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Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline

Report a Concern Follow Up on a Reported Concern

 

Message from President Robert G. Boehmer

EAST GEORGIA STATE COLLEGE recognizes that an ethical, efficient, and effective work environment is essential to our continuing to successfully accomplish our mission. As a result, the college has always placed a high priority on assuring that each member of our college community has the opportunity and means to convey any matter that could compromise that environment. The college community includes employees and students, but also extends to vendors, guests and volunteers.

For employees, reporting through your supervisory chain frequently produces the most thorough and timely resolution of a matter and is encouraged. However, employees should consider whether conflict resolution is applicable, and if other available reporting avenues, such as the Public Safety, Internal Audit, Human Resources, Business Affairs and Legal Affairs are appropriate. In keeping with our efforts to expand alternatives for reporting matters of significance, the college offers a Hotline reporting service provided by an independent company, Global Compliance. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and allows any member of the campus community to voice his or her concerns, and to remain anonymous if desired. This service allows you to anonymously send additional information and attachments, and also receive feedback or questions on your report via a report number and PIN.

Of special concern are fraud, waste, and abuse as well as harassment of any kind, given that they so directly impact our stewardship responsibilities and the well-being of individuals within our campus community. Yet, the college encourages you to report any other significant issue as well through any of the methods available to you.

In evaluating your concern and the appropriate reporting mechanism, several college policies are provided as guidance in the “Resources” section at the bottom of this page.

This service is more than just a Hotline through which individuals can report issues of suspected fraud, waste or abuse. We also want to also solicit questions, comments and feedback about areas which could be streamlined and made more efficient and effective.

Your input is essential to ensure that East Georgia State College maintains a positive and productive campus environment. This is your system and we encourage you to use it – together we will achieve excellence.

Sincerely,


Robert G. Boehmer
President

This system is not a 911 or emergency service. If you require immediate assistance please contact your local authorities.

You can also make a report via telephone by calling the
number below toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

1-877-516-3429

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RESOURCES

Vision Series

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Study Abroad Program

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Course Schedule

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Need-Based Funding

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Summer Jump Start Academy

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EGSC Google Drive Login

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Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center

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Financial Aid

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FATV

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Donate Online

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Disc Golf Club

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Critical Thinking

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Career Services

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Employee Benefits

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Apply Online

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Alumni Association Form

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Scholarship Information

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Academic Advisement

Let our Academic Advising team help you reach your academic goals!


  • Karen T. Murphree

    Karen T. Murphree

    Academic Advising

    Asst Director Academic Advisement

    Phone: 912-623-2465

    Email:

    Campus: Statesboro


  • Luke Martin

    Luke Martin

    Academic Advising

    Academic Advisement Specialist

    Phone: 912-623-2424

    Email:

    Campus: Statesboro


  • Cameron R. Clements

    Cameron R. Clements

    Academic Advising

    Academic Advisement Specialist

    Phone: 912-623-2455

    Email:

    Campus: Statesboro


EGSC Statesboro - ROTC

EGSC-S students who wish to participate in ROTC can become a member of one of the top ROTC programs in the nation - the Eagle Battalion.

Interested students must meet with GSU’s ROTC cadre in order to be able to register for Military Science (ROTC) courses.

Follow these steps:

  • Print out the ROTC Approval form
     
  • Call the Military Science department to schedule a meeting:  912.478.5320
     
  • Take the form to the Military Science Department, which is located in Building 804 on the Georgia Southern University campus
     
  • Bring the completed form to EGSC-S

New Students

Do you want to attend EGSC-Statesboro?


Have you already applied to East Georgia State College?

If not, your first step is to apply. At the end of the application, be sure your campus selection is EGSC-Statesboro.

If you have already applied, you need to check your Admissions status.

Once you have been accepted, you need to register for Orientation.

Military Students

For more information, visit our Veterans and Military Personnel page

Mosquito ID Course

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Radio Comedy Hour

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Alumni Memorial

During our time here, we have made many friends and become acquainted with people that we may never have met if not for EGSC.  As time passes, we lose people that have been an integral part of our time at the college. 

The memorial page commemorates the passing of these people.  Please send any names of former students, friends of the college, faculty or staff that you would like added to this page to Elizabeth Gilmer, egilmer@ega.edu.  If available, a memorial obituary will be hyper-linked.

2015

Service Excellence Task Force

Objectives:

  • improving morale
  • strengthening the work environment
  • optimizing effectiveness in business processes

Members:

  • Norma Kennedy (Chair)
  • Donald Avery
  • Ty Fagler
  • Amanda McKenzie
  • Charlene Blankenship
  • Courtney Joiner
  • Karen Murphree
  • Brenda Crews
  • Karen S. Jones

Minutes and Reports:

 

Office of the President

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EGSC Brand Resources

EGSC Logo Usage and Identity Standards

Purpose

This guide is designed to maintain and strengthen East Georgia State College's visual identity program, further promote the college's reputation, and create positive public awareness and support.

The purpose of our identity standards is to identify acceptable college word marks, logos and seal and clarify appropriate and accurate usage of the trademark images on college letterhead, business cards, internal publications, apparel and promotional items.

Goal

The goal of the standards is to ensure coordinated, consistent use of the trademark images so as to portray a uniform and distinct visual brand for East Georgia State College in all applications.

 

Identity Standards for the East Georgia State College Brand (PDF)

 

EGSC Official Font

Georgia

 

EGSC Official Colors

  Pantone Cyan Magenta Yellow Key
Gold 872 40 43 84 8
Green 357 PC 83 19 73 58

 

EGSC Wordmark

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Student Achievement

Financial Aid - Transient Information

TRANSIENT
 

A transient student is a student who is enrolled at an institution of higher learning (known as the home institution) and has decided to classes at another institution of higher learning (known as the host institution).  Many times students decide to become transient because the host institution offers some of the classes they need online, at a more convenient time, closer to their home, or at a lower tuition rate.  Transient students are still eligible for financial aid, however, it does work a little differently.

 

Transient HOME
 

If you are currently enrolled at East Georgia State College and are considering taking classes at another institution there are some procedures and regulations in regards to financial aid that you need to know about.

• First you must request a transient letter to be sent by East Georgia State College to your host institution.
• Second, you must get a consortium agreement from our financial aid office to be turned in to and filled out by your host institution. 
• Once your host institution fills out this consortium agreement telling us what classes you are taking there, we will be able to award your account with the appropriate amount of financial aid.
•  Please be aware that East Georgia State College will pay out your financial aid to you at the regularly scheduled refund date for that semester.  You will need to be prepared to pay your tuition and fees at the host institution out of your pocket.  You will then be reimbursed once you receive your refund check from East Georgia State College.
•  HOPE is the only exception to this rule.  HOPE can be paid out at your host institution if you fill out a HOPE Transient Request form and turn it in to our financial aid office.
• These steps need to be completed well in advance of payment deadlines to guarantee financial aid payment.

 

Transient HOST

If you are currently enrolled at another institution and wish to take classes at East Georgia State College as a transient student you need to:

• Apply to East Georgia State College.
• Then, you will request a transient letter from your home institution. 
• You will need to pick up a consortium agreement from your home institution and drop it off at the financial aid office on any of our campuses.  A financial aid counselor will then fill out the consortium agreement and send it to your home institution letting them know how many credit hours you will be taking so that they can award your financial aid accordingly.
• You will be expected to pay your tuition, fees, and books out of your pocket by the payment deadline.  There are no exceptions to this rule.
• Your home institution will issue your financial aid refunds at their regularly scheduled time. 
• The HOPE scholarship is the only financial aid that will pay out at two different institutions at the same time.
•  In order to receive HOPE at East Georgia State College as a transient student, you will need to fill out a HOPE transient request at your home institution so that they can release those funds to us.
• These steps need to be completed well in advance of payment deadlines to guarantee financial aid payment.


  • Shayla K. Brown

    Shayla K. Brown

    Financial Aid

    Financial Aid Verification Specialist

    Phone: 478-289-2169

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


EGSC Statesboro - Testing

Do you want to take the COMPASS at EGSC-Statesboro? Follow these simple steps:

  1. Apply to East Georgia State College
  2. Pay the $20 non-refundable application fee or fee waiver (obtained from high school counselor)
  3. Submit high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores, college/technical college transcripts if you have not already done so for evaluation of COMPASS.
  4. Contact EGSC-Statesboro (912-623-2400, EGSC-Statesboro@ega.edu) to determine which sections of the COMPASS you need to take.
  5. Schedule an appointment to take the COMPASS.
    • Appointments are available Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM.
    • Later appointments are available for applicants taking less than 3 sections.
  6. Prepare for the COMPASS using our COMPASS Practice Links.
    • Students can also utilize free tutoring through our Academic Center for Excellence.
  7. Check-in with your photo ID at the front desk 5 minutes before your scheduled testing appointment.

*If you are a student that needs accommodations on the exam or have an IEP, you will need to coordinate these accommodations with the Counseling and Disability Services Office (478) 289-2039.

**Students who wish to take the Compass for another institution or for POST-certification will be required to pay a $25 fee and will be tested on an as-available basis after students for EGSC have been tested.

Additional COMPASS information

Center for Teaching and Learning - Faculty Resources

The center will maintain both physical and electronic resources for teaching faculty including resources for promotion and tenure. Faculty reading collections are located on the Swainsboro, Statesboro, and Augusta campuses.

Center for Teaching and Learning - Faculty Mentoring

The faculty mentoring program focuses on sharing the wisdom of experience and knowledge as a compliment to the relationship between new faculty and their supervising chair. New faculty will be paired with veteran faculty in a process that emphasizes practical knowledge of policy and procedure as well as the valuable knowledge of institutional culture.

Center for Teaching and Learning - Teaching Circle Discussion Group for Faculty

The Teaching Circle is a strictly voluntary gathering to discuss issues important to higher education. The goal of these discussions is to help us reaffirm, for ourselves and each other, our commitment to a profession whose essential nature is under constant challenge.

Spring 2015 Schedule: 

17 February Statesboro Center Conference Room

24 February Swainsboro C128 (polycom w/ Augusta)

10 March Statesboro Center Conference Room

24 March Swainsboro C128 (polycom w/ Augusta)

21 April Statesboro Center Conference Room

28 April Swainsboro C128 (polycom w/ Augusta)

Center for Teaching and Learning - Fellowship

The goal of the CTL Fellowship is to promote professional development in the area of the scholarship of teaching and learning by facilitating the development of expertise within our institution. A committee formed from the CTL advisory board will select fellows from proposals. Fellowship availability will depend on the progress of current fellowships; the goal is to offer fellowships yearly.

Center for Teaching and Learning - Instructional Innovation Presentations

EGSC faculty will present innovative instructional techniques, their application and results. A committee formed from the CTL advisory board will select presentations from proposals.

Textbook Purchasing Task Force

Purpose:

The rapidly rising cost of textbooks often impedes the ability of students to complete college on time.  The purpose of this task force is:
• to investigate creative options to lower textbook costs for our students while maintaining our high standards of academic quality
• Research these options and make recommendations to the President.

Task Force Members: (as of October 2, 2014)

Carmine Palumbo -- Chair
Donald Avery
Bob Brown
Lee Cheek
Cliff Gay
Tim Goodman
Amanda McKenzie
Deena McKinney
Jordyn Nail
Mike Rountree
Ruth Underwood

Presentation:

John Black Scholarship

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Legends

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Giving Tuesday

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CHOICE Program for Inclusive Learning - Resources

Resources:

Center for Teaching and Learning

Philosophy

The focus of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will not be solely on instructional techniques and technologies—the forces that drive most C(E)TLs. Presentations and resources (books/articles/postings) will address trends in technique and technology, but our center will also pay close attention to the principles of mentoring and renewal. Teaching is far more than a collection of tools employed to disseminate information; it is a mental and spiritual (and sometimes physical) engagement of individuals developing and asserting their respective identities. In an effort to develop strong new teachers and renew veteran ones, we will explore key issues faculty face: the nature and efficacy of liberal education, the changing academy, the nature and value of educational initiatives, and the unique nature and culture of our institution. CTL programs will emphasize the development and expertise of EGSC faculty.

