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 UGAís Division of Student Affairs, enrich student learning and support student growth in order to create thriving communities. The office is comprised of five organizational units Ė Disability Resource Center, Student Care and Outreach, Student Veterans Resource Center, Tate Student Center, and University Testing Services. The Dean also serves as the chair of the Behavioral Assessment and Response Council (BARC), 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 Disability Resource Centerís primary commitment is to assist the University in educating and serving students with disabilities who qualify for admissions. While DRCís mission is to ensure equal educational opportunities as required by the ADA and other legislation, the DRC strives to promote a welcoming academic, physical, and social environment for students with disabilities. See http://drc.uga.edu.

Student Care and Outreach coordinates care and assistance for all students, undergraduate and graduate, who experience complex, hardship, and/or unforeseen circumstances by providing individualized assistance and tailored interventions. See http://sco.uga.edu.

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. See http://svrc.uga.edu.

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; a game room; 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 operated by Dining Services.

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 Center for Student Activities and Involvement includes the University Union Student Programming Board, Student Government Association, WUOG 90.5FM student radio station, and the Pandora Yearbook. The center administers more than 800 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. See http://tate.uga.edu.

University Testing Services supports and promotes the educational mission of the University by providing centralized testing and evaluation services for all students, faculty, and the surrounding community. See http://uts.uga.edu.

For more information about the Office of the Dean of Students, see 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

The mission of UGAís Campus Ministry Association is to serve the campus community with a variety of programs for encouragement, fellowship, spiritual formation, and personal support. 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 which maintain student religious centers. The Religious Affairs Liaison is located in 325 Tate Student Center, (706) 542-7774.

For more information, including a list of ministries, please see http://cma.uga.edu.

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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 Center for Student Activities and Involvement within the Tate Student Center, (706) 542-6396. 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 800 organizations is available from the Center for Student Activities and Involvement within the Tate Student Center, (706) 542-6396, http://involvement.uga.edu.
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