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Office of Title IX

Title IX Protects You

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires educational institutions that receive federal funds or financial assistance to prohibit sexual harassment and sex discrimination in programs and activities.

East Georgia State College is committed to ensuring a safe learning environment that supports the dignity of all members of the College.

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Sex Discrimination/Harassment in

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EGSC's Title IX Contacts

  • Tracy M. Woods

    Tracy Woods

    Human Resources - Director of Human Resources

    Title IX Coordinator

    Phone: 478-289-2035

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


  • Vicki B. Sherrod

    Vicki B. Sherrod

    Student Life - Director of Student Life

    Title IX Deputy Coordinator

    Phone: 478-289-2105

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


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Go Back. Move Ahead.

Go Back. Move Ahead.

“Go Back. Move Ahead.” is a part of the Complete College Georgia initiative, specifically aimed at assisting Georgia residents who did not finish college to return and earn a one-year certificate, associate degree or bachelor’s degree.

 “Go Back. Move Ahead.” offers:

  • a simpler enrollment process 
  • more flexible ways to transfer earned college credits
  • additional course schedule options
  • a personal academic advisor 

Options for returning to college include:

  • enrolling on campus
  • taking classes at a satellite location
  • using the online options available

“Go Back. Move Ahead.” is a part of Gov. Deal’s “Complete College Georgia” initiative, which launched in 2011. It is projected that by 2020, more than 60 percent of jobs in Georgia will require a college certificate or degree. Presently, however, only 42 percent of the state’s young adults have earned a college credential — creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates.

The University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia serve more than 300,000 students each year and are a major component of Georgia’s economy. Gov. Deal and higher education administrators recognize that the state must do more to make it easier for Georgia adults to return to school and complete their degrees. This group includes approximately 1.1 million working-age adults, or 22 percent of the state’s population, who attended college for some time but did not finish.

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  • Georgia T. Mathews

    Georgia T. Mathews

    Admissions - Director of Admissions

    Military Resource Center - School Certifying Official

    Phone: 478-289-2169

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


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EGSC is Making Returning to College Easier

EGSC is Making Returning to College Easier
by Norma Kennedy | April 10, 2015

In conjunction with the State’s “Go Back. Move Ahead.” Initiative, EGSC will be hosting a drop-in Open House on Friday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Admissions Office to assist individuals who completed some college, but never finished a degree because of “life” circumstances.


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Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America

Events

  

March 1 - 31

Coloring Program for Children In Emanuel County
Twin City Art Gallery

March 4

One-Pitch Softball Tournament
Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department

March 19

Opening Ceremony
Keynote Address
EGSC - Swainsboro Campus

March 23

GCEE Workshop
CANCELLED
EGSC - Swainsboro Campus

March 25

Friday Night Lights Community Sports Movie Series
Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department
Friday Night Lights

March 31 - April 30

A Year in Sports: Emanuel County Photography Exhibition
EGSC Art Gallery

April 1 (CANCELLED)

We will reschedule at a later date.
Friday Night Lights Community Sports Movie Series
Pop Boogie Field in Twin City
Field of Dreams

April 5

Hometown Teams Photography Exhibit Reception
EGSC Art Gallery
Jean A. Morgan Student Activities Center

April 8

Friday Night Lights Community Sports Movie Series
Jaycee Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Emanuel County Relay for Life
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April 15

Friday Night Lights Community Sports Movie Series
Boneyard, Downtown Swainsboro
Kicking and Screaming

April 22

Friday Night Lights Community Sports Movie Series
George L. Smith State Park
The Natural

Moonlight Paddle
George L. Smith State Park

 

 

 

Swainsboro has been named one of 12 communities in Georgia to host the Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America tour. The Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street Program, selected Swainsboro, Ft. Oglethorpe, Jonesboro, Nashville, Kingsland and Carrollton in 2016 and Jefferson, Ft. Valley, Moultrie, Forsyth, Cartersville and Monroe in 2017 to host this special exhibit.

Swainsboro will be the first of the 12 communities to host the exhibit, beginning March 19 and running through April 30, 2016 at East Georgia State College's Luck Flanders Gambrell Center. A committee of community members has been and continues to work hard on planning the exhibition and various activities in the community. If you are interested in participating, volunteering, or hosting an event, please contact committee co-chairs Angie Williams at abwilliams@ega.edu or 478-289-2190 or Lynn Brinson at downtown@cityofswainsboro.org or 478-237-7025.

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America is a traveling exhibition that consists of seven sections with panels, banners and interactive elements. The exhibition revolves around sports and teams in America--an integral part of culture and community in towns all over the country. Sports reflect the American experience and have helped to shape our national character. The exhibit's photographs, artifacts and memorabilia are presented in a fun, quality educational manner to appeal to visitors of all ages, and giving each community the prestige of hosting a Smithsonian traveling exhibition. The tour is more than an exhibition, however. In addition to the traveling exhibition, the host communities are planning a series of sports-related programs to take place throughout the six weeks the exhibition is in their towns.

For decades, sports have been an integral part of life in Emanuel County. From three-year-olds playing T-ball to collegiate sports at East Georgia State College, sports have provided a foundation of health and social benefits to participants and spectators alike. From Adrian to Oak Park, Canoochee to Garfield, Stillmore to Summertown, Norristown to Nunez, Twin City to Swainsboro, and everywhere in between, team-like camaraderie and brotherhood make Emanuel County perform like its own well-coached team.

Just about every red-blooded, small-town, American youngster either plays or watches some type of sporting event. Weekends in the South are about "our team" winning. Emanuel County's parents teach their children to be team players and to support team effort, and the myriad sports offered here shape the values of trust, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

As we all know, the strongest sports traditions in our community focus on middle and high school athletics, both public and private. The local committee will be contacting schools and different sports personalities from years past, as well as local recreation areas, to help bring together a variety of activities to highlight local sports in conjunction with the traveling exhibit.

