Georgia College expects students to benefit from learning opportunities both within and outside of the classroom. Research has shown that those who participate in co-curricular organizations are more likely to perform well in the classroom, to graduate on schedule, and to find more satisfying positions after graduation than those who do not participate. Students who represent the university in intercollegiate athletic, musical and dramatic activities or performances must not be on academic or disciplinary probation. Below are some of the opportunities students can take advantage of at Georgia College.
Georgia College has offered intercollegiate athletics since 1968. The purpose of the athletic program is to enrich each student's collegiate experience. The student is expected to place a priority on academics while participating in an athletic program, thus striving for excellence both as a student and as an athlete.
Georgia College fields National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II (NCAA-II) teams in the Peach Belt Athletic Conference. The following sports are offered:
In the Georgia Education Mentorship Program (GEM) Georgia College students are matched with leaders in fields such as business, education, politics, healthcare, law, and industry - many of whom are members of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. These executives serve as mentors for participating students, supporting their personal and professional growth by providing opportunities for them to learn about the principles and practices of effective leadership that benefit the professional world and the community.
In the Georgia College Leadership Certificate Program (LCP), students learn about the principles and practices of effective leadership through the study of leadership topics and models, the acquisition of hands-on leadership experience, and the process of intentional personal reflection.
The leadership training, education, and development of these students supports their performance in current leadership positions, benefits the organizations and programs with which they work, and prepares them for future leadership endeavors.
LCP members improve their understanding of important leadership concepts, develop valuable leadership skills, and gain direct leadership experience by participating in courses, workshops, discussions, retreats, service projects, presentations, and conferences.
Members who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate at a closing ceremony held at an end-of-the-year GC Leadership Programs recognition ceremony and a medallion to be worn at graduation.
The Department of Musicoffers a wide range of opportunities for students to master the principles, skills, and techniques necessary to be successful in the performing arts. The program provides a competitive advantage to students as they seek entry into the larger cultural community; and provide an outlet for students' creative and interpretive energies in their pursuits of a more meaningful appreciation of our society and of the human spirit.
MISSION:"We seek to provide the best possible education in theatre and dance for our students, preparing them for careers in the professional and educational arenas both in and out of the performing arts. We cultivate imagination, passion, discipline and collaboration in the creation of art and artists. We emphasize interdisciplinary connections and a global perspective as essential components of a liberal arts education."
Registered Student Organizations (RSO)
RSOs provide out-of-class contact with faculty, staff, and students who share similar interests. This can be very helpful as students pursue career options. RSOs are categorized as one of the following:
- Civic Engagement
- Fine Arts
- Sports Clubs
Student Organizations on the campus of Georgia College are required to register through the Department of Campus Life. For a list of RSOs, see Student Organizations. For more information about RSOs contact the Department of Campus Life at 478-445-4027 or email Tom Miles, Director of Campus Life.
The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a multi-campus initiative focused on higher education's role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. The project began in 2003 as an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), in partnership with The New York Times.
The goal of the American Democracy Project is to produce graduates who are committed to being active, involved citizens in their communities. The 230 participating colleges and universities, as members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, have been described as "Stewards of Place." As today's undergraduates complete their studies and return to their communities, universities must prepare the next generation of citizens to become tomorrow's "Stewards of Place."
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance provides a certificate in nonprofit management that accompanies a 4-year bachelor's degree. This program is open to students from all disciplines.
The experiential transcript reflects a student's total learning experience at GC by documenting the wide range of educational opportunities outside the classroom.
Courses utilizing Service Learning components give students the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge from the classroom to real world settings as they provide a beneficial service to the community.