UGA Engagement, Leadership, and Service

UGA Engagement, Leadership, and Service The Center for Student Activities & Involvement is your gateway to involvement at the University of Georgia. The Center for Student Activities and Involvement seeks to empower students to contribute to the UGA community and a global society through involvement opportunities across campus.

In addition to overseeing the registration of over 800 student organizations, our the Center houses the following initiatives and programs:
- Glory Weeks - The UGA Welcome Experience
- Georgia Collegiate Leadership Conference (GCLC)
- Student Organization Achievement and Recognition (SOAR) Awards
- Transfer Student Experience
- Tate Leadership Scholars
- National Student Exchange
- Miss UGA Pageant
- Silver Britches Society
- Athletic Collaborations
- UGA Night at Six Flags

Additionally, our office staff directly advises the following student organizations:
- Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)
- Homecoming Committee
- Pandora Yearbook
- Student Government Association
- University Union Student Programming Board
- WUOG 90.5 FM

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We loved celebrating the successes of student organizations, advisors, and students that occurred during the past year d...
04/12/2021

We loved celebrating the successes of student organizations, advisors, and students that occurred during the past year during the 20th annual H. Gordon & Francis S. Davis Student Organization Achievement and Recognition (SOAR) Awards on April 6! Follow along our social media (@ugaengagement) as we spotlight the winners of each award throughout this week!

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04/12/2021

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04/12/2021

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04/06/2021

Join us live for the 20th annual H. Gordon & Francis S. Davis Student Organization Achievement and Recognition (SOAR) Awards! SOAR Awards is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the successes of student organizations, advisors, and students that occurred during the past year.

Start your Monday off right by joining us on Tate Plaza for music, free food, and a chance to win some ELS swag! Submit ...
04/05/2021

Start your Monday off right by joining us on Tate Plaza for music, free food, and a chance to win some ELS swag! Submit your song requests by scanning the QR code on the graphic or going to bit.ly/ELSMusicMonday by Sunday, April 18 at 5 pm!

Welcome to the jungle! Come learn about the wonderful world of plants and the opportunity to plant and care for your own...
04/02/2021

Welcome to the jungle! Come learn about the wonderful world of plants and the opportunity to plant and care for your own. April 13 at 10am on Tate Plaza!🌻🪴

The Engagement, Leadership, and Service department, UHC Health Promotion, and Rec Sports are thrilled to present Take a ...
04/01/2021

The Engagement, Leadership, and Service department, UHC Health Promotion, and Rec Sports are thrilled to present Take a Break! These days are full of events to offer you relaxation and fun over instructional break days. Reservations are required for some events. Make sure to check out each individual event for full details. Learn more at: bit.ly/UGAbreak

We can't wait for Leadership Week! For more information, or to register for an event visit bit.ly/LeadWeek21
04/01/2021

We can't wait for Leadership Week! For more information, or to register for an event visit bit.ly/LeadWeek21

We are closing out the school year by celebrating the amazing contributions made to campus by YOU! Leadership Week is ha...
03/26/2021

We are closing out the school year by celebrating the amazing contributions made to campus by YOU! Leadership Week is happening April 5 - 8th and you won't want to miss it. Join us for interactive discussions, escape rooms, giveaways, and so much more! We can't wait to celebrate student leadership, and look forward to learning with you.

Check out this exciting announcement from University Union! Pre-register for these awesome events at https://linktr.ee/u...
03/25/2021

Check out this exciting announcement from University Union! Pre-register for these awesome events at https://linktr.ee/ugaunion and make sure to follow @ugaunion to learn more about upcoming events!

April showers getting you down? Well cheer up because of our AWESOME guest speakers we have coming! Let us know in the comments who you are most excited for!⬇️

Re-registration for the 2021-22 academic year is open! For more information about re-registration, please visit https://...
03/19/2021

Re-registration for the 2021-22 academic year is open! For more information about re-registration, please visit https://els.uga.edu/engagement/register-an-organization/. Registration for the 2021-2022 academic year must be completed by the individual who will serve as the chief officer of your organization during the fall 2021 semester. The deadline to submit registration for the 2021-2022 academic year is May 28, 2021.