 


  • Dr. Alan Brasher

    Dr. Alan Brasher

    Humanities

    Assoc. Prof. - Tenured

    Phone: 478-289-2050

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


Correll Scholars Program

Correll Scholars Program

Overview

The Correll Scholars Program was established in 2014 and will begin Fall semester 2015 to recognize and prepare exceptionally promising students as future community leaders in our region.

  • Awards are $5,000 per student, renewable annually, for a maximum of four years. Twenty scholarships will be awarded each year.
  • Students must attend East Georgia State College’s Swainsboro campus.
  • Correll Scholars who meet eligibility requirements and continue their studies as a junior or senior in a baccalaureate degree program at EGSC will be given first consideration for subsequent year awards.
  • Students must attain qualifying enrollment status to receive subsequent year funding: “sophomore” for year two, “junior” for year three, and “senior” for year four.

 

Application Process

The Application process is designed to identify students who demonstrate the talent, motivation, and potential to transform themselves and their community.

  • Completion of EGSC Admissions Application (Automatic Non-Resident Waiver) and college acceptance
  • Completion of the Correll Scholars Program Application
  • Submission of an essay, “How will you use your education to transform your community?” (1000 word maximum)
  • Interview

 

Selection of Scholars

Each spring, new applicants will participate in the “Correll Scholars Selection Day” for interviews with faculty, staff, community leaders, and donors. Scholars will be selected based upon committee approval.

 

Criteria

   

SCHOLARSHIP

  • GPA, SAT, ACT scores
  • Challenging course load
  • General knowledge beyond field of study
  • Ability to think critically

LEADERSHIP

  • Ability to make an impact and influence others
  • Focus on the global society
  • Excellence in communication
  • Motivation to excel
  • Strong character

SERVICE

  • Demonstrated strength in coaching, tutoring, mentoring
  • Nonprofit work experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to others

 

Rigorous Program Standards

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Complete at least 26 credit hours in freshman year to maintain eligibility for sophomore year.
  • Participate in a one hour credit course each semester that focuses on issues and challenges facing our region and work collaboratively to design solutions for those challenges.
  • Actively participate in tutoring and mentoring of local high school students at the Fulford Center.
  • Attain the Service Seal of Distinction.

 

More Information

Correll Scholars Overview (PDF)

Correll Scholars Application (PDF)

 

Contact


  • Karen S. Jones

    Karen Jones

    Financial Aid

    Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

    Phone: 478-289-2169

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


Infectious Disease Information

Infection Prevention Tips

Hand Hygiene

Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

Cover your cough

Many respiratory diseases can be spread person-to-person by respiratory droplets. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing or coughing. If a tissue is not available, sneeze or cough into your sleeve to contain the droplets (don't sneeze or cough into your hands).

What are everyday preventive actions?

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
  • If an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs, follow public health advice. This may include information about how to increase distance between people and other measures.
  • If you begin to feel sick while at work, go home as soon as possible.
Ebola Information and Resources for the EGSC Community

Ebola Information and Resources for the EGSC Community

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Get To Graduation in Two Years

2014 Program Overview (PDF)

Project Background

A 6% 3-year graduation rate and a 10% 1st-year transfer rate reflect a campus culture that has traditionally supported transfer, rather than graduation. As a major factor for performance funding and a foundational component of CCG, the graduation rate now has increased significance and is a primary strategic goal.

Prior to Spring 2014, graduation was an option for less than 50% of EGSC's students because of our unique collaborative programs with Georgia Southern University and Georgia Regents University. Beginning Spring 2014, EGSC was approved to offer degrees at our Statesboro site.

Data for the last three years shows approximately 11% of our graduates complete a degree in two years from entry, and 30% finish within three years of entry (Table 1).

In response, EGSC's Complete College Committee approved a "15-to-Finish" program in Fall 2013, the "Get to Graduation in Two Years" program, (g2)2, developed to identify and support students who could potentially finish their academic program within two years.

Assistance was extended to students expressing interest in completing their degree in two years or six successive academic terms. In Fall 2013/Spring 2014, only six students followed through and committed to complete a program of study in two academic years.

Program adjustments: (1) Removed a commitment to the organization, (2) Actively began tracking all students who could complete a degree in two years, not just those who formally committed to the program, (3) Expanded reach by pairing with the "Commit to Completion" initiative sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa.

 

Project Synopsis

East Georgia State College (EGSC) was awarded a Complete College Georgia Innovation Grant in June, 2014 for its "Get to Graduation in Two Years" project, also known as (g2)2, to increase the number of students completing their academic program in two years.

EGSC's (g2)' Team identified students who could complete their degree in two years and actively assisted them through faculty mentoring, intrusive advisement, degree planning, and a rewards program. Participating students received (1) Active attention from Academic Affairs staff and direct assistance from faculty and staff mentors, (2) Assistance in developing and following an academic plan focused on graduation, (3) A Graduation Fee waiver, (4) A learning community of like-minded students for mutual support, and (5) Recognition for achieving their (g2)2 goals.

To initiate program refinements prior to the grant's full start-up, a sophomore cohort of 206 students was identified in June 2014 from students beginning Summer 2013 and subsequent terms. A cohort of 194 new freshman students was identified in October, 2014.

Lessons learned from the initial sophomore cohort will be applied to both the new student cohort, to facilitate degree completion in their second year of attendance, and to the semester cohorts, to assure continuation of the program All identified students were asked to commit to the program and be actively tracked . Seventy-nine sophomore students actually signed commitment forms, and all 400 students are actively tracked.

 

Project Impact on College Completion

Graduation is a major emphasis in EGSC's College Completion Plan, and (g2}2 was strategically implemented to promote and increase the number of students graduating on time. For FY15, a Complete College Georgia Innovation grant was received to financially support the program.

  • Paired with the "Commit to Completion ," (g2)2 provides an integrated program of mentoring, academic graduation plan assistance, and recognition to students who can graduate in two years.
  • Advisement and registration processes are being separated so that academic advisors advise students for their academic program and students handle class registration to become more active in their educational experience.
  • The number of graduates finishing their program in two years increased from 14 in AY13, to 24 in AY14. Simultaneously, graduates finishing in three years increased from 57 in AY13, to 106 in AY14.
  • A "reverse transfer" program is being developed with Georgia Southern University and Georgia Regents University to further increase the number of graduates.
  • Preliminary data shows an increase in the three-year first-time full-time graduation rate from 5.76% in FY12, to 7 01% in FY13, and to 6.93% in FY14, with a predicted increase in the total number of graduates from 208 in AY14, to 225 in AY15.

 

Key Findings

  • Promotional material highlighting the Spring 2014 (g2)2 graduates had the strongest recruitment effect. Medals worn at graduation by (g2)2 participants have also created interest in the program.
  • Despite promotion and active recruitment of students, less than half made a formal commitment to graduate in two years. The most common reason given for non-commitment was an inability to pay for summer terms to "catch up."
  • Even before grant funding was obtained, the (g2)2 program had some initial impact on graduation.
  • A comprehensive marketing program is needed to promote graduation and change the institutional culture from transfer to graduation. Key points of emphasis (1) Value of degree, (2) Range of options available to complete a degree (get to graduation in two years, reverse transfer, returning to college after "stopping out," etc. ), and (3) Promotion of academic advisors as advisors, not registration clerks.

 

Conclusion

15 to Finish programs, such as (g2)2, are successful in helping students remain focused on graduation and are particularly beneficial for institutions, such as EGSC, who serve a large population of first generation students. As with any comprehensive graduation promotion program, (g2)' has been designed to change the access college campus culture from a transfer focus to a completion focus. Key promotional messages include: Conveying the value of a degree, various options for obtaining a degree, and promoting academic advisors as advisors, not schedulers.

 

Project Lead


  • Dr. Timothy D. Goodman

    Dr. Timothy Goodman

    Academic Affairs

    Vice President

    Phone: 478-289-2034

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


CHOICE Program for Inclusive Learning

CHOICE - Creating Higher Education Opportunities to Increase College Experiences

Welcome and congratulations on making the CHOICE to further your education!

We are excited to know that you have expressed an interest in attending our institution. East Georgia State College is a member of the University System of Georgia, gaining State College status in 2012, and now offers a new 2 year non-degree inclusion college program. This program is designed to provide students, who may be traditionally excluded from post-secondary education, the opportunity to participate in college classes and develop work-readiness employment skills.

East Georgia State College staff and faculty strive to help students succeed by approaching Education with a Personal Touch.  The staff of the CHOICE Program for Inclusive Learning, embraces this approach and strives to provide participants with a rewarding college experience filled with student activities and small classes with faculty who are dedicated to teaching and preparing them for whatever challenges they wish to pursue beyond the CHOICE experience. 

The CHOICE program provides instruction in the following areas: Career Development and Employment, Academic Enrichment, Campus and Community Engagement, Self-Determination, and independent living. The CHOICE Program staff creates a unique and customized plan for achievement using a person-centered planning approach.  Student participants audit traditional courses and complete specialized CHOICE courses, and participate in job shadowing/internships experiences on and off campus to support career exploration and development of employment skills. 

In addition to the academic program, CHOICE participants have access to the Jean Anderson Morgan Student Activities Center, recreation and exercise activities, sporting and entertainment events, and student clubs and organizations.  Upon successful completion of the program requirements, participants are eligible for the CHOICE Certificate of Career Development.

We invite you to take the time to learn more about how to get started at EGSC by reviewing the information on our website as you make a CHOICE about your education.


  • Theresa R. Davis

    Theresa R. Davis

    Student Affairs

    Program Director

    Phone: 478-289-2191

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


CHOICE Program for Inclusive Learning - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

CHOICE

Creating Higher Education Opportunities to Increase College Experiences

What is the CHOICE Program and who is eligible for admission?
CHOICE for Inclusive Learning at East Georgia State College is a 2 year non-degree college program designed to provide students, who may traditionally be excluded from post-secondary education, the opportunity to participate in college classes and develop work-readiness employment skills.  The program is limited to four new CHOICE students for the first cohort which begins Spring Semester (January 2015). Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities may qualify for this program.

  • Applicants must be over the age of 18 by semester of enrollment.
  • Applicants must have completed a high school program with support from special education and/or related.
  • Applicant must have a cognitive and /or developmental disability that interferes with their academic performance according to the AAIDD. (American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
  • Applicant must display a desire to continue academic, career development, social and independent living instruction.
  • Applicant must have sufficient emotional and independent living skills necessary to participate in coursework and campus life.
  • Applicant must demonstrate the ability to accept responsibility for his/her actions and maintain respect for self and others and have no history of disruptive or challenging behaviors. The CHOICE program does not have personnel necessary to manage behavioral issues.
  • Applicant will be responsible for understanding and adhering to the EGSC Code of Conduct for students and will be responsible for any violations as well as sanctions imposed by the EGSC Director of Student Conduct.
  • The applicant must demonstrate reading, writing, and math levels of at least 3rd grade or higher.
  • Applicant must be able to sit through an entire class period which consists of 60 minutes to a maximum of one hour and 30 minutes.
  • Applicant must also have the capacity to function independently for a minimum of 2 hour blocks of time.
  • Applicant must be independent in handling his/her own specialized dietary and/or medical needs, as well as in the use of his/her own medication. There is no staff available to manage/administer medications.
  • Applicant will also be required to participate in an interview (with the Admissions Committee).
  • Applicant must agree to attend all classes, help sessions, study halls, etc.
  • Applicant accepted into the program must be available to attend a 2 day CHOICE Orientation.

