Programs and Organizations

Diversity Programs

SOAR matches incoming minority students with student mentors to help make sure that they have a smooth transition into our University and that they are successful while they are here. We understand that mentorship is important in every phase of life, so the SOAR Program matches incoming minority students with professional faculty and staff mentors. Participants in the SOAR program get the opportunity to give back to the community through another phase of mentorship with high school students in the High Achievers Program.

SOAR provides:

Mentors to help minority students successfully transition into college
Motivation for academic excellence through structured study time, academic success seminars, and workshops aimed at retaining minority students at the university
Guidance in Major and Career selection, and assistance in course registration
Supportive group of peers and friends, and activities to help develop/support those relationships
An abundance of resources
Cultural and educational programming coordinated by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity


Students are encouraged to schedule an advising session with the SOAR Coordinator prior to registration each semester. Students may schedule additional advising sessions as needed.


February: African-American History Month

March: National Women's History Month

May: Asian/Pacific Islander Month

June: Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

September: National Hispanic/Latin(a) Heritage Month

November: National American Indian Heritage Month

Our mission is to promote a safe place for LGBTQIA students and Allies alike to openly discuss issues that affect them both in general and specifically on this campus. It is also aimed at promoting tolerance and acceptance within the school and the community.

The mission of Sensational Steps Community Dance Group is to use dance, theater and visual arts to enrich the lives of young people and to educate individuals within our community. We strive to empower and promote self-confidence and create opportunities for educational advancements. Ambition, brilliance, charity—these are our valued ABCs that Sensational Steps strives to promote with each of our dancers. We inspire each dancer to find creativity inside herself as we “dance to tell a story”.


Multicultural Organizations

The Black Student Alliance (BSA) is a registered student organization with a purpose of bringing students together. With an emphasis on African American students, the objective of BSA is to provide activities that will enhance the student's personal and social development, cultural enrichment and understanding of the African American experience in correlation with other cultures, and enhance the overall educational experience at Georgia College by the following objectives:

Social Development Objectives:
Supporting students as they matriculate into GC by providing a sense of acceptance and belonging Assist minority students in connecting with the GC campus community of students, faculty, and staff to foster a shared network of resources and support
Cultural Objectives:
Assist students in learning and preserving the African American/Black Heritage through inviting speakers, field trips, and cultural enrichment programs/presentations Increasing the understanding and knowledge base of the entire university community concerning the African American culture and other diverse populations through programs, performances, lectures, and discussions.
Academic Support/Retention Objectives:
Providing access to academic success, scholarship, and career information to minority students Collaborating with other student organizations and the University as a whole to ensure academic support and success Providing role models for all first year minority students through collaboration with minority retention programs sponsored through the Cultural Center S.O.A.R. - Student Oriented Activities and Resources- a minority advisement and mentor program through participating minority upperclassmen students and GC Faculty/Staff A.A.M.I - African American Male Initiative- a retention program focused on building upon the academic, social, and leadership development of African American male students.
Community Service Objectives:
Supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Milledgeville & Baldwin County by co-sponsoring youth enrichment programs Providing positive outlets and volunteer opportunities for members to organize activities and participate as positive role modes to children in the Boys & Girls Club of Milledgeville Collaborate with other community service projects and nonprofit organizations to support causes such as AIDS Awareness & Prevention, Cancer Awareness/Fundraising (Relay for Life), Disability Awareness, Poverty & Hunger (Milledgeville Food Pantry), etc.... in order to enhance the status of minorities and other citizens within our campus and community.

The Latino Student Association (LSA) at Georgia College is a registered student organization. It is the purpose of the LSA to bring Latino-Hispanic students, students of color, and other students attending Georgia College together in an organized manner to provide activities that will enhance their personal development, social growth, educational experience, and cultural understanding of Latino students and their culture at Georgia College. LSA will be a source of encouragement, strength, and support for Latino/ Hispanic students. We were established in January of 2007. As the Latino-Hispanic population continues to grow in Georgia, support for organizations as the Latino Student Association is crucial for the success and growth of this unique student population at Georgia College. One issue the Latino community faces daily is the generalization of this community and their experience: not all Latinos speak Spanish or immigrated to the United States. Our heritage is influenced by the indigenous people of the Americas, to the African influences in Brazil and the Caribbean, to the European influences from Spain. We are a complex and diverse community. Our expected learning outcomes of the organization is for active members, campus community, and the surrounding area to develop a better and clearer understanding of the Latino-Hispanic experience.

LSA Goals
Be a support system for entering freshman at Georgia College as well as upperclassmen who are becoming more aware of their ethnic identity or want to learn more about Latino Culture.
We want to build bonds between students and faculty and make sure that we all come together to learn about all the different types of traditions and groups within Latin America.

Support active members by providing information on academic resources, scholarship opportunities, and career information. Be advocates for our Latino history and current social issues/concerns and participate in discussions, forums, and lectures. Collaborate with more Georgia College student organizations, academic departments, and committees to build bonds across our campus resources. Reach out to the local Baldwin County Latino community and work towards building a sense of trust as well as a sense of assurance and support from Georgia College and the Community as a whole. Below are some of our goals for community service and outreach. Translating, tutoring, and mentoring. Hosting campus events that encourage for Latino parents to play a bigger role in their child/s education. Visit and join our Facebook group

Artists Actualizing Change (formerly Art as an Agent for Change) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that works to establish alliances with other artists, combat the plight of the oppressed, engage social apathy, promote social awareness and to inform all of the realities that shape our lives through the medium of art. Vision Art as an Agent for Change, Inc. was founded in 2006 by three college students who wanted to actively engage their community in art that truly educated, inspired, and entertained. A.A.C. has grown as an organization and has adopted a mission that promotes artistic collaboration, community engagement, and working towards social change through arts education. History In the Spring of 2006, an organization originating from the mind of Paul Grigsby was brought to life by a ragtag band of student volunteer talent at Georgia College & State University. On February 14, 2006 the organization performed a play about AIDS awareness called “Trapped in the Pantry.” A.A.C. has since created five “Poetisicals” that utilize the arts of Spoken Word Poetry and Drama to provide educational enrichment opportunities for our host community. Overtime, A.A.C. has since develop its mission and strives to incorporate all mediums of art into our solution based programming. We live the motto, “Be the change you want to see in the world,” and we won’t stop being until we start seeing.