Graduating this year? Interested in giving to Senior Signature? Consider these three options in the ELS—the SGA Professi...
03/19/2021

Graduating this year? Interested in giving to Senior Signature? Consider these three options in the ELS—the SGA Professional Clothing Closet (@ugacloset), IMPACT Service Breaks (@impact_uga), or Leadership Programs. Leave your legacy. Give to what you believe in.

We're so excited for the start of Collegiate Leadership Conference, and we are kicking it off with some giveaways! Scrol...
03/15/2021

We're so excited for the start of Collegiate Leadership Conference, and we are kicking it off with some giveaways! Scroll through these images to see how you can win a hammock, Roku Streaming Device, or portable bluetooth speaker. Don't forget to register for CLC by visiting bit.ly/UGACLC21!

Our Collegiate Leadership Conference is next week, and we will be having three days full programming for you to enjoy! C...
03/11/2021

Our Collegiate Leadership Conference is next week, and we will be having three days full programming for you to enjoy! Check out our event calendar to see everything happening during the week. To register, visit bit.ly/UGACLC21

We are so excited to announce Zach King as our keynote speaker for the 2021 Collegiate Leadership Conference! Known for ...
03/10/2021

We are so excited to announce Zach King as our keynote speaker for the 2021 Collegiate Leadership Conference! Known for his clever magic tricks and digital sleight of hand Zach will be joining us to talk about innovation and the creative process he utilizes with his team. Event registration for both in-person and virtual attendance is now open! In-person attendees that have paid their student activity fee will be given free pizza! Register by visiting bit.ly/UGACLC21

We are so excited to host the 25th annual Collegiate Leadership Conference March 15-17, 2021! Over the course of three d...
03/04/2021

We are so excited to host the 25th annual Collegiate Leadership Conference March 15-17, 2021! Over the course of three days, these no-cost experiences will include a virtual speaker Monday night, concurrent virtual presentations on Tuesday, and an in-person celebration on Wednesday featuring an involvement fairs and tons of giveaways. For more information or to register for any component of CLC, visit bit.ly/ugaclc21. Follow along with our social media over the next week to find out who our keynote speaker is!

Happy March, Bulldogs! We're excited to share some of our events happening this month. Make sure to connect with us on s...
03/01/2021

Happy March, Bulldogs! We're excited to share some of our events happening this month. Make sure to connect with us on social media (@ugaengagement) to learn more about these events and other engagement opportunities!

Are you ready for Spring? Get ready for the new season with a fun night of Bingo! We will provide the Spring Fling vibes...
02/25/2021

Are you ready for Spring? Get ready for the new season with a fun night of Bingo! We will provide the Spring Fling vibes and cool prizes. Join ELS on Tuesday, March 9 from 8-9pm on Zoom.

We’re so proud of all the pandemic-friendly events that University Union has been offering students! Check out this arti...
02/03/2021
University Union’s Virtual Conversations bring big name guests to UGA

We’re so proud of all the pandemic-friendly events that University Union has been offering students! Check out this article about University Union’s Virtual Conversations and follow @ugaunion to learn more about upcoming events! https://www.redandblack.com/culture/university-union-s-virtual-conversations-bring-big-name-guests-to-uga/article_ff1d3bfa-64e7-11eb-b99f-5b876e0c5cc4.html

While the coronavirus has canceled countless events, University Union has been able to successfully adapt to the opportunities the new normal has to offer.

Happy February! Involvement Month may be over, but ELS still has lots of events happening this month. Make sure to conne...
02/01/2021

Happy February! Involvement Month may be over, but ELS still has lots of events happening this month. Make sure to connect with ELS on social media (@UGAengagement) to stay updated on these events and other engagement opportunities!

