Academic Partnerships & Initiatives
Matthew Waller
Chief of Staff, Student Affairs

Enrich your curriculum by integrating the traditional classroom experience and Student Affairs events and educational programs. These events and programs connect to students’ experiences outside of the classroom, help students learn more about available programs and provide opportunities to get engaged – and provide you an opportunity to get to know your students better.

Resources for Teaching Students with Disabilities

Resources for faculty who are teaching students with disabilities. Contact Erin Benson, Director of the DRC: eew@uga.edu

Request a Speaker: Disability Resource Center

Students from the DRC speakers bureau are comfortable sharing their story and experiences at UGA to promote advocacy and awareness. You can invite a panel of speakers to your class or small group. Contact Erin Benson, Director of the DRC: eew@uga.edu.

Request a Training: Student Care and Outreach

Student Care and Outreach conducts trainings and educational sessions for various offices on campus by request. Contact Beau Seagraves, Associate Dean of Students for Student Care and Outreach: beaus@uga.edu.

Request a Workshop: Student Development

The goal of this workshop is to support faculty in developing an integrated curriculum that fosters student development and learning. Consider requesting this workshop if you are redesigning courses or entire curriculum maps. Contact Kara Fresk, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs – Academic Engagement and Learning Strategy: kfresk@uga.edu.

Request a Program: University Health Center

Request a program for a group or class on varying wellness topics or on alcohol and sexual assault prevention. Submit a request through the University Health Center.

Request a Consultation: Student Conduct

Request a consultation with a staff member from Student Conduct to learn more about classroom management and managing disruptive behavior. Contact Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director of Student Conduct: rcw34@uga.edu.

Request a Presentation: Student Conduct

Request student-led educational programs related to the University conduct process, the Code of Conduct, or other topics. Presentations are tailored to the needs of the organization or group. Contact Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director of Student Conduct: rcw34@uga.edu

Request a Consultation: LGBT Ambassadors

If you need help learning more about affirming spaces, need a person to talk to about an experience, or need someone who can listen to you, then the ambassadors are the people for you. Submit a request through the LGBT Resource Center.

Request a Training: Safe Space

The Safe Space program at UGA is for faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning about gender and sexual identity, homophobia, heterosexism, and how they can provide support and work toward being an ally for the LGBT community. Submit a request through the LGBT Resource Center.

Attend a Workshop: An LGBTQ Primer, Creating an Inclusive Community

The class discusses what it means to identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ) and how to create a more inclusive culture within the UGA community for LGBTQ-identified students, faculty and staff. Sign up through Training and Development.

Request a Program: Recreational Sports

Request a Rec Sports program, e.g. the challenge course or a customized trip for your departmental student organizations or other small groups. Contact Lance Haynie, Associate Director for Programs: lhaynie@uga.edu

Request a Speaker: Service Ambassadors

ServeUGA Service Ambassadors lead service experiences and serve as resources for their peers in order to make a positive impact on campus and in the community. Request a service ambassador as a speaker for your class. Contact Amanda Torrence, Assistant Director for Service: amanda.torrence25@uga.edu.

Attend Events During International Education Month (November)

The US Department of State and Department of Education created International Education Month (IEM) to promote the benefits of international education and worldwide exchange. Contact Justin Jeffery, Director of International Student Life: jsj@uga.edu.

Attend International Coffee Hour (Fridays)

Coffee Hour is a weekly program that brings UGA students, faculty, staff, and community members together over coffee and international cuisine. Contact Justin Jeffery, Director of International Student Life: jsj@uga.edu.

Attend Cultural Nights ($)

ISL student organizations host evenings of culture that showcase a variety of global traditions, customs, performances, and culinary delights – a wonderful way to travel around the world without leaving Athens. Contact Justin Jeffery, Director of International Student Life: jsj@uga.edu.

Reserve Space for your Class or Department Student Organization

Student Affairs spaces are available for you to reserve. Consider reserving the Intersection (Tate), Adinkra Hall (Memorial) or other rooms in the Tate Student Center, including exhibition spaces. Visit UGA’s reservation system.