Public Service and Outreach
UGA Public Service and Outreach enhances quality of life in Georgia by applying the knowledge of the university to the state’s evolving economic, social, and community needs. Sustainability programming is embedded into each college’s outreach such as outreach hubs in the College of Education, community programs through the School of Social Work, engagement through the College of Public Health, the Center for Community Design & Preservation in the College of Environment & Design, and UGA Extension jointly served by the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. From Archway Partnership to Sea Grant, sustainability is also integrated into each of the eight Public Service and Outreach units serving Georgia.
Campus Kitchen, UGArden, the Clarke Middle School Farm and the Material Reuse Program are a few examples of sustainability service-learning at UGA. Annually, over 300 service-learning courses are offered through 17 UGA schools and colleges. The UGA Office of Service-Learning supports initiatives designed to enhance students’ civic and academic learning, promote engaged research that is responsive to community needs, and contribute to the public good through mutually beneficial community-university partnerships.
Student Leadership and Service
UGA’s Center for Leadership and Service empowers students to intentionally engage in leadership education and experiential service learning. From local engagement through Volunteer UGA and Service Ambassadors to national opportunities through IMPACT Service Breaks, CLS empowers students to engage communities and address social justice issues.