Welcome to the state's official center for the study of Appalachia as designated by the Georgia General Assembly in 2005.
The University of North Georgia provides a unique opportunity for students to discover the arts, history, music and nature of Southern Appalachia through community engagement, service learning, undergraduate research and creative activities. The Center is located on the Dahlonega campus across the street from Price Memorial Hall in the Historic Vickery House.
The University of North Georgia is also the first university in the state to offer a Minor in Appalachian Studies. This multidisciplinary minor provides students with an understanding of the culture, economy, history, natural resources, and politics of Appalachia and how these concepts impact and influence contemporary Appalachian communities. More info here.
This blog features first personal original stories from students, community members, and scholars. Interested in blogging about the art, history, music, and nature of Appalachia? Email the Center for more information. Read the blog here.
To be an active and vibrant learning environment, providing innovative opportunities for student scholarship and service.
To educate students about southern Appalachia's art, history, music, and nature through community service learning, undergraduate research and creative activities.