Students at Georgian Court University are being asked to step away from their digital devices during the university’s Digital Detox, set for Sunday, March 18, through Thursday, March 22. Participants are expected to reconnect with each other in real life and be present in ways that don’t involve hashtags or photo filters.
Nearly 80 GCU students, faculty, and staff participated in the National School Walkout by joining together in a prayer service and candlelight vigil at the Peace Pole. The community prayed in silence for 17 minutes as campus chapel bells chimed in the background.
Ernest Green was one of nine black students, later known as the “Little Rock Nine,” to integrate Central High School following the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the civil rights case that declared school segregation illegal. His parents instilled in him confidence and self-respect, which helped him to become a leader among his peers and a civil rights advocate. He later received a B.S. in Social Science and an M.A. in Sociology from Michigan State University. He also received honorary doctorates from Michigan State University, Tougaloo College, and Central State University.
Georgian Court celebrated TRIO Week—a week of advocacy, inspiration, and service—to raise awareness about the importance of educational equity.
Georgian Court University is one of about 100 colleges nationwide that recently made Phi Theta Kappa’s 2018 Transfer Honor Roll. The program identifies top four-year colleges and universities for creating a dynamic pathway to support transfer students.
Georgian Court University will participate in the national Day of Mourning with a March 1 vigil at the Dorothy Marron University Chapel located on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus. The 6 p.m. event, includes prayer and a reading of the names of victims murdered by family members.
The day before the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Frank DeAngelis, the retired principal of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, came to Georgian Court and gave an emotional account of the long-term aftermath of the Columbine tragedy and the rebuilding of the community.
Georgian Court University and Atlantic Cape Community College have signed a dual admissions and guaranteed admissions agreement that will provide a range of benefits to students who want to transition from community college to a private, four-year institution. The agreement, which is effective Fall 2018, offers a seamless transition for Atlantic Cape students after they earn their associate degree.
Dozens of Georgian Court University students representing various campus groups listened intently as motivational speaker Jeff Dessources shared his perspective on leadership on Friday, January 19. About 60 GCU students also participated in a host of service projects benefiting local organizations.
GCU signed a dual admissions and guaranteed admissions partnership with Cathedral High School. This new agreement offers the students from this all-girls school a seamless transition from high school in Manhattan to New Jersey’s centrally located Georgian Court University.