As a planner or participant, activities are one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to make the most of your limited years at West Georgia. Making friends, belonging to a group, and developing leadership and interpersonal skills are the rewards of involvement. Several great ways of getting involved are listed below. Check them out! Your Resident Assistant can help you in acquiring additional information about your interests.
Become a Resident Assistant
The Resident Assistant (RA) is a paraprofessional staff member for the Department of Housing and Residence Life. The RA is the closest and most vital link with the residents. Under the supervision of a Residence Life Coordinator, the RA is responsible for creating and maintaining a residence hall environment that is conducive to living and learning. In order to accomplish this, the RA is expected to play a variety of constantly changing roles. The RA must be flexible and creative in meeting the residents’ needs by serving as a counselor, advisor, community developer, educator, and friend. The position requires a serious time commitment and willingness to be available to other students.
More On-Campus Opportunities
A wide variety of on campus activities and organizations provide additional opportunities
for involvement. These opportunities include but are not limited to: Student Government
Association, Student Activities Council, Greek Organizations, Black Student Alliance
and religious organizations.
For more information on these opportunities visit the Center for Student Involvement and look for flyers in your hall.
Individual and team sports, along with single-gender and co-ed intramural sports, are offered each semester, including flag football, softball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, and more. Look for more information in your hall about teams, or ask your RA to help you start a team!
Ask your RA about ways you can get involved in planning activities to meet your neighbors and hall staff. RAs want your ideas! Also, watch for coming attractions and announcements of floor meetings and programs on your bulletin boards.
Each residential community at UWG has a hall council with elected officers. The goal of the hall council is to provide social programming, respond to community concerns, and make recommendations to improve the hall. Each hall council also connects through the Residence Hall Association. RHA acts in an advisory capacity for residence life, plans activities campus-wide, raises funds for charitable causes, and travels to regional collegiate leadership conferences. See your Resident Director or RA for more information when you move in about how to get involved or even run for office.