

706-583-0830
​askcls@uga.edu

Sarayfah BollingSenior Coordinator
sbolling@uga.edu

 

Participant Payment Information
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Participant FAQs
Click here to read frequently asked questions.

Impact Service Breaks: Winter Trips

Affordable Housing
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

What better way to wrap up finals and the fall semester than with serving and getting to know a new community with passionate friends by your side?! We would love for you to join us in Tuscaloosa, Alabama this Winter Break! Come learn about Affordable Housing with us as we work with Habitat for Humanity to serve families in Tuscaloosa!

Site Leaders: Vraj Patel & Kendall King

 

Ageism
Charleston, Sout Carolina

Join us this winter in the beautiful, southern city of Charleston, SC as we embark on the adventure of exploring Ageism. On this adventure you’ll make lots of new friends while performing service around the city. We’ll be working at places like Active Day Charleston, North Charleston Elementary, the Low Country Orphan Relief Center, as well as the Low County Food Bank! We will also get a chance to explore the historic downtown of Charleston, so join us this winter break, and “remember adventure is out there!” -Up

Site Leaders: Hema Patel & Cynthia Ponir

 

Homeless & Poverty
Charlotte, North Carolina

Want to give back to the community in the most meaningful way possible during the holiday season? Come join our trip in beautiful Charlotte, NC to learn more about a major issue concerning the United States—Homelessness & Poverty. During our trip, we will be visiting homeless shelters, food banks, and many other organizations. You’ll learn more about this important cause and make a difference in the Charlotte community. We’ll also have a few holiday surprises that will make your Winter Break even more memorable! Join us for a fun, service-filled Winter Break! Plus, you’ll gain 20 new best friends!

Site Leaders: Teeda Niemann & Ansley Bullock

 

Homeless & Poverty
Savannah, Gerogia

Do you want to spend part of your winter break performing hand-on service in Savannah, GA and making 20 new friends? Our trip will focus on the theme of homelessness and poverty, and we will be serving at homeless shelters, local gardens, and other non-profits that work to serve this community. We will also be exploring the city and getting to know the residents of Savannah while discovering ways that we would like to influence our own communities back home and what service means to each of us!

Site Leaders: Miranda Russell & Akua Nelson

 

Human Rights: LGBTQ Advocacy
Atlanta, Georgia

Despite recent gains, a variety of human rights violations remain a reality for the LGBTQ population. On our six day voyage to Hotlanta, we will explore the complexity of the LGBTQ identity, and the diversity within this incredible umbrella community. In addition to examining membership, we will also explain allyship and the inherent intersectionality of LGBTQ issues, which remain intertwined with seemingly unrelated social issues.

Site Leaders: Perry Siniard & Akshay Chandora

IMPACT Service Breaks

Staff Contact

706-583-0830
​askcls@uga.edu

Sarayfah BollingSenior Coordinator
sbolling@uga.edu

 

Participant Payment Information
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Participant FAQs
Click here to read frequently asked questions.

Arch Society Awards

The Fred Brown Memorial Award

It was once said of Fred Brown who lived from 1943-1992 that "He inspired student leadership at The University of Georgia."

At each year's Induction ceremony, an Arch member is chosen by his or her peers to receive the Fred Brown Award.

Fred Brown was a creative and energetic educator who set a standard for excellence in student programming and leadership development that endures at the University of Georgia today. 

Following graduation from The University of Georgia in 1967 with a bachelor's degree in fine arts, Fred taught in Athens public schools before he joined the Department of Student Activities as a graphic artist and program advisor. In 1976, he was named Assistant Director of Student Activities, and served in that capacity until 1979 when he returned to Taylor County to establish a successful regional arts and crafts festival.


It was during Fred Brown's association with the UGA campus in the late sixties and throughout the seventies that he profoundly influenced the lives of student leaders, creating energy in student life that will never be forgotten by those who came in contact with him. Working within the confines of the aging Memorial Hall (before the Tate Student Center was built), Fred used his fertile imagination and devoted personal efforts to engineer special events, innovative programs and exciting activities of a quality and scale that resulted in active involvement by a student body that was rapidly increasing in numbers at that time.

His abilities benefitted numerous campus organizations and clubs, including the golden Key Honor Society chapter which he established on campus in 1978.

Even after Fred's departure from campus, during the years spent working on his arts festival, he continued to stay involved with the University, supporting its alumni programs and maintaining contact with former students he had advised. His last years were characterized by poor health due to a heart condition, but Fred's spirit and love of life remained undiminished to the day of his death on August 31, 1992.

The University's Arch Society was in its infancy when Fred Brown's life ended. But the leadership ability and public service qualities espoused by Arch Society members today embody those traits that Fred admired and encouraged in his student affairs career at UGA. The Fred Brown Award, given to an Arch Society member for outstanding contributions to the campus, is a fitting personal tribute to an individual who loved the University and who worked tirelessly to inspire leadership among its student body.