Is a high school diploma required?
If you have a standard high school diploma, we encourage you to apply to colleges in the traditional way since you meet the required admission guidelines for degree-seeking students. However, if you completed high school, received special education services that did not lead to a standard high school diploma (e.g., Special Education,  Life Skills, certificate of attendance or certificate of completion) then we would encourage you to apply to the CHOICE Program.

What is the admission process?
CHOICE participants must apply for admission prior to the start of the intended Fall or Spring semester.   Application packets can be obtained at the CHOICE Program for Inclusive Learning website. For acceptance into the CHOICE Program, applicants must-

  • Upon receiving all required admissions documents, applicants selected for an interview will be notified by the Applications Screening Committee.
  • Student will also be required to participate in an interview (with the Applications Screening Committee).  Students are encouraged to participate in this interview without a parent/support person present. If the student desires an interview with a parent/support person, a second interview may be scheduled.
  • The application Screening Committee’s rating of the applicant’s materials along with the results of the interviews will form the basis for admission to the CHOICE Program.

How much does it cost to participate in the CHOICE Program?
Cost will vary according the number of classes and type of meal plan selected. Please refer to the fees menu for information on program cost on the CHOICE Website. Once you have been accepted in the program, CHOICE personnel will talk to you about specific costs and provide materials beyond this resource so you can plan accordingly. Applicants applying from out of state also will be required to pay out-of-state tuition and fees.

How long do students participate in the CHOICE Program?
Participation in the program lasts two academic years or four semesters.

What does a day in the CHOICE Program look like?
Each CHOICE student receives a semester schedule of course that is tailored to his or her specific needs and interests. Students will use a daily planner to organize classes, work times, activities of interest and CHOICE Program events.  Program Staff will assist students with developing weekly calendars.    

What will students receive upon completion?
CHOICE students will receive a CHOICE Certificate of Completion in Career Development. This certificate is awarded on satisfactory completion of 1,600 hours (400 hours per semester) of learning activities in the five program components. These components include:

  • Personal development skills
  • Community participation skills
  • Career preparation skills
  • Social participation and learning
  • Course auditing

CHOICE students must make and maintain satisfactory progress, complete semester-long, on-campus employment internships, community employment or internships, and be recommended by the CHOICE Program Steering Committee for the certificate.

How many students are offered admission each year?
Four prospective CHOICE students will be offered admission for Spring 2015 for the first piloted cohort.  Then beginning Fall 2015 six to eight students will be admitted each fall semester to the program. 

Are there opportunities for job shadowing/internship in the program?
Yes. At the completion of the participants first semester making satisfactory progress, each participant will participate in job shadowing opportunities for a minimum of three hours per week. While participating in job shadowing, participants will be supported by CHOICE program director, mentors, or volunteers. Upon the completion of the first year, CHOICE students making satisfactory progress will transition to internship placements on campus or in the community, where the CHOICE Program Director, in collaboration with employment agencies such as Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation or Middle Georgia Easter Seals, assist CHOICE students in securing community work adjustment sites.

Are CHOICE participants eligible for financial aid?
Not at this time. Currently the CHOICE program tuition is based on private pay; however students may be eligible to apply for scholarships offered through the CHOICE program as funds become available.  Contact CHOICE Program Director, for more information at (478)289-2191.


Is integrating students into the college community a focus of the program?
Integration is a key to the success of our program. CHOICE students are treated like any other EGSC student. They participate by auditing general courses, work typical jobs and socialize with friends. Allowing program participants to socialize, communicate, and learn in the same ways as their peers provides them with the academic, social and career development skills that prepares them to take/share responsibility for making decisions about their future. 

What do CHOICE students do when they complete the program?
Upon completion of the program, CHOICE students can choose to transition back into the community where they apply knowledge and skills gained through the program to everyday living or transfer to another post-secondary inclusive program to continue their learning journey.

CHOICE Program for Inclusive Learning - Program Information

CHOICE - Creating Higher Education Opportunities to Increase College Experiences

 

 

WHAT IS the CHOICE Program?

CHOICE is a 2 year non-degree Inclusion college program at East Georgia State College designed to provide students, who may traditionally be excluded from post-secondary education, the opportunity to participate in college classes and develop work-readiness employment skills.

Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities may qualify for this program.

An Intellectual Disability is a disability that originates before the age of 18 and is characterized by significant limitations, both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior (everyday social and practical skills).

A Developmental Disability is a chronic condition that develops before a person reaches age 22 and limits his/her ability to function mentally and/or physically. These disabilities may include but are not limited to cerebral palsy and autism.

This pilot program will begin accepting applications November 1, 2014. The first cohort of students will begin classes January 2015 (Spring semester). This is a non-residential program and space is limited.

Students in the CHOICE Program attend college for the same reasons other students attend:

  • to further their education
  • to develop lifelong friendships
  • to develop career opportunities
  • to gain independence
  • to create life enriching experience

How the CHOICE Program works:

Program staff create a unique and customized plan for achievement using a person-centered planning approach. Participating students audit traditional courses and complete specialized CHOICE courses to support development of specific skill sets, and participate in job shadowing/internships experiences on and off campus for career exploration and for the development of employment skills. Student participants are connected to student mentors that will assist with academic tutoring and campus navigation. In addition to the academic program, CHOICE students have access to the Jean Anderson Morgan Student Activities Center, recreation and exercise activities, sporting and entertainment events, and student clubs and organizations. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, participants are eligible for the CHOICE Certificate of Career Development.

For additional information, contact:


  • Theresa R. Davis

    Theresa R. Davis

    Student Affairs

    Program Director

    Phone: 478-289-2191

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


Ebola Information for the EGSC Community

 


Message from President Boehmer

In view of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in West Africa, East Georgia State College is implementing a strategy to assure that the college is prepared and promptly responds in the event that any member of the college community is exposed to the Ebola virus.  Also, this strategy is designed to provide a regular and open channel of communication with faculty, staff and students about this important issue.

First, I emphasize that the college is not aware of any student, faculty member, staff member or campus visitor with known exposure to the Ebola virus.

Secondly, I encourage any student, faculty member or staff member who at any time learns that they have had possible exposure to the Ebola virus or who has travelled outside the U.S. in the past 30 days to an area known to have been affected by the virus to contact Anna Marie Reich in the office of Counseling and Disability Services at 478-289-2039; and to contact their health-care provider or the emergency room immediately and inform them about the potential exposure and any symptoms.

Third, this webpage will be updated regularly as the college learns of any new developments or available resources.  I encourage you to visit this webpage periodically. 

Finally, if you have additional questions or concerns, please contact my office at 478-289-2027 or president@ega.edu.  I am personally committed to providing the most up-to-date and useful information to our community.

Bob Boehmer

 


The Ebola Virus - Frequently Asked Questions

The following are frequently asked questions and answers about the Ebola virus provided by the Center for Disease Control:

What is Ebola?
Ebola virus is the cause of a viral hemorrhagic fever disease. Symptoms include: fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, lack of appetite, and abnormal bleeding. Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola virus, though 8-10 days is most common.

How is Ebola transmitted?
Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected symptomatic person or through exposure to objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected secretions.

Can Ebola be transmitted through the air?
No. Ebola is not a respiratory disease like the flu, so it is not transmitted through the air.

Can I get Ebola from contaminated food or water?
No. Ebola is not a food-borne illness. It is not a water-borne illness.

Can I get Ebola from a person who is infected but doesn’t have any symptoms?
No. Individuals who are not symptomatic are not contagious. In order for the virus to be transmitted, an individual would have to have direct contact with an individual who is experiencing symptoms.

What is being done to prevent ill passengers in West Africa from getting on a plane?
CDC is assisting with active screening and education efforts on the ground in West Africa to prevent sick travelers from getting on planes. In addition, airports in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are screening all outbound passengers for Ebola symptoms, including fever, and passengers are required to respond to a healthcare questionnaire. CDC is also surging support in the region by deploying 50 additional workers to help build capacity on the ground.

What is CDC doing in the U.S.?
On the remote possibility that an ill passenger enters the U.S., CDC has protocols in place to protect against further spread of disease. These include notification to CDC of ill passengers on a plane before arrival, investigation of ill travelers, and, if necessary, isolation. CDC has also provided guidance to airlines for managing ill passengers and crew and for disinfecting aircraft. CDC has issued a Health Alert Notice reminding U.S. healthcare workers of the importance of taking steps to prevent the spread of this virus, how to test and isolate suspected patients and how they can protect themselves from infection.

What about ill Americans with Ebola who are being brought to the U.S. for treatment? How is CDC protecting the American public?
CDC has very well-established protocols in place to ensure the safe transport and care of patients with infectious diseases back to the United States. These procedures cover the entire process -- from patients leaving their bedside in a foreign country to their transport to an airport and boarding a non-commercial airplane equipped with a special transport isolation unit, to their arrival at a medical facility in the United States that is appropriately equipped and staffed to handle such cases. CDC’s role is to ensure that travel and hospitalization is done to minimize risk of spread of infection and to ensure that the American public is protected. Patients were evacuated in similar ways during SARS.

What does the CDC’s Travel Alert Level 3 mean to U.S. travelers?
On July 31, the CDC elevated their warning to U.S. citizens encouraging them to defer unnecessary travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone over concerns that travelers may not have access to health care facilities and personnel should they need them in country.

 


Symptoms

The following are symptoms of the Ebola virus according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

Symptoms of Ebola HF typically include:

    Fever
    Headache
    Joint and muscle aches
    Weakness
    Diarrhea
    Vomiting
    Stomach pain
    Lack of appetite

Some patients may experience:

    A Rash
    Red Eyes
    Hiccups
    Cough
    Sore throat
    Chest pain
    Difficulty breathing
    Difficulty swallowing.
    Bleeding inside and outside of the body

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to the Ebola virus, though 8-10 days is most common.


Travel Advisories

You are encouraged to contact Anna Marie Reich, Director of Counseling and Disabilities Services at areich@ega.edu or 478-289-2039 prior to your departure.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Travel Health Notices

Fact Sheet for Travelers

Georgia Department of Public Health

Letter from Governor Nathan Deal 10-27-14


Communications

Department of Public Health Letter to Colleges and Universities. (PDF)

Georgia Department of Public Health - Ebola Screening, October 13, 2014 (PDF)

Letter from USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby and Governor Nathan Deal - Ebola Response Team, October 20, 2014 (PDF)


Resources

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Response Site

National Institute of Health - Ebola Virus Disease: Information for U.S. Healthcare Workers

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Facts about Ebola in the U.S. (PDF)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Factsheet (PDF)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - What You Need to Know about Ebola

American Medical Association (AMA) - Ebola Resource Center

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Advice for Colleges, Universities, and Students about Ebola in West Africa

University of Minnesota: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) - Ebola Resources and Literature

Georgia Department of Public Health - Ebola Virus Disease: Guidance for Colleges and Universities

American College Health Association - College Health Resources: Ebola

In-depth Ebola Lecture Slideshow from the CDC (PowerPoint)

 

Links to General Good Health Habits Regarding Contagious Disease Prevention:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Stopping the Spread of Germs at Home, Work & School

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Keeping Hands Clean

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Everyday Preventive Actions That Can Help Fight Germs (PDF)

 

EGSC does not endorse or guarantee accuracy of any third party resources


Contact:


  • Anna M. Reich

    Anna M. Reich

    Counseling and Disability Services

    Director Counseling & Disability Services

    Phone: 478-289-2039

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro

    Personal Website


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Georgia Economic Outlook 2015

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Check Your Admissions and Financial Aid Status

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Veterans and Military Personnel

 

EGSC Military Resource Center

East Georgia State College's Military Student Resource Center is dedicated to providing active duty, reserve service members, veterans and dependents of service members with convenient high quality services. The center also features a lounge for students to relax and study.
The resource center offers advising, including partnering students, faculty and staff with military students as their mentors.

