STUDENT SERVICES

 
Bulldog Bucks Program
  Campus Transit System
  Career Center
  Center for Leadership and Service
  Computer Repair
  Disability Resource Center
  Division of Academic Enhancement
  Food Services
  Greek Life
  Health Center
  Housing
  International Student Life
  International Student, Scholar and Immigration Services (ISSIS)
   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) Resource Center
   Multicultural Services and Programs
  Office of Student Affairs Assessment
  Office of Student Conduct
  Parents and Families Association
  Parking Services
  Psychology Clinic
  Recreational Sports
  Registrar's Office
  Student Affairs
  Student Financial Aid
  Student Support Services
  Student Veterans Resource Center
  University Testing Services


Bulldog Bucks Program

Bulldog Bucks is an online account-based debit card program offered to the campus community. Bulldog Bucks are accepted as payment at the Bookstore, Food Services Retail Operations, and at several other on-campus retail sites. In addition, Bulldog Bucks may be used to pay for copying, printing, vending, and laundry services in the residence halls. Deposits may be made online at https://bulldogbucks.uga.edu/ which is also available to account holders for viewing account activity.

The UGACard serves as an access device for your campus debit account. To activate your Bulldog Bucks account you will need to complete a card holder agreement. These forms can be obtained at the Bulldog Bucks office located in Snelling Dining Commons. The office is open from 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday except during University holidays. For more information, call (706) 542-BUCKS (542-8257).

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Campus Transit System

The Campus Transit System, funded by student transportation fees, provides bus service throughout the campus for students and employees. Frequent service connecting academic areas, parking, and residential areas is provided on nine routes Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. In addition, two routes operate during the evening hours until 12:30 a.m. Weekend service is provided on Saturdays and Sundays during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. A Riderís Guide showing the routes, timetables, days and hours of operation, and bus stops is available on the buses and at many locations throughout campus. In addition, service and schedule information may be found on the Web at www.transit.uga.edu. Specially-equipped vans provide transportation services for mobility-impaired students throughout the service area of the Campus Transit System. Through an agreement with the Athens-Clarke County Government, students with valid UGA ID also have access to the services provided by the Athens Transit System without payment of fares.

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Career Center

Overview of Services

The University of Georgia Career Center is a comprehensive career planning and employment center located on the second floor of Clark Howell Hall. The Career Center provides a complete range of services and materials in the areas of career development (career counseling, choosing a major, skills training, resume and interview workshops, ECHD 2050/3050 courses, and assistance in the self-directed job search), graduate and professional school preparation (Graduate School Information Day, programming, and library resources), experiential education (student employment, externship and internship information, and related reference material), and employer relations (campus interviews, fall and spring Career Fairs, Student Employment Fair, Teacher Recruitment Day, Summer Employment Day, and listings of full time jobs), and a myriad of reference material in the Career Library and resources online at www.career.uga.edu.

Individual Career Counseling

The Career Center operates under a college-specific model of career services delivery. That is, each college or school at UGA has a Career Consultant assigned to that particular academic area. There are also Career Consultants dedicated to serving undecided/undeclared students as well as alumni. Students interested in making an individual appointment with their Career Consultant to discuss career development issues can contact 542-3375. For quick questions, students can also drop by the office Monday-Friday between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for walk-in hours.

DawgTrak

DawgTrak is an online system allowing all UGA students and alumni access to on-campus interviews, an internship and job opportunity database, campus employment, and resume referrals. To register with DawgTrak, log on to www.uga.edu/career and follow the DawgTrak link.

Student Employment

The Student Employment Office helps students connect with campus departments and local employers. Students are employed in many departments on the UGA campus and in various professional and non-profit positions in the metro-Athens community. These opportunities enable students to acquire valuable transferable skills and help them earn a portion of their educational expenses. On-campus opportunities are posted on DawgTrak, and information on Athens-area employment opportunities are available on the Career Center website under the "Students" link.

On-Campus Interviews

Each year, over 300 companies come to the University of Georgia Career Center to interview students and alumni for entry-level, full-time positions and internships. While these companies represent a small segment of potential employers, they are an important group because they have identified UGA students and alumni as a good fit for their organizations.

Organizations recruiting on campus come from a variety of industries, but typically represent computer-related, banking, non-profit, and government organizations. To participate in on-campus interviews, students and alumni must be registered with DawgTrak.

ECHD 2050/3050

The Career Center offers two courses for academic credit to assist in the exploration of major and career options.

