Engagement, Leadership, and Service

The Engagement, Leadership, and Service (ELS) department within the UGA Division of Student Affairs believes the student experience outside the classroom is a pivotal part of an enriched collegiate experience. Within the ELS, students can join and create student organizations, participate in and lead service opportunities, engage with leadership trainings and content, coordinate or attend multiple events, and so much more.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-6396 | ugaels@uga.edu

Programs

Engagement

Student organizations and other involvement opportunities on campus create a way for every student to engage with the UGA community in their own, unique way.

Leadership

Opportunities such as the Collegiate Leadership Conference, Leadership UGA and LEAD Workshop Series allow students to grow their skill sets and reflect on their personal development.

Service

UGA's service driven organizations and the Service staff from within the ELS provide a range of opportunities for students to participate in service and cultivate these opportunities for their peers.

Activities

Student activities and events on campus provide space for students to engage with their peers. Students within University Union & Homecoming committees work to plan events throughout the year.

Student Governance

The Student Government Association and Graduate Student Association encourage students to represent their peers through legislation and council initiatives.

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Upcoming Events

  • 2020-2021 Involvement Coaching

    Saturday, August 1st 2020 8:00 AM - Monday, May 10th 2021 1:00 PM

    102 Tate Student Center, Athens, GA

    What do Involvement Ambassadors offer students?

    • Information about the University of Georgia’s 700+ student organizations
    • Individualized and confidential one-on-one sessions with ambassadors to help you find the best organization fit for you
    • Assistance with discovering your interests and passions
    • Assistance in determining how much time you have to devote to being involved and what particular opportunities might be best for you
    • Get you connected and involved with student leaders and other resources across campus

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  • 2020-2021 Organization Coaching

    Saturday, August 1st 2020 12:00 PM - Monday, May 10th 2021 1:00 PM

    102 Tate Student Center, Athens, GA

    Sign up for coaching to improve your student organization:

    • New organization coaching offered to newly registered organizations for the 2020-21 year
    • Individualized 30-minute sessions to discuss your organization’s goals
    • Ask questions about organization challenges and areas for improvement
    • Gain a better understanding of University policies and procedures

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  • September Presidential Summit: Chief Officer Meet-and-Greet

    Thursday, September 24th 2020
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Presidential Summit serves as an opportunity for networking and fellowship among chief officers of registered student organizations. Our first Presidential Summit will be held on Thursday, September 24. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in speed networking with other student organization leaders and discuss best practices to take back to their respective organizations. Registration for the Presidential Summit can be found at https://bit.ly/ELSMeet.

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  • November LEAD Workshop Series

    Thursday, November 5th 2020
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    The LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) Workshop Series is a monthly programming opportunity for students interested in learning about their strengths, values, and beliefs pertaining to leadership and the influence it has on leading others. The series will cover a variety of topics that will help students strengthen their personal leadership style and develop skills to engage in healthy dialogue and enhance their leadership within the UGA community and beyond.

    The November LEAD Workshop is titled Navigating Conflict and Civil Discourse from a Values Based Perspective. This workshop will give students the skills to pinpoint their values and how it impacts their leadership style. From this, we will discuss strategies for navigating conflict and civil discourse through the use of our values. 

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  • October LEAD Workshop Series

    Tuesday, October 6th 2020
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) Workshop Series is a monthly programming opportunity for students interested in learning about their strengths, values, and beliefs pertaining to leadership and the influence it has on leading others. The series will cover a variety of topics that will help students strengthen their personal leadership style and develop skills to engage in healthy dialogue and enhance their leadership within the UGA community and beyond.  

    The October LEAD Workshop is titled Start with Why: Empowering Your Team in a Virtual Setting. This interactive session will give students the tools to motivate and empower their team to push through the last few month of the semester! 

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  • Chase Rice Virtual Acoustic Set

    Friday, September 25th 2020
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Craving the feeling of seeing live music again? Join Chase Rice for a virtual acoustic set hosted by the Engagement, Leadership, and Service department! Link is below and make sure to follow up on social media @ugaengagement for more updates!

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