Recipients 

Bert Thompsopn (2015-2016)
Kristen Lemaster (2014-2015)
Lesley Rios (2013-2014)
Marshall Mosher (2012-2013)
Juliette Collins (2011-2012)
Will Ginn (2010-2011)
Allie Chambers (2009-2010)
Beau Gilmore (2008-2009)
William Draper (2007-2008)
Mehual Shah (2006-2007)
Matthew Wilson (2005-2006) 
Kenneth L. Johnson (2004-2005)
Keane Johnson (2003-2004)
Corey Dortch (2002-2003)
Laura Pearson (2001-2002)
Deb Allen (2000-2001)
Renita Jain (1999-2000)
Melanie Davis (1998-1999)
Charlie Bethel (1997-1998)
Sarah Carr (1996-1997)
Rob Teilhet (1995-1996)
Kim Wuenker (1994-1995) 



The Tom Cochran Service Award

"The Arch Society provides its members with an opportunity to meet people they might not have otherwise met, go places they might not have otherwise gone, and see this University from a perspective they might not have otherwise had." - Mr. Tom Cochran

The Tom Cochran Service Award is given to the Arch member who spends the most hours serving the University. The award was created in the spirit of the founder, Mr. Tom Cochran, who dedicated 28 years to the University and to the students he loves. His passion inspires students in their efforts to blaze new trails and leave their legacy on campus.

Mr. Cochran attained his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Philosophy and Religion and received his Theology Degree from Emory University.

He began working for UGA in 1974 as a Student Activities Accountant and later moved to the Vice President's Office. Mr. Cochran and his wife, Frances, have been married for nearly 35 years and have two children and one grandchild. Mr. Cochran retired from the University of Georgia on November 22, 2002. The Arch Society will continue to serve the University with humility and dedication made famous by Mr. Cochran to further continue his legacy.

Recipients

Sena Ahiayibor (2015-2016)
Kegan Antone (2014-2015)
Christen Baskerville (2013-2014)
Silki Modi (2012-2013)
Jonathan Trebble-Greening (2011-2012)
Alan Goodno (2010-2011)
Eddie Lovett, Jr. (2010-2011)
Alan Goodno (2009-2010)
Shruit Suresh (2009-2010)
Victoria Lee (2008-2009)
Mason McFalls (2008-2009)
Kevin Killips (2007-2008)
Kathryn Otorsina (2006-2007)
Mycla Palmer (2005-2006) 
Keauna Gregory (2004-2005)
Linton Mann (2003-2004)
Keane Johnson (2002-2003)
Paula Acree (2001-2002)
Laura Pearson (2000-2001)
Kyle Wingfienld (1999-2000)
Heather Nelson (1998-1999)
Peyton Dumleton (1998-1999)

Arch Society

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Contact Information

706-583-0830
​askcls@uga.edu

Eddie Higginbotham IV, Staff Advisor
​eddieh@uga.edu

Kendreya Skinner, Chair
kskinn8@uga.edu

Clary Herrera, Vice Chair for Assignments
archvca@gmail.com

Taylor Canerday, Vice Chair for Committees
taycan15@uga.edu

Katie Goldstein, Secretary
kegold@uga.edu
 

Member Resources

Lead Report Form

Arch Society Members


2016-2017 Arch Society

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Nidhi Aggarwal

Statesboro, GA

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

1st Year Member


Emily Caball

Macon, GA

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

1st Year Member


Taylor Canerday, Vice Chair of Committees

Tampa, FL

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

2nd Year Member


Jake Carnes

Marietta, GA

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
School of Public and International Affairs