ECHD 2050. Academic and Career Planning. 2 hours.
Review of decision making models for selecting academic majors and exploring career options. Focus is on self-exploration, assessment of career and academic interests, and understanding of the world of work compatible with students' personality styles, skills, abilities, and values.

ECHD 3050. Career and Life Planning. 2 hours.
The process of career and life planning and developing skills necessary for informed career decision making. Focus is on the processes of self-assessment, decision making, career exploration, and preparation for employment.

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Center for Leadership and Service

The Center for Leadership and Service (232 Memorial Hall) strives to develop responsible campus and community leaders and citizens through the use of leadership education and experiential learning opportunities. Programs include Alternative Spring Break, Volunteer UGA, Dawg Camp, the Georgia Collegiate Leadership Conference, T.O.P. Dog (Training Organization Professionals), The UGA LeaderShape Institute, Leadership UGA, and the H. Gordon and Francis S. Davis S.O.A.R. Awards. In addition, the Leadership Resource Team and The Arch Society provide the campus and community with additional services as well as learning opportunities for their student membership. The Center for Leadership and Service also provides the Leadership and Service Resource Center for studentsí use.

Alternative Spring Break provides community service, hands-on experiences during the spring break period. By placing teams of UGA students in communities in service, volunteer work, and experiential learning, Alternative Spring Break gives students the opportunity to learn about the issues that face communities. Numerous trips to cities in the southeast allow students to work with issues such as poverty and homelessness, HIV/AIDS awareness, the environment, immigration, children, and fair housing. Student leaders are selected in the Spring to lead the next year's trips. Students hoping to attend the trips may apply through a first-come, first-served basis in the fall. Alternative Spring Break is funded in part by the Parents and Families Association.

Volunteer UGA is a volunteer resource center as well as an administrative umbrella for student-run volunteer organizations that are dedicated to community service in Athens. Students have the opportunity to volunteer in several ways. The resource center offers materials to help students choose an agency in Athens where they can volunteer with the population they are interested in serving. The student-run volunteer organizations offer students a chance to get involved on campus while serving their community. These organizations include Alpha Phi Omega, Best Buddies, Bulldog Bigs, Collegiate Candidates, First Book, Gamma Sigma Sigma, ONE Campaign, Relay for Life, Students Helping Teachers, and Tutoring Our Tomorrows.

Dawg Camp Discovery is a three-day weekend retreat held in July for approximately 200 incoming first-year students. The program focuses on the first-year experience, campus involvement, service opportunities, history and traditions, and the spirit of UGA. The program is led by upper-class student leaders and is a special opportunity for first-year students to learn about involvement opportunities, meet other classmates, and develop leadership skills before their college experience begins. A brochure and applications are mailed to all first-year students and participation is determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dawg Camp Adventure is the wilderness component of Dawg Camp which takes place in June and July of each year. This program is a joint venture with the Georgia Outdoor Recreation program (GORP) and serves 40 incoming first-year students in either a land-based or rock/water-based environment. Activities include backpacking, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, and rock climbing lasting five days.

Dawg Camp Classic City is the community service component of Dawg Camp which focuses on service opportunities in the Athens Clarke County community. This program is co-sponsored with the Department of Student Activities and serves 12-15 incoming first-year students. Students will work for five days at various sites such as the Boys and Girls Club, the AIDS Coalition of Northeast Georgia, the Athens Community Council on Aging, and the Sandy Creek Nature Center.

Dawg Camp Fusion is a five-day program for 12 to 14 incoming first-year students co-sponsored by the Student Leadership Center and the Department of Student Activities. Fusion focuses on arts and entertainment in the Athens and Atlanta area. Participants will sample various cultural experiences throughout the week, including a historical tour of Athens, a hands-on art experience, and a trip to a Braves game. As a way to tie their experience together, participants will produce a local band performance on UGA's campus, including band selection, advertising, and implementation of the concert. Students will walk away from Fusion with a connection to the cultural side of Athens while also getting a taste of the local music scene.

The Leadership Resource Team (LRT) is composed of 30 students who are specifically trained to conduct skills development workshops for campus and community organizations. LRT is open to all UGA students through an application and interview process held in the fall. The team hosts the Georgia Collegiate Leadership Conference, a statewide conference held in the spring and the T.O.P. Dog series, a broad range of topics presented monthly through panel discussions, interactive workshops and presentations. LRT also publishes Leader Notes, information sheets on topics of interest to Georgia student leaders. Applications for LRT will be made available online at our website in August.

