Student Affairs supports active learning inside and outside of the classroom and is your ultimate resource for growth and development. We focus on creating, providing and assessing programs, services and policies that empower you and propel you on toward success.
Find study and reference materials, textbooks (including rentals), supplies, general reading books, GGC Grizzly apparel and much more at the Bookstore. Grizzlies can sell their books back to the Bookstore through the store's year-round buy-back policy. Graduating Grizzlies may also order graduation regalia and related items, as well as frames for those newly earned diplomas.
Prepare for success through Career Services. You have access to up-to-date career resources and exciting job opportunities. From resume critiques and evaluations to mock interviews and career planning, you get the best tools and preparation to succeed in your academic and professional goals.
Claw Card (ID)
Your Claw Card is your identification card with access to campus services and events. Make purchases throughout campus, including the Dining Hall and Bookstore, without ever having to carry cash.
Complaints and Appeals
GGC has both formal and informal complaint procedures as well as an appeals process.
Enjoy some of the tastiest food in Lawrenceville – right here on campus, including all-you-can-eat buffets, our Mongolian grill, grab-and-go options, sandwiches, salads and dessert bars.
We have flexible meal plans to suit your needs – for resident students and commuters alike – including Meals per Week, the Block Plan or the use of Munch Money. All campus dining locations accept Claw Cards, so it's convenient.
GGC students with documented disabilities can reach their full potential through Disability Services, which provides reasonable accommodations that ensure accessible educational and social environments.
Emergency Assistance Programs
GGC offers student emergency assistance programs through Grizzlies Helping Grizzlies and the GGC Care Pantry – programs that address food insecurities, homelessness, and more. Find the support you need, and find out how Grizzlies meet these challenges as a community to embrace students’ needs.
Grizzly Care Team
The Grizzly Care Team promotes campus safety and the well-being of students through the identification, assessment, intervention and management of student situations that may pose a threat to the safety and well-being of the campus community and/or the individual student. The Grizzly Care Team develops intervention and support strategies and takes appropriate action to help connect the student to any necessary resources and/or further resolve the situation.
Health Services wants to ensure that GGC students have access to basic health care and health information. Our goal is to promote student wellness and provide students with the necessary resources so that they may function at the best possible health level.
International Student Services
International Student Services supports and guides international students through college life at GGC.
Mail services are available in the Claw Card office and Mail Services Center, including prepaid shipping of FedEx and UPS, USPS services and shipping supplies.
Stressed or overwhelmed? Counseling and Psychological Services offers private counseling and psychological support. Counseling and Psychological Services’ professional staff is equipped to help you with personal or emotional issues in a safe, welcoming and confidential setting.
Public Safety and Emergency Management offers a number of programs, mobile apps and services for the campus community to keep you safe and secure.
As a student, you are part of a campus community that values integrity, fairness and honesty because we believe you deserve a high-quality educational experience. By creating awareness and promoting ethical student conduct, Student Integrity ensures that you have the opportunity to be part of a college of excellence.
Wellness and Recreation
Are you ready for some fun? Get access to exciting opportunities for athletic and adventurous activities on campus through Wellness and Recreation.
Sign up for a racquetball tournament or choose from a variety of intramural and club sports, like sand volleyball, tennis or indoor soccer. There’s also the option of dropping by the Wellness and Recreation Center for weight training or cardio fitness.
Academic Support and Opportunities
We believe student advisement is about being part of a community of friends, intellectuals, peers and mentors who are all here to help you succeed. That is why each and every student is assigned a personal mentor.
To learn your mentor, log in to Grizzly Den within Banner, student self-service. Then click "Student and Financial Aid." Select "View Student Record," then click "Student Information." Your mentor is listed as your primary advisor.
The GGC Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) focuses on training and developing future leaders. ROTC classes and field training exercises provide you with the tools and experience needed to succeed in any competitive environment. The curriculum covers management, ethics, tactics, law, military history and army culture.
Conversation Partner Program (international languages)
Paired native and non-native English speakers learn about other cultures and languages in a comfortable format that is fun and educational.
eCore is a USG collaborative program established to make higher education more accessible to Georgia students.
Travel the world and earn college credits at the same time. The Internationalization office is your passport to study abroad opportunities. One of our missions is to increase the number of GGC students participating in education abroad programs across disciplines; and expand student participation in a broad range of other international opportunities, including but not limited to internships, research fellowships and service learning.
Elite Scholars Program
The Elite Scholars Program is a leadership development program dedicated to academic excellence, setting career goals and cultivating the talents and abilities of African American male students. It's free to apply, and there's no cost to participate.
- Develop leadership through professional development activities.
- Gain insight from peer mentors.
