In 2004, the UGA Alumni Association incepted Multicultural Programs. This programming unit was designed to provide diverse alumni with opportunities to be involved, and stay connected with, the UGA Alumni Association and university, while networking and socializing with fellow UGA alumni and friends. Multicultural Programs’ primary focus is on outreach to underrepresented alumni groups, including: African American, Latino, Asian, Native American and multi-racial alumni through specially designed, culturally sensitive events. This steering committee led programming unit, along with high alumni engagement and advocacy, led to the establishment of the UGA Black Alumni Affinity Group and Black Alumni Leadership Council in October 2015.
Women of UGA
Women of UGA has maintained three tenets of community empowerment since it was established as Explore Programming for Women in early 2000. Through the years, a steering committee of volunteers has helped guide the direction of the group. In 2014, Women of UGA established the Women of UGA Scholarship Fund, a needs-based scholarship that will be afforded to students through the Office of Student Financial Aid.
The Young Alumni group has been present intermittently throughout the decades. With a renewed strategic plan, the UGA Alumni Association is ready to channel the energy and focus of passionate young graduates to help bring quality programs to the Atlanta area. This group will connect and engage the largest population of UGA alumni living in Metro Atlanta. There are 39,043 alumni, ages 35 and under, living in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Spalding Counties.