Athens Map

Building town and gown partnerships to ensure the communities around our main campus thrive.

The University of Georgia is committed to serving Athens and the communities surrounding our main campus. Our work spans many facets of the region, including education, nonprofits, the justice system, and local businesses.

Efforts include:

  • Leadership programs that support local youth, professional and nonprofit leaders.
  • Service-learning classes that put UGA students to work helping in community efforts.
  • State Botanical Garden outreach programs that provide learning opportunities for all ages.
  • Bobbie Meeler Sahm Award that supports UGA/ Athens collaborations.

Impact on the Athens Area

Medical student Khase Willis performs a medical exam on a patient at the Potter’s House in Athens, GA during one of the free clinics provided by the Medical Partnership.


Caring for Athens

Teams of medical students and physicians provide primary care to underserved patients.

Hillasman Middle School Basketball game


Bonding through Basketball

After-school programs leverage sports and tutoring to connect UGA and Athens students

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