VP Student Affairs
Student Organizations & Activities
The many student organizations, the Corps of Cadets, the Resident Assistant program, the INTRO program (new student orientation) and the classroom environment all encourage leadership development in students. Holding student offices, managing a military unit or a floor in one of the residence halls and leading an orientation group all develop leadership, management and communication skills among students.
North Georgia College offers a variety of training programs to enhance student leadership development. These include leadership academics (cadets), Resident Assistant workshops (women), and Adventure Training (INTRO leaders). Also, an Adventure Challenge Course (ropes course) is offered both as a leadership development course for all student organization leaders and as a class in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. The course is designed to promote coordination, self-confidence, problem-solving skills and trust.
In addition to experiential leadership development outside of the traditional classroom environment, a number of departments offer classes in which leadership styles and dynamics are studied in depth.
Student Government Association (SGA)
NGC's Student Government Association is composed of elected representatives from each class on campus and executive officers from the student body at large. It is the umbrella student organization on campus.
The SGA is the coordinating body for various student activities, organizations and class elections, and it is a medium for communication between the administration/faculty and the student body. The SGA annually prepares a budget recommending the allocation of student activity fees.
Student Activities Board (SAB)
The Student Activities Board is the planning and programming body for student activities on the NGC campus. Any student interested in a variety of campus activities can contribute her/his ideas and talents by actively participating on the board.
The Student Activities Board, headquartered in the Student Center, is a comprehensive program of student activities planned and executed by enthusiastic students. Six board committees - ideas and issues, cultural affairs, publicity/public relations, social activities, recreation and cinematic arts - work with many phases of campus life to provide worthwhile educational, social and cultural programs for the college community. The SAB is a laboratory for living and a classroom for the education of the whole person.
Intercollegiate and Intramural Sports Program
The college considers physical fitness vital to a completely satisfactory college life. Provisions are made to include the maximum number of students in the maximum number of activities throughout the entire year. Intercollegiate teams are fielded in men's and women's basketball, cross country, tennis, men's soccer and women's softball. The intercollegiate rifle marksmanship team is open to men and women. The intramural sports program is a comprehensive and traditional part of North Georgia College activities and involves many men and women students. Among the more popular activities are flag football, volleyball, tennis, basketball, table tennis, track and field, softball and badminton. Other activities include pool, chess, and whitewater rafting.
Males who qualify as commuters may attend the college in a non-military status. There is, of course, nothing to preclude a commuter from full participation in the college's military program. Students meeting any one of the exceptions listed under the section "Housing and Living Accommodations" may be granted commuter status. Women students other than those who are married and living with spouse or in the home of parents or grandparents are required to live in college housing. Married women students may apply for residence on campus on a space available basis.
Commuter students are subject to all appropriate college regulations included in the Student Handbook.
The Commuter Council serves as a unifying body for commuting students and works to fully integrate commuters into the total life of the college. Additionally, the Council represents the views and concerns of commuter students to the College and works to facilitate effective communication among commuters, resident students, faculty and staff.
Life at North Georgia College is enriched by a variety of groups and organizations. Some of these organizations encourage and direct the scientific, scholarly, artistic or humanitarian interests of students, faculty and administration. Some provide honorary recognition for achievement. Others are purely social or combine learned interests with social recreation. No attempt is made in the following section to present a detailed account of all organizations and their activities. Full information is provided in the Student Handbook, which is distributed to all students at the beginning of each year. Student organizations include the following:
Honor Societies: Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology), Alpha Phi Sigma (criminal justice), Alpha Upsilon Alpha (Reading), Beta Beta Beta (biology), Beta Gamma Sigma (business administration), Kappa Delta Pi (teacher education), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership), Phi Alpha Theta (history), Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman), Phi Kappa Phi (Interdisciplinary), Pi Gamma Mu (social sciences), Pi Delta Phi (French), Pi Sigma Alpha (political science), Psi Chi (psychology), Sigma Pi Sigma (physics), Scabbard and Blade (military education), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish), and Sigma Theta Tau (nursing), Sigma Tau Delta (English),
Academic Organizations: American Marketing Association, Criminal Justice Society, Georgia Art Education Association, Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS), Health/PE/Recreation-Wellness Majors Club, M.P.A. Student Association, Mu Epsilon Delta, Phi Beta Lambda (Business), Rho Tau (Physical Therapy), Society of Engineering Science, Society of Physics Students, Student Accounting Society, Student Council for Exceptional Children and Student National Education Association.
Religious Organizations: Baptist Student Union, Canterbury Club, Newman Club, The Westminster Club, Wesley Foundation.
General Greek Letter Organizations: Sororities (Five National Chapters): Alpha Gamma Delta, Delta Zeta, Kappa Delta, Phi Mu, and Sigma Kappa. Fraternities (Seven National Chapters): Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, and Sigma Nu. (Two Local Chapters): Sigma Omega and Sigma Theta.
Military Organizations: Aggressor Platoon, Association of the United States Army, Blue Ridge Rifles Drill Platoon, Color Guard, Golden Eagle Band, Officers' Club, Non-Commissioned Officers' Club, Order of Colombo and Rifle Team.
Special Interest Groups: Archery Club, College Democrats, College Republican Club, Commuter Council, Environmental Awareness Club (Protect), Gay-Straight Alliance, Graduate Student Senate, Interfraternity Council (IFC), NGC Singers, Panhellenic Council, Protect, Resident Women's Affairs Board, Skydiving Club, Students Activities Board, Student Government Association, Students for Social Awareness, and Theatre Project