For additional information regarding these policies, please review the UNG Policy Database: https://policy.ung.edu/.
Student Disability Services
Student Disability Services serves as a resource and an advocate for students with disabilities. The department coordinates a variety of accommodations and services, which are determined on an individual basis, and must be supported by current documentation. Student Disability Services works collaboratively to promote academic, social, and physical access in order to provide equal educational opportunities.
- To receive services, students must inform Student Disability Services that they have, or suspect they have, a disability. They must also complete an intake packet and provide supporting documentation.
- Potential students are recommended to contact the office at least one semester prior to attending. This allows time for a review of documentation, and prevents a delay in the provision of certain accommodations, such as textbooks in an alternate format.
- All student information is maintained securely and confidentially. Categories of disability and examples of accommodations are available on the Student Disability Services website.
Students should contact Student Disability Services on either the Dahlonega, Gainesville, Cumming, or Oconee campus with any questions or concerns regarding accommodations, required documentation, and/or available resources and support. Students on the Blue RIdge campus should contact Student Disability Services on the Dahlonega or Gainesville campus for assistance.
UNG is committed to the inclusion of individuals with disabilities, and to the principle of individual rights and responsibilities. To that end, the policies and procedures of UNG are designed to ensure full compliance with all pertinent federal and state legislation, specifically to include Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
Any student who believes that they have experienced discrimination on the basis of a disability can find the ADA Grievance Procedure information here.
Corps of Cadets Participation Policy
The University of North Georgia is one of six Senior Military Colleges (“SMC”) designated by the United States Department of the Army. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia by and on behalf of University of North Georgia (“University”) operates three residence halls for members of the Corps of Cadets (“Cadets”), including Gaillard, Liberty and Patriot Halls (“Military Housing”). In accordance with Army regulations, the University’s Corps of Cadets Participation Policy requires that all Cadets live in Military Housing for a residential housing experience similar to the United States Military Academy.
The UNG Corps of Cadets is an 8-semester residential learning experience that replicates the living and learning conditions of a Federal Service Academy. Therefore, Cadets, both men and women, who enter the Corps beginning 1 August 2016 will serve under a revised Corps of Cadets Participation Policy. This policy requires all Cadets in the Corps to be enrolled as “full participants” (See Policy Letter #9), while taking a minimum of 12 hours, including one 2-hour Military Science course, in every Fall and Spring semester AND a 1-hour MILS exercise physiology course (XX05) in every Fall and Spring Semester. In some cases, Cadets may be allowed to take designated UNG leadership courses in lieu of MILS 3000,3100,4000,4100, if approved in writing by the Commandant. A formal plan of study is required. Cadets may request an exception to the participation policy and live off campus as military non-residents if they meet one of the following criteria:
- Reside with parents or grandparents and commute daily to/from their residence within Dawson, Lumpkin, Hall or White Counties
- Are married (show marriage certificate)
- Are age 23 or older at time of application
- Have completed 2 years of honorable federal service at time of application (show DD Form 214)
Cadets who can demonstrate extreme personal hardship may request a waiver of the participation policy to become military non-residents or to leave the Corps of Cadets and become civilian students. Documentation is required. The Commandant will decide whether or not a student can change from military to civilian status and when the change will occur.
Cadets, including transfer students, who have resided in military residence halls for eight Fall or Spring semesters, may request to leave the Corps to become civilian students.
Stop Out Clause
Cadets who quit the Corps or who are administratively dismissed by the Commandant may not take courses on the Dahlonega campus for a period of one calendar year from the date of their withdrawal.
In all cases, the Commandant of Cadets has the authority to approve or disapprove requests for exception or waiver depending on the need for residential leaders in the Corps of Cadets, the mission to train “in residence” as many leaders as possible, bed space occupancy rates, caps on the number of military non-resident students, the commissioning needs of the U.S. Army (input from PMS required) or the student’s ability to meet established deadlines and/or published suspenses. “Grandfathering” students under previous policy provisions is not required.
