Helpful Places on Campus
Student Activities Center
The Student Activities Center serves as the "living room" of the campus. We connect students, faculty and staff with the life of the campus. The Student Center office, located at the entrance, serves as the hub for student information. With over 200 student organizations, there is always something happening in the Student Center. Join us in the video cafe for the latest in gaming technology or in the lounge for a full-body massage. The game room is filled with pool tables, ping pong, and card tables. Located throughout the lower level are four televisions that viewable from all locations. The Student Center has meeting rooms throughout and also includes offices for the Student Government Association, Greek Life, and the Campus Activities Board.
The Department of Campus Life, which oversees the Student Center, is located on the third floor (room 314). For more information on the Student Center and the services provided, please contact us at 478-445-4027.
Paw Prints Bookstore
The bookstore offers a full range of academic supplies. From textbooks to specialized art supplies, from dissecting kits to supplemental study guides, you should be able to meet your educational needs with one stop shopping. The bookstore also carries a wide selection of Georgia College clothing and gifts. General books, software, magazines, health and beauty aids and greeting cards are available.
The Bookstore accepts Cash, Checks, Mastercard, Visa and Discover Card. During the first week of classes each semester, the Bookstore will use the student's financial aid (if available) as a method of payment. The bookstore also conducts a daily buyback of textbooks throughout the year.
More information about bookstore services and specific policies concerning purchases and returns can be obtained by accessing our homepage through our link on the university Home Page.University Career Center
The university Career Center (232 Lanier Hall) is a full service career office. Among its services are assistance in making decisions about positions following graduation, instruction in resume writing and interviewing, placement services, cooperative education and internship experiences, and listing of part-time or summer employment as well as full-time positions. The university Career Center's Resource Library houses information on a large number of regional employers, school systems around the state, and a collection of current college catalogs from institutions around the nation.
The challenge course at Georgia College is located at Lake Laurel. The course consists of several group and individual physical and emotional challenges. While this type of course is sometimes referred to as a ropes course due to the wire rope strung between two trees at various heights, the total program of problem solving, team building, and individual challenge is kept at the forefront by emphasizing the name Challenge Course in designating the Georgia College program. To make a reservation or for more information, call the Outdoor Center.
Admissions and Records
The staff in the Office of Admissions and Records directs admissions to Georgia College, coordinates the high school and junior college student contact program, and organizes registration and other academically-related activities. Georgia College catalogs and enrollment information are available in this office.
The purpose of the Office of Student Financial Aid is to provide financial support for students who can benefit from higher education, but who could not attend without the assistance. Financial aid awards at Georgia College are based on scholastic ability, financial need, and contributions to the campus community, or a combination thereof. Students may receive aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, or employment opportunities. All students are encouraged to apply.
The Russell Library of Georgia College in Milledgeville houses over 185,000 books and video tapes, 900 current periodicals, and maintains an extensive microform collection. The University System of Georgia's GALILEO site on the World Wide Web provides online access to library catalogs, a wide variety of indexing, abstracting, and full-text databases, and to the Internet. GALILEO resources may be accessed from terminals in the library or from any computer connected to the World Wide Web at www.galileo.usg.edu. Students are issued a password each semester allowing home access to GALILEO databases. The Library also subscribes to JSTOR, an online collection of full-text journals. Library support for courses taught in Macon is supplied mainly by the Macon State College library.
Students may also request a University System Borrower's Card, which provides borrowing privileges at libraries throughout the 34 institutions of the System. In addition, these students may borrow books and request copies of articles from other libraries through the library's interlibrary loan service.
Coin-operated copy machines for both print and microform are available on the first floor of the Russell Library and in the Macon Campus library. A validated Georgia College identification card must be presented to borrow materials from the Library.
Additional information about the library is available on the Russell Library home page at library.gcsu.edu.Maxwell Student Union
The first level of the Maxwell Student Union houses conference rooms, Chick-Fil-A and Blimpies. Offices located on the first level include: Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Black Student Alliance, The Colonnade, PawPrints Bookstore, The Bobcat Card Office, a branch of Mid-South Federal Credit Union, and the University Mailroom.
The second level accommodates the University Dining Hall, the Hoke Dining Room and the Bobcat Dining Room and the University Banquet Room, as well as the catering office.
J. Michael Peeler Athletic Complex
The J. Michael Peeler Athletic Complex is located off the U.S. Highway 441 By-Pass on West Campus Drive and consists of soccer, baseball, softball fields, and eight tennis courts. A shelter and picnic facilities also are located at the complex.
The Georgia College Free Speech Zone
The Flagpole Plaza at the east end of the Georgia College Front Lawn (the area on and immediately surrounding the circular concrete pad which holds the university flagpole and Olympic column) is the designated "Free Speech Zone" at Georgia College. Free speech is celebrated on a public campus and speakers who wish to speak at the Free Speech Zone may do so as long as they aren't disrupting university business, abusing the rights of individuals, or preventing pedestrians from getting to their destinations. Non-Georgia College students, faculty, or staff who wish to utilize the Free Speech Zone are asked to notify the Office of Campus Life (478-445-4027) in advance to ask about conflicts and confirm the permitted location. The university does not limit speech based upon controversial content or the point of view of the speaker.