Georgia College’s Mock Trial Team competes annually in the American Mock Trial Association’s regional tournament, which includes approximately twenty-two schools from across the United States, and from which six school are selected to participate in the American Mock Trial Association’s national tournament. Serving as attorneys and witnesses, students conduct four full-length trials in which they perform opening statements, direct and cross-examinations, and closing arguments. In so doing, the students gain invaluable real-world experience in persuasive advocacy, public speaking, and principled legal analysis. In the past, Georgia College’s students have performed admirably, defeating schools such as Boston College, Arizona State, and the University of Mississippi. Additionally, several students have won Outstanding Attorney and Outstanding Witness Awards, bringing prestige and recognition to the Mock Trial Team and to the university. Ultimately, the Mock Trial Team presents students with an opportunity to think, write, and practice like lawyers, and to represent the university on a regional and national level.
Georgia College’s official Sociology club, help all Georgia College students learn to think sociologically about current events and create cohesion among sociology majors and interested non-majors by providing academic support and sponsoring social gatherings. Among other activities, the Debunkers have organized film screenings (e.g. District 9), sponsored nationally renowned speakers (e.g. Curtis Chin and Tim Wise), and participate annually in Homecoming festivities. The Debunkers are committed to welcoming new students while retaining ties to alumni.
Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA)
Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States. Membership is by invitation extended to political science majors with grades that place them near the top of each graduating class.
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The two organizations below are not sponsored by the Government & Sociology Department. However, many students and faculty in the department are active in these organizations.
College Democrats of America
This organization is designed to promote the political agenda and national causes of the Democratic Party. Students involved in this organization will support candidates of their party and participate in rallies.
This organization is designed to promote the political agenda and national causes of the Republican Party. Students involved in this organization will support candidates of their party and participate in rallies.