2nd Year Member


Cristian Escalara, Flagbearer

Valdosta, GA

College of Education

2nd Year Member


Omar France

Morrow, GA 

College of Education

1st Year Member


Katie Goldstein, Secretary

Norcross, GA

Terry College of Business

1st Year Member


Grace Greenwood

Arlington, VA

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

1st Year Member


Echo Hall

Athens, GA

Terry College of Business

1st Year Member


Clary Herrera, Vice Chair of Assignments

Lilburn, GA

College of Publc Health

2nd Year Member


Abby Jessen

Marietta, GA

Terry College of Business 

1st Year Member


Sara Johnson

Tifton, GA

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

1st Year Member


Camille Jones

Atlanta, GA

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

1st Year Member


Cameron Keen

Dublin, GA

School of Public and International Affairs

1st Year Member


Jesse Kerzner

Raleigh, NC

School of Public and International Affairs

1st Year Member


William Hasty Kirk

Marietta, GA

Terry College of Business

1st Year Member


Tommy Lawrence

Lawrenceville, GA

Terry College of Business

1st Year Member


Gio Navarro

Buford, GA

Terry College of Business

1st Year Member


Ellie Pardee

Lawrenceville, GA

College of Education

2nd Year Member


Samuel Peraza

Loganville, GA

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

1st Year Member


Trent Perry

Dunwoody, GA

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

1st Year Member


Bradford Porter

Covington, GA

School of Public and International Affairs

1st Year Member


Anita Rajaraman

Johns Creek, GA

Terry College of Business

2nd Year Member


Daniella Ramirez

Dacula, GA

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

1st Year Member


Caroline Roddy

Denver, CO

Terry College of Business

1st Year Member


Ashita Sehgal

Cumming, GA

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences 

1st Year Member


Anish Shivkumar

Duluth, GA

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

1st Year Member


Kendreya Skinner, Chair

Richland, WA

Terry College of Business

2nd Year Member


Hunter Smith

Jesup, GA

School of Public and International Affairs

1st Year Member


Breanna Troutman

Austell, GA

School of Public and International Affairs

1st Year Member


Juhi Varshney

Rome, GA

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

2nd Year Member


Chloe Weigle

Johns Creek, GA

College of Environment and Design

1st Year Member


Shian Williams

Jonesboro, GA 

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

1st Year Member


Andrew Wise

Roswell, GA

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

1st Year Member


Oronde Youmans

Kennesaw, GA

College of Engineering

2nd Year Member


Amy Zhan

Alpharetta, GA

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

1st Year Member

Arch Society

Request The Arch Society

Request Form

 

Contact Information

706-583-0830
​askcls@uga.edu

Eddie Higginbotham IV, Staff Advisor
​eddieh@uga.edu

Kendreya Skinner, Chair
kskinn8@uga.edu

Clary Herrera, Vice Chair for Assignments
archvca@gmail.com

Taylor Canerday, Vice Chair for Committees
taycan15@uga.edu

Katie Goldstein, Secretary
kegold@uga.edu
 

Member Resources

Lead Report Form

Archives

Location

[Map of Location]

Center for Leadership & Service
University of Georgia
201 Tate Student Center 
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 583-0830

Arch Society Giving

The Arch Society Legacy Campaign has been a Success!

There is still time to participate, support your class year, and secure your name in history. Current Arch Society students, alumni, and parents are encouraged to participate.

Remember what it felt like to serve UGA in your black blazer?  Help students wear the black blazer with pride and humility!

The Center for Leadership and Service has a new home in the renovated and expanded Tate Student Center. As Arch Society members, claim a space in this wonderful facility and be a part of UGA history.

The Arch Society Endowment Fund will provide the resources necessary to award students for their outstanding performance, assist with operational costs of the program, create Arch Society Alumni Event gatherings, and live in perpetuity to forever provide financial stability and security to the landmark society at the University of Georgia.

A brand new conference room space has been reserved for The Arch Society Legacy Room. This space will be used for Arch Society meetings and will be a place for students to congregate and experience the history of this prestigious organization. Additionally, it will serve as a venue for Arch Society alumni to gather, reminisce, and feel proud of their contributions to the University of Georgia. All multi-year donors will be recognized as generous contributors to the Arch Society Endowment Fund on a plaque displayed in the Arch Society Legacy Room.

Create a lasting legacy in your name, claim your spot in history at the University of Georgia, support the growth and success of The Arch Society, create a place for students and alumni to gather, and serve as a role model for current students to give back and support the University of Georgia.

Options to make your pledge today:
Online Donations
Option 1: Pledge and payment plan by automatic banking account. Under this option you can set up a payment plan by automatic credit card withdrawl, however the system *requires credit card payment plan duration to NOT go past your card's expiration date.

[Red Level - $25,000]
Red Level - $25,000
$5,000 annual gift for 5 years = $416.67 monthly
[Black level - $12,500] Black Level - $12,500
$2,500 annual gift for 5 years = $208.33 monthly
[Silver Level - $5,000] Silver Level - $5,000
$1,000 annual gift for 5 years = $83.33 monthly
[White Level - $2,500] White Level - $2,500
$500 annual gift for 5 years = $41.67 monthly
[Bronze Level - $1,250] Bronze Level - $1,250
$250 annual gift for 5 years = $20.83 monthly
Mail In Donations
Option 2: Pledge and payment plan reminders to be received by mail and paid by check or credit card. Recommended option for credit card payments on pledges over a 5 year period. 
[Pledge Form] Red through Bronze levels and one time gifts

Will your employer Match your Gift? For more information Click Here.
Checks Payable to: UGA Foundation; Fund: Arch Society Endowment;  Acct#7117800

>> Printable version of the Arch Society Legacy Campaign Brochure

All contributions are tax deductible.
Monthly giving through automatic checking or credit card withdrawal is available.
The Arch Society Endowment is in the UGA Foundation, and the original principle will never be spent. Endowment earnings will be used to support the Arch Society.

If you have any questions, please contact Brad Bell, Director of Development for Student Affairs, 706-542-2623, or bradbell@uga.edu.