 

Local sports exhibit calls for memorabilia

Does your town have a native son or daughter who received special sports recognition or made it to the pros? Did your recreation department, church league, or high school team win a championship? Did a member of your family participate in local sports? We encourage you to gather memorabilia, stories and photos of how sports have been a part of the life of your families and communities through the years and help us include your stories and memorabilia in a community display on the East Georgia State College campus as part of our local Hometown Teams exhibit.

Stories and photos may be submitted electronically to hometownteamsec@gmail.com or mailed to the City of Swainsboro, c/o Lynn Brinson, Hometown Teams, 101 West Main Street, Swainsboro, Georgia 30401. Items may be dropped off physically to Amanda McKenzie, Library Director at the East Georgia State College Library, Barb Moore, Assistant Manager at the Franklin Memorial Library, or to Mayor Eileen Dudley at the City Hall in Twin City. Items may be either loaned to Hometown Teams for use for the duration of the exhibit or donated—please specify when dropping off memorabilia. We reserve the right to use all photos and stories submitted for any marketing and media purposes.

Memorabilia Incoming Receipt Form

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Events

Put your coloring skills to the test!

In conjunction with the upcoming Smithsonian Institution Exhibition, Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, presented by Georgia Humanities, Franklin Memorial Library, East Georgia State College’s Library, Twin City City Hall and Swainsboro City Hall are hosting a coloring program for children in Emanuel County. From February 9-29, children ages 4-12 can pick up a sports-themed coloring sheet and reading at any of the sponsoring locations.

Completely colored sheets can be returned to any of the aforementioned places for a kid-friendly prize from a local business, while supplies last. All completed coloring sheets will be placed on display at the Twin City Art Gallery, adjacent to Twin City City Hall, during the month of March.

The Smithsonian Exhibit Committee hopes to see all Emanuel County children participate in the coloring program and to visit the exhibit, coming March 19-April 30 at the East Georgia State College Rotunda!

Prizes have been donated by Sonic Drive-In, Dairy Queen Brazier, Lew's Bar-B-Que, Burger King, Taco Bell and Domino's Pizza.

Download the sports-themed coloring sheet

Casey at the Bat

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One-Pitch Softball Tournament

As part of the upcoming Smithsonian Institution Exhibition Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, presented by Georgia Humanities, the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department will open their 2016 softball season with a One-Pitch Softball Tournament. Proceeds will benefit the exhibit. The tournament will be held March 4, 2016 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Billy C. Carmichael Complex fields, located at the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department, 632 McLeod Bridge Road in Swainsboro.

Interested teams can contact Tony Mangieri at the Recreation Department by phone at 237-8098 or via email at tmangieri17@aol.com.

One-Pitch Softball Tournament Poster

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8th Grade Economic History workshop with the Georgia Council on Economic Education

A one-day workshop for eighth-grade Georgia History teachers conducted in conjunction with the Georgia Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institution Exhibition Service, this workshop will focus on the role that professional and amateur sports have played in shaping Georgia’s modern economy. Workshop participants will receive lesson plans and resources linked to the Georgia Performance Standards, and will have an opportunity to tour the Smithsonian Institution’s Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America exhibit. This workshop has no registration fee, materials provided, substitute reimbursement available, and lunch included. This event has been cancelled and may be rescheduled at a later date.

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Friday Night Lights Community Sports Movie Series

As part of the community programming during the Smithsonian Institute Exhibition of Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, there will be a series of sports movies shown around Emanuel County. Entitled Friday Night Lights Community Sports Movie Series, your favorite sports movies will be shown free to the public March 25 at the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department, April 1 at Pop Boogie Field in Twin City, April 8 at the Jaycee Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Emanuel County Relay for Life, April 15 at the Boneyard in Downtown Swainsboro, and April 22 at George L. Smith State Park in conjunction with the Moonlight Paddle event. All movies will begin at 8 p.m. Check back for a list of sports movies that will be shown, coming soon!

Friday Night Lights Flyer

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A Year in Sports art exhibit calls for entries

In conjunction with the upcoming Smithsonian Exhibit “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” East Georgia State College’s Art Gallery will be hosting a juried photography exhibition. The theme of the exhibition is “A Year in Sports: Emanuel County,” and will feature photography judged in two separate prize categories, Team Sports and Solo Sports.

The deadline for entries has been extended to March 18, so don't miss out on your chance to showcase your photography skills! Submissions must be shared electronically via Dropbox.com. Please share your application in a single folder, titled with your last name, then first name. Submissions must be .jpg only. Label files in sequence 01-03 followed by first name, category of Team or Solo, and the title, such as 01 Doe Jane Solo Kayaking at George L. Smith. In a message body that contains a Dropbox link, please include image titles, the final framed size of the work, your name, phone number and email address. Email your Dropbox link to hometownteamsec@gmail.com.

The show will open March 31 and will run through April 30 at the East Georgia State College Art Gallery. Work will come down May 2 and will be ready for pick up by 4 p.m.

Prizes in each category will be awarded cash prizes for first, second and third place, and the winner of the Best Bobcat Nation Shot (a photo featuring EGSC sports) will also be awarded a cash prize. Honorable mentions will also be selected.

Art Show Call for Entries Flyer

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Moonlight Paddle

Join Hometown Teams Swainsboro/Emanuel County for a Moonlight Paddle at George L. Smith State Park on April 22, 2016. The event is hosted in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution exhibition Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, which is presented by Georgia Humanities. The exhibit will be open March 19, 2016 - April 30, 2016, at East Georgia State College in the Rotunda of the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center.

Two options are available for attending this event:

  1. Dinner Only - $10 per person
  2. Dinner and Paddle - $25 per person

A limited number of spaces are available for each option. All fees include Georgia State Parks parking pass.

Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. and feature a buffet of local barbeque and sides. After dinner, at approximately 7:30 p.m., supplies will be issued and paddlers will take to the water at 8:00 p.m. in single kayaks, tandem kayaks, and 2-person canoes. Paddlers are invited to bring their own equipment or use the equipment provided by Mill Pond Kayak and George L. Smith State Park.

Paddlers will have the opportunity to view a magnificent east Georgia sunset over George L. Smith State Park's beautiful cypress lake before enjoying a guided paddle lit only by the full moon.

