Society & Culture

Conference helps new students adjust to life at UGA

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia Multicultural Services and Programs is launching a new program designed to help first-year and transfer students transition to college life. The inaugural conference-“Georgia Promoting Student Success (GPS2): Navigating College Life”-will be held Sept. 25 from 1 – 4:30 p.m. in the Zell B. Miller Learning Center, room 171.

Student participants will have the option of attending concurrent sessions on effective conflict resolution, securing financial aid, overcoming adversity, safety and social media, career planning and personal health.

The conference is co-sponsored by the UGA Career Center and the Residence Hall Association.

Organizations participating in the conference include the I.M.P.A.C.T. Sustained Dialogue, Black Educational Support Team, Latinos Investing in the Student of Tomorrow and honor societies National Residence Hall Honorary and Abeneefoo Kuo.

“The development of GPS2 has truly been a collaborative effort,” says Miguel Hernandez, associate director of intercultural affairs for multicultural services and programs. “We are grateful to our campus partners for participating and recognizing the unique challenges faced by of our multicultural students as they assimilate to life on campus.”

Multicultural Services and Programs is a unit of Intercultural Affairs within UGA’s Division of Student Affairs. For more information, call 706/542-5773 or see