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 over 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 the Office of Student Activities website.
The supervision and coordination of student activities and organizations, including the University Programming Board 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, Statesboro campus: (912) 478-7270 | Williams Center or Armstrong campus: (912) 344-2504 | Memorial College Center-Room 201.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association is the central student government organization on campus. There are executive officers on each of the three campuses, all of whom fall under the leadership of the SGA President. Each officer is 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 on the Statesboro Campus or (912) 344-3534 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 17 percent of full time undergraduate students are members of 30 fraternities and 20 sororities on both the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses. 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.
We build community. We engage Georgia Southern students every day to provide information and promote reflection, conversation and action. We do this in print, in person and online with words, photography, video and advertising and marketing services. Our student-led media outlets operate under The George-Anne Media Group name. Students who participate in our program learn communication skills, critical thinking in a business environment, teamwork and leadership. They often go on to media careers, but the program is open to all majors and all career interests. Students have the first and last word on news coverage and content of all George-Anne Media Group outlets.
On the Statesboro campus, we engage students through:
- The George-Anne Statesboro edition in print every Thursday during the fall and spring semesters.
- Daily news articles at thegeorgeanne.com, daily features at reflectorgsu.com and daily videos at thecirclegsu.com, promoted via social media.
- The George-Anne Daily email newsletter five days a week.
- The George-Anne Studio video platform, including live feeds via social media.
- The Reflector feature magazine once per semester.
- The Our House guide for new students every fall.
- On-campus events. These have included programming about sexual assault, spring break and various lifestyle topics.
On the Armstrong and Liberty campuses, we engage students through:
- The George-Anne Inkwell edition in print every Thursday during the fall and spring semesters.
- Updates at theinkwellonline.com.
University Programming Board
University Programming Board is Georgia Southern University's student- led programming board that consists of Executive Officers and 60+ general members. This student organization provides programming that allows students to maintain a healthy balance between academic pursuits and social activities. The University Programming Board offers a diverse selection of popular entertainment, spirited events, and campus traditions throughout the year and supports the academic mission of Georgia Southern University by collaborating with various academic departments, organizations, and offices to provide programming based on a variety of topics and interests.
Major events produced by the University Programming Board during the fall semester include Beach Bash, a Fall Family Weekend Block Party and Homecoming. The Miss Georgia Southern University Scholarship Pageant, outdoor movies, and concerts are among the many programs coordinated during the spring semester. All events are open to Georgia Southern University students, faculty, and staff with their Eagle ID.
For more information about what programs are coming to campus, information about how to get involved, or a schedule of events, please contact the Office of Student Activities, Statesboro campus: Williams Center or Armstrong campus: Memorial College Center-Room 214, or visit the website at http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/student-activities/.