Part of each student’s education is the development of his or her talents outside of the classroom. Through offering a wide variety of activities with nearly 300 student organizations, Georgia Southern University promotes this growth. Current student organization classifications include academic, creative and performing arts, cultural, honorary, professional, service, social action/political, social fraternities & sororities, special interest, spiritual, and sports. Students are encouraged to log on to MyInvolvement via my.georgiasouthern.edu to gain more information about student organizations at Georgia Southern University or visit http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/osa.
The supervision and coordination of student activities and organizations are the responsibility of the Office of Student Activities. At Georgia Southern University, student activities and organizations are regarded as an integral part of the total educational program. To be recognized on campus, organizations must contribute to the academic, recreational or cultural climate of the University. Therefore, the University reserves the right to officially recognize each student organization and requires that it function in accordance with its constitution and/or purpose. Procedures for establishing new organizations can be found in the Guide to Chartering a Student Organization, available at the Office of Student Activities website. Practices of the various student organizations shall not be contrary to stated policies of the University. All students and student organizations are responsible for their conduct and for familiarizing themselves with the standards and regulations of the University. For more information on student organizations contact the Office of Student Activities, (912) 478-7270 or visit them in the Williams Center.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association is the central student government organization on campus. Its five executive officers - President, Executive Vice President, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Finance, and Vice President for Auxiliary Affairs - are elected each Spring Semester by the student body.
Student Government represents the student body in all phases of student life at Georgia Southern University and facilitates communication among the administration, the faculty, and the student body. Individuals or organizations desiring input into the total life of the campus should enlist the services of the officers and senators. For additional information, call the Student Government Association at (912) 478-0655 or access their website at http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/SGA.
Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is an active part of student life on campus. Approximately 14 percent of full time undergraduate students are members of 25 fraternities and 12 sororities. These organizations provide opportunities for members to develop and refine personal leadership skills, make new friends, participate in campus activities and athletics, contribute to local and national philanthropies, and improve their scholarship aptitude. For additional information, call the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at (912) 478-5185 or access their website at http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/fsl.