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GAAME First-Year Fellows


Since 2014, the Georgia African American Male Experience (GAAME) Program, co-sponsored by the University System of Georgia‚Äôs (USG) African American Male Initiative (AAMI), has served as a cornerstone of recruitment, retention, progression, and graduation efforts regarding Black and African American male-identifying students at the University of Georgia. To expand upon the program's impact and ability  to foster community throughout their first year at UGA, we are excited to offer the GAAME First-Year Fellows Program.



GAAME Transition to UGA Experience

Thanks to funding from an alumni donor, 20 first-year GAAME Scholars will begin their UGA journey utilizing a cohort model. These GAAME First-Year Fellows will experience strategic programming cultivated to ease their transition into UGA, fostering strong relationships with their peers, program staff, as well as key members of the institutional community.


GAAME UNIV 1203 Course

UNIV Courses are offered by the Division of Academic Enhancement, a unit of the Office of Instruction at the University of Georgia. This special section inclusive of the GAAME First-Year Fellows and other first-year Scholars, this course expands the cohort model by cultivating a sustainable community during students' entry to the University, providing opportunities for our scholars to: practice skills regarding motivation, scholastic success, and career exploration; develop vital academic and professional goals; as well as prepare them for sustained academic and holistic success at UGA.



Applications to be a First-Year Fellow are closed. However, applications to be a GAAME Scholar will re-open for the Spring 2023 semester next month.



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