The deadline to apply for SOAR Awards has been extended to February 4, 2021 at 11:59pm. More information can be found at...
01/29/2021

The deadline to apply for SOAR Awards has been extended to February 4, 2021 at 11:59pm. More information can be found at https://els.uga.edu/engagement/soar-awards/. We cannot wait to recognize incredible student, advisor, and organization accomplishments from this year!

Ready to get connected and involved with student leaders and campus resources? Sign up for an individualized one-on-one ...
01/20/2021

Ready to get connected and involved with student leaders and campus resources? Sign up for an individualized one-on-one session to help you find the best organization fit for you and learn more about UGA's 750+ student organizations!  Involvement Coaching sessions will be held in person and over Zoom from 11am-2pm on Wednesday, January 27, as part of Involvement Month! Please note that space is limited for in-person attendance during each time slot to ensure we are maintaining campus policies surrounding social distancing. Masks will be required by coaches and participants throughout the duration of the event. Lunch will be provided to each participant attending in person after individual coaching sessions; vegan and vegetarian options will be available. To sign up to attend in person or to receive a Zoom link, please register at bit.ly/ELSCoaching. #welcomeuga

Stop by Tate Plaza to chat with participating organizations, connect with ELS, and learn more about engagement opportuni...
01/19/2021

Stop by Tate Plaza to chat with participating organizations, connect with ELS, and learn more about engagement opportunities at UGA! Our first Mini Involvement Fair is tomorrow from 10:30am-1:00pm. #welcomeuga

Have questions about getting involved? Hear from a panel of student organization leaders about engagement opportunities ...
01/18/2021

Have questions about getting involved? Hear from a panel of student organization leaders about engagement opportunities at UGA! Register at bit.ly/ELSInv101 #WelcomeUGA

Show us your smarts January 20 at 8pm! Join the Involvement Ambassadors for a fun night of UGA-themed trivia and to comp...
01/15/2021

Show us your smarts January 20 at 8pm! Join the Involvement Ambassadors for a fun night of UGA-themed trivia and to compete for fun prizes. Door prizes will also be handed out to two lucky attendees. This event will be hosted on Zoom and registration is required. Please visit bit.ly/IATrivia to register.

ELS is excited to present Involvement Month! We hope you’ll join us tonight for Involvement Bingo at 8PM and throughout ...
01/14/2021

ELS is excited to present Involvement Month! We hope you’ll join us tonight for Involvement Bingo at 8PM and throughout the month as we celebrate the hundreds of engagement opportunities at UGA. Register for bingo at bit.ly/ELSBINGO for your chance to win fun prizes! #WelcomeUGA

ELS is excited to announce Involvement Month, a series of events in January, to promote student organizations and engage...
01/08/2021

ELS is excited to announce Involvement Month, a series of events in January, to promote student organizations and engagement opportunities at UGA! With over 20+ events planned from January 13 to 31, we hope to connect students to new opportunities and events, provide information about student organization membership, and showcase hundreds of engagement opportunities at the University of Georgia.

Check out the full calendar of events below and make sure to follow @ugaengagement on social media for organization spotlights and event information!

Involvement Month is a part of Welcome UGA. Additional on-campus events can be found at welcome.uga.edu. #WelcomeUGA

Registration for the New Organization Institute (NOI) is now open! NOI is a weekend retreat dedicated to student leaders...
12/21/2020

Registration for the New Organization Institute (NOI) is now open! NOI is a weekend retreat dedicated to student leaders who have created a new student organization within the past year. NOI will provide access to resources and intentional training to assist in the viability and future success of new organizations. Visit bit.ly/ELSNOI to learn more and sign up!