The UGA LeaderShape Institute is a week-long program held in the beginning of each summer in the north Georgia mountains. The Institute focuses on building community, leading with integrity, and development of a ďvision portfolio,Ē which entails a project that will be completed on campus or in the community in the coming year. Fifty students are selected through an application and interview process open to all UGA students. Applications will be made available online at our website in January.

Leadership UGA, sponsored by the Richard B. Russell Foundation, is the oldest of the leadership programs and modeled after the Leadership Georgia program. Forty juniors and seniors participate in seminars designed to promote discussion with prominent state and community leaders focused on a leadership theme. Applications will be made available online at our website in August.

The H. Gordon and Francis S. Davis Student Organization Achievement and Recognition (S.O.A.R.) Program honors student leaders, student organizations, and their advisors throughout the Division of Student Affairs for their commitment to excellence and contributions to campus and community. Nomination packets are available in the spring for both individual and organization awards. A reception is held at the end of the academic year to announce the winners and present the awards to those who have significantly contributed to the quality of student life at UGA.

The Arch Society provides a core of students serving the University of Georgia as official hosts and as goodwill ambassadors. The Men and Women of the Arch assist where it is desired to have students welcome guests and visitors to the University of Georgia. The Arch Society seeks to advance the University of Georgia through service to a number of University offices and officials at appropriate functions. Applications will be made available online at our website in January.

The Leadership and Resource Center, located in 232 Memorial Hall, is available to all registered student organizations and contains resource materials, computers and scanners. The LRC, supported by donations to the Georgia Fund through the Parentsí Campaign, is open daily during Memorial Hallís hours of operation.

For more information, stop by the Center for Leadership and Service, 232 Memorial Hall, or call (706) 583-0830, and please visit our website at: www.uga.edu/cls.

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Computer Repair

The Telecommunications, Electronics, and Communications Services Unit (TEC Services) offers UGA students, faculty, and staff factory-authorized warranty and non-warranty repair and upgrade services for laptop and desktop personal computers and printers for most popular brands, including Apple Macintosh. Prices are very reasonable. For more information, see the website: http://www.tec.uga.edu. For a location map: http://www.tec.uga.edu/explore/locator.html.

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Disability Resource Center

The mission of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is to advance equal educational access in the programs, activities, and services of the University of Georgia through communication, advocacy, and partnerships, and by providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. It seeks to eliminate both physical and attitudinal barriers that may exist on campus and to promote inclusion for students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1998.

The Disability Resource Center, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, coordinates a variety of academic accommodations and support services to provide equal access to University programs and activities. ††Students served have a physical, cognitive, or psychological impairment that substantially limits major life activities.† Types of disabilities commonly found among college students are both visible and hidden.† Examples may include:† attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, blind and low vision, chronic illnesses, deaf and hard of hearing, learning disabilities, mobility impairments, psychological disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and traumatic brain injuries.

Home of the Assistive Technology Lab, the DRC has state-of-the-art adaptive computer equipment and software specifically designed for people with disabilities. †The Alternative Media Center provides accessible versions of textbooks and class readings for students with print-related disabilities and captioned videos for use in class. The Accommodated Testing Office proctors exams for students with accommodations.

To qualify for services, students need to complete an intake packet and provide current documentation supporting their disability-related accommodations from a qualified professional. Specific criteria can be found on the DRC website: www.drc.uga.edu.

If you would like to speak with a coordinator directly about eligibility for accommodations and support services, you can contact the DRC by phone (706-542-8719), or email us at dsinfo@uga.edu, or stop by our office during regular business hours. The DRC is located in Clark Howell Hall next to the Tate Student Center and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.mĖ5:00 p.m.

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Division of Academic Enhancement

131 Milledge Hall
(706) 542-7575
dae.uga.edu

The Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) provides academic support services and resources for all students at the University of Georgia by assisting them to develop skills necessary to achieve academic excellence at UGA.

Academic Resource Center

The ARC, located in Milledge Hall near Sanford Stadium, hosts a vast number of resources for students at no additional cost, including tutoring, test review sessions, academic counseling, and workshops. The ARCís tutoring program includes drop-in tutoring labs for chemistry, math, physics, and writing, as well as appointment-based tutoring for over 50 courses. Services are available at multiple locations on campus.

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)

This federally funded program encourages student success by providing support services unique to the 140 program participants. TRIO SSS participants receive priority tutoring through the ARC, peer mentoring, a study space reserved for participants in Milledge Hall with access to laptops and free printing, graduate school tours, and an office of staff dedicated to the success of the 140 program participants. To be eligible for TRIO Student Support Services, participants must be full time UGA undergraduate students (1) who are low income and first generation or (2) with a physical or learning disability.

