Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

Minority Support Programs – Student Oriented Activities and Resources (SOAR); Mentoring African Americans for Leadership and Education (M.A.L.E.)

Minority Advisement Programs were established in 1983 by the University System of Georgia to address findings from various studies that have shown that minority students on Predominantly-White Campuses face unique barriers that often include lack of familiar networks, inadequate relationships with faculty, resulting in meager use of campus resources that are important to their retention and successes. The programs at GC are designed as mentorship that matches incoming minority students with upper-class peer mentors, professional mentors from GC faculty and staff, and community mentors, forming a network of resources and support to ensure the student's successful transition and completion of their collegiate experience. For more information please contact us at 478-445-4233 or visit http://www.gcsu.edu/equity/mapsoar.htm.