WILLIAM MOORE CRANE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

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Bradley-Turner Leadership Scholars Program

The deadline to apply for the Bradley Turner Scholarship has passed. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 27, 2015. Please direct any questions you may have to Jen Rentschler, Director of the Center for Leadership and Service, gunner@uga.edu or 706-583-0830.

Serve Athens

Volunteer group at the Food Bank of NE Georgia

What is Serve Athens?

Serve Athens, an initiative of ServeUGA, provides ongoing opportunities during the fall and spring semester for UGA students to meet community needs through service.

ServeUGA is currently partnering with five local non-profit organizations: Action Ministries, Athens Land Trust, Brooklyn Cemetery, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, and SHAARE. Transportation is provided for students who participate. See below to sign-up for current Serve Athens opportunities.

Action Ministries

Volunteer at Action Ministries this semester!

Athens Land Trust

Volunteer at Athens Land Trust this semester!

Brooklyn Cemetery

Volunteer at Brooklyn Cemetery this semester!

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

Volunteer at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia this semester!

SHAARE

Volunteer with SHAARE (Senior Home Assistance and Repair) this semester!

Serve Athens

Staff Contact

706-583-0830
​askcls@uga.edu

Kyle AndersonSenior Coordinator
andkyle@uga.edu

Amanda Torrence, Graduate Assistant
amanda.torrence25@uga.edu

Jennifer Hardister, ServeUGA Director of Community Outreach
jah53565@uga.edu

Serve UGA

ServeUGA 2016 retreat

What is ServeUGA?

ServeUGA advances and promotes a culture of service at UGA. ServeUGA advances service by acting as a resource for the University of Georgia and Athens-Clarke County, empowering students to engage directly in the local community through service, education, and advocacy. ServeUGA promotes service by strengthening collaboration among UGA student organizations and connecting the student body with service-related resources and opportunities. ServeUGA is composed of an executive board, general members called Service Ambassadors, an emerging leaders group Service Squad, and approximately 40 student organizations that embrace advocacy, philanthropy, or hands-on service as one of their primary purposes.

 

How does ServeUGA advance a culture of service?

Serve UGA advances a culture of service on campus by providing one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities for students to make a positive impact in the local Athens-Clarke county community.

One time-volunteer opportunities include: Dawg Day of Service, Rivers Alive, MLK Day of Service, Spring Into Service, and awareness events. 

Ongoing volunteering opportunities are available through ServeUGA's Serve Athens initiative. Through Serve Athens, ServeUGA partners with a small number of local non-profit organizations for reoccurring volunteering opportunities. Transportation is provided for students who participate.   

 

How does ServeUGA promote a culture of service on campus?

ServeUGA promotes a culture of service on campus by sharing resources and providing opportunities for service-based organizations to collaborate, while also connecting students to service opportunities across UGA.

 

How can I get involved?

Applications for ServeUGA's Service Ambassadors and Service Squad are currently closed.  Next year's application process will start in November 2016.

Service Ambassadors lead service experiences and serve as resources for their peers in order to make a positive impact on campus and in the community. Service Ambassadors meet weekly and serve year-long terms beginning in January and running through November.

Service Squad members are emerging leaders who are passionate about service and want to expand their leadership skills. They serve as site leaders for days of service and participate in and promote ServeUGA initiatives. Service Squad members meet once a month and serve year-long terms beginning in January and running through November.

 

How can my organization join?

If space is available during the fall semester, the executive board will extend an invitation to interested organizations to apply for membership in ServeUGA.

Membership in ServeUGA has many perks including: access to funding allocation, opportunities to collaborate with other service organizations on campus, marketing support for events through our listserv, access to an organization resource bank, access to resources in the Center for Leadership and Service, and direct advising support from the executive board and professional staff advisors.

ServeUGA

Staff Contact

706-583-0830
​askcls@uga.edu

Kyle AndersonSenior Coordinator
andkyle@uga.edu

Amanda Torrence, Graduate Assistant
amanda.torrence25@uga.edu

Alex Merritt, Executive Director
alealejj@uga.edu

Alexandra Case, Director of Campus Outreach
alexandra.case25@uga.edu

Jennifer Hardister, Director of Community Outreach
jah53565@uga.edu

Omar France, Director of Membership Development
omar.france25@uga.edu

Nive Gupta, Director of Campus Impact
ngupta22@uga.edu

Brianna Blackman, Director of Organizations
bnblckmn@uga.edu

Dominic Keogh, Director of Finance
dom@uga.edu

Lyndon Lee, ServeUGA Consultant
llee712@uga.edu
 

ServeUGA Organization Guide

Member Organizations

Aces for Athens
Alpha Phi Omega        
Asha     
Asian Children Mentoring Program
AutismUGA     
Be the Match
Camp for a Cause  
Camp Kesem  
Campus Kitchens       
Circle K International            
Collegiate Candidates     
CURE
Fight Against Youth Obesity  
FIMRC   
First Book     
Forever Young           
Front Row UGA           
Gamma Sigma Sigma   
Habitat for Humanity
I Am Enough           
IMPACT Service Breaks    
International Justice Mission
Manna Project International
MEDLIFE         
Peace by Piece  
Project Hope  
Red Cross
RefUGA        
Rotaract                     
Simply Me      
Special Olympics
UGAge
UGA Heroes
UGA Miracle                   
Undocumented Student Alliance
UnPlanned
Without Borders

Leadership UGA

Leadership UGA Students by Train

What is Leadership UGA?

