Carnegie Foundation Community-Engaged Institution
View our 2020 Self-Study Report (submitted April 4, 2019)
Report your community engagement partnership on our Community Engagement Inventory HERE.
UWG values our role in the community. In fact, successful partnerships are one of our four strategic imperatives.
UWG is committed to supporting the development and growth of business and industry throughout the West Georgia region. With an economic impact of $604,000,000.00, UWG serves as a strong economic growth engine for the entire state of Georgia.
At UWG, we believe that a solid connection between the university and the community is critical to helping us become the best place to work, learn, and succeed. Our goal is to provide both the local community and the UWG family with the resources they need to support one another and benefit from what each has to offer.
Our mission is to facilitate sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships and projects between UWG and the wider diverse community for the benefit of all. Our vision is that UWG and the community will value each other and collaborate thoughtfully and intentionally to foster student success and improve the community and UWG.
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Help UWG Create Student Success
Connect on social media
Like UWG on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, connect on Linked In, or view our videos on YouTube. Many departments and programs also have social media pages on these platforms as well as Pinterest and Instagram. Don’t forget to like, comment, and share. These activities help raise both our visibility in individual news feeds and within Google’s search algorithm. And don’t forget to bookmark our emagazine at uwgperspective.com for news and updates.Connect on Facebook
Provide valuable internship experiences
Experiential learning can substantially increase a student’s marketability upon graduation and capable interns can be a valuable, affordable resource for your business. Please consider sharing your knowledge and expertise by providing internships in which students can gain or improve valuable skills such as organization, planning, inter-personal communication, and leadership.Welcome Employers
Purchase and display UWG gear
This contribution is two-fold. First, the dollars you spend at our bookstore help support the facility and improve our ability to offer students low-cost book and supply options critical to their education. More importantly, wearing a Wolves sweatshirt or sporting a Go West magnet helps advertise our university and tells the world that you’re proud of UWG.UWG Bookstore
Be an ambassador
It’s just a fact: your friends and family trust your opinions more than they trust our advertising. The best way to support student success is to get to know UWG so you can recommend us with confidence.
As a state institution, Georgia’s political climate can affect us in a number of ways. You can keep up with hot-button issues and find links to our officials on our government relations page. Please join us in supporting legislation that creates student success.Government Relations
Your experience, support, and encouragement can make a huge difference in the lives of students. We’re working on a list of volunteer opportunities. Watch the community page for forthcoming details.
A robust continuing education program improves the lives of our students, faculty, and staff – and adds an important educational resource to the community. Visit the Continuing Education page on our website to find out how you can use your specialized expertise to offer a course.Continuing Education
We can’t stress how critical need-based and other scholarships have become for today’s students. Please consider a donation of any size if you can. Every gift matters and we are grateful for all support.Give Now
Attend a UWG athletic, cultural, or special event
Your presence and support helps students feel that they are truly a part of the community, which encourages retention and graduation. Plus, students who feel connected are more likely to stay in the area after graduation, which increases the region’s qualified talent pool and can help recruit new businesses.Calendar of Events