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Food Services

The University operates four food service facilities for general student use: Bolton Dining Commons, Oglethorpe Dining Commons, Snelling Hall, and the Village Summit. The dining halls are located at easy-to-reach locations either by walking or by UGA bus. Economical meal plans as well as meals on a cash basis are available at these facilities. Meal plan information is available at https://dining.uga.edu/ .

There are a number of cash basis only outlets located in several of the academic buildings, the main library, the Ramsey Center, the Creamery, and the East Village Commons. For more information, click on the link above.

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Greek Life

Social fraternities and sororities are an established tradition at the University of Georgia, dating back more than 150 years. The self-governing, self-supporting bodies of the fraternities and sororities are the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Panhellenic Council. These groups coordinate events, provide educational programs, establish community-wide regulations, and implement policies for their member organizations.

The mission of the Greek Life Office (GLO) is to provide the fraternities and sororities with educational programs and services that create, promote, and foster a learning community. For more information, contact the Greek Life Office, 153 Tate Student Center, (706) 542-4612.

The following organizations are supported by the Greek Life Office:

Fraternities Sororities
IFC: Panhellenic:
Alpha Epsilon Pi Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Gamma Rho Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Tau Omega Alpha Gamma Delta
Beta Theta Pi Alpha Omicron Pi
Chi Phi Chi Omega
Chi Psi Delta Delta Delta
Delta Sigma Phi Delta Gamma
Delta Tau Delta Delta Zeta
Kappa Alpha Gamma Phi Beta
Lambda Chi Alpha Kappa Alpha Theta
Phi Delta Theta Kappa Delta
Phi Gamma Delta Kappa Kappa Gamma
Phi Kappa Psi Phi Mu
Phi Kappa Tau Pi Beta Phi
Phi Kappa Theta Sigma Delta Tau
Pi Kappa Alpha Sigma Kappa
Pi Kappa Phi Zeta Tau Alpha
Sigma Alpha Epsilon NPHC:
Sigma Chi Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sigma Nu Delta Sigma Theta
Sigma Phi Epsilon Sigma Gamma Rho
Sigma Pi Zeta Phi Beta
Tau Epsilon Phi MGC:
Tau Kappa Epsilon Alpha Sigma Rho
Theta Chi Delta Phi Lambda
Zeta Beta Tau Delta Phi Omega
NPHC: Gamma Eta
Alpha Phi Alpha Lambda Theta Alpha
Kappa Alpha Psi Sigma Sigma Rho
Omega Psi Phi
Phi Beta Sigma
MGC:
Delta Epsilon Psi
Lambda Phi Epsilon
Lambda Sigma Upsilon
Lambda Theta Phi
Sigma Beta Rho
Xi Kappa

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Health Center

The UGA Health Center (UHC) is a state-of-the-art outpatient facility designed to meet the health and wellness care needs of UGA students. Our staff addresses each studentís needs with expertise and compassion. The Health Center is fully accredited by the prestigious Joint Commission and has earned the reputation as one of the top college health facilities nationwide. UHC has a vast amount of wellness and medical services to keep our students healthy and focused on their education.

University Health Center Hours:
Monday - Friday:
       Clinics: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
       Pharmacy: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: closed
Sunday: *Urgent Care and Pharmacy only:
       10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Urgent Care will incur a $45 charge

Counseling and Psychiatric Services:
Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
After-Hours Mental Health Crisis:
706-542-2200 (UGA Police)

Relationship and Sexual Violence (RSVP) Crisis and Advocacy Services:
Crisis intervention is available 24/7 and is FREE and confidential. Call 706-542-SAFE (7233).

Immunization Requirements

Before arriving on campus, students must complete and return the mandatory immunization form to the UGA Health Center. Students may not register for classes without documentation of the immunization requirements. UGA students are required to have verification of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, and hepatitis B. In addition, students residing in University housing must sign documentation stating they received information about meningitis, including the availability of a vaccine that protects against the disease.

All required and recommended vaccines are available at the health center. Any questions about immunization requirements should be directed to Registration and Health Information at 706-542-8617 or visit our website: https://www.uhs.uga.edu/appts_forms/immunizations.html .

Services

When students enter UGA, they are automatically assigned to a primary care provider (PCP) in a Primary Care Medical Clinic. UHC has four Primary Care Medical Clinics composed of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and support staff, and they work as a team.