Leadership UGA, established in 1985, recognizes outstanding leaders on campus. The program provides a unique opportunity to interact with each other and prominent leaders, and to become more aware of the social issues facing our campus, community, and state.

Through participation in Leadership UGA students will gain a better understanding of their values, a commitment to serving their community, and an understanding of one’s self and others. The program emphasizes community, integrity, active citizenship, justice, life-long learning, interculturalism, responsibility, and collaboration.

Leadership UGA is made possible by the generous support of the Richard B. Russell Foundation.

 

Meetings

Leadership UGA participants meet approximately once a month throughout the fall and early spring semester. Program sessions take place Tuesday evenings on campus. In addition to the programs on campus, participants also attend seperate tours of Georgia and Athens. These tours provide an opportunity to visit with different leaders across the state to learn more about how critical community issues are being addressed.

 

How to Apply

Approximately 25 third, fourth year, graduate, and professional students are selected for each year's cohort. Applicants must have a good academic record, be in good standing with the institution, and exhibit an interest in exploring and discussing issues facing today's leaders. Selection is based on a written application and an interview.

The application process for the 2015-2016 Leadership UGA cohort has concluded. We look forward to accepting applications for the 2016-2017 in fall 2016. 

Leadership UGA

Staff Contact

706-583-0830
​askcls@uga.edu

Kyle AndersonSenior Coordinator
andkyle@uga.edu

Megan Faulkner, AmeriCorps VISTA
meganf6@uga.edu

 

How to Apply

Applications for the 2015-2016 Leadership UGA cohort have closed. The application process for the 2016-2017 cohort will begin in early fall 2016.

LeaderShape

Students at Leadershape 2015

What is Leadershape?

The University of Georgia and LeaderShape® partner to host an annual session of the Institute℠. The Institute℠ is an extensive, six-day leadership development experience introducing student participants to various aspects and issues relating to personal and group leadership, leading with integrity, and creating personal goals for the future. This is accomplished through a “leadership curriculum” that involves a combination of working in large groups, participating in smaller group discussions, individual reflection, and most of all, interactive activities/experiences.  The Institute includes a diverse group of students from all over campus representing numerous student groups, organizations, and interests.

LeaderShape - Information for Students

LeaderShape Info for Faculty and Staff

IMPACT Service Breaks

 

What is the IMPACT Service Break Program?

The mission of the IMPACT program is to engage University of Georgia students in an affordable, week-long, substance-free, experiential service learning project that encourages an understanding of pressing social issues in a significant way. It is the goal of the organization to address community needs through direct and indirect service as well as provide students the knowledge of social justice issues in our own country. By providing new perspectives and hearing the stories of others, participants gain invaluable experiences that bring us together.

IMPACT, formerly Alternative Spring Break (ASB), began at UGA in 1994 with a group of students interested in spending the week of spring break engaged in community service as opposed to the more traditional past-times of college spring break. Since the beginning of the program, over 3,000 UGA students have participated in our service break trips and traveled across the United States to participate in meaningful service projects that benefit the communities in which they work. Each year the program continues to grow in size and popularity.

IMPACT Service Breaks: Winter Trips

IMPACT Service Breaks: Spring Trips

IMPACT Participant FAQs

IMPACT Participant Payment Info

IMPACT Service Breaks

Staff Contact

706-583-0830
​askcls@uga.edu

Sarayfah BollingSenior Coordinator
sbolling@uga.edu

 

Participant Payment Information
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Participant FAQs
Click here to read frequently asked questions.

Dawg Camp

Students at the Arch

What is Dawg Camp?

Dawg Camp is an extended orientation program designed to assist students with their transition into the University of Georgia community. These programs allow participants to meet other incoming students and connect with current campus leaders in the spirit of UGA’s history and traditions over the course of multiple days. Dawg Camp provides a foundation for a successful college experience by exposing participants to student life, exploring common transition topics, and engaging in fun and dynamic activities. This is also an opportunity to develop close friendships and meaningful skills to thrive in the first year of college.

Each camp has a specific focus - service, Athens-immersion, adventure, and leadership - that allows students to get the most out of their Dawg Camp experience!
 

Dawg Camp registration portals are now closed for Summer 2016!