For those interested in attending the dinner only, a sports-themed outdoor movie is scheduled. Be sure to bring your folding chairs and bug spray.

The Moonlight Paddle offers the perfect opportunity for a family-friendly weekend. After enjoying dinner and a movie or paddle, join us Saturday in Swainsboro at East Georgia State College to tour the exhibit.

No alcohol will be allowed at this family-friendly event.

The Moonlight Paddle is a fundraising event. All proceeds will benefit the exhibit.

Hometown Teams is proud to offer the Moonlight Paddle thanks to the following partners: Dolan’s Barbeque of Millen, Lew’s Bar-B-Que of Twin City, Papa Buck’s BBQ of Metter, Ware’s BBQ of Swainsboro, George L. Smith II State Park, Friends of George L. Smith State Park and Mill Pond Kayak.

Moonlight Paddle Poster

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Directions and Map

Hometown Teams Exhibit EGSC Campus Map

East Georgia State College is located just north of I-16, halfway between Macon and Savannah. The College has distinguished itself by offering a tradition of access and a plan for success. You can go anywhere from here.

Travel Instructions to East Georgia State College Swainsboro Campus

From Savannah:  I-16 West to exit 90; right on US Highway 1; travel approximately 10.2 miles; turn right on US Highway 1 Business Route/ GA 4 Business Route; travel approximately 2.6 miles to Meadowlake Parkway (second traffic light); turn right on Meadowlake Parkway; travel approximately 1 mile to Lambs Bridge Road; continue across Lambs Bridge Road (you will see our sign across the road) and take first left; this is the entrance road to East Georgia State College; follow this road until you reach the main campus.

From Atlanta: I-75 South to I-16; I-16 East to exit 90; left on US Highway 1; travel approximately 10.2 miles; turn right on US Highway 1 Business Route / GA 4 Business Route; travel approximately 2.6 miles to Meadowlake Parkway (second traffic light); turn right on Meadowlake Parkway; travel approximately 1 mile to Lambs Bridge Road; continue across Lambs Bridge Road (you will see our sign across the road) and take first left; this is the entrance road to East Georgia State College; follow this road until you reach the main campus.

From Augusta: US Highway 1 South, through Wrens, Louisville, Wadley to Swainsboro. At Swainsboro Bypass, take US Highway 1 Business Route / GA 4 Business Route and continue through town on Highway 1 Business Route / GA 4 Business Route approximately 5.5 miles to Meadowlake Parkway (sixth traffic light); turn left on Meadowlake Parkway; travel approximately 1 mile to Lambs Bridge Road; continue across Lambs Bridge Road (you will see our sign across the road) and take first left; this is the entrance road to East Georgia State College; follow this road until you reach the main campus.

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Luck Flanders Gambrell Building

 

 

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Related News

Grand Opening held for Smithsonian exhibition

Grand Opening held for Smithsonian exhibition
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 28, 2016

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, crowds gathered at East Georgia State College’s Luck F. Gambrell Center to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting at the Smithsonian exhibition of Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.


Bobcat Bridge

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EGSC Presidents

George W. Walker 1973-1976
Willie D. Gunn  1976-1993
Jeremiah J. Ashcroft  1993-2002
Foster Watkins (Interim)  2002-2004
John B. Black   2004-2011
Robert G. Boehmer  2011-present

Student Complaint Process

STUDENT COMPLAINT RESOLUTION PROCESS

Purpose

The Office of Student Affairs is committed to treating all members of the College community fairly in regard to their personal and professional concerns. The primary objective of the student complaint guidelines are to ensure that concerns are promptly dealt with and resolutions reached in a fair and just manner.

Definitions

For these purposes a complaint is defined as dissatisfaction or disagreement with any decision or action that affects East Georgia State College students. Complaints covered by policies already in place (e.g., student employment, grade appeals, sexual harassment, discrimination, student conduct, etc.) are excluded from these guidelines. 

Institutional Complaint Process

Any East Georgia State College student who believes that he or she has not been treated fairly may make use of the student complaint guidelines. All student complaints should be referred to the Vice President of Student Affairs Office. Complaints are referred in writing either through EGSC email or visiting our office. The Office of Student Affairs does not make decisions outside the scope of its area of authority. However, the Office of Student Affairs serves as an advisor to the student through this entire process.

With the support of the Office of Student Affairs, the student should present his or her complaint in writing to the potential source. If the student is not satisfied with the response from the potential source, he or she may present the complaint in writing to the next level supervisor. For example, if the potential source is a faculty member, the next level supervisor would be the department chair. The student must file a complete written statement of the alleged complaint. The statement should include the name of the potential source and the remedy sought. If the issue is not resolved at this level, the complaint process will follow the chain of command of the department in question until resolution is found.

East Georgia State College is required to provide contact information to students who want to file a complaint within their home state. To file a formal complaint with the State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission click here http://gnpec.org/consumer-resources/

For any further questions, please call the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for assistance at 478-289-2389.

 

DISTANCE EDUCATION COMPLAINT PROCESS

East Georgia State College is required to provide contact information on its web site for out-of-state students who want to file a complaint within their home state.

Overview

East Georgia State College offers courses and programs online. For a complete list of programs offered, please visit the Program of Study website.


Complaint Resolution

In compliance with the language passed in the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008, institutions offering distance education must provide enrolled and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting agency and with the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in the student's state. Below is information about East Georgia State College's accreditation, followed by a state-by-state list of the agencies in each state responsible for complaints regarding out-of-state distance education programs.


EGSC Accreditation

East Georgia State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of East Georgia State College.

