STUDENT AFFAIRS

The College of Coastal Georgia provides programs, experiences and services which aid and enrich students' educational and cultural growth by contributing to their intellectual, social, physical and emotional development. These services and programs include career services; counseling and disability services; diversity and inclusion; health center; residence life; student programming, recreation, and student organizations.

For more information, call the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 912-279-5802.

CAREER SERVICES

Career Services is located on the first floor of the Academic Commons South building. The mission of Career Services is to provide student-centered, comprehensive career development programs and services that empower both students and alumni to achieve their lifelong career goals. These programs and services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Individual career counseling
  • Job application assistance
  • Cover letter and resume review
  • On campus and student employment
  • Mock interviews
  • Graduate and professional school planning
  • Career resource library
  • Career fairs
  • Guest speakers
  • Workshops

Coastal Careerlink is CCGA’s one-stop shop for on-campus and off-campus employment. The online jobs board contains hundreds of local and national jobs posted by employers looking to hire CCGA students and graduates for full-time, part-time and internship positions. The resume writing program assists student in developing a resume that can be used to apply for these jobs online.

Our Career Counseling staff serves students and alumni at both the Brunswick Campus and the Camden Center. Most services are available by appointment or walk-in session. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please visit www.ccga.edu/careerservices or contact careerservices@ccga.edu, (912) 279-5717.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION PROGRAMS

All new students must complete orientation prior to beginning classes. New students participate in orientation to gain an overview of student life at the College of Coastal Georgia. New and Transfer students will be notified as to time and location of on-campus orientation activities. Participation in the on-campus orientation program is required for all new degree-seeking students. Contact the Office of Admissions for more information, (912) 279-4514 or e-mail orientation@ccga.edu.

OFFICE OF COUNSELING AND DISABILITY SERVICES

A licensed counselor is available for short-term personal counseling (4-6 sessions per academic year) at no cost to CCGA students enrolled in 4 or more credit hours of study. The student must be currently attending class at the time counseling is sought. The Office of Counseling Services offers individual counseling with a focus on helping students eliminate barriers to academic success. Students requiring or requesting long-term or intensive therapy will be referred to off-campus providers and support groups as appropriate. To make an appointment with the counselor, contact the Counseling Services at (912) 279-5803 or e-mail counseling@ccga.edu.

SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Disability Services coordinates accommodations for students who self-identify with a disability. This includes students with physical, sensory, learning, psychological and other types of disabilities. Disability is legally defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities and may include learning disabilities, ADHD, acquired brain injury, psychological disorders and pervasive developmental disorders, sensory impairment, mobility impairment, and chronic medical conditions. Our objective is to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to programs offered at College of Coastal Georgia. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act require that post-secondary institutions provide reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified students with disabilities to ensure that they have equal access to course content and equal opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the material. Students with disabilities must meet all admission requirements and academic standards.

CCGA does not offer separate classes for students with disabilities. Through the assistance of the Office of Disability Services and other support services on campus, CCGA strives to provide a quality educational experience for all qualified students with disabilities.

Students must provide current documentation of their disability from a qualified health professional in order to request accommodations. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia sets standards for documentation of a disability. The University System of Georgia created three regional centers called the Regents Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) to assist disability service offices at institutions by reviewing documentation of learning disability, ADHD, acquired brain injury, psychological disorders and pervasive developmental disorders to ensure that it meets system requirements and approve accommodations. The RCLD also provides comprehensive psycho-educational assessments to University of Georgia students for a reduced fee. The Regents Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) at Georgia Southern University serves the College of Coastal Georgia.

The University System of Georgia created three regional centers called the Regents Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) to assist disability service offices at institutions by reviewing documentation of learning disability, ADD, acquired brain injury, and psychological disorders and pervasive developmental disorders to ensure that it meets system requirements and approve accommodations. The RCLD also provides comprehensive psycho-educational assessments to students for a reduced fee. The Regents Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) at Georgia Southern University serves institutions in the southern part of the state.

Accommodations vary with the type of disability and the student's individual needs. The institution provides accommodations to the student at no charge. Accommodations must be supported by appropriate disability documentation. Accommodations do not provide a guarantee of academic success, only equal access. For more information, please visit www.ccga.edu/ODS or contact the Office of Disability Services at 912-279-5806.

OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers programs that foster the understanding of and respect for cultural differences. The mission of this office is to ensure that the campus community supports cultural and academic initiatives through multicultural education, advocacy, and intercultural understanding. As a result of these initiatives, an inclusive campus environment ensures that everyone in the campus community is connected and supported.