Additionally, UHC also has a host of specialty care clinics and departments to take care of all student wellness needs while at UGA:

Allergy Clinic
Counseling and Psychiatric Services
Dental Clinic
Dermatology
Health Promotion
Laboratory
Massage Therapy
Men's Health
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Radiology
Sports Medicine
Travel Clinic
Urgent Care
Vision Clinic
Women's Clinic

Health Promotion and The Fontaine Center
Liz Prince, Associate Director, 706-542-8690

UHC Health Promotion, including The Fontaine Center, are committed to taking a proactive role in supporting the well-being and academic success of all UGA students.

The UHC Health Promotion Department is home to many student wellness services, including:

The Fontaine Center houses UGA's premier alcohol and drug prevention, early intervention, and recovery support services programs, such as our Collegiate Recovery Program, located in Memorial Hall. This recovery support program provides a safe space and social programming developed to support students in recovery. In addition, our Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide free and confidential support to survivors of Interpersonal Violence by calling 706-542-SAFE (7233).

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
(706-542-2273)

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) is committed to the academic, personal, social, and psychological growth of University of Georgia students. The staff is dedicated to providing the best available counseling, psychological, and psychiatric services.

CAPS provides short-term individual, couples, and group counseling for students experiencing varying degrees of difficulties related to the changes brought on by the transition to college. CAPS clinicians attempt to resolve student concerns in 6-10 sessions per academic year. Individual counseling is designed to focus on specific goals in a short-term model. Referrals to other resources are provided for students who need longer-term or more intensive therapy.

Additional services include:

Crisis intervention is available at all times. During regular working hours, students can call CAPS directly at 706-542-2273. After hours, the campus police dispatcher at 706-542-2200 serves as a paging service.

Fees

All UGA students and their spouses or domestic partners may use the Health Center and all its services. Full-time students are required to pay a health fee each semester. Spouses and students taking 5 or fewer credit hours may use the Health Center providing they pay the health fee. A small office visit charge for urgent care applies during weekend hours.

For all Health Fees paid students, services are offered at reduced rates on a pay-per-visit basis. For more information regarding our specialty services and programs, health fees, and insurance coverage, please visit our website at www.uhs.uga.edu.

Health Insurance

The UGA Health Center provides direct billing to insurance companies for services received at the health center that are not fully covered by the health fee. Students are urged to carry health care insurance either with an individual student policy or through their family policy. Information about student health insurance is located on our website at www.uhs.uga.edu.

Confidentiality

Medical information contained in student medical and mental health records is strictly confidential and may not be released without expressed written permission from the patient or upon court order.

For general information: 706-542-1162 or www.uhs.uga.edu.

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Housing

General Information
University Housingís mission is to provide comfortable, affordable and secure on campus housing options in residential communities where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported. University Housing operates as a self-supporting auxiliary unit within the Division of Student Affairs.

University Housingís inventory consists of more than 7,600 traditional residence hall beds and 578 Family and Graduate Housing apartments. University Housing is comprised of 22 residence halls, 20 family and graduate housing apartment buildings, 18 buildings on the Health Sciences Campus (HSC), and four Greek Park houses located on River Road.

The majority of the residence halls offer double occupancy rooms with community bathrooms, although single occupancy rooms and/or suite-style bathroom arrangements are also available. Completed in 2004, the four residence halls of the East Campus Village deliver apartment-style living to groups of two to four residents. These fully furnished apartments feature private bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and private or semi-private bathrooms. Residence halls are equipped with air conditioning, kitchens, laundry facilities, lounges, computer labs, television rooms, mail facilities, and study/meeting areas. Residence hall rates include wireless Internet, cable television and all utilities as well as programs and activities provided by live-in staff members.

Research at the University of Georgia and nationwide consistently indicates that students who live on campus their first year of college get better grades, are more deeply integrated into the campus community and report a higher level of overall satisfaction with their entire collegiate experience. For these reasons, in 2004 the University of Georgia instituted a first-year live-on requirement that mandates residence hall occupancy through a studentís first year at UGA. Some students may be exempt from this requirement.

Housing Contract and Registration
The entire residence hall registration process is completed online through University Housingís website. All students are urged to be familiar with the terms and conditions of the contract prior to signing. Although binding for the full length of the contract, mid-year terminations may be granted to facilitate student participation in off-campus academic opportunities and programs such as student teaching, internships and study abroad.

To register for housing accommodations, applicants must complete an online registration and submit a non-refundable $35 registration fee. Only students admitted to the University of Georgia are eligible to register.

Family and Graduate Housing (FGH) Apartments
The Family and Graduate Housing communities house students in the University Village, Rogers Road, and Brandon Oaks areas of campus. These complexes offer one and two bedroom unfurnished apartments to undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world. These on-campus apartments are designed to provide convenient and comfortable living at minimal cost.