Complaint Resolution Contacts by State

Culture of Respect Task Force

Chair: Dr. Lee Cheek
Members: Dr. Alan Brasher, Ms. Mary Smith, Mrs. Norma Kennedy, Ms. Rebecca Vincent, Mrs. Tracy Woods, and Dr. Walt Mason


A culture of respect is necessary to the personal, academic, and professional growth of our community; it is one that integrates multiple worldviews and encourages our community to engage in dialogues that value diverse perspectives and foster an atmosphere of courtesy, civility, and respect. 
Preamble to the EGSC Culture of Respect Task Force Report, 2015-2016

Key EGSC Documents and Related Information

Comparative Culture of Respect Documents

Task Force Meetings

 

Wellness Committee

Purpose and Functions:

The purpose of the Campus Wellness Committee is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyles choices for students and employees. Its functions are to educate and inform the campus community about healthy living and to offer programs and resources that highlight the benefits of healthy living and overall wellness, and to recommend policies and procedures as necessary to accomplish its purpose.

Membership:

  • Chair, Director of Human Resources
  • Student Life
  • Physical Education faculty member
  • Student Health Center
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Institutional Advancement
  • EGSC Statesboro Director
  • EGSC Augusta Director

Works of the Committee:

 

Title IX Implementation and Oversight Committee

Purpose and Functions:

The purpose of the Title IX Implementation and Oversight Committee is to review, implement and monitor the college’s compliance with Title IX regulations. The functions of the committee are to evaluate, implement and monitor employee and student Title IX training, education and awareness programs and to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose.

Membership:

  • Chair, EGSC Title IX Coordinator
  • Chief of Staff/Legal Counsel
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Title IX Deputy Coordinator
  • Director of Student Conduct
  • Director of Residence Life
  • Director of Public Safety
  • Director of Counseling and Disability Services
  • Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Director of Institutional Research

Works of the Committee:

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee

Purpose and Functions:

The purpose of the committee is to identify students at risk of not making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to implement responsive measures to facilitate their academic success and to implement measures designed to foster student retention and graduation. The functions of the committee are to implement an intrusive early academic intervention for students presenting indications of likely failure to make SAP, to identify students failing to make SAP but likely to be candidates for a successful appeal and inform them about the appeal process to maintain data about students failing to make SAP to enable the college to better analyze and address the likely factors contributing to such failure to make SAP, to implement advising, registration and academic support guidelines for such students with the goal of retention and graduation, and to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose and to continuously improve the college’s response in support of these students.

Membership:

  • Chair, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • EGSC Augusta Director

Works of the Committee:

 

IT Committee

Purpose and Functions:

The purpose and functions of the IT Committee are to review, evaluate and recommend IT policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose, to review and evaluate hardware and software standards in anticipation of technological trends and their impact on the academic environment.

Membership:

  • Chair, Vice President for Information Technology
  • Dean, School of Social Sciences
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Library Director
  • Purchasing Accountant
  • One student representative

Ex-officio, non-voting committee members include:

  • IT Manager of Enterprise Services
  • IT Manager of Infrastructure Services
  • IT Manager of Support Services
  • IT Web Services Specialist
  • Associate Dean for eLearning
  • IT BANNNER Database Administrator

Works of the Committee:

October 2015 Summary

Critical Thinking Committee

Purpose and Functions:

The purpose of the Critical Thinking Committee is to build critical thinking skills of East Georgia State College students and to support faculty in the development and assessment of critical thinking skills assessments. The functions of the committee are to continue to provide support to fellow faculty, especially newly-hired faculty, in assessing the critical thinking skills developed in their courses, to continue to elevate the image and goals of critical thinking across all campuses, to identify new ways critical thinking can be developed and enhanced, to support critical thinking training through conferences, to determine the best methods for assessing the development of critical thinking skills at the college level, to submit to the president an annual report of their efforts and their results and to oversee a modest budget designed to manage the cost of college-wide assessments of critical thinking and to support faculty training.  The function will also include the recommendation of policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose.

Membership:

  • Director of Institutional Research, Chair
  • Director of Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Facilitator from each EGSC campus

Works of the Committee:

 

Correll Scholars Committee

Purpose and Functions:

Purpose and Functions: The purpose of the Correll Scholars Committee is to assure that the Correll Scholars program is effective and follows the guidelines regarding the goals and objectives set forth by the donor agreement that established the program.   The committee functions will include playing a major role in assuring that data is maintained, recommending policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose, providing representation, guidance, oversight and information dissemination to the College concerning the Correll Scholars program

Membership:

  • Chair, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Director, Correll Scholars Program
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Associate Vice P resident for Enrollment Management
  • Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Director of Admissions
  • Director of the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center
  • Event Planner
  • Information Technology Data Base Administrator

Works of the Committee:

Standing Committee Meeting minutes 10/12/2015

Clery Coordinating Committee

Purpose and Functions:

The purpose and functions of the Clery Coordinating Committee are to provide oversight of the implementation of the Clery Act on campus, to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose, to assure that policies, policy statements, procedures, and statistics included in the college’s Annual Security Report are accurate and encompass all areas of campus.

Membership:

  • Chair, Director of Public Safety
  • Vice Chair,  Chief of Staff/Legal Counsel
  • Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Director of Housing
  • Director of Student Conduct
  • Director of Human Resources (Title IX Coordinator)

Works of the Committee:

 

Animal Care and Use Committee

Purpose and Functions:

The purpose of the Animal Use and Care Committee (AUCA) is to review and evaluate scholarly research proposals involving animal subjects submitted by institutional principal investigators. The functions of the AUCA are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose, to review the research proposals, gather additional information as needed to properly consider such proposal, render decisions concerning the initial research proposal, review any changes to the proposal or protocol occurring after initial approval, and review the use and care of animals during the research term.

Membership:

  • Chair, Dean of Math Science
  • Business Affairs office
  • Director of Plant Operations or designee
  • Faculty member from each academic school nominated by each school and elected by the faculty
  • One representative external to the institution

Works of the Committee:

The Animal Use and Care Committee meets on an “as needed basis” for approval of research projects.

One project was approved in July 2015 entitled “Pilot surveillance of flea-borne pathogens in south-eastern United States”

New Graduate Registration Form

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African American Male Initiative Committee

Purpose and Functions:  

The purpose of the AAMI Committee is to assure that the AAMI program is effective and follows the guidelines regarding the goals and objectives set forth by the USG AAMI Initiative. The committee functions will include maintaining participant and program data, recommending policies and procedures as necessary to accomplish its purpose, and providing representation, guidance, oversight and information dissemination to the College concerning the AAMI program.