Prospective Cadets should submit requests for non-resident status to the office of Cadet Admissions. Enrolled Cadets should submit requests to the Commandant. A failure to comply with the Corps Participation Policy is defined as an act of providing false or misleading information during the admissions process or when applying for an exception/waiver; or not moving into or maintaining residence in designated University housing when available; or changing status from military resident to military non-resident (or from military to civilian status) without the approval of the Commandant. SEE IMPLEMENTATION INSTRUCTIONS/SOP, dated 1 August 2016.
The decision of the Commandant of Cadets regarding any aspect of the Corps Participation Policy may be appealed to the VP for Student Affairs or her representative within 3 business days.
Full-time students who are accepted on the Dahlonega campus of UNG and who have not earned 60 semester hours or lived four semesters in university housing must live on campus.
Students may live off-campus if:
- they live with and commute daily from the permanent legal residence of parent(s) or grandparent(s) within a fifty-mile radius from campus
- they are married or divorced
- they are 21 years of age or older
- they have completed two years of successful active military service
- have internally transferred from another UNG campus with more than 30 hours
A waiver of this policy will be considered in individual cases for unique hardships. Prospective students should submit requests to the Dean of Students, Dahlonega campus.
UNG Testing Center
The mission of the Testing Center at the University of North Georgia (UNG) is to provide a professional testing environment for the campus and community that enables test takers to perform at their maximum ability and provide services to assist students, faculty, staff and the community in maintaining the university’s goal of academic excellence and leadership. In order to provide professional standards in testing services that reflect positively on the university, the Testing Center maintains membership with and adheres to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines.
The following testing programs are administered at one or more of the University’s campuses:
- Certification Exams
- Institutional ACT
- UNG Online Proctored Exams
Students interested in taking a test through our testing centers can contact one of our four campus locations by calling or emailing us:
Prometric Testing Center (Dahlonega)
January 2012, the Dahlonega Campus became a member of Prometric, the leading global provider of comprehensive testing and assessment services with over 600 exam offerings ranging from educational to medical. An example of exams offered through Prometric are the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), and the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE).
Contact www.prometric.com for appointments.
Students may also take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) through our Pearson VUE campus test site. Contact www.pearsonvue.com for appointments.
Other Student Information
Upon admission to the University of North Georgia, students are provided with an e-mail account, which is the official channel of communication between the University and its students. It is the responsibility of the student to periodically monitor his/her student e-mail account and be aware of the information sent by the University. Students are expected to check their e-mail on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with University-related communications. Students have the responsibility to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical. Failure in the proper management of e-mail accounts is not an acceptable excuse for missing official University communications via e-mail and will not excuse students from complying with University policies, procedures and/or deadlines and will not be considered grounds for appeal for relief from those policies, procedures and deadlines. As a steward of this process, the Division of Information Technology is responsible for directing the use of all student official e-mail.
Expressive Activity Policy
The University of North Georgia (the “University”) is committed to providing an educational and work climate that is conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual. In fulfilling its mission as an institution of higher learning, UNG encourages the free exchange of ideas. Through the Expressive Activity policy, UNG promotes and facilitates Expressive Activity and respects the constitutional rights of the University Community while allowing the University to make necessary arrangements (such as arranging march routes, providing security, avoiding multiple events at the same time and location) and ensuring such activities do not interfere with the University’s mission and operations or with the rights of others. The policy applies to all students, employees, visitors and other individuals while at the University.
Designated Public Forum Policy
To better facilitate the free exchange of ideas, the University has Designated Public Forums for speeches and demonstrations in high visibility areas at each of its campuses. Each area is available for this purpose between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Generally, it is not necessary for University Community Members to request a reservation for use of the Designated Public Forum for the purposes of expression.
Reservations are required when groups of twenty-five (25) or more wish to gather in the Designated Public Forums. Use of the Designated Public Forums must comply with the time, place and manner restrictions listed within the Expressive Activity policy.