Welcome from Student Affairs
On behalf of the Division of Student Affairs, welcome to the University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus! Whether you read this handbook as a new or returning graduate student, I sincerely hope you will develop and maintain a genuine sense of belonging to your University community. This handbook will serve as a resource for you during your studies and will provide you with general information about programs, services, policies, and regulations. I invite you to review its contents now and come back to it as you have questions about your UGA Gwinnett Campus experience. Also, please know that Student Affairs staff members stand ready to help you with any questions you may have along your academic journey.
I strongly encourage you to do more than just attend class. Student Affairs invites you to live the experience, to get involved in activities and leadership roles, and to make the most of what the UGA Gwinnett Campus has to offer you. The University is a place where you can learn from accomplished faculty, take advantage of the latest technology, and acquire the knowledge and skills you will need for a career or additional post-graduate study. You also will have the opportunity to learn about yourself through interactions with diverse students and faculty.
I wish you a rewarding and successful school year. Please feel free to call on anyone in the Division of Student Affairs for assistance.
Rodney D. Bennett, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
About Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs' mission is to enhance the learning environment for students at the University of Georgia. We accomplish this by stimulating the learning process, integrating the in-class and out-of-class experiences, promoting an environment conducive to growth and discovery, and facilitating intellectual, spiritual, social, occupational, physical, cultural, and emotional development. The Division promotes a campus environment that provides quality services and increases student retention and success; attains and exceeds compliance with national standards; and serves as an educational laboratory for graduate students in higher education. As a means for facilitating learning for our students, the Division has identified specific areas, referred to as domains, in which we seek to promote student growth and development through intentionally structured Student Affairs programs and services. We are committed to the success of each student; therefore, we are systematically integrating the domain principles throughout the Division at all levels. Students who engage in our programs and services will have a deliberately structured curriculum that advances their knowledge in these key areas:
- Intercultural Competence
- Cognitive Development
- Interpersonal Development
- Interpersonal Skills
- Self Esteem
- Healthy Behavior
- Social Responsibility