For more information about the Military Resource Center, contact: Stacey King at (478) 289-2145 or (478) 289-2385 or email: MRC@ega.edu

Location: Swainsboro Campus - PE Building, Room D147
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8AM to 5PM

 

Veteran’s Certification Process

Term Certification For Students Receiving VA Benefits

In order to be certified by East Georgia State College, students must submit a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility (or NOBE) to the VA Certifying Official. The COE is issued by the Veteran’s Administration office once an online application (VONAPP) has been completed and submitted to the VA. Students are certified by the institution at the beginning of every semester, immediately following Schedule Adjustment. Any changes to programs of study or changes in enrollment (drop/add/withdrawals) must be reported to the VA Certifying Official.
If you have not completed a VONAPP with the Veteran’s Administration office, go to http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application/ . Once you have completed your VONAPP and submitted it to the VA office, please print a copy to submit to Student Affairs at East Georgia State College.

Term Certification For Students Receiving Tuition Assistance

In order to receive Tuition Assistance through GoArmyEd, students must contact Chelsea Price in the Business Office at East Georgia State College. Remember, an Official Degree Plan must be completed with an academic advisor and uploaded into GoArmyEd. To apply for TA follow the steps below:

New Users

  1. Go to http://www.GoArmyEd.com and select “New User”
  2. Complete the required information for a base role GoArmyEd account, which results in the creation of your GoArmyEd user name and password. The base role access will allow you access to training, helpdesk, on-duty classes, and testing.

To request TA-level access to register for college classes, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Log in to http://www.GoArmyEd.com using your user name and password
  2. Select the “Request TA Access” Smart Link, where you will be presented with the following steps:
    • Verification of TA Eligibility
    • Review of Training
    • Submission of your Statement of Understanding (SOU)
    • Selection of home school and degree plan
    • Completion of the Common Application

After you complete the steps listed above, your Army Education Counselor/ESO will review your application and, pending approval, activate your GoArmyEd account. You will receive an email when your application has been approved and you have access to request TA.

How to Request TA and Enroll in a Class

TA Requests MUST be submitted before the class starts or no later than the final day of the school’s late registration period.

Depending on the school you attend, you will be presented with one of two enrollment paths. GoArmyEd will determine your path automatically and all approved TA will be paid directly to your school by the Army upon successful class completion.

If your school uploads classes and tuition costs to GoArmyEd, you will be presented with the following process:

  1. Log in to http://www.GoArmyEd.com
  2. Select the “Request TA” Smart Link
  3. Confirm your school name is pre-populated and the class start date range is correct, then select “Next”
  4. View Class Search Results. Select the “Class Details” button before enrolling to view more class information (e.g., class description, SH cost, prerequisites, required class materials)
  5. Select “Request Class” for your desired class
  6. The Confirm Classes screen displays class cost information. Be sure to review the cost covered by TA and any cost you must self-pay. Select “Process Enrollment” or “I Agree To Pay.”
  7. Note: If TA does not cover the entire cost of the class, you are responsible for the remainder, which will be billed directly by the school.
  8. Further note: Do not X out of page. Select “Cancel Request” if class selection is in error.
  9. Review and update your account information if necessary, then select “Account Information Verified”
  10. The View Results screen displays the status of your enrollment request. If the Status column shows a green checkmark, you have successfully enrolled, pending final approval from the school. You will receive an email confirming enrollment.

If your school does not upload classes and tuition costs to GoArmyEd, you will need to supply class information in an online TA Request. You will be presented with the following process:

  1. Log in to www. GoArmyEd.com
  2. Select the “Request TA” Smart Link
  3. Confirm your school is pre-populated, enter the class Subject, Catalog, and the Class Start Date and select “Next”
  4. The TA Request displays. Complete each required field in the Class Information sections.
  5. Cost of tuition and fees must be attached to the TA Request in the Upload Cost and/or Course Information Enrollment Verification Information section to submit the form. That can be done in one of two ways: Upload the document that has been saved on a computer and attach, or upload the document in eFile first and select the transaction type Cost and/or Course Enrollment Verification, so it will appear when you select the “Search eFile” button to attach to the TA Request. (See “How to use e-File”)

Note: Valid cost verification WILL include one or more of the following: an itemized receipt or screenshot from an online account with the school, a current invoice from the school, or a statement of tuition and fees specific to your enrollment or account with the school. Tuition and fees must be listed separately. The course start date and number of credit hours is also required for each request.

  1. Complete each required field in the Class Cost section and select “Calculate Cost” so you can see the final Army and Soldier costs.
  2. Review your TA Request for accuracy and then select “Submit.”
  3. When the TA Request is approved by the Army, you will receive a confirmation email.
  4. You must print and submit a copy of the approved TA Request to your school when registering for classes.

Note: If TA does not cover the entire cost of the class, you are responsible for the remainder, which will be billed directly by the school.

Military Out-Of-State Waivers

An institution may award out-of-state tuition differential waivers and assess in-state tuition for certain nonresidents of Georgia for the following reasons (under the following conditions):

  • Military Personnel Application. Military personnel, their spouses, and their dependent children stationed in or assigned to Georgia and on active duty. The waiver can be retained by the military personnel, their spouses, and their dependent children if (a) the military sponsor is reassigned outside of Georgia and the student(s) remain(s) continuously enrolled and the military sponsor remains on active duty military status; (b) the military sponsor is reassigned out-of-state and the spouse and dependent children remain in Georgia and the sponsor remains on active military duty; or (c) active military personnel and their spouse and dependent children who are stationed in a state contiguous to the Georgia border and who live in Georgia (BoR Minutes, February 2009) are eligible to receive a military waiver of non-resident fees.
  • Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reservists Application. Active members of the Georgia National Guard, stationed or assigned to Georgia or active members of a unit of the U.S. Military Reserves based in Georgia, and their spouses and their dependent children (BoR Minutes, October 2008).
  • Recently Separated Military Service Personnel Application. Members of a uniformed military service of the United States who, within thirty-six (36) months of separation from such service, enroll in an academic program and demonstrate an intent to become a permanent resident of Georgia. This waiver may also be granted to their spouses and dependent children.

For additional information concerning residency, students should contact the Office of the Registrar in the Jean Anderson Morgan Student Activities Center or write to the Office of the Registrar, Attention: Janet Stracher, East Georgia State College, 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA, or e-mail jstrach@ega.edu. The Office of the Registrar must receive student’s out-of-state tuition waiver application deadline before the deadline listed on the application. East Georgia State College will continue to consider and evaluate out-of-state waivers 45 days from the first day of the semester for the purpose of awarding; however students area still obligated to pay their tuition and fees by the Final Fee Payment Deadline for the semester.


  • Stacey D. King

    Stacey D. King

    Student Affairs

    PE Complex Coordinator

    Phone: 478-289-2145

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


  • Chelsea A. Price

    Chelsea A. Price

    Accounting Services

    Accounting Technician

    Phone: 478-289-2005

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


  • Raymond L. Hayes

    Raymond L. Hayes

    Social Science

    Instructor - Tenure Track

    Phone: 912-623-2420

    Email:

    Campus: Statesboro


  • Jordyn L. Nail

    Jordyn L. Nail

    EGSC Augusta

    Director EGSC Augusta

    Phone: 706-729-2127

    Email:

    Campus: Augusta


Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention Task Force

The members of the task force are:

  • Missie Crawford
  • Drew Durden
  • Sherrie Helms
  • Anna Marie Reich
  • Vicki Sherrod
  • Tracy Woods

Half Session Classes

HALF SESSION COURSES AVAILABLE! (A new scheduling option to accelerate your path through college)

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HOPE Programs

Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program Overview

Overview

Georgia's HOPE Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarship provides money to assist students with their educational costs of attending a HOPE eligible postsecondary institution located in Georgia.

 

 

HOPE Specific Eligibility

To receive HOPE Scholarship funding, students must:

Meet one of the following academic requirements:

    1. Graduate from a HOPE eligible high school with a 3.0 using the HOPE grade point average calculation. For more details, click here.
 

  • Complete a HOPE eligible home study program with a 3.0 using the HOPE grade point average calculation. For more details, click here.
  • Graduate from an ineligible high school, complete an ineligible home study program, or earn a GED, on or after July 1, 2014 and score in the national composite 80th percentile or higher on the SAT or ACT prior to graduation, home study completion date or GED test date. For more details, click here.
  • Graduate from an ineligible high school or complete an ineligible home study program, and then earn a 3.0 grade point average on 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of college degree-level coursework. This option allows for payment of the first 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours after they are taken. For more details, click here.
  • Earn a 3.0 grade point average at the college level on degree coursework after attempting 30, 60, or 90 semester hours or 45, 90, or 135 quarter hours, regardless of high school graduation status. For more details, click here.

    2. Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at a public or private HOPE eligible college and university in Georgia.
 

    3. Meet additional rigor requirements, beginning with students graduating from high school on or after May 1, 2015.
 

AND:

 

State Programs Eligibility

  1. Meet U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements;
  2. Be a legal resident of Georgia;
  3. Be registered with Selective Service, if required;
  4. Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the college;
  5. Not be in default or owe a refund due on a student financial aid program;
  6. Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990.


Award Amounts

Please review the HOPE Scholarship Award Chart to determine your scholarship award amount.

Students that meet all eligibility requirements and are attending an eligible public college or university receive a HOPE award amount, to be applied toward standard undergraduate tuition, up to a maximum of 15 hours, for the specific number of hours enrolled, whether full time or part time.

Students that meet all eligibility requirements and are attending an eligible private college or university receive a HOPE award amount, to be applied toward standard undergraduate tuition, up to a maximum of 12 hours, based on a half-time or full-time enrollment status.

 

Award Limits


A college degree-seeking student is ineligible for the HOPE Scholarship if he or she has:

  • Received payment from any combination of HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarships, HOPE or Zell Miller Grants, and Accel (through Spring term 2011) Program funds totaling 127 semester (190 quarter) hours of credit; or
  • Attempted 127 semester (190 quarter) hours of college degree credit, regardless of whether or not HOPE funds were received while attempting the hours; or
  • Earned a baccalaureate (four-year) degree, regardless of whether or not HOPE funds were received while earning the degree, or
  • Reached the seven year expiration of eligibility date. Click here for more information.

HOPE Scholarship recipients attending East Georgia State College as a transient student should contact their home institution financial aid office for necessary paperwork and instruction.

 

Georgia's Zell Miller Scholarship Program Overview

Overview

Georgia's Zell Miller Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarship provides money to assist students with their educational costs of attending a Zell Miller eligible college located in Georgia.

 

 

Zell Miller Specific Eligibility


To receive Zell Miller Scholarship funding, students must meet all HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements and:

    1. Meet one of the following academic requirements:

  • Graduate from an eligible high school as the valedictorian or the salutatorian. Click here for more information.
     
  • Graduate from an eligible high school with a minimum 3.7 grade point average combined with a minimum score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT test or a minimum composite score of 26 on the ACT test in a single national test administration. Click here for more information.
     
  • Complete an eligible home study program with a 3.7 grade point average combined with a minimum score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT or a minimum composite score of 26 on the ACT in a single national test administration. Click here for more information.
     
  • Complete an ineligible home study program with a minimum score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT test or a minimum composite score of 26 on the ACT test in a single national test administration, and then earn a 3.3 grade point average on 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of college degree-level coursework taken after home study completion. This option allows retroactive payment of the first 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours after they are taken. Click here for more information.
     
  • Enroll in an eligible post-secondary institution in 2007 or later, as a freshman, meeting one of the academic qualifications listed above and earn a 3.3 cumulative grade point average at the most recent Zell Miller Scholarship checkpoint. Click here for more information.
     

