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Student and Alumni Activities

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the overall governing body for student activities of Emory University. Student legislative power is vested in the student legislature of the SGA. The student body of each school elects members to the student legislature according to a formula based on enrollment. The constitution of the Student Government Association states that it is the responsibility of all students of Emory University to obey the honor code of their schools and of the University.

In addition to the University governing body, the Medical Student Advisory Council of aEmory University School of Medicine is composed of the presidents and vice presidents of the four medical student classes as well as the four elected representatives of the school to the Student Government Association. This council serves as a vehicle for expression among students, faculty, and administration of the School of Medicine.

Alumni Association Of Emory University

The Alumni Association includes every former student of any school or college, which is now part of the University. All alumni are members, entitled to the privileges of active membership. The activities of the association are directed by the Alumni Council.

Barkley Forum

The Barkley Forum is one of the finest debate programs in the country. It hosts national tournaments and provides its members a wide range of educational opportunities through national competition.

Black Student Alliance

The BSA promotes the edification and maintenance of a conscious black community, seeks to promote the knowledge of black culture and heritage, and builds ties within the black community. In addition, it serves as a forum for the study and evaluation of ideas and goals beneficial to the black community. Realizing that no problem can be solved in the same consciousness from which it came, Black Student Alliance seeks to "elevate the minds of its members and better our condition as a people."


Choices provides guidance for University women students and encourages awareness of the concerns of women.

International and Multicultural Organizations

There are a variety of international and multicultural student organizations that provide a sense of cultural identity through education and exchange of cultural heritage. For more information on multicultural organizations, contact the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services at 404.727.6754. For information on the International Association and other international organizations, contact the International Students and Scholars Program at 404.727.3300.

Special Interest And Activity Clubs

The Alcohol and Drug Education Committee, Jazz Ensemble, Psi Phi Science Fiction Club, and Circle K are among the more than 180 groups through which students pursue special hobbies or personal interests.

Student Programming Council

The Student Programming Council is composed of five SGA committees that collectively develop programs to enhance the social, recreational, cultural, and educational well-being of Emory students. The SPC cosponsors activities with organizations and departments across the entire University.

University Honor Societies

Emory University has chapters of Phi Beta Kappa national honor society, Sigma Xi national honorary scientific society, and Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) national honorary leadership society.

Volunteer Emory

Volunteer Emory (VE) offers opportunities to serve the wider Atlanta community and to acquire useful experience through volunteer services. Community agencies aided by VE include hospitals, the Big Brother/Big Sister program, schools for children with special needs, boys and girls clubs, nursing homes, literacy programs, mental health facilities, law-related agencies, night shelters, and others. Annual events include Heart to Heart Week in October, a Sports Camp for Boys and Girls clubs, Play Day in the Park, and more. For more information, email

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