Welcome to the Department of Residence Life & Housing at South Georgia
College! This is an exciting time filled with changes not only for
students, but for parents as well. In anticipation of your student
joining the Residence Life community, we want to make sure as a parent
or guardian you are well informed as to what is offered to, as well as
expected of, your student. The mission of the Department of Residence
Life is to provide a safe residential environment where academic
learning can be supplemented through the implementation of developmental
programs, by offering students state-of-the-art facilities, and having a
professional staff devoted to exercising best practices. The Residence
Life staff augments a student’s personal success by creating a community
of citizens, having an appreciation of diversity in all students, and
promoting civic responsibility.
As young adults, students have to begin learning to be their own best
advocates. Often, parents want to solve basic problems their student
might be experiencing. It is our recommendation that you collaborate and
give advice. Allow your student to work on the problem at hand first.
You can direct your student to the resources they have available, such
as his or her Resident Assistant, or Residence Life Coordinator.
Teaching the difference between a problem and an emergency will serve
your student better than calling an office yourself. Remember that
college is not just about learning in the classroom but, also, learning
about personal responsibility, refining one’s character, and
understanding social behaviors.
The Student Success and Residence Life staffs believe in building a
collaborative relationship with parents and this relationship will help
your student succeed in his/her collegiate endeavors. We encourage you
to continue to regularly visit our parent’s website for updated
information about your student’s activities, critical information, and
important upcoming dates.
Our staff members look forward to serving your student’s needs and we
are pleased that your student has decided to learn and live with us!