STUDENT ACTIVITIES

 
Office of the Dean of Students
  Campus Ministry Association
  International Student Life
  Student Communications
  Student Organizations


Office of the Dean of Students

The programs and services of the Office of the Dean of Students, within UGA’s Division of Student Affairs, seek to enhance the educational experience for all students and to help build a sense of campus community. Programming within the dean’s office is organized into three organizational units – Tate Student Center, Student Support Services and the Student Veterans Resource Center. The Dean also serves as the chair of the Behavioral Assessment and Response Council, a group of key campus administrators who assess and determine the appropriate response to students who exhibit threatening behavior to themselves and/or others.

The Tate Student Center provides a welcoming space for students through entertaining and educational programs and opportunities for students to learn and develop. Facilities and services include information desks; study and TV lounges; meeting, conference and multi-purpose rooms; a movie theater; an 11,000-square-foot Grand Hall; student organization offices; ticket sales window; UGACard Office; U.S. Passport Application Acceptance Office; Print and Copy Services; and Campus Reservations, Events and Technical Services. The Tate Student Center also houses six restaurants and a snack bar.

The Business Office has responsibility for the fiscal oversight of the units within the Office of the Dean of Students and has accountability for budgets of more than $14 million, expenditures and money management. This responsibility includes accounting and reporting of revenues, expenditures, receipts and disbursements of University funds, including the activity fee paid by all students.

The Student Activities and Organizations office includes the University Union Student Programming Board, Student Government Association, WUOG 90.5FM student radio station and the Pandora Yearbook. The Center for Student Organizations administers more than 700 registered student organizations and gives students the opportunity to start their own organizations. Tate also operates Legion Pool and Legion Field, an outdoor program and event facility.

The Office of Student Support Services provides individualized assistance to students experiencing hardship circumstances, support to faculty and staff working with students in distress, and guidance to parents seeking help and information on behalf of their students.

The Student Veterans Resource Center strives to provide support and advocacy while assisting student veterans to excel in the Division of Student Affairs programs and activities. Located in room 128 of the Tate Student Center, the Resource Center is open to all student veterans at the University of Georgia. In addition to providing programs and support activities to student veterans, the center offers a quiet lounge for studying and relaxation.

For more information, visit the Dean of Students website at http://dos.uga.edu, visit the administrative offices at 325 Tate Student Center, or call (706) 542-7774.

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Campus Ministry Association

Students may participate in the religious programs of Athens churches and in student organizations sponsored by all major faiths, denominations, and inter/non-denominational organizations. Many of these maintain student religious centers and are members of the Campus Ministry Association. These include: Baptist Student Union, Bulldog Christian Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Center, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Christian Campus Fellowship, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-Institute of Religion, Disciples on Campus, Episcopal University Center, Georgia Christian Student Center, Hillel: Campus Center for Jewish Life, Holy Cross Lutheran, Methodist Center (Wesley Foundation), The Navigators, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Presbyterian Student Center, Reformed University Fellowship, Unitarian-Universalist Campus Ministry, Worldwide Discipleship Association and Young Life.
Religious Affairs Liaison: 201 Holmes/Hunter Academic Building, (706) 542-3564.

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International Student Life

The International Student Life Office encourages both international and U.S. students to participate in cross-cultural programs and international activities at UGA. Students are invited to become World Ambassadors, serve as orientation leaders, as well as volunteer and participate in such international and intercultural programs as International Coffee Hour (every Friday during the fall and spring semesters), International Street Festival and other diverse programs. The office also provides new student orientation programs for international students at UGA every semester, including individualized advising and housing assistance. International Student Life's mission is to support UGA's goal of providing an environment that appreciates our interdependent global society. By working with students to create a welcoming space that provides opportunities for the interactions of students from the USA and other nations, the International Student Life staff provide services for, awareness of, and education about the worldwide social and cultural issues facing UGA students. The office Web site address is: http://isl.uga.edu or contact the International Student Life Office, 210 Memorial Hall, (706) 542-5867 for more information.

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Student Communications

The Pandora (yearbook) and WUOG-FM (student radio station) are administered by the Student Activities and Organizations unit within the Tate Student Center, (706) 542-7774. The Red & Black is an independently-produced student newspaper.

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Student Organizations

A large number of professional and honorary organizations, fraternities and sororities, honor societies, advocacy, international, recreational, and service groups exist on the University campus. A detailed listing of more than 700 organizations is available from the Student Activities and Organizations unit within the Tate Student Center, (706) 542-8584, http://stuorgs.uga.edu.
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