The Engagement, Leadership, and Service (ELS) office will be physically closed December 21st through January 3rd but our...
12/18/2020

The Engagement, Leadership, and Service (ELS) office will be physically closed December 21st through January 3rd but our staff is still available to assist. We will be working remotely December 21st through 24th. For assistance, please email [email protected] and a staff member will be back in touch. Have a safe and relaxing break!

The department of Engagement, Leadership, and Service (ELS) cordially invites you to participate in the 20th Annual H. G...
12/14/2020

The department of Engagement, Leadership, and Service (ELS) cordially invites you to participate in the 20th Annual H. Gordon and Francis S. Davis Student Organization Achievement & Recognition (SOAR) Awards! Each year, we recognize incredible student, advisor, and organization accomplishments. We encourage you to apply for any of the 15 campus-wide award categories through the Involvement Network. We also highly encourage you to nominate any outstanding student leaders or advisors from your respective student organization for several of the available awards. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2021. The application for all awards can be found at https://bit.ly/2021SOAR If you have any questions, please contact the department of Engagement, Leadership, and Service at 706-542-6396 or [email protected]

The Engagement, Leadership, and Service (ELS) office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27, 2020. For ...
11/24/2020

The Engagement, Leadership, and Service (ELS) office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27, 2020. For assistance, please email [email protected] and we will respond during the week of November 30. Have a safe and wonderful break!

Do you want a larger role in serving and developing sustainable relationships with community organizations in Athens? Ar...
11/12/2020

Do you want a larger role in serving and developing sustainable relationships with community organizations in Athens? Are you looking for an opportunity to grow as a leader? Consider applying to be a ServeUGA Service Ambassador! Service Ambassadors lead volunteers in service, facilitate reflection about social issues in Athens, plan service and awareness events such as Dawg Day of Service, and more! Applications will close on November 25th. Apply now at tinyurl.com/serveuga2021. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out [email protected]

Check out how to keep our voting momentum moving after the election through sustained civic action! Join us for a one-ho...
11/06/2020

Check out how to keep our voting momentum moving after the election through sustained civic action! Join us for a one-hour event centered on dialogue and activities that promote local, state, and federal civic engagement opportunities. Register at tinyurl.com/BeyondBallot2020. The University of Georgia is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request. Please contact the Department of Engagement, Leadership, & Service via phone at 706-542-6396 or email at [email protected] with specific requests.

Join us on Thursday, November 5 for this month's LEAD Workshop Series and Presidential Summit! The LEAD Workshop will gi...
11/02/2020

Join us on Thursday, November 5 for this month's LEAD Workshop Series and Presidential Summit! The LEAD Workshop will give students the skills to pinpoint their values and how it impacts their leadership style. From this, we will discuss strategies for navigating conflict and civil discourse through the use of our values. Presidential Summit serves as an opportunity for networking and fellowship among chief officers of registered student organizations. Join us on Thursday at 7pm to hear from other organization leaders on how they have created their organization's purpose, goals and objectives! Register at https://bit.ly/ELSVision

Happy November! We're excited to share some of our events happening this month, including Homecoming Week 2020. Make sur...
11/02/2020

Happy November! We're excited to share some of our events happening this month, including Homecoming Week 2020. Make sure to connect with us on social media (@UGAengagement) to learn more about these events and other engagement opportunities!

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102 Tate Student Center
Athens, GA
30602

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00
Thursday 08:00 - 23:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday 17:00 - 21:00

Telephone

(706) 542-6396

Products

- The Welcome UGA Experience
- Collegiate Leadership Conference (CLC)
- Student Organization Achievement and Recognition (SOAR) Awards
- Transfer Student Experience
- Involvement Ambassadors
- Presidential Summit
- Tate Leadership Scholars
- Miss UGA Pageant
- Athletic Collaborations
- UGA Night at Six Flags

Additionally, our office staff directly advises the following student organizations:
- Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)
- Homecoming Committee
- Pandora Yearbook
- Student Government Association
- University Union Student Programming Board
- WUOG 90.5 FM

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