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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.