    2. Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at a Zell Miller eligible college or university  in Georgia.
 

    3. Meet additional rigor requirements, beginning with students graduating from high school on or after May 1, 2015.


AND:


State Programs Eligibility

  1. Meet U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirement.
  2. Be a legal resident of Georgia.
  3. Be registered with Selective Service, if required.
  4. Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the college.
  5. Not be in default or owe a refund due on a student financial aid program.
  6. Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990.


Award Amounts


Please review the Zell Miller Award Chart  to determine your scholarship award amount.

The Zell Miller Scholarship award varies and depends on the type of institution you are attending and your specific hours of enrollment.

Students that meet all eligibility requirements, and are attending an eligible public college or university, receive a Zell Miller award amount to be applied toward standard undergraduate tuition, up to a maximum of 15 hours, for the specific number of hours enrolled, whether full time or part time.

Students that meet all eligibility requirements and are attending private colleges or universities, receive a Zell Miller award amount to be applied toward standard undergraduate tuition up to a maximum of 12 hours, based on a half-time or full-time enrollment status.

 

Award Limits


A college degree-seeking student is ineligible for the Zell Miller Scholarship if the student has:

  • Received payment from any combination of HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarships, HOPE or Zell Miller Grants, and Accel Program (through spring term 2011) funds totaling 127 semester (190 quarter) hours of credit; or
  • Attempted 127 semester (190 quarter) hours of college degree credit, regardless of whether or not Zell Miller funds were received while attempting the hours; or
  • Earned a baccalaureate (four-year) degree, regardless of whether or not Zell Miller funds were received while earning the degree; or
  • Reached the seven year expiration of eligibility date. Click here for more information.

 

 

ACCEL Program

Program Type

Non-Need Based Grant

Purpose

The Accel program is for students at eligible high schools that wish to take college level coursework for credit towards both high school and college graduation requirements. Eligible students must meet certain criteria, explained below. The program is offered during the fall, winter, and spring terms of the school year.

 

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for the ACCEL program, a student must:

  1. Be a high school student seeking a high school diploma from a public or private secondary educational institution, including unaccredited home study or home school programs;
  2. Be enrolled in an eligible college or university or public technical college as a dual credit student taking approved college degree-level coursework
  3. Meet U.S. citizenship requirements, as explained in the ACCEL program regulations;
  4. Be a legal resident of Georgia;
  5. Be registered with Selective Service, if required;
  6. Not be in default or owe a refund on any student financial aid program;
  7. Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990;

Award Amount
Students that meet all eligibility requirements receive an ACCEL award amount to be applied toward standard undergraduate tuition. Students attending private colleges or universities receive an ACCEL award amount, to be applied toward standard undergraduate tuition, based on the number of hours of enrollment.  To determine your ACCEL award amount, please review this
chart.

Course Directory
Upon choosing a Georgia eligible postsecondary institution to attend select college equivalent courses from the ACCEL course listing found here:
Approved Core Courses for the ACCEL Program.

 

Application Procedure

Students who attend an eligible high school that doesn't have access to transmit transcripts electronically or participate in the GAMES Academy or the Advanced Academy of Georgia must complete the paper ACCEL application  .
Students who attend an eligible high school which has access to transmit electronically should complete the online ACCEL Program Application.
 

Impact on HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship Eligibility

• All hours paid for by the ACCEL program through Spring term 2011 will be included in the combined paid-hours limit of 127 semester/190 quarter hours, which includes payments from the HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, HOPE   Grant, and ACCEL programs.
• Hours taken and paid for by the ACCEL program beginning in Fall 2011 will not be counted in the combined paid-hours limit for HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, and HOPE Grant.
• Once a student has reached the combined paid-hours limit of 127 semester hours or 190 quarter hours for payment received from a combination of ACCEL, HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship or HOPE Grant programs, that student is no  longer eligible to continue to receive payment.

 

HOPE GED Grant

Georgia's HOPE GED Grant is available to students who earned a General Education Development (GED/high school equivalency) diploma awarded by the Technical College System of Georgia after June 30, 1993.

 

 

The grant provides a one-time $500 HOPE award that can be used towards tuition, books or other educational costs at an eligible public technical college or public or private college or university. Full-time enrollment is not required. Students must use their HOPE GED Grant award within 24 months of the date of their GED diploma. For more information, please review the HOPE GED Grant regulations.

All four HOPE programs require students to meet basic requirements.

An eligible student must:

  1. Meet HOPE's U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements;
  2. Be a legal resident of Georgia;
  3. Meet enrollment requirements;
  4. Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements;
  5. Meet academic achievement standards required by the program or the college;
  6. Be in good standing on all student loans or other financial aid programs;
  7. Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990;
  8. Not have exceeded the maximum award limits for any HOPE program.

 

Public Safety Memorial Grant

Program Type

Non-Need Based Grant

Purpose

Provides grant funds to the dependent children of Georgia Public Safety Officers who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. Funds may be used towards the cost of attendance at eligible colleges, universities, or technical colleges in Georgia.


Eligibility

  1. Be the dependent child of a Georgia Public Safety Officer who was permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty;
  2. Be a U.S. citizen or national of the U.S. or have evidence from INS of eligible permanent resident alien status;
  3. Be a legal resident of Georgia 12 months prior to receiving aid;
  4. Be enrolled in a Georgia public or private college, university or technical college as a full-time (12 hours) undergraduate and or graduate student seeking a college degree or technical certificate/diploma;
  5. Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements;
  6. Maintain satisfactory academic progress, as defined by the college.
  7. Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990;
  8. Not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program;

Value

Recipients receive an award that covers their total cost of attendance, minus any other student financial aid, at an eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia, not to exceed $18,000 per award year.
 

Application Procedure

If you believe you are eligible to receive the Public Safety Memorial Grant (PSMG), the following information will assist you:

  1. Complete a Public Safety Memorial Grant application by filling out the paper application. Click Application for the link.
  2. Once you have completed the application, your college will certify your eligibility to GSFC.
  3. You will be asked to submit documentation regarding the accident or incident resulting in death or disability to GSFC.
  4. GSFC will notify you when processing is complete and the award is being made.
  5. You must reapply each year.

Other Information

Recipients are eligible to receive payment for a maximum of eight semesters or 12 quarters of undergraduate study.

 

Georgia's HERO Scholarship Program

Program Type

Non-need Based Scholarship

Purpose

To provide educational scholarship assistance to members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reservists who served in combat zones, and the children and the spouses of such members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reserves.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for a Georgia's HERO Scholarship, you must meet the requirements of one of the following four categories:

  1.  Be an active member of the Georgia National Guard or U.S. Military Reserves who is a Georgia resident and was deployed outside the United States for active duty service to a location designated as a combat zone and served in such combat zone for at least 181 cumulative days, beginning on or after February 1, 2003, or served less than 181 cumulative days in a combat zone, beginning on or after February 1, 2003, but was evacuated because of severe injuries.
  2.  Be the child of a parent who was a member of the Georgia National Guard or U.S. Military Reserves and a Georgia resident when he or she was deployed outside of the United States for active duty service to a location designated as a combat zone and served in such combat zone for at least 181 cumulative days, beginning on or after February 1, 2003, or served less than 181 cumulative days in a combat zone, beginning on or after February 1, 2003, but was evacuated because of severe injuries. Such child must have been born prior to the qualifying term of service or within nine months of the beginning of the qualifying term of service and must have been 25 years of age or younger during the qualifying term of service.
  3. Be the child of a parent who was a member of the Georgia National Guard or U.S. Military Reserves and a Georgia resident when he or she was deployed outside of the United States for active duty service to a location designated as a combat zone, beginning on or after February 1, 2003, and who was killed while serving in such combat zone, or died or became 100% disabled as a result of injuries received in such combat zone. Such child must have been born prior to the qualifying term of service or within nine months of the beginning of the qualifying term of service and must have been 25 years of age or younger during the qualifying term of service.
  4. Be the spouse of a former member of the Georgia National Guard or U.S. Military Reserves who was a Georgia resident when he or she was deployed outside of the United States for active duty service to a location designated as a combat zone, beginning on or after February 1, 2003, and who was killed while serving in such combat zone, or died or became 100% disabled as a result of injuries received in such combat zone.

Award Amount

Eligible recipients may receive up to $2,000 per academic school year. Award amounts are prorated for school terms in which recipients are enrolled for less than full time (12 hours).

Students who meet the above eligibility requirements in categories 1, 3 or 4 may receive up to $8,000 for the equivalent of four academic years of study.

Students who meet the above eligibility requirements in category 2 may receive up to $2,000 per academic year for each qualifying term of service of at least 181 cumulative days, or for a qualifying term of service of less than 181 cumulative days if the parent was evacuated because of severe injuries.

Students in category 2 gain eligibility for $2,000 per qualifying term of service, for a maximum of four qualifying terms of service, not to exceed a total of $8,000 for the equivalent of four academic years of study.


Approved Institutions

Recipients must attend an institution that is a unit of the University System of Georgia, or the Technical College System of Georgia, or an eligible private/independent college or university in Georgia.

View a list of HERO eligible institutions.


Application Procedure

Applicants must file an application for the initial HERO Scholarship award no later than two years after gaining eligibility.  A renewal application must be completed each academic  year.

Download a HERO application.

Career Services - EGSC Alumni

The Office of Career Services is proud to offer the following services to EGSC Alumni:

Career Counseling    Appointment

Choosing a career path can be a daunting task. Career Services staff is here to help. If you need help choosing a career path or preparing for employment, contact Career Services and schedule an appointment with our staff. A typical career counseling session lasts 30 - 60 minutes. 

Job Application Assistance   Walk-In

According to employers, your job application is just as important as your resume. If you have any questions or concerns, stop by Career Services during business hours. Please bring a copy of the application, if possible.

Cover Letter and Resume Review  Walk-In | Appointment

Your cover letter and resume are important pieces to landing an interview. Email your cover letter and resume to Career Services at careerservices@ega.edu, or stop by during business hours, for a detailed critique. Templates and other resources are also available.

Mock Interviews  Appointment

Are you feeling nervous about an upcoming interview? Schedule a mock interview with Career Services to build confidence and rehearse your responses.

Job Fairs  Walk-In

Career Services hosts two job fairs each year. Come dressed to impress and network with top companies/organizations. To learn how to prepare for the fair, visit Career Services during business hours.

Workshops

Career Services hosts a variety of career development workshops designed to address the needs of both students and alumni. Look for emails and posters to learn more about upcoming events.

 

Employers

Employers: Post a Job

Bobcat Career Link

Employers: Post an Internship

Bobcat Career Link

Employers: Recruit On Campus

Career Services will begin to hosts the “Employer Spotlight Series” in Fall of 2014.  These events provide employers with an opportunity to interact directly with students on campus.  Only one employer participates at a time.  Time slots are generally available weekly between 11:30 and 1:00pm in the Jam Center (EGSC-Swainsboro) or the Atrium (EGSC-Statesboro).  Contact Career Services for more information.

 

Student Programs and Services

Career Counseling    Appointment

Choosing a career path can be a daunting task. Career Services staff is here to help. If you need help choosing a career path or preparing for employment, contact Career Services and schedule an appointment with our staff. A typical career counseling session lasts 30 - 60 minutes. 

Job Application Assistance   Walk-In

According to employers, your job application is just as important as your resume. If you have any questions or concerns, stop by Career Services during business hours. Please bring a copy of the application, if possible.

Cover Letter and Resume Review  Walk-In | Appointment

Your cover letter and resume are important pieces to landing an interview. Email your cover letter and resume to Career Services at careerservices@ega.edu, or stop by during business hours, for a detailed critique. Templates and other resources are also available.

Mock Interviews  Appointment

Are you feeling nervous about an upcoming interview? Schedule a mock interview with Career Services to build confidence and rehearse your responses.