Registration may be completed through the University Housing website. To qualify for residency, students must be married or in a domestic partnership, be unmarried parents with one or more dependents, be students with legal dependent(s), or be graduate students. For more detailed information, contact the Housing Assignments Office or visit the website.

Housing on the Health Sciences Campus (HSC)
University Housing also offers housing options on the University of Georgia's Health Sciences Campus. Located on Prince Avenue in Athens, the HSC is a 56-acre campus, formerly the site of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School. Students from the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, graduate students from the College of Public Health reside there on McGowan Road and Kenny Road in furnished two-bedroom townhouses with full kitchens and laundry machines in each unit. Undergraduate students (no specific major required) may live in suite-style rooms in Brown Hall. Each residence features furnishings, air conditioning, high speed/wireless Internet access and cable television. Common areas include kitchens, laundry rooms and living rooms.

Contact Information
For residence halls, Family and Graduate Housing, student housing at the Health Sciences Campus, and general information:

University Housing Assignments Office
116 Russell Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602-5575

(706) 542-1421
(706) 542-8595 Fax

http://housing.uga.edu

email: housing@uga.edu

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International Student Life (ISL)

210 Memorial Hall
(706) 542-5867
http://isl.uga.edu

The International Student Life Office serves as an archway to the World for both U.S. and international students attending the University.† With a number of exciting cultural programs, students and community members alike can travel around the world without leaving UGA.† In addition to programs that enhance international awareness, ISL also provides orientation sessions for new international students, individual counseling, and advises approximately thirty international student organizations.

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International Student, Scholar and Immigration Services (ISSIS)

International Student/Scholar and Immigration Services in the Office of International Education provides accurate and timely information on federal regulations governing the stay of international students, scholars, faculty and professional staff at the University of Georgia. By insuring that the institution operates within federally-mandated guidelines, ISSIS advisors are able to assist non-resident aliens to maintain their proper status so they remain eligible for all benefits to which they are entitled.

Advisors in the ISSIS are highly trained professionals who are able to balance responsibility to the institution while providing a safe and confidential setting where the international community can receive assistance with their unique and individual needs and concerns.

The advisors in the ISSIS strive to provide a necessary buffer between a highly complex federal regulatory bureaucracy and the clients they serve. By doing this, ISSIS is able to support UGAís educational, research, and internationalization goals for the 21st century.

More information can be obtained on the International Student, Scholar and Immigration Services website: http://www.uga.edu/oie/ISSIS/index.htm or by e-mailing visahelp@uga.edu.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center

221 Memorial Hall
(706) 542-4077
http://lgbtcenter.uga.edu

The LGBT Resource Center seeks to create a safe and inclusive environment for the LGBT, queer and ally community and contributes to a culturally rich campus through community building, advocacy, social justice and diversity education, cultural competence, leadership and the development of global citizens. Without such support for LGBTQ students and their allies, the University of Georgia will not be able to fulfill its own mission and goals.

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Multicultural Services and Programs (MSP)

404 Memorial Hall
(706) 542-5773
http://msp.uga.edu

The office of Multicultural Services and Programs promotes holistic student development through cultural and educational programs and services, facilitated dialogs, and leadership opportunites.† MSP encourages and empowers its students to challenge conventional perceptions by advocating for social change through the lens of social and cultural consciousness. Working cooperatiavely with various university entities, we intend to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for the benefit of the University of Georgia community.

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Office of Student Affairs Assessment

The Office of Student Affairs Assessment (OSAA) supports and enhances assessment efforts in the Division of Student Affairs. OSAA provides one-on-one consulting services, technical support, editorial assistance, and data analysis and reporting for Student Affairs departments. The office also provides professional training for staff in assessment foundations and skills and coordinates strategic planning for the Division. Through assessment, OSAA empowers staff to better understand the needs of their students and the effectiveness of their programs and services, allowing the Division to better facilitate the learning and development of students.

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Office of Student Conduct

The University of Georgia has as its primary mission the development of an intellectual community within an environment that fosters respect and integrity among its members. In order to facilitate the desired environment and educational goals of UGA and to protect the rights and privileges of its students, the University has conduct regulations for individuals and organizations and has established a judicial process. As members of the University community, students have a responsibility to know and follow the University conduct regulations. By adhering to the Code of Conduct as well as the values represented in the three Pillars of the Arch, students can enjoy their own rights while respecting othersí rights.