Membership:

  • Chair, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • 3 Faculty Members elected from faculty
  • Assistant Director of Student Life
  • AAMI Program Directors from each campus
  • 1 AAMI participant
  • Representative from the Emanuel County BOE

Works of the Committee:

December 9, 2015

AAMI Update December, 2015

 

 

eCore

eCore


What is eCore?

eCore, short for electronic core-curriculum, is a convenient and flexible option for EGSC students to complete core courses entirely online.

Free Online Textbook

Open Educational Resources (OER) are digital textbooks available inside the course at no cost to the students and are currently available in over half of eCore courses! We're all about cost savings for our students, and are working to incorporate open texts into additional classes each semester.

Free Online Tutoring

All eCore students have free unlimited access to Smarthinking, an online tutoring services. Several eCore courses also have live tutors embedded in the classes, so they're right there to help you out when you need it.

Transferability of Courses

eCore courses are transferable to all institutions within the University System of Georgia. All eCore affiliate institutions are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Colleges. (SACSCOC)

Convenience and Flexibility

eCore is designed to expand a student's educational experiences independent of time, location and physical boundaries. Students with special needs or disabilities will find a welcoming, accessible environment in eCore.

Questions? Contact our eCore Liaison:


  • Dr. Deena C. McKinney

    Dr. Deena McKinney

    Information Technology - Associate Dean of eLearning

    Academic Affairs - Associate Professor

    Phone: 478-289-2062

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


Orientation - Presentations

Welcome to East Georgia State College! We are very excited to see you for Orientation. To view the full Orientation presentation, please select your campus below:

 

 

Orientation - Essential Information

The PAWS Orientation sessions aim to introduce you to your campus, the facilities, support services, staff and other students. It is designed to provide valuable information and facilitate your transition to EGSC. Please review the following links prior to attending Orientation.

Academic Catalogs Academic Center for
Excellence
Advising Bobcat Athletics
Bobcat Bucks Bobcat Card Business Office Campus Dining
Campus Police Campus Map Computer Information Emergency Information
Health and Wellness Health Insurance Housing Immunizations
Library Student Life    

 

Academic Catalogs and Guides

Undergraduate Catalog
Student Handbook
Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Process

ACE (Academic Center for Excellence)

ACE

Advising

• Academic Advisement
Get to Graduation in Two Years
• Your degree audit (run in DegreeWorks) will show your General Education requirements.

Bobcat Bucks

Bobcat Bucks Information

Bobcat Card (EGSC ID card)

Your EGSC Card allows the use of campus facilities, and provides safe, easy access to campus services and events. With your valid Bobcat Card, you can attend athletic events, check out materials at the Library, use meal plans, use Bobcat Bucks, and much more!

Bobcat Athletics

EGSC Athletics Home Page

Business Office

Cost of Attendance
HigherOne login (Account Refund)
• Nelnet Payment Plan

Campus Dining - Where to Eat On Campus

Campus Dining
myEats menu
Bobcat Bucks and special offers

Campus Police

Campus Police
Parking and Transportation

Computer Information

EGSC students can receive computer discounts by purchasing them via the EGSC online bookstore here. EGSC students can also receive Microsoft Office 360 for *FREE*. This software can be obtained via the IT department, please email cswork@ega.edu for more information.

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Online Courses and D2L
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Emergency Information - Keeping Students Safe

ConnectEd
EGSC Safety & Emergency Site
Emergency Response Procedures - Swainsboro
Emergency Response Procedures - Statesboro
• Hurricane Info
• Outdoor Warning Siren Info
• Residence Hall Safety
• Safety Resources and Info
Clery Annual Report

Health and Wellness Services

Student Health Center
EGSC Counseling Center
• Health Promotion

Health Insurance Requirement

Health insurance is required for all EGSC students in order to enroll for classes. This may be insurance that students bring with them (family, employer, etc.), insurance they purchase through the school, or a combination of both plans. The University System of Georgia has partnered with United Health Care to offer health insurance to all USG students.  There are two types of plans – mandatory and voluntary.  International students fall under the mandatory plan and must be insured.

As in past years, all students will need to go online and either enroll in the insurance plan or complete a waiver by showing proof of other insurance coverage. The enrollment/waiver system is available here. There are two steps, first students must register and create an account and then complete either the waiver or enrollment process. Students must complete the process each semester they are a student.

We are encouraging students to complete their waiver by July 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring, or April 1 for Summer so that the charge will never show up on their tuition bill.

Housing and Residence Life

Housing and Residence Life
Student Housing Handbook
Off-Campus Housing Information

Immunization & Medical History Form

All students are required to turn in the Immunization & Medical History Form to Student Affairs. The state of Georgia requires all students to be in compliance with the immunization requirements or their registrations will be dropped. In order to avoid standing in line, please submit completed forms prior to attending Orientation.

Varicella (Chicken Pox) Immunization

Proof of Varicella (chicken pox) immunization(s) is required for all incoming students. Students must provide proof of one vaccination given after graduation OR history of disease.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunizations

Proof of two MMR immunizations are required for all incoming students.

Skin Test for Tuberculosis

Students who attend the Statesboro campus OR are not United States Citizens and are coming from areas of high tuberculosis transmission are required to have a Tuberculosis Skin Test (Mantoux, also known as PPD) before registering for classes. The test must have been administered in the United States within the past six months or taken at Health Services at Georgia Southern University. Please view the Statesboro immunization form for more information and a list of countries whose students may be excluded from receiving the test.

Hepatitis B and Meningitis Immunization Health History Form

Students who will be under the age of 18 during their orientation session must have the Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B Immunization Health History Form completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian.  When completing the form, please mark your selection on both sections of the form and have your parent or legal guardian sign both sections of the form.

Student Health Services highly recommends students have both vaccinations. Students living in on-campus residence halls must be immunized against the meningococcal disease. The State of Georgia requires students under the age of 22 who will be living on campus to be immunized against meningococcal disease on or after their 16th birthday and to provide proof of receiving this immunization before moving into their residence.