- Establish connections and develop a strong rapport with faculty, staff, community leaders and student leaders.
- Access tutors, mentors and professional staff dedicated to African American male success.
- GGC 1000 – First Year Seminar for freshmen participants
- Common Media Program
- Elite Scholar Seminar, a 6-week seminar series that includes topics such as financial aid and scholarships, leadership development, student involvement and other relevant topics
- Community service
- Participation in the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated Guide Right Mentoring Program
- Tutoring/study sessions
- Social and cultural outings
Monitor your Claw Mail to learn if you've been accepted into the program, and to learn your next steps. Also, consider referring other interested students to apply.
The Elite Scholars Program is part of the University System of Georgia’s African-American Male Initiative (AAMI), a nationally recognized statewide network.
Email @email for more information.
Support the Elite Scholars Program
Partnering with the Elite Scholars Program is vital to the success of program participants. Here's how you can help.
- Become a mentor.
- Provide volunteer, internship or career opportunities to Elite Scholars.
- Provide a financial gift to support program activities. Contact Advancement to learn more.
Freshman Learning Communities
Freshman Learning Communities provide themed options that enhance the freshman experience and support your success at GGC.
GGC Reads, Campus Reading Program
Connect with your Grizzly community through GGC Reads, the campus-wide common reading program.
A new book launches the program during the academic year and each text is carefully selected by the GGC Reads Committee. Throughout the academic year, you'll engage and share ideas with other participants, through course assignments, programs, events, activities and speakers.
Group Study App (CircleIn)
GGC subscribes to CircleIn, an easy-to-use group study app and website where students learn from and support each other, determine solutions to their academic challenges, and gain a deeper understanding of the coursework together. Download the and search for Georgia Gwinnett College to get started.
GGC offers qualified students admission into the GGC Honors Program. This program offers you an integrated educational experience through enhanced opportunities in scholarship, leadership, service and creativity.
GGC's honor societies offer recognition of your academic excellence and resources toward your continued success.
GGC dedicates a week to an array of campus-wide events to celebrate and promote intercultural learning.
Internationalized courses (i-courses) contain a wealth of international content, which provides broader global awareness and perspective.
Gain relevant, real-world experience and academic credit by exploring academic internships.
Available to students and faculty, Mathematica provides a single, integrated system for usage in many different areas, including mathematical calculations and visualization, working with all types of data, image processing, instant creation of interactive models and more. Create a Wolfram account using your GGC Claw Mail, then log in to download the software.
Peer Mentoring (Grizzly Mentor Collective)
The Grizzly Mentor Collective connects new students virtually with peer mentors to help navigate college’s challenges and opportunities on their way to success.
Students may install Microsoft Office on up to five personal devices (PCs, macs, tablets and smartphones).
Information on GGC’s academic policies, standards and procedures is contained in the latest edition of the Student Handbook.
Student-led Study Sessions (PSI)
The Peer Supplemental Instruction (PSI) program provides both support for students in freshmen courses and leadership opportunities for junior and seniors.
Student Success Advising Center
The Student Success Advising Center offers mentoring and advising support for students enrolled in Student Success classes, including English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English, reading and math.
Advising for Student Success students promotes the personal success and academic achievement of students through quality educational advisement, academic planning and targeted skills development. Advising provides students with information regarding testing, course placement, curricular choices, programs of study and graduation requirements. Advising also clarifies academic policies and guidelines required by the Board of Regents and by Georgia Gwinnett College and connects students with appropriate campus resources and services.
Testing Services provides access to tests that many students must take to get to the next level of their education – from placement testing to CLEP tests.
Tutoring and Workshops
Even the best-prepared student hits bumps along the road to success. The Academic Enhancement Center helps you get over those bumps with academic tutoring in a variety of subjects and workshops in things like study skills, time management and grammar. Our services are free and open to students at all levels.
Women of Worth (W.O.W.) Women’s Empowerment Program
The Women of Worth (W.O.W.) women’s empowerment program uplifts and empowers students of color through mentoring and learning relationships, and personal and professional growth opportunities in a supportive and inclusive environment.
W.O.W monthly meetings and events focus on the life skills needed to be successful.
- Increase academic and career success through activities that develop visioning and goal setting, academic success skills, self- advocacy and career exploration.
- Network and participate in academic and co-curricular leadership opportunities with campus and community leaders.
- Engage and discuss needs to improve school/work/life balance, practice self-care, problem solve and celebrate one another in a safe and nurturing environment.
- Achieve financial skills through featured-event guest speakers and interactive workshops on topics about student loan debt, budgeting, investing, building credit and more.
Email @email to learn more about W.O.W.