Job Fairs  Walk-In

Career Services hosts two job fairs each year. Come dressed to impress and network with top companies/organizations. To learn how to prepare for the fair, visit Career Services during business hours.

Workshops

Career Services hosts a variety of career development workshops designed to address the needs of both students and alumni. Look for emails and posters to learn more about upcoming events.

Social Media Hub

This is an exclusive list of EGSC social media networks. All other social networks not listed are not officially EGSC. If you believe this is in error or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marketing and Community Relations.

EGSC Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Pinterest Instagram foursquare
EGSC-Statesboro Facebook            
EGSC-Augusta Facebook            
ACE - Augusta Facebook            
Admissions Facebook            
Alumni Facebook            
EGSC Art Facebook            
Athletics Facebook Twitter          
Bobcat Villas Facebook            
Costa Rica Facebook            
Disc Golf Facebook            
Financial Aid Facebook            
Library           Instagram  
Learning Commons Facebook            
Residence Hall Association           Instagram  
Student Ambassadors Facebook            
Student Government Association Facebook            
Student Life Facebook            
EGSC Success Facebook            

 

 

Viewbook

You will be redirected to the EGSC Viewbook. If the page does not refresh please follow this link to the EGSC Viewbook.

Financial Aid - Professional Judgment/Dependency Override

PURPOSE

The law governing the FSA programs is based on the premise that the family is the first source of the student’s support, and the law provides several criteria that decide if the student is considered independent of his/her parents for aid eligibility. 

Note that a student reaching the age of 18 or 21 or living apart from her parents does not affect her dependency status.  If a student is considered a dependent of his parents, their income and assets must be included on the FAFSA.  The CPS will calculate a parent contribution and add it to the student’s contribution to derive an EFC.

In unusual cases an aid administrator can determine that a student who doesn’t meet any of the independence criteria should still be treated as an independent student.

 

PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT

IN GENERAL—Nothing in this part shall be interpreted as limiting the authority of the financial aid administrator, on the basis of adequate documentation, to make adjustments on a case-by-case basis to the cost of attendance or the values of the data items required to calculate the expected student or parent contribution (or both) to allow for treatment of an individual eligible applicant with special circumstances. However, this authority shall not be construed to permit aid administrators to deviate from the contributions expected in the absence of special circumstances. Special circumstances may include tuition expenses at an elementary or secondary school, medical, dental, or nursing home expenses not covered by insurance, unusually high child care or dependent care costs, recent unemployment of a family member or an independent student, a student or family member who is a dislocated worker (as defined in section 101 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998), the number of parents enrolled at least half time in a degree, certificate, or other program leading to a recognized educational credential at an institution with a program participation agreement under section 487, a change in housing status that results in an individual being homeless (as defined in section 103 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act), or other changes in a family’s income, a family’s assets or a student’s status. Special circumstances shall be conditions that differentiate an individual student from a class of students rather than conditions that exist across a class of students. Adequate documentation for such adjustments shall substantiate such special circumstances of individual students. In addition, nothing in this title shall be interpreted as limiting the authority of the student financial aid administrator in such cases (1) to request and use supplementary information about the financial status or personal circumstances of eligible applicants in selecting recipients and determining the amount of awards under this title, or (2) to offer a dependent student financial assistance under section 428H or a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan without requiring the parents of such student to file the financial aid form prescribed under section 483 if the student financial aid administrator verifies that the parent or parents of such student have ended financial support of such student and refuse to file such form. No student or parent shall be charged a fee for collecting, processing, or delivering such supplementary information.

 

Students Without Parental Support


Students whose parents refuse to support them are not eligible for a dependency override, but they may be able to receive unsubsidized Stafford loans only. For a student to be eligible for this provision (the text of which is in the “Professional judgment” margin note on page 114), you must get documentation (1) that his parents refuse to complete his FAFSA and (2) that they do not and will not provide any financial support to him. Include the date support ended. If the parents refuse to sign and date a statement to this effect, you must get documentation from a third party (the student himself is not sufficient), such as a teacher, counselor, cleric, or court.
As noted in the next section, this situation does not justify a dependency override. But as with overrides, resolving the situation is at your discretion. If you decide that a student falls into this category, you must document your decision and ensure that the student submits a FAFSA and passes all the eligibility matches. The result will be a rejected application with no EFC. You can then award the student unsubsidized Stafford loans up to the maximum the student would normally be eligible for depending on his grade level (but not the amount a student can get when his parent is unable to get a PLUS loan).

 

DEPENDENCY OVERRIDES


A financial aid administrator (FAA) may do dependency overrides on a case-by-case basis for students with unusual circumstances. If the FAA determines that an override is appropriate, she must write a statement detailing the determination and must include the statement and supporting documentation in the student’s file. However, none of the conditions listed below, singly or in combination, qualify as unusual circumstances meriting a dependency override:


1. Parents refuse to contribute to the student’s education.
2. Parents are unwilling to provide information on the FAFSA or for verification.
3. Parents do not claim the student as a dependent for income tax purposes.
4. Student demonstrates total self-sufficiency.


Unusual Circumstances

Unusual Circumstances do include (and may cause any of the above conditions) abandonment by parents, an abusive family environment that threatens the student’s health or safety, or the student being unable to locate his parents. In such cases a dependency override might be warranted.  The presence of these conditions would not disqualify a student from being an unaccompanied youth who is homeless or self-supporting and at risk of being homeless. Such a student who is too old (i.e., is 22 or 23) to be a “youth” would merit a dependency override.  An FAA may, without gathering documentation, use an override that another school granted in the same award year. However, overrides do not carry over from one year to the next; the FAA must reaffirm each year that the unusual circumstances persist and an override is still justified.
A third party that knows the student’s situation—such as a teacher, counselor, medical authority, member of the clergy, prison administrator, government agency, or court—should establish the unusual circumstances. Evidence can be a signed letter or an official document, such as a court order. If third party documentation is truly not available, the school may—though it is not required to—accept a signed and dated statement from the student or a family member detailing the unusual circumstances. Such a statement should be a last resort.

 

Unable to Provide Parental Data


FAFSA on the Web allows students to indicate that they believe they have special circumstances that prevent them from providing parent information. A student who indicates this is thoroughly informed about what warrants a dependency override and what the results will be for his application. If he persists through those screens and does not include parent data, he will get a rejected ISIR that will have the special circumstances flag set. You will have to review the student’s situation and determine if he: is an unaccompanied homeless individual, merits a dependency override, must instead provide parent data, or should be permitted to borrow only unsubsidized Stafford loans because he can document that his parents have refused to support him and to provide their information on his FAFSA. In the last case he does not receive a dependency override.

Study Abroad Committee

Purpose and Functions: The purpose of the Study Abroad Committee is to promote artistic, intellectual, personal, and cultural growth of students and faculty at the College through the
study abroad experience. This may be accomplished by establishing new study abroad programs and supporting existing programs within the university System of Georgia. Its
functions are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose, review approval requests for new study abroad programs of the College, evaluate
existing programs, and review program locations as necessary, and to make recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.


Membership:
Chair: elected by the Committee from its members
One faculty member from each academic division nominated by each Division and
elected by the faculty
One member from Student Affairs
One member from Business Affairs
One member from External Affairs

Promotion and Tenure Review Committee

Purpose and Functions: The purpose of the Promotion and Tenure Committee is to receive and review formal applications for tenure and promotion. Its functions are to recommend policies
and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose; review the formal portfolios; add its recommendation to that of the faculty member’s Division Chair of direct supervisor; and
forward the portfolios and the recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.  The committee will notify the faculty member and the appropriate Division Chair or direct
supervisor as to its action on the application. Members will serve a three-year term and Division Chairs will not be eligible for appointment to this committee. The Vice President for
Academic Affairs will select a temporary replacement for any member of the Review Committee who is applying for promotion or tenure.

Membership:
Chair: selected by the Vice President of Academic Affairs from its members;
One tenured faculty member from each academic division selected by the vice president
for academic affairs

Library Committee

Purposes and Functions: The purpose of the Library Committee is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Library Director, act as a liaison between East Georgia State College faculty and the library, and to provide a faculty perspective on library budgetary matters. Its functions are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose, make recommendations concerning collection development, foster communication with the rest of campus regarding the library’s goals and objectives, and guide the general direction for the development of all library resources.

Membership:
Chair: Library Director;
One faculty member from each academic division, nominated by each division and elected by the faculty of that division;
In the event that all sites are not represented from each division, an additional representative will be nominated by the faculty at-large from the site lacking representation.

Minutes:

November 24, 2014

Academic Policies and Curriculum Committee

Purposes and Functions: The purposes of the Academic Policies and curriculum Committee are
to establish the academic goals and maintain high academic standards of the College and to
assure that the curriculum meets emerging needs of the college community, meets accreditation
standards, and complies with USG policies and procedures. Its functions are to recommend
policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purposes; study and
enumerate the academic goals of the college, make recommendations to the faculty on matters
of academic policy; and recommend approval of courses and programs of study pursuant to its
policies and procedures.

Membership

  • Chair: Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Each Division Chair
  • One faculty member from each academic division, nominated by each division and elected by the faculty of that division
  • President and Vice President of Student Government Association

Minutes

Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association is an organization advocating for the interests and welfare of on campus students and building community between on campus and commuter students. RHA provides opportunities for personal growth through leadership development and programming initiatives.

RHA meets the first Monday of each month in the Jean and L.C. "Shot" Strange Clubhouse behind Bobcat Villas at 7 pm

 

2014-15 Officers:

President-Maurice Brantley

Vice President-Kanston McIver

Secretary/Treasurer-Adonis Jordan

Marketing Chair-Keshon Hinkins

 

Past Events have included:

Breast Cancer Awareness Blitz, "Scare Yourself" Halloween Party, Pink and White Affair, Super Bowl Party, Dance Central competition

 

Come join us and make EGSC your "home away from home!"

 

 


CPR Training

 

 

Game Room in the Clubhouse

Connections - Thank you for your submission!

We will contact you soon to let you know if you're proposal has been selected.

Connections: A Conference of Critical Thinking

The Art of Critical Thinking

 

If you have any questions feel free to contact:


  • Mary K. Whitaker

    Kathy Whitaker

    Humanities

    Assistant Professor - Tenure Tk

    Phone: 912-623-2441

    Email:

    Campus: Statesboro


  • Karen D. Curl

    Karen Curl

    Business Affairs

    Facilities Coordinator

    Phone: 478-289-2122

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


Clery Annual Security Report

Clery Act Crime Statistics

Archive

Campus Holidays

2014  - 15 Winter Break Holidays

Wednesday - Friday December 24-26  
Monday - Wednesday December 29-31 (Requires 8 hours annual leave)
Thursday, Friday January 1, 2 (Requires 8 hours annual leave)

 

2015 - 16 Winter Break Holidays

Wednesday - Friday December 23-25  
Monday - Thursday December 28-31 (Requires 16 hours annual leave)
Friday January 1  

 

Connections 3: A Conference of Critical Thinking

Connections 3: A Conference of Critical Thinking

"The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks but in how it thinks." – Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian

April 10, 2015
9:30am - 4:00pm

Connections Registration Form

Enter the Connecting Students Critical Thinking Essay Contest

Join East Georgia State College for its third annual Critical Thinking Conference! Critical thinking is an important aspect of education across disciplines, and many institutions are working to promote and focus on integration of critical thinking exercises in their curriculum. Today it has moved beyond the traditional formal reasoning to incorporate the skills necessary to maneuver through modern information overload such as problem solving, communication, and creativity. This is arguably one of the most important skills students can learn, and it can be applied to every discipline. At East Georgia State College, promotion of critical thinking is an important component of the curriculum, and this conference was organized to allow educators to share both research and practical applications of critical thinking in the classroom.

