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Frequently Asked Questions

Guidelines/Requirements for Getting Involved

What are the requirements for joining a club/organization?

For the most part the only requirement for joining a club is to be a student at UNG.

Some clubs may have additional guidelines or requirements. Check a club’s UNG Connect page to find out more information.

What are the requirements for getting involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life?

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of North Georgia (UNG) is located at the Dahlonega Campus, but any UNG student who meets the below criteria may seek membership.
  • To be eligible to seek membership in a Greek organization at UNG, a student must meet the following criteria:    
    • 2.5 minimum GPA (some chapters do expect higher as designated by their Inter/national policies)
    • 12 credit hours (dual enrollment courses do not count)
    • Full-time student status in a baccalaureate or associate degree program.

How to Get Involved

How do I contact a student organization?

Go to UNG Connect and go to the group page of the organization you would like to contact.  Meeting times and locations can be found on the “About” page for each group.

How can I become a member of an organization?

The first step to joining an organization is gathering information about that particular group through UNG Connect.

Once you know the organization’s meeting times and location, attend one meeting. Be mindful that some groups have a selection process.

Selection information will be located in their UNG Connect group.

How many clubs should I get involved in during my first semester in college?

Depending on your academic load and/or work schedule, we recommend that students be involved with at least one or two student groups.

If you are able to join more, that’s great! However, try not to over commit yourself.

How do I find the organization that is right for me?

  • You can speak with representatives of student groups at Nighthawks Fest which is the UNG student involvement fair on each campus. Nighthawks Fest is held at the beginning of each new semester. Look on the UNG Connect calendar to find your campus’s specific Nighthawks Fest.
  • Utilize UNG Connect to find out more about each club.
  • Deciding what groups to be involved in are based on your personal preferences, values, and interests. You can start by asking yourself what do you enjoy or what do you want to learn more about?

Can I join a club on another campus?

Of course! All students are welcome to join any UNG club/organization. Keep in mind that some may have specific membership requirements.

Check UNG Connect for more details about each club.

How do I find clubs on a specific campus?

  • Log in to UNG Connect.
  • Click on “Organizations” in the horizontal menu bar near the top of the page. 
  • In the search bar type in Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, or Oconee. 
  • You can also tell where a club or event is located by the campus designation code found at the end of the club or event name. (BLR=Blue Ridge, CMG=Cumming, DAH=Dahlonega, GVL=Gainesville, OCN=Oconee)

Besides student organizations, what other ways can I be involved?

Can I work a part-time job and join a student organization?

Absolutely! Most employers are flexible with college students, especially if you have an on-campus job. 

Most (but not all) clubs meet during the official UNG “club hour” which is on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. 

No classes (with a few exceptions) are scheduled during this time to help students make time to attend club meetings. 

Check UNG Connect for specific club meeting times and locations.

Find an on-campus job opportunity.

About UNG Student Organizations

What are the benefits of getting involved?

  • Make new friends
  • Gain a sense of belonging
  • Opportunity to share common interest
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Learn how to network and communicate with others
  • Gain transferable work skills and build your resume

How many student organizations are there UNG?

Overall, there are over 200 student organizations across all of the University of North Georgia campuses. Find out what each campus offers.

What types of organizations does UNG offer?

Students can choose to join student organizations in the following categories: 

  • Academic
  • Faith-Based
  • Fraternity Sorority Life
  • Honor Societies
  • Leadership
  • Military
  • Multicultural
  • Performance & Publications
  • Service
  • Special Interest
  • Sport Clubs
  • Student Governance

What is UNG Connect?

UNG Connect is an online student engagement platform that hosts information about clubs, organizations, offices, and events at the University of North Georgia.

It provides an easy way to connect with clubs and events that interest you. It is also utilized by clubs to store official club documents, create forms and maintain official club rosters.

How do I login to UNG Connect?

UNG Connect utilizes UNG’s single sign-on feature. Use the same login information you use to login to your UNG email or an on-campus computer.

How to Start a Club

How do I start a new student organization?

1) Requirements to Start
To start a club you must have the following:
  • A total of 4 enrolled UNG students
  • A faculty or staff advisor
2) Submit New Club Registration Form

 Next, you must submit the new club registration form found on UNG Connect.

3) SGA Approval Process

The Student Government Association on your campus will review the application and vote on whether or not to approve.

This process takes around 2-3 weeks.

How do I start a sport club?

1) Meet with Sport Club Administrator

Meet with the Sport Club Administrator on your campus to discuss student interest in the club and review requirements of the club – including facility equipment needs, operational needs, outlet for completion, instructional needs and feasibility at University of North Georgia.

2) National Governing Body Requirements
  • Sport Clubs must have a National Governing Body. Clubs must be a member of their club’s respective affiliation, governing body, conference, or league.
  • Clubs who are not members of their respective affiliation, governing body, conference, or league will not be eligible to participate in any type of competition. This includes any scrimmage, tournament, game, or event where the club is competing against another university or club team.
  • Participants must complete any insurance, physical fitness, equipment or competency requirements as mandated by respective affiliations, governing body, conferences, or leagues.
  • Clubs are to abide by safety standards, precautions and guidelines required by respective leagues, affiliations, governing bodies, conferences, etc. for practices and contests.
3) Hold an Interest Meeting

Hold an interest meeting and gather names, student ID numbers, and contact information of interested individuals.

There needs to be at least 12-15 individuals present at the interest meeting for the potential club to move forward in the recognition process.

4) Establish Leadership and Club Constitution

Decide club officers, advisor, dues, etc. and construct a constitution for the club.

5) Risk Management Requirements
  • At least 1 member of each club, (minimum of one officer) MUST be CPR/AED/First Aid certified.
  • At least one of the certified members of a team need to be present at all practices, games and tournaments. Individuals that are certified need to have a copy of their certification card on file in the Office of Student Involvement.
  • It is highly recommended that coaches be CPR/AED/First Aid certified.
  • Each individual is encouraged to carry their own personal health insurance. The University of North Georgia does not provide any insurance for individuals or groups.
6) Approval Process
  • Once the club is approved by the Office of Student Involvement, the club must be approved by the Sport Club Administrator.
  • Clubs will be on probation for 6 months and are not eligible for funding until the probationary period is complete.
  • The probationary period does NOT include summer months, only months during the academic school year will count toward the 6-month probationary period.

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