As a part of its mission, the Office of Student Conduct also advises the following student organizations:

The University Judiciary is made up of members of the student body who act as either justices or advisor/advocates during each student hearing.

The Judiciary Outreach Team (J.O.T) is composed of members of the University Judiciary who are dedicated to outreach and educating the University community on policies and procedures.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Conduct, 247 Memorial Hall, (706) 542-1131, www.studentconduct.uga.edu.

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Parents and Families Association

The UGA Parents and Families Association was created in 2000 and is open to parents and family members of current UGA undergraduate students. The purpose of the Association is to:

  • Enhance the communication between parents and families and UGA;
  • Enrich the college experience for both students and parents and families;
  • Involve parents and families in campus and regional activities to promote UGA, and
  • Financially support the Parents and Families Fund.

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    Parking Services

    A current UGA Parking permit is required to park a vehicle in any lot on campus. A limited number of permits are sold in each area. A permit will only allow parking within your assigned area. To be considered for a parking permit, you must register through your Online Parking Account. This can be completed from our parking website www.parking.uga.edu. A university My ID is required to log on to your account. If you do not have a My ID, visit www.uga.edu/myid/.

    The registration process consists of two elements: storing a Customer Profile and creating Lot Selections. Use the Priority Areas Map located under the Maps and Regulations tab. You may select, in order of preference, as many lots as you wish. You will only be considered for the lots you select. Notification of a parking permit is by email only and we recommend using UGA email addresses.

    Disability Parking
    In order to utilize disability parking on campus, a disabled customer must provide to Parking Services copies of his/her state issued placard or license tag registration that indicates legal access to the disabled parking spaces. To register for disability parking, complete the Disability Registration process within the Customer Profile section of your Online Parking Account. Then, send a copy of your handicap placard including name and expiration to the Parking Services office for verification. When your disability registration is completed, the UGA permit will be issued with a blue validation sticker to park in the lot you were awarded. You may want to notify Campus Transit for scheduling transportation with the disabled van around campus.

    Alternative Transportation
    If you are interested in carpooling, walking, biking, or taking the bus, you can join the Alternative Transportation Program from your Online Parking Account. If enrolled in the AT program, you will be provided 12 single day passes per year to park free in the hourly charged parking decks. Athens Transit provides fare-free transportation to campus for patrons who present their current UGA ID. Visit www.athenstransit.com for route, schedule, and Park and Ride information.

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    Psychology Clinic

    The Psychology Clinic, located in the Psychology Building, offers a wide range of psychological services to students, faculty, staff, and to the general community. These services include assessment of various psychological problems and treatment to alleviate these problems. Problems dealt with include depression, anxiety, intense fears, headaches, hypertension, chronic pain, eating disorders, interpersonal difficulties, marital problems and children's problems, among others. Appointments and/or information are available by calling the Psychology Clinic at 542-1173. Fees for service are made affordable through a sliding fee scale based on income.

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    Recreational Sports

    The University encourages interest in sports and fitness by affording students opportunities to be participants in a variety of intramural sports, outdoor recreation experiences, club sports, aquatics, fitness classes, and informal sports.

    The intramural program includes flag football, volleyball, badminton, dodgeball, basketball, softball, golf, tennis, indoor soccer, outdoor soccer, ultimate frisbee, and racquetball. The Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program offers backpacking, whitewater rafting, caving, horseback riding, and canoeing experiences, among others.

    The fitness and wellness program offers a wide variety of group exercise and instructional classes. The aquatics program offers hydrobics and swim lessons.

    Club sports are student-run organizations which offer competition and instruction in their particular sport. Currently, students have organized rugby, soccer, cricket, badminton, crew, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, cycling, ice hockey, and running, among others.

    Sports and recreation facilities available for student use include the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities (4 gyms, swimming pools, weight training/conditioning rooms, racquetball and squash courts, fitness studios and martial arts rooms, indoor track, indoor ropes course, climbing alcove), 45 acres of playing fields (including the Recreational Sports and Club Sports Complexes), 22 outdoor tennis courts, the ropes/challenge course, and the beach house at Lake Herrick. Department of Recreational Sports, Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities, 330 River Road, (706) 542-5060. The Recreational Sports Web site is www.recsports.uga.edu.

    For information about the University of Georgia Golf Course, please call (706) 369-5739, visit the Web site at www.golfcourse.uga.edu, or view information under Campus and Community Resources.

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    Office of the Registrar

    The Office of the Registrar is responsible for registering university students, reporting their grades, maintaining their permanent academic records, and issuing transcripts and diplomas. In addition, the office provides a variety of related services to students, academic departments, and other constituents.

