Arch Society

The 2019 - 2020 Arch Society members posing in front of the UGA arch.

What is the Arch Society?

Arch Society is a unique student organization for students in their third year or higher. Arch Society provides service to the University of Georgia as official hosts and goodwill ambassadors.

The People of the Arch (POTA) seek to serve the University of Georgia at all functions where it is desired to have students welcome guests and visitors to the University of Georgia. Arch Society seeks to advance the University of Georgia through service to the offices of the President, the Provost, the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Alumni Relations, the Athletic Association, and other University offices or officials at appropriate functions.

Arch Society is named after the most prominent symbol of the University, the Arch. In 1857, an iron fence was erected along the northern borders of the campus. The Arch, located on Broad Street at College Avenue, became the main entrance and was modeled after the Great Seal of the State of Georgia with three pillars representing wisdom, justice, and moderation. Over the years the Arch has come to be one of the most recognizable symbols of the University of Georgia.

Important Notes for Requesting Arch Society

In order to help ensure that your request will be filled, please request Arch Society at least two weeks prior to your visit. If your visit is less than two weeks away, we encourage you to still fill out the Request Form and we will do our absolute best to fulfill your request. Requests for future semesters will be dependant on members' class schedules, so those requests may be filled closer to the end of the current semester once the members have a better sense of their personal availability. If you have any questions about anything regarding your visit, please contact our Vice Chair for Assignments at archsocvca@uga.edu. You will receive a response within 48 hours.

As the official hosts and goodwill ambassadors of the University of Georgia, Arch Society is eager to serve in roles including but not limited to:

  • Giving campus tours
  • Welcoming and directing guests
  • Facilitating registration for events
  • Distributing program materials
  • Representing the university in other appropriate capacities

As you request assistance from Arch Society, please be mindful of adhering to the start/end times of your request as well as what may or may not be appropriate tasks for Arch Society members.

As a reminder, Arch Society cannot:

  • Handle cash/checks
  • Serve food/drinks
  • Set up/tear down for events

Thank you!

Please contact us at archsociety@uga.edu with any questions.

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The University of Georgia holds the health and safety of our guests, students, and staff as the highest priority. In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are adapting our assignment procedures to comply with all relevant policies and the evolving situation. For the university's latest updates about this situation please visit the UGA COVID-19 page. For questions about the Arch Soceity's response and availability, please email archsociety@uga.edu.

 

Contact Information

706-542-3564
archsociety@uga.edu

VP Victor K. Wilson, Staff Advisor
askstudentaffairs@uga.edu

Nicholas Trotter, Graduate Advisor
archsociety@uga.edu

 

Arch Society Executive Board

Jonathan Fagundes, Chair
archsocchr@uga.edu

Caroline Douglas, Vice Chair for Assignments
archsocvca@uga.edu

Zach Miles, Vice Chair for Committees
archsocvcc@uga.edu

Anna Claire Brown, Vice Chair for Operations
archsocvco@uga.edu