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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of joining student organizations?

  • 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 does UNG have?

Overall, we have over 200+ student organizations across 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, Greek Life, Honor Societies, Military, Multicultural, Performance, Service, Special Interest, Sport Clubs & Student Governance.

*Organization categories may vary from the different campuses.

How do I contact a student organization?

Visit the student organization online directory to browse for student groups. Then go to the organization of your choice’s profile page for contact information, meeting time and location.

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How can I become a member of an organization?

The first step to joining an organization is inquiring information about that particular group through OrgSync. Once you have gained information about the organization’s meeting times and location, attend one meeting. Be mindful that some groups have a selection process. That information should be indicated on their OrgSync profile.

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 awesome. 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 the Student Involvement Fair, which is generally held during the first few weeks of fall semester.
  • Deciding what groups to be involved in are based on your personal preferences, values or interests. You can start by asking yourself what do you enjoy or what do you want to learn more about?

What ways besides student organizations can I be involved?

  • Recreational Sports is a great way to stay active. You can venture out into outdoor pursuits, attend some of the fitness classes or join an intramural team.
  • We encourage students to attend leadership conferences and trainings, lectures, music, art exhibitions or theater performances.
  • If you are into the academics, you can serve as a tutor or do some research in your field of study.
  • Visit the Community Service Office or website for information on volunteering opportunities in the North Georgia community.
  • If you are a residential student, there are a plethora of activities held in the residence halls throughout the semester.
  • If you are looking to branch out and have a global experience, we strongly suggest checking out our Study Abroad programs.
  • Attend campus events held by different student service offices (i.e. Student Involvement, Greek Life, Student Leadership, Multicultural Student Affairs, Career Services, Orientation & Transition Programs)

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

Absolutely! Most employers are flexible with college students, in particularly with on-campus jobs. Majority of our students do have a part-time job on campus or off-campus. For more information on how you can obtain an on-campus job and off-campus job opportunities visit Career Services.

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

  • 2.3 minimum GPA (Some chapters do expect higher as designated by their Inter/national and local policies)
  • 12 credit hours completed at the University of North Georgia
  • Full-time student enrolled in a baccalaureate program
  • Cadet students must be off Quarters (2.5 GPA and 14 credit hours)

How do I start a new student organization?

Starting a club or organization at UNG starts with one simple step. Make an appointment with the coordinator of student leadership who will walk you through the steps of club recognition. The turn around time once all paperwork is submitted is typically two to three weeks.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Dahlonega Campus

Name: Wesley Thomas
Phone: 706-864-1643

Gainesville & Cumming Campus

Name: Stacie Rowley
Phone: 678-717-3622

Oconee Campus

Name: Lindsay Bailey
Phone: 706-310-6293

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