Portals for Summer 2017 will open in December!

If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to e-mail us at dawgcamp@uga.edu.

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Meet our Dawg Camp Counselors!

Dawg Camp Counselors are current student leaders who are ready and excited to welcome the Class of 2020 to UGA! Our counselors lead small and large group activities and discussions, assist in facilitating all camp programming, and serve as peer mentors to all participants throughout the first year of college. At Dawg Camp Discovery, participants are split into color groups (Red, Black and Silver) and each color group has 6 co-counselor pairs who lead 6 different small groups of participants. At Dawg Camp Classic City, Fusion and Adventure, each session has a team of Co-Counselors who lead all participants. Our counselors cannot wait to meet you this summer!

Dawg Camp Participant Forms

Already registered for Dawg Camp? Great! Be sure to fill out the form(s) that correspond with your respective Dawg Camp program(s) prior to your arrival and have them with you at participant check-in!

Dawg Camp Discovery
July 29-31, 2016 - Registration Closed!

DC Discovery

Dawg Camp Discovery is a three-day retreat open to 250 incoming students that focuses on the first-year experience, campus involvement, leadership, school spirit and traditions. Throughout the experience, participants learn more about themselves and build a sense of community among their peers. Participants also discover how to find their place at UGA based on their unique strengths, personality and skills.

Click here to see more information about this program, pricing, and a sample schedule!

Dawg Camp Adventure
Session #1: July 13-18, 2016 - FULL!
Session #2: July 20-25, 2016 - FULL!

DC Adventure2

Dawg Camp Adventure is an outdoors, wilderness-based program open to 16 incoming first-year students per session. In partnership with the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program and UGA Recreational Sports, Adventure gives participants the opportunity to camp and explore the North Carolina mountains while making connections with other participants and learning more about UGA in the great outdoors! Simply, click the "Sign Up Today" button, then on the drop down menu select "Summer 2016", and then look for Dawg Camp Adventure.

Click here to see more information about this program, pricing, and a sample schedule!

Dawg Camp Fusion - FULL!
June 21-25, 2016

DC Fusion

Dawg Camp Fusion is a weeklong Athens immersion program for 12 incoming first-year students that offers a unique understanding of the Classic City and what makes it “home” for students beyond the UGA campus. Throughout the week, students are exposed to Athens by eating at local restaurants, exploring the thriving art scene, and touring local music venues as a way to learn about the city's rich culture. Participants also get the unique opportunity to meeting and network with local UGA alumni to learn more about their experiences and why they love UGA!

Click here to see more information about this program, pricing, and a sample schedule!

Dawg Camp Classic City
Session #1: June 7-11, 2016 - REGISTRATION CLOSED!

Session# 2: June 14-18, 2016 - FULL!

DC Classic City

Dawg Camp Classic City is open to 10 incoming students per session. This program provides campers with the opportunity to partake in community service projects throughout Athens-Clarke County while gaining a unique understanding and appreciation for “The Classic City.” Throughout the week, participants explore campus and beyond to learn about their new home through a service-based lens.

Click here to see more information about this program, pricing, and a sample schedule!

Get Connected at UGA!

Dawg Camp is one of the best ways that an incoming student can get immersed into the UGA community, but we are not the only great resource for first year students! Check out other ways to get connected at UGA!

UGA Dawg Camp

Contact Information

E-mail: dawgcamp@uga.edu
Phone: 706-583-0830
Twitter: @UGADawgCamp

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there something for me?
Yes! There is something for every new University of Georgia student – service, outdoor adventures, Athens immersion, school spirit/traditions  – each program is designed for different interests!

Is Dawg Camp a summer-long commitment?
Dawg Camp programs run through the months of June and July with different programs taking place at different times. Discovery, our shortest camp, takes place during the last weekend of July; whereas, Fusion, Adventure and Classic City last from five to six days. 

What is the difference between each camp?
Each Dawg Camp program speaks to various interests, which results in different program focuses. Adventure, Fusion and Classic City focus on the outdoors, Athenian culture, and community service in the Athens-Clarke country area, respectively. These camps run throughout the summer for five to six days and accommodate 10-15 students per session. Our last program of the summer, Discovery, caters to 250 students and focuses on building leadership skills, promoting campus and community involvement, fostering long-lasting friendships, and learning the history and traditions of the university. While each camp caters to different interests they are all built to ensure students walk away prepared, confident, and equipped to start their new adventure on the right foot. 

Can I participate in more than one program?
Yes!  All four programs are exciting and unique, so participate in as many as you would like!

When can I sign up and what is the deadlines?
Registration portals open on January 11, 2016! Registration deadlines are a week prior to the start of each program. This allow our staff enough time to prepare materials.

Will I receive a registration confirmation e-mail immediately?
An e-mail from the UGA Marketplace will be sent to you immediately as a receipt for your purchase. Each week, Dawg Camp will get a report of those who have registered and send them a confirmation e-mail with more information. If you have not yet received one and you registered less than a week ago, you should be receiving it soon!

