Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines for Student Organizations

Updated February 15, 2021

Engagement, Leadership, and Service recognizes the vital role of student organizations in contributing to a robust student experience and thus, student success and holistic student development. While safety guidelines and protocols will change the nature of many experiences, the University encourages each group to continue its work to the extent possible, while at the same time promoting the health and safety of group members and the larger community.

The following guidelines have been created in an abundance of caution and with the understanding that health care providers’ knowledge about the COVID-19 virus and the best practices to respond to the pandemic continue to evolve. Guidance, plans, and policies related to campus operations at UGA will also evolve. These guidelines have also been reviewed by the leadership of the UGA Preventative Measures Advisory Board. Updated Coronavirus information and resources are available at

Please click here to review the guidelines.

ELS is here to support you and your student organization. If you have questions, you can contact ELS at (706) 542-6396 or

Student Organization Zoom Series

Stay updated on campus resources applicable to student organizations and how they have been impacted due to COVID-19. To assist, ELS has created a Zoom series collaborating with campus partners to present information via the Zoom video platform. Miss a workshop? Watch recorded sessions on the ELS YouTube page found here.

Upcoming sessions:

Student Organization Registration: February 15 at 4pm (

Previously recorded sessions:

July 27 – Campus Reservations

August 6 – Overview of the COVID-19 Guidelines for Student Organizations

August 10 – Utilizing Zoom for Student Organization Operations

August 24 – Involvement Fair Overview for Student Organizations

September 8 – Campus Reservations Updates

September 22 – Fostering a Culture of Mentorship

October 5 – Student Organization Programming & Events

October 13 – Fundraising and Funding

October 20 – Running Effective Meetings

November 2 – Promoting Support and Well-Being

November 9 – Assessing your Organization’s Culture

January 12 – Spring 2021 Updates

January 26 – Applying for SOAR Awards

February 3 – All-Campus Allocations