Georgia College connects with the community
Georgia College is Baldwin County's second largest employer. Through the efforts of over 800 employees and more than 6,000 students from across the state and beyond, Georgia College provides an impact of $200 million to the local community.
Georgia College is part of the city's museum district and includes a number of historic sites like the Old Governor's Mansion that caters to more than 11,000 visitors each year. In addition, we oversee vital community outreach venues, such as the Flannery O'Connor collection at the Ina Dillard Russell Library, the Natural History Museum and the Planetarium.
Georgia College also contributes to the community in areas of health, education, business, the arts and athletics. Many nursing students intern with local hospitals and health care facilities. Education students hone their teaching skills at local schools, and many even volunteer to tutor. Music and theatre students perform in public stage productions and music events. The athletics program, among the best in the NCAA Division II, gives neighboring families the excitement of a variety of competitive sporting events and youth camps.
The university offers other such programs as faculty-organized science camps; business programs for black youth sponsored by the College of Business; students volunteer with the GIVE Center (that provided 54,282 hours during the 2008-2009 academic year) to those in need in our community; the Early College program, a small grade 7-12 school to serve students who are not currently on track to successfully pursue post-secondary education; as well as various continuing education courses, seminars and children's summer camps.
Whether judging barbeque, filming, or simply attending events like the Deep Roots Festival in the fall, the students, faculty and staff at Georgia College strive to improve local communities.
ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College & State University, the state's designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, residential learning communities, study abroad and myriad internships.