Call for Papers

We are currently taking proposals for conference presentations, and invite you to submit your work. Proposals should be no more than 250 words, and final presentations should be no more than 20 minutes reading time in length (approximately 10 typed, double-spaced pages). Please submit your proposals by Monday, April 6th. Send a proposal for consideration in this conference through the Proposal Submission Form.

Conference Specifics

Connections will be held at the Swainsboro campus of East Georgia State College located at 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA  30401. The conference is free. The Campus Café will be open for lunch on your own. A menu will be provided at registration to pre-order lunch. These orders will be ready at lunch time for pick-up at the Campus Café counter. Student presentations will be made in the cafeteria next to the Campus Cafe during lunch.

Connections Registration Form

For more information, contact:


  • Mary K. Whitaker

    Kathy Whitaker

    Humanities

    Assistant Professor - Tenure Tk

    Phone: 912-623-2441

    Email:

    Campus: Statesboro


  • Angelia B. Williams

    Angie Williams

    President's Office

    Event Coordinator

    Phone: 478-289-2367

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


Office of Student Conduct - Welcome

Welcome from the office of Student Conduct at East Georgia State College.  We are excited that you have chosen to complete your educational degree at EGSC.  Our goal is to provide a comfortable and structured atmosphere in order for you to be successful in completing your degree.  In order for this to occur, EGSC has established a “Student Code of Conduct”.  It is your responsibility to review and  understand the “Code of Conduct”.  Once you become an EGSC student, you are held accountable for upholding the academic and behavioral standards set forth by the Code of Conduct.   Our expectation of all EGSC students are to adopt “an informed set of ethics and values” that will contribute to the college and your success.

Information regarding the Office of Student Conduct:

 

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday  from 8:00am – 5:00pm

(with the exception of holidays observed as noted on the college’s Academic Calendar)

Swainsboro Office – Jean Anderson Morgan (JAM), Student Activities Center, Room B113B

Fax: 478-289-2118

 

Confidentiality

All of the services provided by the Office of Student Conduct are confidential.  Our staff adheres to professional, legal and ethical guidelines that protect your personal information.  This means any information about your contact with our office will not become part of your academic record and cannot be released to any office or individual without your consent. Our primary goal is to maintain your personal safety as well as the safety of others, and in the event that we believe confidentiality must be breached, we will make every attempt to discuss this with you prior to doing so.

 

Staff


  • Sherrie Helms

    Sherrie Helms

    Student Conduct

    Director of Student Conduct

    Phone: 478-289-2360

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


Critical Thinking Activities

NanoDays 2015

Celebrate NanoDays 2015 at East Georgia State College!

 

Retro Jam Spring 2015

Retro Jam Spring 2015

 

Cat Tales - EGSC Statesboro

Cat Tales - EGSC Statesboro

 

English Country Dance 2014

English Country Dance 2014

Policy Archives

This page contains college policy no  longer in effect. Current policies can be found on the Policy and Procedures page.

General Information about the College

Section 1: Overview and Scope of Manual

Section 2: Institutional Organization and Governance

Section 3: Academic Affairs

The following policies or policy revisions were adopted by the President’s Cabinet and/or Faculty Senate, as appropriate, are effective as of the date each was adopted as noted on the first page of the policy, are not contained in the Faculty Handbook 12/13/2013 document and are posted below for convenience.

Section 4: Student Affairs

Student Handbook 11/20/13

Student Handbook 11/27/12

The following policies or policy revisions were adopted by the President's Cabinet since the 11/27/12 revision of the Student Handbook linked above. The below policies are effective as of the date each was adopted, as noted on first page of the policy.

Section 5: External Affairs

Section 6: Intellectual Property

Section 7: Business Affairs

Section 8: Human Resources

The following policies have been adopted by the President's Cabinet and are not included in the 11/26/2012 revision of the Employee Handbook linked above:

Section 9: Facilities

Section 10: Institutional Records

Section 11: Information Technology

Section 12: General Policies and Procedures

Section 13: Safety and Security

Section 14: Modifications to these Policies and Procedures

Section 15: East Georgia State College Foundation

Glossary

Online Courses and D2L

GA View D2L FAQ and Links to Useful Information:

Common issues that cause problems when using Ga View D2L:

  • Check your computer's date, time and time zone settings to make sure they are accurate / correct. If your computer's clock is more than 5 minutes off from the Georgia View Vista server you will have timeout issues and problems submitting work.
  • Java - It is recommend you uninstall all version of Java except 1.6.0.20 when possible. Having multiple version of Java installed can cause problems when using GA View D2L.
  • Turn off all toolbars / plugins in your browser that you do not need.  90% of all Georgia View D2L issues are issues due to toolbars installed in your browser.
  • Add https://ega.view.usg.edu into your browsers "Trusted Sites" (IE Only).

 

Vision Series Committee

Vision Series Committee

Purpose and Functions:  The purpose of the Vision Series Committee is to advise the President and the Director of the Vision Series as needed to assure that the series continues to be a focal point for the intellectual life of the College and the community.  Its function shall be to provide input concerning speakers, performers and presenters and the logistics of the series as needed.

Membership:
• Chair, Director of the Vision Series;
• President of the College;
• The Chairs of the three Academic Divisions of the College; and,
• Three – five additional members designated by the Chair upon consultation with the President and the principal donor for the series and including at least one faculty member, one student and one community member.

Minutes:
 

Grievance Committee (formerly called the Board of Review)

Grievance Committee (formerly called Board of Review)

Purpose and Functions:  The purpose of the grievance committee shall be to provide a formal method for resolving work-place disputes involving one or more of the college’s employees including student employees, faculty members and staff members. The grievance procedure is designed to be used only when the employee’s resort to first- and second-line supervisors has failed to resolve the conflict. If the parties to the dispute have elected to use the Conflict Resolution Committee described above, the grievance policy shall not be used to resolve the dispute unless the Conflict Resolution Process has been completed and the parties have failed to accept the outcome of that process.

The functions of the committee are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose and to hear disputes and to recommend a resolution of those disputes to the President.

The Grievance Committee will consider disputes under the circumstances defined in the “Grievance Policy” for faculty, staff and student employees, and the “Dismissals, Demotions and Suspensions Policy” for classified staff, as stated in the Board of Regents Human Resource Administrative Practice Manual. A grievance will not be available to dispute student matters outside the employment relationship, promotion and tenure decisions, non-renewal of contracts, performance evaluations, hiring decisions, classification appeals, challenges to salary decisions, challenges to transfers or reassignments, termination or layoff because of lack of work or elimination of position, investigations or decisions reached under the EGSC Harassment Policy, and normal supervisory counseling.

Membership: Annually, the Chair and Vice Chair shall be elected by the Faculty.  The Chair and Vice Chair shall be members of each committee formed to address a specific grievance.    In addition, the President shall appoint three other individuals to the committee formed to hear any particular grievance.  This shall include one faculty member, one staff member and one classified employee.

Minutes:
 

Emergency Response Committee

Emergency Response Committee

Purpose and Functions:  The purpose of the Emergency Response Committee is to safeguard the college community and facilities against potential threats and other situations that threaten the safety/security of the College by the establishment of procedures for communication, command-and-control, effective coordination and use of institution and community resources, in response to an actual or potential threat, disaster, or hazardous event.  The functions of the committee are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose and to initiate an Operations Continuity plan for all College operations, including the review of existing policies and procedures and drafting amendments as needed.

Membership:
• Chair, President;
• Academic Affairs;
• Student Affairs;
• Business Affairs;
• Chief of Staff/Legal Counsel;
• Information Technology;
• External Affairs;
• Facilities;
• Public Safety;
• EGSC – Statesboro; and
• EGSC – Augusta.

Minutes:
 

Conflict Resolution Committee

Conflict Resolution Committee

Purpose and Functions:  The purpose of the Conflict Resolution Committee is to provide a non-binding and voluntary mediation process for work-related disputes involving one or more of the college’s employees including student employees, faculty members and staff members. It is designed to be used only when the employee’s resort to first- and second-line supervisors has failed to resolve the conflict.  If any party to the dispute chooses not to participate, this Conflict Resolution Committee is not available as a dispute resolution mechanism and the parties to the dispute shall have access to any other process applicable to that dispute as provided by the Board of Regents policy, these statutes or the Policy and Procedure Manual of the College.

The functions of the committee are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purposes and to hear disputes and to recommend a resolution of those disputes to the parties and the President.  In the event the Committee determines it is unable to hear a particular dispute a conflict of interest, appearance of a conflict of interest or other appropriate reason, the dispute may be heard by an individual qualified as a mediator under standards established by the University System of Georgia.

Conflicts involving student matters outside the employment relationship, promotion, tenure, salary and non-renewal of contracts shall be not be appropriate for the consideration by the Conflict Resolution Committee.

Membership:  The Conflict Resolution Committee shall be composed of five individuals appointed by the President on an annual basis.  The committee shall include at least one faculty member, one student, one administrator and one classified employee.

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Behavioral Recommendation Team

Behavioral Recommendation Team

Purpose and Functions: The purpose of the Behavioral Recommendation Team (BRT) is to provide support and behavioral response to students, faculty and staff displaying varying levels of concerning behaviors indicative of a non-emergency mental health crisis. The function of the BRT is to review reported cases and coordinate internal and external resources to develop an action plan for the student, faculty or staff. Additionally, the BRT will monitor the progress of the student, faculty or staff throughout the action plan, including regular meetings with the Student Conduct Officer, as needed. The BRT is not intended to resolve workplace disputes or classroom situations which do not present a threat of imminent harm to faculty, staff or students and which may be resolved by normal supervisory controls or use of voluntary dispute resolution mechanisms. The function of the committee is to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose and to make recommendations to the appropriate resource departments on campus about action to be taken in specific cases to improve the behavioral outcome of the faculty, staff or student.

Membership:
Chair, Director of Counseling and Disability Services;
EGSC Counselor;
Academic Affairs;
Chief of Staff/Legal Counsel;
East Georgia State College – Statesboro,
East Georgia State College - Augusta;
Public Safety;
Housing;
Director of Student Conduct, and
One faculty member elected by the Faculty.

Minutes:
December 2, 2014

Student Fee Committee

Student Fee Committee

Purpose and Functions:  The purpose of the committee is to ensure that all “mandatory student fees are used exclusively to support the institution’s mission to enrich the educational, institutional, and cultural experience of students”.   The functions of the committee are to provide advice and counsel to the president on any institution proposals to increase mandatory fees, establish new mandatory fees, or change the purpose of an existing mandatory fee and to review the proposed budgets and make recommendations to the president regarding the adoption of the budgets.


Membership: (The committee must be comprised of at least fifty percent students and include a minimum of four students):

• Students appointed by the Student Government Association (minimum of 4, maximum 15) to include representation from each campus
• Student Government Association Advisor
The Cabinet may from time to time create additional subcommittees or ad hoc committees as necessary and proper to carry out its purposes.

Minutes:
 

Student Employment Review Committee

Student Employment Review Committee

Purpose and Functions:  The purpose of the Student Employment Review Committee is to ensure a fair allocation of student worker positions within the institution.  Its functions are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose and to review requests for student workers and assign workers to various departments based on need and budgetary considerations.

Membership:
• Chair, Director of Human Resources;
• Vice President for Business Affairs;
• Associate Professor of Business and Director of Institutional Research;
• Financial Aid; and,
• One faculty member elected by the Faculty.

Minutes:
 

Student Affairs Committee

Student Affairs Committee

Purpose and Functions:  The purpose of the Student Affairs Committee is to promote and maintain the welfare of the student body and effective and desirable faculty-student relations. Its functions are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose and to develop the annual student activity budget as submitted to the Board of Regents.