Return your completed forms and/or immunization records to Student Affairs by mail to:

East Georgia State College, Student Affairs                      or fax to
131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA 30401                      (478)289-2353


If your doctor's office does not provide a standard form of your immunization history, they may complete the East Georgia State College Immunization Health History Form listed below.

It is strongly recommended that you also BRING a copy of your forms and records with you to New Student Orientation. Select the correct form for the campus you will be attending.

Library Information and Services

Library

Map of Campus

• Swainsboro Campus Map

Student Life

myEGSC App
Student Organizations
Intramural Sports
Fitness Center
Student Center
Miss EGSC

Orientation - Preparing for Advisement

At Orientation, new students will meet in small groups with academic advisors. Students are expected to be prepared and are not allowed to register for classes until their advisement session. Here are some tips from to prepare you for successful advisement and registration:


Want to change your major or campus? Students wanting to change their major or campus should do so at least 1 week prior to check-in of their Orientation session. Due to the amount of students at Orientation requiring assistance, students that turn in the Update form the day of Orientation can expect longer than normal processing times. Click here to change your major, change your campus, or update your information.

Explore the Academic Catalog: All students, and particularly students who are undecided about their academic major, should explore the academic catalog for information about our academic programs.

Explore the Course Schedule prior Orientation to see your available options. However, recognize that the course schedule is subject to change, and you will need to be flexible as you and the advisor create a schedule that combines your originally planned courses and the courses that are available at the time you come to register.

Create a Sample Schedule prior to Orientation and create a tentative list of courses that you would like to take during your first semester at EGSC. It will be beneficial to have a backup schedule in the event your first selections are closed. Click here for a practice schedule with an example to help you get started!

Advisors meet with students only. Make sure your parents understand that you are expected to take control of your academic planning and goal setting during the advisement session. Your parents should make alternative plans during advisement. Nonetheless, it might be good to discuss your plans with your parents during preparation, in case they have questions.

Visit the Orientation website which is specifically designed to provide important information about EGSC and help prepare you for Orientation.
 

If you are an incoming freshman (or freshman with less than 30 transferable credit hours), you will be required to take EGAC 1100 Student Success.

If you are an incoming transfer student, you will have your transfer credit history available at Orientation to assist in the advisement session.

Orientation - Session Schedule

Welcome to East Georgia State College! We are very excited to see you for Summer Orientation 2016. To download a PDF of the full Orientation schedule, please select your campus below:

Please note that you will also receive a hard copy of this when you check in for Orientation on campus. Any questions about Orientation can be directed to ask_egsc@ega.edu or (478) 289-2169.

 

Orientation - What to Bring

Incoming Freshman Orientation: What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Valid driver's license or some other form of government issued picture ID
  • Light jacket (some rooms can be chilly)
  • Money for lunch ($5 lunch special will be available at multiple locations on campus)
  • Comfortable shoes (you will be walking around campus)
  • Umbrella (in case of rain)
  • Note pad & pen

What do I need to do prior to my Orientation Session?

  • Review all of the Orientation links and information provided to be prepared and ready to begin classes!
  • Log in to your myEGSC account and regularly check your CatMail - once accepted this is the PRIMARY way we contact students.
  • Register for an Orientation date at the campus you are attending. You must be accepted before attending Orientation.
  • Pay your $20 application fee to the Student Affairs Office to avoid delays at orientation.
  • Provide Lawful Presence documentation to avoid delays at orientation. 
  • Mail any final transcripts (high school, colleges, technical institutions, etc.) to Student Affairs. If Orientation occurs prior to completion of your final term, mail the transcripts upon completion of your term.
  • Make sure all Financial Aid paperwork is completed. File FAFSA; submit needed paperwork; accept award amount; request student loan and sign master promissory note (if needed).
  • If you plan on living on-campus, begin or complete the housing process.
  • Mail or fax the Immunization and Medical History Form to the Student Affairs Office to avoid delays at orientation.
  • Mail or fax Disability Disclosure Form (if necessary)
  • If you require accommodations for yourself or a parent, please submit disability documentation to Counseling and Disability Services for determination of eligibility prior to your orientation session. If arrangements are made in advance, ODS will help ascertain needs and arrange appropriate services during orientation for students. Arrangements for family members are also available. We cannot guarantee that services will be available at orientation if arrangements are not made in advance of the program. Request disability accommodations here.

What can I take care of at Orientation?

  • You will receive your EGSC Bobcat Card (your student id card) at Orientation. If you wish to put money on it so that it can be used as a debit card on campus you can do so at the end of Orientation.
  • You can select a meal plan.
  • You will meet with an academic advisor and complete your class registration.
  • You will meet with a Financial Aid counselor to review your file and complete any necessary paperwork.
  • Pick up Parking Decal

What do I need to take care of after Orientation?

  • Tuition and Fees: Billing schedules and payment due date information can be found on the Business Affair's website. Account balances may be viewed in BannerWeb. Balances are due the FIRST DAY OF CLASS!
  • Final Transcript Deadline: Classes will be cancelled up to 30 days after class registration if final transcripts have not been received.
  • Immunization Deadline: If immunizations are incomplete this will prevent future registration.
  • Download the myEGSC app to keep up with registration, tuition and fees, CatMail, etc.

Check Your Financial Aid!

  • File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Financial Aid priority deadlines adhere to when the FAFSA was actually received, not when it was mailed. 
  • Check your current Financial Aid status. This site will indicate your award status and any additional documentation that may be required for verification. *Note that ALL required documentation must be provided before student can be awarded.
  • If you need to submit any verification documents, you may bring them with you to your orientation session but your award may not be posted by the time fees are due so please submit them before your Orientation date. You will meet with a financial aid representative to answer any questions and submit your documents.
  • Once student has been awarded, the following steps must take place:
  1. Log on to myEGSC
  2. Click on BannerWeb
  3. Select Financial Aid
  4. Click on Student Authorization
  5. Click on "Authorize" for all questions shown (this allows your award to pay for tuition and fees, and purchases on the bookstore)
  6. Click Submit

Please refer to the EGSC Financial Aid website to answer any additional questions that you may have, or contact our office at 478.289.2169.

