Community Leadership

Community leadership is in our blood.

It’s no secret that students at Georgia College are passionate about engaging with the community and making a difference. Working in and with the community is a big part of the Georgia College experience. As a student leader, you have the chance to put what you are learning in the classroom to practical use in the world. It’s an awesome opportunity. One that many students here see as their duty.

 

Our students walk the walk.

When they say they want to make a difference in the community, they mean it. Georgia College has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification. It means that the school is living out its mission and demonstrating its commitment to public service.

It’s not unusual to see Georgia College students throughout the community doing things like helping to organize free health screenings, leading food drives to feed hungry local families, and using their energy and leadership to inspire those around them.

Bobcats Against Hunger, a student-run organization works with the Baldwin County School System and the non-profit Feeding Children Everywhere to raise money and package 50,000+ meals for kids and families in the community.

This is who our students are. They are driven to make a difference in the community. And we strive to give them as many opportunities as possible to embody the change they want to see in the world.

 

Emerging Leaders Program

As a freshman at Georgia College, we invite you to register for this unique leadership development program. In the Emerging Leaders Program, you will spend your first year with other freshman who want to make a difference like you – exploring interests, developing leadership skills, and having fun on community-based service programs.

"Emerging Leaders has taught me to fully commit to what I enjoy. It has shown me how to lead effectively and become a role model for those in my community."