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.

Important Notes for Requesting The Arch Society

In order to help ensure that your request will be filled, please request The Arch Society at least two weeks prior to your visit. If your visit is less than two weeks away, we encourage you to still fill out the Request Form and we will do our absolute best to fulfill your request. Request for future semesters will be dependant on members' class schedules, so those request may be filled closer to the end of the current semester once the members have a better sense of their personal availability. If you have any questions about anything regarding your visit, please contact our Vice Chair for Assignments, Bradford Porter at You will receive a response within 24 hours.

As the official hosts and goodwill ambassadors of the University of Georgia, The Arch Society is eager to serve in roles including but not limited to:

  • Giving campus tours
  • Welcoming and directing guests
  • Facilitating registration for events
  • Distributing program materials
  • Representing the university in other appropriate capacities

As you request assistance from The Arch Society, please be mindful of adhering to the start/end times of your request as well as what may or may not be appropriate tasks for Arch Society members.

As a reminder, The Arch Society cannot:

  • Handle cash/checks
  • Serve food/drinks
  • Set up/tear down for events

Thank you!

Please contact Nick Trotter, Arch Society Graduate Advisor, at with any questions.

Arch Society Members

Arch Society Awards

Arch Society

Request The Arch Society

The University of Georgia holds the health and safety of our guests, students and staff as the highest priority. In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are unable to fulfill requests at this time. All Arch assginments through April are cancelled. Please note that the situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a rapidly evolving situation and we are uncertain at this time when Arch Society will be available for requests.


Contact Information


Jen Rentschler, Staff Advisor

Nicholas Trotter, Graduate Advisor


Evan Oliver, Chair

Lindsay McSwigan, Vice Chair for Assignments

Dara Ogunsakin, Vice Chair for Committees

JT Fagundes, Vice Chair for Operations

Member Resources

Lead Report Form