Enhance your Grizzly experience! Join a student organization, participate in diversity or leadership training. Just get involved.
Signature programs offer students an array of educational, cultural and social activities. These co-curricular activities foster meaningful relationships between students, faculty and staff, and strengthen our connection to the institution.
Common Reading Program
The Common Reading Program provides a positive reading experience and reinforces reading as an integral part of the college experience. Year-long programming and opportunities to engage with fellow students, faculty and staff foster a sense of community and connect classroom and out-of-classroom experiences in an enjoyable way.Learn more about the Common Reading Program.
Grizzly Days welcomes and supports first-year and transfer students transitioning into the academic community and celebrates our returning students during the official first week of each academic semester.Learn more about Grizzly Days.
Grizzly Growl Speaker Series
The Grizzly Growl Speaker Series focuses on GGC's four pillars – leadership, scholarship, service and creativity – with events occurring during the spring and fall semesters. A committee of students, faculty and staff select speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds, disciplines and perspectives to invite world-class thinkers, writers, scholars and opinion-leaders who know that GGC is where ideas are freely expressed and learning is a continuous process of being challenged and inspired.
Here are a few past speakers:
- Ken Carter, author, activist, philanthropist and the inspiration for the film "Coach Carter"
- Myra Sky, professional singer, NBC's 11Alive personality and community influencer
- Kandi Burruss, Grammy award winning singer/songwriter, TV star, executive producer and entrepreneur
- Jason Carter, lawyer, former Georgia State Senator and grandson of former President Jimmy Carter
- Dr. Bettina Love, award-winning author and associate professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia
- Mackey McCandlish, game designer
- Sheryl Lee Ralph, actress, singer and HIV/AIDS activist
Fall brings Homecoming – an annual tradition welcoming GGC alumni back to the campus.Learn more about Homecoming traditions and scheduled activities.
March through the Arch
Calling all new Grizzlies (first-year and transfer students). Your transformative story begins at GGC's Arch of Knowledge. Join the tradition of March through the Arch that officially welcomes you to campus and embraces you into a community of learning.Learn more about the March through the Arch tradition.
Weekends at GGC
Enhance your student experience and make new friends by participating in weekend sporting, cultural and social events coordinated by Student Involvement. Popular activities include Topgolf, Six Flags Over Georgia, Zoo Atlanta and free movie tickets each month.Watch your Claw Mail and stay up-to-date about upcoming events on the Students page.
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Address human and community needs in a wide array of experiences that tackle systematic barriers to equality and inclusiveness, promote social and civic responsibility, and offer opportunities for dialogue and reflection.
Alternative Break Program
The Alternative Break Program offers community-based projects during GGC’s semester breaks. Participants spend a week learning and addressing a social issue affecting a specific community in a domestic or international location.
Students participate in daily reflection activities (i.e., journaling, video diaries, group discussions), cultivate problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, and become empowered as agents of positive change.Learn more about participating in the Alternative Break Program.
Grizzlies Serve volunteer opportunities enrich classroom learning by putting theory into practice. Students gain knowledge and experience, learn the importance of civic responsibilities, and contribute services and goods that strengthen area communities.Learn more about Grizzlies Serve volunteer opportunities.
Additional Engagement Opportunities
Additional engagement opportunities offer classroom training, dialogue about social issues and injustices, collaboration with faculty through service-learning projects, volunteer activities and voter registration drives.Stay up-to-date about upcoming events on the Students page.
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Participation in registered student organizations (RSOs) compels students to apply classroom lessons to experience-driven learning environments marked by communication, critical thinking, collaboration, decision-making, project execution, leadership and assessment. And it’s fun.
100+ Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)
GGC offers more than 100+ registered student organizations with varying interests and goals. Don’t see anything that interests you, then start your own organization.
Types of RSOs
- Honor societies
- Political, social and multicultural organizations
- Spiritual and religious
- Community service
Benefits of RSOs
- Access to shared RSO office space with computer, printer and phone
- Official use of the Georgia Gwinnett College name
- Student activity fee funding
- Option of planning events and reserving space on campus
- Participation in official GGC events and activity fairs
- Access to exclusive leadership retreats and workshops
- Support from the Office of Student Involvement
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) advocates the interests of GGC students, and fosters the development of emerging leaders and civic-minded individuals.Learn more about the Student Government Association.
Greenlight Activities Board
The student-run Greenlight Activities Board plans, advertises and staffs campus events for students … events like comedic acts, movies, concerts, lectures and other special events.Learn more about the Greenlight Activities Board.
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