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GAAME: Georgia African American Male Experience

The Georgia African American Male Experience (GAAME) is a program created to increase the enrollment and support African American males at the University of Georgia. GAAME has a weekend program which focuses on leadership and leadership development. During this weekend, admitted students will meet with distinguished faculty, prominent alumni, and leading members of the student body. Students will also participate in various extracurricular activities that the University has to offer.

GAAME is part of the University System of Georgia’s African-American Male Initiative (AAMI®). AAMI is a project launched in 2002 by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) focusing on the enrollment, retention, and graduation of African-American Males. For more information, please read the press release about UGA’s African-American Male Initiative.

GAAME Weekend 2018 will take place on Friday, April 13th thru Saturday, April 14th at the Georgia Conference Center and Hotel. Admitted African American male students will receive an invitation through mail prior to the event. There is a $40 reservation fee, but is refunded at the event. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend a breakfast and parent orientation session provided by the Office of Institutional Diversity on Friday of the weekend program. 

The University of Georgia has made remarkable progress in regard to the recruitment and retention of highly talented African-American students. From 2004 to 2014, there has been a 56% increase in the number of African-American undergraduates enrolled at the University of Georgia. Furthermore, the University of Georgia has the highest graduation rate for African-American males in the University System of Georgia. We are doing some great things at UGA and your son can be a part of it. The Office of Institutional Diversity is excited to have your student be part of a growing population on campus and we are committed to his success at the University of Georgia.

If you have any questions about the program, contact Dominique Quarles at (706) 583-8195 or e-mail or