B.A. in Fire and Emergency Services Administration

If you are not immediately redirected please follow this link for information on the Fire and Emergency Services Administration (FESA) Bachelor’s degree program.

Vision Series

If you are not immediately redirected please follow this link to the Vision Series page.

Study Abroad Program

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Summer Jump Start Academy

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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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Driving Directions

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Critical Thinking

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Career Services

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Apply Online

If you are not immediately redirected please follow this link for applying to East Georgia State College.

Alumni Association Form

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Scholarship Information

If you are not immediately redirected please follow this link for EGSC scholarship information.

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


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

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.

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Service Excellence Committee

Purpose and Functions:

The purpose and functions of the Service Excellence Committee are to identify opportunities which will strengthen EGSC’s service culture and then work collaboratively with campus units to develop and implement those opportunities through an intentional, ongoing Service Excellence Plan, with emphasis on building collegiality and improving operational processes using continuous communication and awareness, recognition, recruitment of right fit employees, orientation and training, measurement and goal setting, process improvement and accountability. The function of the committee includes recommending policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose.

Membership:

  • Chair, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Student Affairs (two representatives)
  • Faculty (one faculty member from each School, elected by the School)
  • EGSC Augusta
  • EGSC Statesboro
  • Library
  • Information Technology
  • Business Affairs
  • Human Resources

Works of the Committee:

 

Office of the President

If you are not immediately redirected please follow this link to the EGSC President's page.

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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EGSC Logo

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EGSC Presidential Seal

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EGSC Athletic Logos

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EGSC Secondary Images

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Let's Get Associated Branding

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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. You may access this document on the Registrar's forms page.
• The EGSC Transient Representative will submit a consortium agreement to the host institution.
• Once your host institution fills out the 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, once your eligibility has been determined
• 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.
• Once the application has been completed, you must request a transient letter of permission from your home institution. 
• The Transient Representative form your home institution will send EGSC a consortium agreement. It will then be filled out by the EGSC 
Representative and returned to your home institution.
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.
• 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 Committee

Purpose and Functions:

The purpose of the Textbook Purchasing Task Force is to coordinate with all stakeholders, including members of the faculty and staff, the three academic schools, and the college libraries and bookstores, to reduce the cost of textbooks for students.  The functions of the committee are to explore ways to more effectively use technology in place of textbooks, alternatives to traditional textbooks, Open Educational Resources (OER), and changes to textbook purchasing policies and procedures to lower the cost of student textbooks and course materials. The function of the committee is to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose.

Membership:

  • Dean of an Academic School—Co-chair
  • Director of EGSC Library—Co-chair
  • Faculty Member from School of Humanities
  • Faculty Member from School of Math and Sciences
  • Faculty Member from School of Social Sciences
  • Administrative Assistant to School of Humanities
  • Administrative Assistant to School of Social Sciences
  • Administrative Assistant to School of Math and Sciences
  • Manager of EGSC Bookstore—ex officio member

Works of the Committee:

John Black Scholarship

If you are not immediately redirected please follow this link for information on the John Black Scholarship.

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 - Professor

    Phone: 478-289-2050

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


Correll Scholars Program

Correll Scholars Program

Overview

The Correll Scholars Program was established in 2014 and began 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.

 

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)

 

 

Contact


  • Karen S. Jones

    Karen Jones

    Student Affairs - Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

    Phone: 478-289-2012

    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 Augusta 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 Augusta 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


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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, applying for your VA education benefits here. 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.

External Resources

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Contacts


  • Stacey D. King

    Stacey D. King

    Student Affairs - Director of PE Complex/Military Resource Center

    Facilities - Director of PE Complex and MRC

    Military Resource Center - Director of Military Resource Center

    Phone: 478-289-2145

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


  • Georgia T. Mathews

    Georgia T. Mathews

    Admissions - Director of Admissions

    Military Resource Center - School Certifying Official

    Phone: 478-289-2169

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


  • Professor Raymond L. Hayes

    Professor Raymond Hayes

    Social Sciences - Assistant Professor

    Phone: 912-623-2420

    Email:

    Campus: Statesboro


  • Jordyn L. Nail

    Jordyn L. Nail

    EGSC Augusta - Director of EGSC Augusta

    Phone: 706-729-2127

    Email:

    Campus: Augusta


Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention Committee

Purpose and Functions:

The purpose of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention Committee is to provide educational opportunities for students, faculty, and staff on Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) issues.  The committee collects data about alcohol and drug use and abuse and acts of violence involving members of the EGSC. In addition, the committee coordinates, evaluates and ensures the institutional efforts related to AOD prevention and compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.  The function of this committee is to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose and to offer AOD programming, with the goal of promoting a safe and educated campus community.

Membership:

  • Chair, Director of Counseling and Disability Services
  • Director of Housing
  • Chief of Public Safety
  • Director of Student Conduct
  • Director of Student Life
  • Director of Human Resources
  • One faculty member elected by the faculty

Works of the Committee:

November 2015 Summary

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HOPE Programs

HOPE Programs Index- Click on the Program you want to know more about or scroll through them all.

HOPE Scholarship
ZELL MILLER Scholarship
Move On When Ready (MOWR)
HOPE GED Grant
Public Safety Memorial Grant
HERO Program


 

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.

 

Move On When Ready (MOWR) Program

Program Type

Non-Need Based Grant

Purpose

The Move On When Ready (MOWR) program provides for students who are dual credit enrolled at a participating eligible public or private high school, or home study program in Georgia, and a participating eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia. These students take postsecondary coursework for credit towards both high school graduation or home study completion and postsecondary requirements. Beginning with Fall term 2015 (FY 2016) the program is offered during all terms of the school year; fall, spring and summer semester or fall, winter, spring, and summer quarter.


