The Inter-Views Alliance, a Registered Student Organization championing religious diversity, is striving to promote awareness of other cultures and their religions through its meetings and events. The group was started last year to try and educate the campus about world religions.
Volunteer projects. Lifelong friendships. Out-of-the-classroom experiences. GCSU’s Residential Learning Communities provide just that.
In 2000, Georgia College & State University started the housing program Residential Learning Communities, also referred to as RLCs.
From the entrance essay to being on campus, students at Georgia College often hear about diversity from the start. GCSU prides itself on improving the diversity of its student body and the multicultural experience received while attending the institution, but the diversity does not stop with the students.
Suited in their gear and ready to wrestle the flames, they are like every other nationally-trained firefighter, prepared to sacrifice themselves to protect their community. Yet, beneath their helmets and suits, these firemen are also GCSU students.
At the local Baldwin County Fire and Rescue Station there are a handful of GCSU students who are trained volunteer firefighters.
While taking core classes, students have an opportunity to choose which professors to take, but professors never get a choice.
“The kids I appreciate are the ones who are very alert in class. They answer questions,” Associate Professor of Economics Ben Scafidi said.
Visiting a foreign country where the language is different and the culture is unfamiliar presents unexpected challenges. Yet the international students at GCSU go beyond visiting, choosing to pack their bags and leave their lives thousands of miles away to come to the United States and immerse themselves in a different culture.