UP at UGA depends on you to provide a better future to children of student-parents in college. We believe everyone has something special and powerful with which to serve others. Whether you attend or work at UGA or are living in the Athens community, you have an opportunity to join UP at UGA and support parents who need your help.
Attend a General Body Meeting
UP at UGA Interest Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm at the Jittery Joe's in the MLC. Dates for this semester's student meetings can be found on our Calendar, and check Facebook for the most up-to-date details. Everyone is welcome! Come learn about our club's purpose, get updates on our events and activities, help us brainstorm, and support student-parents on your campus! These meetings are short and informal and are a great way for interested new members to sit down and get to know the other club members over a cup of coffee!
At club meetings, students learn how to join UP at UGA's Peer Support and Local Advocacy teams. Non-students and local professionals may speak directly with our board members to learn more about our specific needs.
Advocate for Change
We are working to help foster an equitable learning environment for student-parents on the UGA campus. We're not just here for you, we're out there for you. Currently, we are working to reduce the cost of Family Housing for student-parents, develop a grant for student-mothers without the requirement of full-time student status, get prioritized parking services for pregnant students, and develop a proposal for on-campus childcare. Think you can help or want to get involved? Contact us!
Offer a Service or Product
Provide something that could benefit our student-parents and their children pro-bono or at a discounted rate. Whether you're a counselor, lawyer, grocer, or tutor, you could make a positive impact in a student-parent's life today.
UGA Students are encouraged to use UP at UGA as a topic for a report or project.
100% of your donation helps a student-parent successfully be a parent and finish their college degree.
We're presently collecting donations of diapers, wipes, toys, books, gently used baby clothes, nursery furniture, and car seats.
We also accept donations for our childcare fund, which helps parents afford the childcare they need to attend classes and work.