Eligibility

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

  • Be enrolled in the ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade of a private or public high school in Georgia or a home study program within the State of Georgia operated in accordance with O.C.G.A. §20-2-690(c);
  • Be admitted to an eligible, participating USG, TCSG or Private postsecondary institution as a dual credit enrollment student;
  • Be enrolled in courses listed in the approved MOWR Course Directory;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the eligible postsecondary institution.

Award Amount

Students, who meet all eligibility requirements, will receive a student-specific award amount to be applied toward tuition, mandatory fees and a book allowance.  Aid is paid to the postsecondary institution. Award amounts may be found on the MOWR award chart.


Course Directory

Upon choosing an eligible Georgia postsecondary institution, the student will select postsecondary courses from the MOWR course list found in the MOWR Course Directory.


Application Procedure

Students attending a home study program must complete the MOWR paper application.


Students attending an eligible public or private high school or participating in the GAMES Academy or the Advanced Academy of Georgia must complete the MOWR online application on GACollege411.


The application consists of three parts:

  1. Student & Parent/Guardian
  2. High School/Home Study
  3. Postsecondary Institution

All three sections of the application must be completed and submitted to GSFC.

 


Impact on HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship Eligibility
Dual credit enrollment hours taken at a postsecondary institution, under which MOWR payments have been made, are not counted as attempted-hours, nor included in the combined paid-hours limit.
Dual credit enrollment hours of the Accel program, paid prior to Spring term 2011 will be included in both the 127 semester/190 quarter hours limit and combined paid-hours limit. This includes payments from the HOPE Scholarship, HOPE Grant, Zell Miller Scholarship, and Accel programs.


 

 

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.

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Costa Rica Facebook            
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Learning Commons Facebook            
Residence Hall Association           Instagram  
Student Ambassadors Facebook            
Student Government Association Facebook            
Student Life Facebook            
EGSC Success Facebook            

 

 

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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

Works of the Committee:

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 Dean
  • One faculty member from each academic school, nominated by each school and elected by the faculty of that school
  • 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

 

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
CPR Training

 

 

Game Room in the Clubhouse

Game Room in the Clubhouse

Connections - Thank you for your submission!

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 - Associate Professor

    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

Archive

Daily Crime Log

 

DATE INCIDENT LOCATION
06/15/15 Argument Bobcat Villas
06/28/15 Personal Injury Plant Opt.
06/29/15 Hit & Run College Circle
07/05/15 Used Fireworks Bobcat Villas
07/09/15 Criminal Trespass Business Office
07/10/15 Miscellaneous Bobcat Villas
07/15/15 Fire Alarm Student Center
07/18/15 Miscellaneous Morgan House
07/19/15 Miscellaneous Public Safety
07/23/15 Theft By Taking Bobcat Villas
08/05/15 Traffic Accident Statesboro
 

 

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: A Conference of Critical Thinking

Connections: A Conference of Critical Thinking

“Thou Dost Infect Mine Eyes”: The Bane of Technology in the Classroom

Friday, March 25, 2016
9:30am - 4:00pm

Connections Registration Form

Connections Flyer

Join East Georgia State College for its fourth 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

For East Georgia State College’s fourth annual Critical Thinking Conference this spring of 2016, in celebration of the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we welcome proposals that recognize technology as a “rascal,” a “braggart vile,” a “finical rogue,” and as a “base, proud, shallow, beggarly, worsted-stocking knave.” We welcome presentations about experiences where technology has posed a problem and has therefore created the need for critical thinking. We also welcome proposals on any other topics that deal with critical thinking in an educational setting, and we invite faculty, students, and independent scholars to provide proposal summaries through EGSC’s electronic Proposal Submission Form. 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 Friday, March 4, 2016.

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.

LUNCHEON IS INCLUDED FOR PRESENTERS (Presenters can enjoy our signature sandwiches, homemade chips, salad bar, and a variety of desserts).

VISIT THE ROTUNDA: EGSC is hosting “Hometown Teams,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibition about how sports shape America. The exhibit consists of seven sections with panels, banners, and interactive elements—all of which focus on sports and teams in America—in order to explore sports as an integral part of culture and community in towns all over the country.

Keynote

"Balancing Critical Thinking Through 'Infectious,' Eye-Catching Design" | Santanu Majumdar

Santanu Majumdar is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Georgia Southern University's Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. He believes that 21st century students’ design proposals tend to be example-driven, and therefore students’ research is often reduced to browsing for pre-existing solutions through search engines, which creates only surface-level problem solving skills instead of skills that use more in-depth critical thinking and method-driven design solutions. Professor Majumdar has received several national and international awards and has presented papers on design education, on sustainability in design, on mentoring, and on collaborative research projects at several distinguished national and international design conferences

Connections Registration Form

For more information, contact:


  • Professor Courtney S. Joiner

    Professor Courtney Joiner

    Social Sciences - Assistant Professor

    Phone: 478-289-2106

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


  • Angelia B. Williams

    Angie Williams

    President's Office - Event Coordinator/Facilities Coordinator

    Phone: 478-289-2367

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro


  • Dr. Valerie Czerny

    Dr. Val Czerny

    Humanities - Associate Professor

    Phone: 912-623-2437

    Email:

    Campus: Statesboro


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

Connections 4: A Conference of Critical Thinking

Connections 4: A Conference of Critical Thinking

 

Exit Stage Right

 

English Country Dance

English Country Dance 2015

 

Retro Jam

Retro Jam Spring 2015

 

Cat Tales - EGSC Statesboro

Cat Tales - EGSC Statesboro

 

NanoDays

Celebrate NanoDays 2015 at East Georgia State College!

 

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

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.

The following new or revised policies were adopted by the President’s Cabinet after the publication of the Student Handbook 3/24/14 and are not contained therein. The policies are effective as of the date noted on the first page of the policy and are posted below for convenience.

Code of Conduct

EGSC Catalog Archive

Section 5: External Affairs

Section 6: Intellectual Property

Section 7: Business Affairs

Section 8: Human Resources

Employment

Employee Relations

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:

Safety and Security

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

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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.

Minutes:
 

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