Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
- North Carolina
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
African American: 6%
Asian American: 8%
Native American: 0%
Like most of the South outside of Atlanta and Miami, UGA's campus is not the most accepting of gays and lesbians. Like anywhere, there are those students who are supportive of the gay community and those who are not. However, Athens does have a gay bar/club called Blur. The Tasty World venue hosts a monthly drag show, too. Furthermore, the University has an LGBT Resource Center that coordinates with the Health Center for student counseling, while also hosting events for inclusion and awareness. Overall, Athens, as a city, is a little more open-minded than the University campus itself.
There is a large following for the College Republicans, as well as for the Young Democrats. The downtown area is home to weekly protests on various topics like the living wage and foreign war. Every so often, outside of Tate, especially on game days, you may catch a vocal demonstrator carrying graphic pro-life signs with pictures of aborted fetuses or super-conservative posters with lots of expletives. All of these right-wingers may sometimes hide that Athens is a very liberal city, featuring a UGA NORML chapter and a large anarchist community. Athens overall is very political.
UGA has students from diverse economic backgrounds, but they seem to come from predominantly wealthy families. It seems like everyone you meet is from Atlanta and drives a luxury car. However, the HOPE scholarship has changed the composition of UGA for the better, allowing large numbers of middle- and lower-income students the opportunity to come here.
Most Common Religions
There are a lot of very active Christian groups at UGA. Baptist groups probably have the largest numbers, though. Catholics are the smallest Christian group, and there are a significant number of Jewish students here, as well. There is a Jewish student center, as well as predominantly Jewish sororities and fraternities which students can join. Most religious activity takes place off campus at churches or places of worship that cater to college-age people.
Minority Clubs on Campus
UGA has African American and Asian sororities and fraternities. UGA also offers minority students the opportunity to join the Abeneefoo Kuo Honor Society, Black Affairs Council, Hispanic Student Association, Indian Cultural Exchange, and Pamoja Dance Company.