Membership: 
• Chair, Vice President for Student Affairs;
• Three Student Affairs Staff members appointed by the Vice-President for Student Affairs;
• One faculty member elected by the faculty; and,
• Three students appointed by the Student Government Association.
 

Minutes:
 

Scholarship Committee

Scholarship Committee

Purpose and Functions:  The purpose of the Scholarship Committee is to formulate and maintain standards for the award and administration of scholarships as necessary to maintain an excellent learning environment.  Its functions are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose, evaluate applications received for scholarships based on criteria  recommended by the committee, and make recommendations concerning worthy recipients for these scholarships.

Membership:
• Chair, Director of Financial Aid;
• External Affairs;
• Academic Affairs;
• Business Affairs; and,
• One faculty member elected by the Faculty.

Minutes:
 

Judicial Committee

Judicial Committee

Purpose and Functions:  The purposes of the Judicial Committee are to maintain standards for student behavior and academic honesty as necessary to assure an excellent learning environment and to provide any student who is determined to have violated the Student Code of Conduct an avenue for due process consideration of the violations of which they are accused.  Its function are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose, and to establish and maintain faculty/student hearing panels to hear individual cases as provided in those policies and procedures.

Membership:
• Chair, Director of Student Conduct;
• Academic Affairs;
• Two faculty members elected by the faculty; and,
• One student appointed by the Student Government Association.

Minutes:

April 24, 2015

Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board

Purpose and Functions: The purpose of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to review and evaluate requests by third-party principal investigators to the institution and/or its students for participation in scholarly research studies involving human subjects. The functions of the IRB are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose, and to review the requests to participate, gather additional information as needed to properly consider such request, and render decisions on participation.

Membership:
• Chair, Director of Institutional Research;
• One faculty member from each academic division nominated by each division and elected by the Faculty; and
• One representative external to the institution.

Minutes:
 

Institutional Effectiveness Committee

Institutional Effectiveness Committee

Purposes and Functions:  The purposes of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee are to assure that the institution’s strategic plan accurately reflects the long-term direction of the institution and that the institution maintains a systematic method of assessing its progress towards its strategic goals and a method of adjusting it policies and activities based on assessment. Its functions are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purposes, recommend means for evaluating achievement and, with the assistance of the Director of Institutional Research, administer the Institutional Strategic Plan.

Membership: 
• Chair, Director of Institutional Research;
• Academic Affairs;
• Business Affairs;
• Information Technology;
• EGSC – Statesboro;
• External Affairs; and,
• One faculty member elected by the faculty.

Minutes:
 

Housing Committee

Housing Committee

Purpose and Functions: The purpose of the Housing Committee is to assure that on-campus housing provided for students promotes an excellent learning environment at the College.  Its functions are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purposes, provide representation, guidance, oversight and information dissemination to the College as a whole concerning the College’s housing program, and make recommendations concerning long range planning, program expansion and budgetary allocations.

Membership: 
• Chair, Director of Housing;
• Business Affairs;
• Facilities;
• One faculty elected by the faculty; and,
• One student appointed by the current housing residents;

Minutes:
 

External Site Committee

External Site Committee

Purpose and Functions: The purpose of this committee is to assist in the organizational development of the East Georgia State College off site locations in Statesboro and Augusta.  The function of this committee is to develop efficiencies through utilization of existing College resources, develop organizational best practices for the management and operations of the off site locations, enhance communication among various units of the college and the off site locations, and to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose.

Membership:

Co-Chairs are Director of East Georgia State College Statesboro and Director of East Georgia State College Augusta;

• Office of Legal Counsel;
• Member of Student Affairs;
• External Affairs;
• Distance Education;
• Director of Military Resource Center;
• Academic Center for Excellence; and,
• One faculty member from each division
 

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External Relations Committee

External Relations Committee

Purpose and Functions:  The purpose of the committee is to assure that all communications by the College promote the strategic goals of the College and maintain the college’s excellent image and reputation. The functions of the committee are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose, create a comprehensive and widely recognized College brand by (1) establishing policy and style guidelines for the coordination of graphic images that identify or represent the College; (2) enforcing the policy and style guidelines and content for all advertisements and promotional materials, (3) serving as a clearinghouse for all publications, marketing and promotion of the College, and (4) collaborating with institutional departments to assist in College marketing efforts. 

Membership:
• Chair, Director of Marketing and Community Relations;
• One faculty member elected by the faculty;
• Student Affairs;
• Information Technology;
• Business Affairs; and,
• One student appointed by the Student Government Association.

Minutes:
2014-15 Academic Year

2013-14 Academic Year

2012-13 Academic Year

2011-12 Academic Year

2010-11 Academic Year

Enterprise Risk Management Committee

Enterprise Risk Management Committee

Purpose and Functions: The purpose of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee is to provide oversight of the institution’s risk management activities.  The functions of the committee are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purposes, conduct an annual enterprise risk management cycle and report key risks and recommendations to the President, and if applicable, to the University System of Georgia Office of Internal Audit or the Board of Regents. The risk management analysis includes: identify key objectives of the institution, identify, evaluate and rank key risks for each objective identified; evaluate and rank risks according to their likelihood and impact; select a small number of key institutional risks and assign a Risk Owner for each key institutional risk.

Membership:
• Chair, Chief of Staff/Legal Counsel;
• Academic Affairs;
• Student Affairs;
• Business Affairs;
• Information Technology;
• Public Safety;
• Facilities;
• East Georgia State College – Statesboro;
• External Affairs; and
•  East Georgia State College – Augusta.

Minutes:
 

Calendar Committee

Calendar Committee

Purpose and Functions:  The purpose of the Calendar Committee is to review and create the institutional calendar.  Its functions are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purposes, and to formulate the academic institutional calendar each year and make a recommendation to the President for its adoption.

Membership:
• Chair, Registrar;
• Academic Affairs;
• Business Affairs;
• External Affairs;
• Information Technology;
• EGSC – Statesboro; and
• EGSC – Augusta.

Minutes:

 

Background Investigation Committee - Student

Purpose and Functions

The purpose of the Criminal Background Investigation Committee (Student) is to ensure that the College adheres to federal and state law and policies of the Board of Regents concerning background investigations of students and applicants for admission and readmission. Its functions are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purposes and to review background investigation reports and determine the eligibility for admission, readmission, continued enrollment, tutoring, student teaching, study abroad, and on-campus housing.

East Georgia State College works to ensure the safety of our campus community and student population, so all students who self-declare; wish to live in on-campus housing; or declare teacher education as a major, must be cleared by the Criminal Background Investigation Committee for students prior to their attendance. 

Membership

  • Chair, Director of Admissions
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Chief of Staff/Legal Counsel
  • Chief of Public Safety
  • Student Conduct Officer.

 

Executive Summary

The committee reviewed 383 student cases for the Fall 2014 and 77 for the Spring 2015 term to determine if they were either admissible to the institution or could continue to attend after reporting an incident. Among the students reviewed, only three percent of the students were unable to attend.

 

Background Investigation Committee - Employment

Background Investigation Committee -- Employment

Purpose and Functions: The purpose of the Background Investigation Committee (Employment) is to ensure that the college adheres to federal and state law and employment policies of the Board of Regents concerning background investigations of employees and applicants for employment.  Its functions are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose and to review background Investigation reports and determine the eligibility of the candidates selected for employment with the institution when questions arise.

Membership:
• Chair, Director of Human Resources;
• Vice President for Business Affairs;
• Chief of Staff and Legal Affairs; and,
• Chief of Public Safety.

Minutes:
 

Auxiliary Enterprises Committee

Auxiliary Enterprises Committee

Purpose and Functions:  The purpose of the Auxiliary Enterprises Committee is to assure that all auxiliary enterprises of the College (including but not limited to the bookstore, food services, vending, parking, transportation and health services) are operated in a manner which enhances the learning environment of the College. Its functions are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose and to make suggestions to the Vice President for Business Affairs for improvement of the auxiliary enterprise operations. 

Membership: 
• Chair, Director of Auxiliary Services;
• One faculty member elected by the faculty; and,
• One student appointed by the Student Government Association.

Minutes:
 

 

Athletics Committee

Athletics Committee

Purpose and Functions: The purpose of the Athletic Committee is to assure that the college maintains high quality athletics programs, which enhance the learning environment of the college and maintain the excellent reputation of the college.  Its functions are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose, and to provide representation, guidance, oversight and information dissemination to the College concerning the athletics program.

Membership:
• Chair, Athletic Director;
• Student Affairs;
• External Affairs;
• One faculty member elected by the faculty; and,
• Student Government Association president.

Minutes:
 May 7,2015

 

Academic and Financial Aid Appeals Committee

Academic and Financial Aid Appeals Committee  

Purpose and Functions: The purpose of the Academic and Financial Aid Appeals Committee is to maintain standards for student readmission, issues concerning student records, and for the award and administration of student financial aid (other than scholarships) as necessary.  Its functions are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose, review all appeals from students regarding readmission and records, and review all appeals from students whose financial aid has been denied, modified or withdrawn.   Permanent records of Committee decisions for each student are maintained by the Registrar.

Membership:
• Chair, Registrar;
• Counseling and Disability Services;
• Vice President for Academic Affairs;
•  Director of Financial Aid;
• Business Affairs; and,
• One faculty member from each academic division, nominated by each division and elected by the faculty of that division.

Minutes:

Green Team: Helpful Links and Resources

Green Team: Helpful Links and Resources

Follow the 3 R's: Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

East Georgia State College practices, supports, and encourages recycling, energy conservation, and sustainability actions.  

The following resources provide valuable information about eco-friendly efforts.

EGSC Green Team

EGSC Green Team

Think Globally. Act Locally.

East Georgia State College promotes conservation and other eco-friendly actions through:

  • recycling
  • energy conservation
  • sustainability practices.

We encourage you to join our efforts.

 

News

East Georgia State College will receive 25 recycling bins this summer as part of a national recycling grant made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation.

Recycling

EGSC recycles aluminum cans, plastic bottles, cardboard, and paper at various marked locations around campus.

Energy Conservation

Georgia Energy Challenge -- In October, 2008, then Governor Sonny Perdue issued an Energy Challenge to all state agencies to reduce energy consumption 15% by 2020. East Georgia State College aggressively took the challenge and has reached the goal! We were recognized for this accomplishment at the Fall 2013 Board of Regents Facilities Officer’s Conference.

Georgia Energy Challenge: Certificate of Achievement


In addition to the positive impact realized through energy conservation in the workplace, a number of faculty, staff, and students are making a personal commitment to reduce energy consumption at their homes. The Energy Challenge has been expanded beyond state agencies to allow homeowners an opportunity to participate in the challenge.  If you would like to personally take the Energy Challenge, check out their website here and follow the instructions. It’s a great way for everyone to contribute to a better world for future generations.

Sustainability

Energy - In support of the on-going Energy Challenge, EGSC adopted the "Personal Office Energy Usage Policy" and continues to schedule academic and community facility usage efficiently to maximize energy conservation. Daily space utilization practices within buildings contribute to the success of this effort.

Buildings - EGSC practices "adaptive use" to renovate and repurpose existing space which accommodates changing needs and reduces the need for expansion of building footprints as well as the immediate need for additional facilities. Campus buildings have been re-metered to monitor energy usage and efficiently manage and conserve energy.

Grounds - Lawnmowers are equipped with mulching kits to reduce the need for watering. Indigenous plant species are used for their resistance to drought.

Water - Conservation is practiced by using drip irrigation rather than spray.

Custodial - Environment-friendly cleaning products are used. Storage space has been reduced by using concentrated chemicals that are diluted on-site.

 

Recycling Task Force

The EGSC "Green Team" Recycling Task Force was created May, 2013.  Click here to learn more about the Initiative. Join the Green Team!

 

College Policies that help EGSC remain beautiful and energy efficient:

Personal Office Energy Usage