EXTENDED UNIVERSITY DIVISION
The Extended University Division provides many services to GC students, primarily through the Department of Continuing Education, the Department of Public Services, the International Education Center, Academic Outreach, and the Old Governor’s Mansion. Continuing Education coordinates an aerobics program - free to GC students - in the Centennial Center, and provides a number of summer employment opportunities to students. The Department of Public Services supervises the Centennial Center, outdoor pool, and tennis courts, as well as Russell Auditorium, Chappell Hall, Miller Dance Studio, and several other facilities used by students. Public Services is also responsible for nonacademic facility reservations for the campus, and can assist student groups in finding meeting space. The Old Governor's Mansion - a historic house museum - provides free tours of the Mansion to students.
The International Education Center works with students, faculty, and staff across campus to promote international and cross-cultural learning, as well as respect for diversity, and assists the university in producing graduates who are prepared to accept their responsibilities as citizens of the world. The department assists international students through the admissions process, provides information and counseling to the more than 100 enrolled international students from 50 countries, advises the International Club and assists with its programs such as the International Dinner and International Week, works with departments and schools to internationalize their curricula, and works with faculty and partner universities to provide GCSU students with summer, semester and academic year study abroad programs in more than 20 different countries.
Since 1968, Academic Outreach (AO) has provided free positive educational experiences for Pre-K through 12th grade students in Baldwin and surrounding counties. This is accomplished through hands-on activities and non-traditional delivery systems at schools, environmental centers, and GC that are facilitated by GC students from a variety of majors. Many of its programs are science or environmental based, but they also range in programming from history and team building to art and music. As members of the Community Action Team for Service (CATS), Georgia College students gain valuable leadership and group management skills in addition to practical application f classroom studies. Hours completed with AO can be added to GC students' experiential transcripts through service or volunteer hours.
To learn more about the services Extended University provides to students, visit the division's website at www.gcsu.edu/extendeduniversity/.