Where do these programs take place?
Dawg Camp Classic City & Fusion takes place in Athens with students staying on campus. Dawg Camp Discovery takes places in Covington, GA at the FFA Retreat Center. Dawg Camp Adventure takes place in North Carolina. All check-in processes begin in Athens,GA for those programs that go off-campus!

Will I be allowed to visit with friends or relatives who live near my program location?
We do not allow students to meet with friends or family while they are immersed in a Dawg Camp program.

Why are the prices different and what do they include?
Since no two camps are alike, lodging, meals and activities vary for each and is reflected in the price. The price of each camp includes lodging, transportation during the program, meals, activities, and a t-shirt.

How will I know what to bring and when/where to be dropped off for each program?
An e-mail with all of these details will be sent to all participants two week prior to the start of their program. If you need that information in advance for some reason, e-mail dawgcamp@uga.edu.

What are the housing accommodations at Dawg Camp?
Dawg Camp Classic City and Fusion participants are housed in UGA residence halls located on campus. Dawg Camp Adventure participants stay outdoors in tents during their time in North Carolina. Dawg Camp Discovery participants stay in large, camp-style cabins with bunk beds. If you need any special accommodations (including gender inclusive housing options), feel free to contact us at dawgcamp@uga.edu.

How is Dawg Camp different than orientation?
At UGA Orientation, students have the opportunity to see campus, go through academic advising, select courses, and gain exposure to departments and student support resources at the institution. Dawg Camp focuses on the next step - the transition from high school to college.

Dawg Camp gives participants the opportunity to expand on the knowledge learned at orientation while being exposed to student life and UGA traditions, exploring common transition topics, and participating in fun and dynamic activities. Our programs allow incoming students to learn about more about what UGA has to offer and form closer bonds with their peers in a more casual environment.  

Dawg Camp also provides the opportunity for participants to be mentored by Dawg Camp Counselors – UGA upperclassmen involved in many areas of campus that are trained and eager to help new students find their place at UGA and thrive in their first year and beyond.

What if my orientation session is after Dawg Camp?
Feel free to sign up and join us anyway! Participants do not need to attend orientation before attending Dawg Camp.

What if  my desired Dawg Camp program and available orientation sessions conflict?
Dawg Camp operates in partnership with UGA Admissions. If there is a scheduling conflict with orientation that doesn’t allow a student to attend Dawg Camp, contact us at dawgcamp@uga.edu to discuss possible accommodations. 

Should my family come?
The Dawg Camp program is for students only.

Are there scholarships available to cover the registration price for Dawg Camp?
Full and partial scholarships are available to attend Dawg Camp and are based on demonstrated financial need. For more information, contact Jen Rentschler at 706-583-0830.

What is the refund policy?
A $75 refund will be given to those who request it at least two weeks prior to the start of their original Dawg Camp program. Dawg Camp Adventure is the only program with a different refund policy. To view that policy, click here and look for Dawg Camp Adventure in the event filter.

As of 7/15/2016, our refund period has concluded for our summer 2016 camps.

Can I come to Dawg Camp after my first year instead of now?
Dawg Camp is a once in a lifetime opportunity only for incoming students to the University of Georgia. This means that the only chance students have to participate in this tradition is prior to the start of their first semester at UGA.

Can I attend Dawg Camp if I am a spring admit student?
Yes, all students admitted for the next academic year can attend Dawg Camp in the summer (e.g. if you are admitted for spring 2017 instead of fall 2016, you can come to Dawg Camp in the summer of 2016).

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a student with a disability which may need accommodation to participate in our program, please directly contact the Disability Resource Center (705-542-8719) for an evaluation of your needs.

Arch Society

What is the Arch Society?

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.

 

Join Us

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.

 

Applications for the 2016-2017 Arch Society are now closed. Thank you for your interest and we hope to see your application during next year's application process beginning in December 2016!
 

Who is Eligible?

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.

Please contact Eddie Higginbotham, Arch Society Staff Advisor, at eddieh@uga.edu with any questions.

Request The Arch Society

Arch Society Members

Arch Society Awards

Arch Society

Request The Arch Society

Request Form

 

Contact Information

706-583-0830
​askcls@uga.edu

Eddie Higginbotham IV, Staff Advisor
​eddieh@uga.edu

Kendreya Skinner, Chair
kskinn8@uga.edu

Clary Herrera, Vice Chair for Assignments
archvca@gmail.com

Taylor Canerday, Vice Chair for Committees
taycan15@uga.edu

Katie Goldstein, Secretary
kegold@uga.edu
 

Member Resources

Lead Report Form

About the CLS

Students at IMPACT celebration

The Center for Leadership and Service empowers students to intentionally engage in leadership education and experiential service learning. The CLS aims to develop the qualities that make UGA students stronger active citizens. Read below to learn more about our excellent programs!

