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Clubs & Organizations

Debate, Forensics, Interpretation Team

The purpose of the University of North Georgia (UNG) Debate, Forensics, Interpretation Team is to provide UNG students with the opportunity to participate in both on-campus audience debates and, when feasible, intercollegiate debate and public speaking competitions. The benefits of these activities include improved marks in school, improved research skills, improved communication skills, and improved critical thinking skills. The mission of this club is to serve as many UNG students as possible through exposure to a diversity of debate, public speaking, and performance opportunities, both as observers and as participants.

Campus: Gainesville

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Charles Thomas Preston

Gainesville Chapter
Aaron Martinez, President
Stephania Ortez, Vice President
Elizabeth Bishop, Secretary
Rodrigo Zavaleta, Treasurer
Diana Vela-Martinez, Historian
Ashley Williams, Event Planner

Dahlonega Chapter
Dillon Evans, President
Victor Ambriz, Vice President
Holden Armstrong, Secretary
Chaed Clements, Treasurer
Savannah Chastain, Historian

Student Film Association

The mission of the Student Film Association is to promote enjoyment of film as an art form and to offer an environment in which film fans and film makers can interact and pursue their interests together. The SFA hosts weekly film viewings and produces student film productions.

Campus: Gainesville

Vanguard Student Media

Vanguard News

Vanguard logo and linkThe Communication, Media & Journalism department supports a student news organization, The Vanguard, with an outstanding record of achievement. The Vanguard is multi-platform and operates on three UNG campuses, covering all of northeast Georgia and beyond.

Contact Information 

If you have any questions or inquiries, you can contact the Vanguard at

Faculty Advisors:
Shelia Conti
Phone: 678-717-3524

Katherine Brennecke

Jake Smith, Dahlonega Campus

Sarah Martinez, Gainesville Campus

Vanguard Radio

Vanguard Radio is UNG's student-produced internet radio station, featuring a variety of musical formats and student personalities. A student-led podcast service also provides content.

Contact Information:

Faculty Advisor
Steve Shields
Nesbitt 4224
Gainesville Campus
Phone: 678-727-3511

Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is the four –year college and university Communication honor society. The goals of Lambda Pi Eta include: Stimulating interesting in the field of Communication, Promoting professional development among Communication majors and Recognizing outstanding scholastic achievement in Communication Studies.

Faculty Advisor: Paul Raptis

UNG Connect

Find more clubs, organizations, and connect with other students through UNG Connect.

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