    The Registrar's Office Service Center, 105 Holmes/Hunter Academic Building, (706) 542-4040, provides assistance to students with name and address changes, enrollment certifications, registration problems, schedule adjustments after the drop/add period, and transcript requests. Service Representatives will respond to all in-person and telephone inquiries regarding student-related information as allowed by University, state or federal policies.

    The Office of the Registrar issues all academic transcripts, which are the official University of Georgia record of the student's academic performance. The UGA transcript reflects the work of a student in fulfilling the academic requirements via enrollment in academic course work. A student's transcript will reflect course work taken at UGA or accepted by UGA for transfer credit towards a UGA degree. It will also reflect credit by testing as accepted by the University as well as degrees earned at UGA.

    All transcripts can now be requested through the Registrarís new on-line ordering system. Current students can access the system via the portal at https://my.uga.edu. Former students can access the system via the Registrarís website at www.reg.uga.edu/transcripts. All transcript requests will be processed in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Transcript requests are generally processed in 1-2 business days. Requests by email, phone or fax are not accepted. Transcripts processed for delivery by standard mail or to be picked up are $8.00 each. Requests for transcripts to be faxed are $13.00 each. Sending transcripts via FedEx is available for an additional charge. This fee is subject to change without prior notice.

    The Records Center, 106 Holmes/Hunter Academic Building, is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the permanent academic records of enrolled students. In response to information from the deans' offices this center processes class rolls, grade changes, grade reports, and graduation statistics. This center also certifies veterans and qualified dependents for educational benefits.

    Veteran's Certification

    Veteranís Services for UGA students, located in the Office of the Registrar, assists students receiving VA Educational Benefits by: We also assist students who must withdraw from the University†because they are called to active duty, and with the re-admission process when they return to the university after active duty. Veteranís Services at the University of Georgia is not a division of or directly affiliated with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.†

    The VA Certifying Officials at UGA are:

    Veterans Educational Benefits
    University of Georgia
    Office of the Registrar
    va@uga.edu
    106 Holmes/Hunter Academic Building
    Athens, GA 30602-6113

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    Student Affairs

    The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for student services, educational support services and programs, and learning experiences gained through out-of-classroom activities. Student Affairs interacts with students through organized programs and services to create a campus responsive to individual student needs. Its mission is to enhance students' academic, physical and social well-being at the University. The following units report to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs: Office of the Dean of Students, Disability Resource Center, Recreational Sports, University Health Services, University Housing, University Testing Services, Student Support Services, the Greek Life Office, and Student Affairs for Extended Campuses (Gwinnett, Griffin, and Tifton)

    Hardship withdrawals, crisis intervention, division publications, liaison for the Campus Ministry Association, staff development, private fundraising for the Division and budget coordination all originate from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

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    Student Financial Aid

    Information on student financial aid and scholarships is available at osfa.uga.edu/index.html .

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    Student Support Services

    Administratively located within the Dean of Students, Student Support Services provides individualized assistance to students experiencing hardship circumstances, supports faculty and staff working with students in distress, and guides parents and guardians seeking help and information on behalf of their students. The office is located in suite 325 Tate Student Center, 706-542-7774, http://dos.uga.edu/studentsupport/index.html.

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    Student Veterans Resource Center

    Located in room 128 of the Tate Student Center, the Student Veterans Resource Center is open to all student veterans at the University of Georgia. In addition to providing programs and support activities to student veterans, the center offers a quiet lounge for studying and relaxation. 706-542-9628, http://dos.uga.edu/svrc.

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    University Testing Services

    University Testing Services (UTS) helps advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid testing assessments and related services to UGA students and the surrounding community. A member of the Division of Student Affairs, UTS supports the academic, personal, and professional growth of students enrolled in the University of Georgia.

    UTS is a comprehensive testing center providing individual testing services by appointment or on a walk-in basis for placement exams, U.S. and Georgia History and Constitution exams, Independent Study, and academic exemption exams. Individual and group testing is available for departmental profiles, including Terry College of Business and Grady College of Journalism. Several nationally standardized program exams are administered through this office, including USMLE, CPCU,†CPA, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PRAXIS-I, SAT and ISAT, ACT and ReACT,†FINRA, ASE, and TOEFL.

    Centrally located in the south wing of Clark Howell Hall, University Testing services also offers a variety of scoring, evaluating, and reporting services to UGA faculty and departments.

    For testing appointments or for more information, call (706) 542-3183. Specific test information is available on our website: http://testing.uga.edu/

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