Academy for Leadership Excellence

The Academy for Leadership Excellence is a program for first- and second-year students who seek to become leaders in their organizations and on-campus at large during their tenure at the university. The program is designed to develop leadership self-awareness, interpersonal skills and leveraging strengths.

The Arch Society

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.

Dawg Camp

Dawg Camp is a way for incoming first-year students to find their place at the University of Georgia! Each camp has a specific focus – service, music, adventure, and leadership – which will allow you to thrive in your first year of college!

IMPACT Service Breaks

IMPACT engages University of Georgia students in an affordable, week-long, substance-free, experiential service learning project that encourages an understanding of pressing social issues in a significant way.

LeaderShape

The University of Georgia LeaderShape Institute is an extensive, six-day leadership development experience introducing student participants to various aspects and issues relating to personal and group leadership, leading with integrity, and creating personal goals for the future.

Leadership UGA

Leadership UGA, established in 1985, recognizes outstanding leaders on campus. The program provides a unique opportunity to interact with each other and prominent leaders, and to become more aware of the social issues facing our campus, community, and state.

ServeUGA

ServeUGA advances and promotes a culture of service at UGA by providing opportunities for students to engage directly in the local community, while also strengthening collaboration among student organizations on campus and connecting the student body with service-related resources.

Center for
Leadership and Service

Contact Us

706-583-0830
​askcls@uga.edu

 

Mission and Purpose

Philosophy

We believe that leadership and service are interconnected. These concepts, built upon a foundation of self-inquiry, require individuals to embark on an authentic, life-long journey of leadership learning and active citizenship. This journey is characterized by continuous discovery as we all continue to develop the capacity to lead and serve. By connecting to our innermost selves we are better able to identify compelling community needs and work to create positive change. Leaders have a responsibility to create inclusive communities that respect the dignity and worth of all people and to act with integrity.

 

Mission

The Center for Leadership & Service empowers students to intentionally engage in leadership learning and practice active citizenship.

 

Vision

The Center for Leadership & Service envisions a promising future where students and alumni are:

• active and engaged citizens and lead with integrity.
• advocates for a society that promotes the well-being and equal participation of all groups.
• active leaders with a strong public service tradition and contribute to the development and enhancement of leadership capacity in others.
• committed, accountable, life-long learners who seek to understand global societal complexities and act to create positive change in their communities and professions.

 

Guiding Principles

Life-Long Learning: requires a commitment to the continuous process of learning by promoting and supporting academic excellence and the commitment to developing individual purpose by engaging with others.

Active Citizenship: fosters a life-long spirit of service that compels us to engage reciprocally with the world around us to identify and address community needs through humble service.

Interculturalism: acknowledges the interconnectedness of all people, while honoring and valuing the unique identities, backgrounds, and talents of others in order to create inclusivity.

Justice: promotes a critical understanding of the social complexities in a global community to move toward making a positive impact.

 

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UGA Dean of Students | Behavior Assessment Response Council

BARC - Behavioral Assessment and Response Council

What is BARC?

The Behavioral Assessment & Response Council (BARC) is a group of key administrators who assess and determine the appropriate response to students who exhibit threatening behavior to themselves and/or others.

BARC Information

[Click Here] BARC Policies and Procedural Protocols (.pdf)

[Click Here] Responding to Student Needs (.pdf)

Council Members

Dr. William M. McDonald, Dean of Students, Chair
Dr. Eric Atkinson, Assistant Vice President
Dr. Jan Davis Barham, Associate Dean of Students
Mr. Tim Kelly, Assistant Director, Office of Legal Affairs
Dr. Beau Seagraves, Associate Dean of Students
Dr. Ash Thompson, Interim Director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), University Health Center
Mr. Jimmy Williamson, Chief of University Police
Other campus representatives may assist BARC on a case-by-case basis

BARC Authority:

BARC is empowered to take necessary steps in response to student behavior that presents a threat of harm to themselves, to other students and/or to other members of the UGA campus community. In addition to recommendations for appropriate actions under existing University policies and procedures, BARC has the authority to take the following steps to remove from campus any student who may present a direct threat of harm:

Bar a student from campus, a portion of campus, and/or a specific building on campus for a specificed period of time consistent with applicable University of Georgia Police Department administrative procedures;
Issue an interim suspension utilizing the procedures (see §V);
Initiate the process for an administrative medical withdrawl for a student utilizing the procedures (see §VII); and/or
Order a temporary restriction from attending class until the student undergoes a mandatory psychological assessment, and agrees to address any resulting treatment recommendations.

How can you assist BARC?

When contacting BARC about a student whom you believe has the potential to harm themselves or others, please provide as much information as possible. Information is critical. The more information we have, the better we can make a determination of whether the student poses a threat to himself/herself or others.

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