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The Office of Institutional Diversity seeks to support the engagement of historically underrepresented minority students at UGA. Connections is a program to help support students in their first year. The purpose of the program is to increase the retention and success of historically underrepresented minorities at The University of Georgia.

We are excited to have you learn more about Connections. Connections provides special opportunities to plug into all that UGA has to offer.

Connections is:

  • Social events & networking
  • Academic and Professional Workshops
  • Faculty Mentoring

A quarterly newsletter will be sent out informing students of current deadlines, information, programs, events,and resources around the University of Georgia.

Connections also creates an opportunity for first-year underrepresented students to connect with renowned UGA faculty through a mentoring model based on common interest in academic field of study.

The Office of Institutional Diversity will provide administrative support in order to maximize the best use of faculty and student time. This support will include:
1. Matching of faculty mentors and student mentees;
2. Communication templates for use by faculty;
3. Scheduling assistance when needed.

If you are interested in participation or would like more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Diversity at 706-583-8195. For faculty support, please contact Randolph Carter at For students support, please contact Stephanie Solis Artavia at and Ashlee Garnett at