Georgian Court Welcomes Its First Fully Coed Class


Fall 2013 marks an important first at Georgian Court. The days when male students graced the campus mostly in evening and graduate courses are history as GCU is now fully coed---beyond the classroom and into campus activities, athletics and residence life.

The official shift comes just over a year after President Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., and GCU Board of Trustees Chairman Ray Shea announced the university's decision to go coed, the campus is welcoming a record freshman class of 296 students, more than 20 percent of whom are men.

Move-in for some 70 male students---mostly athletes---living in St. Joseph's Hall went smoothly in late August as history unfolded around them. Dozens of GCU veterans, including many of our standout female athletes. and leaders in residence, student life and admissions, helped them get to know the university. And in addition to hitting the bookstore and meeting their academic advisors, our newest students are also learning about LEED 360, a range of new opportunities modeled after our signature Women In Leadership Development program.

Going coed is only one of several tactics included in GCU's long-term strategic plan, and bringing more students----women and men---to the university helps us to expand the mission and reach of our signature Catholic Mercy education. Our special concern for women is as strong as ever and the university is positioning itself for growth on many fronts, including admissions, business and international partnerships, the expansion of our NCAA Division II sports program, and more.

It's an exciting time at The Court. We look forward to having you share in our future.

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