In order to fulfill this mission, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has two overarching goals: 1) to provide support and assistance to underrepresented students in order to increase their retention, persistence and graduation from College; and 2) provide value-added education by promoting cross-cultural understanding through specific programs that encourage respect and appreciation among and between students, faculty, and staff.

Additionally, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides oversight for the multicultural programming series, African American Male Initiative, Minority Advising Program and multicultural student organizations. For more information about the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at (912) 279-5802.

OFFICE OF RESIDENCE LIFE AND HOUSING

The mission of the Office of Residence Life and Housing is to enhance the academic and social development of students by offering the highest quality on-campus living and learning environment. The Office of Residence Life and Housing supports the mission of the College by focusing on community and relationships, academic success, service-learning, and an appreciation for diversity. Lakeside Village is our 350-bed suite-style on-campus residence hall and Coastal Place Apartments is our 88-bed apartment-style off-campus housing facility. For more information, please see our website at www.ccga.edu/reslife, call 912-279-4540, or email us at Residence.Life@ccga.edu. The Office of Residence Life and Housing is a unit in the Division of Student Affairs.

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER

The College of Coastal Georgia Student Health Center is directed by a nurse practitioner and registered nurse, practicing under physician supervision and supported by the Southeast Georgia Health System. The Center offers basic healthcare services to students. Students may receive treatment for minor illnesses and injuries and may be referred for further care as needed. The nurse practitioner and staff also work closely with other campus and community entities to provide health education, promote healthy lifestyles choices, and enhance student success. For more information about the Student Health Center, call (912) 279-4537.

STUDENT LIFE: PROGRAMMING, RECREATION, AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Through involvement in student activities, including campus organizations and events, students gain personal, professional, social, recreational, and cultural development. The Office of Student Life is charged with helping students become involved in campus organizations and events and with assisting student organizations in their operations and event management. Additionally, the Office of Student Life coordinates campus wide recreation opportunities for all enrolled students.

Students pay an activity fee that is divided among the major programming areas and allocated to student organizations for programming. Recognized student organizations may request funding to support organizational programs.

The Office of Student Life serves students in four major areas:

Recreation Programs

The Student Fitness Center is located in the Coffin Building and is available for unlimited student use. The Fitness Center has a variety of fitness equipment and classes to improve the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff in the CCGA community and to promote an environment that will encourage the lifelong practice of health and fitness for all. Group fitness classes are offered each semester to supplement free weights, machines, and cardio equipment; special events are held each semester to encourage student participation in wellness activities. For Camden, the College has annual agreement with the Camden County Recreation Center which allows year-round access for registered students living in Camden. The intramural sports program encourages students, faculty, and staff who are currently enrolled or employed at the College to participate in a variety of organized competitive recreational programs. The on-campus recreation room, located in the SAC, serves as the center for low impact activities and game and equipment rentals. Information about outdoor recreation trips can also be found there.

Leadership and Volunteerism Programs

The Leadership and Volunteerism program exists to help students develop leadership skills and support community and personal growth through experiential learning. Development is achieved through the utilization of the Challenge Course, indoor/outdoor workshops, adventure programming, and community outreach. Leadership training is also offered through participation in regional and national conferences and the annual leadership weekend held on campus. Furthermore, students at CCGA are encouraged to become involved in volunteer or community service activities. Regular community service opportunities are organized for students and a list of volunteer opportunities may be accessed through http://www2.ccga.edu/CGServes.

Publications

The College produces several student publications under the guidance of faculty and staff advisors. The literary magazine, Seaswells, and the student newspaper, The Crow’s Nest, are administered by the Office of Student Affairs.

Student Organizations

The College of Coastal Georgia has over 40 registered student organizations which students may join. Student organizations are organized within the following categories: academic, club sports, governance, religious, and special interest. Students may create a new student organization at any time by working with the staff in the Office of Student Life, located on the second floor of the Campus Center. For a complete list of registered student organizations, go to: http://www.ccga.edu/SDServices/clubs.asp.

Overboard Entertainment (OE) and Camden Activities Board (CAB)

Overboard Entertainment and CAB are volunteer, student-run organizations responsible for creating, planning and presenting a variety of activities such as comedians, hypnotists, novelties, open mic nights, movies and concerts for the College community. Members are students that are dedicated to bringing quality programs to campus. Volunteers have the chance to gain leadership and event planning skills by serving in the organizations.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association serves as the official voice of the student body to the College of Coastal Georgia administration. It is comprised of executive and legislative branches, both of which have an active role in the establishment of College policies and services. In an effort to promote school spirit and student involvement, SGA sponsors a variety of events for the college.

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