Charitable Campaign is Underway

When it comes to charitable giving, every dollar donated to the Georgia State Charitable Contributions Program (GASCCP) helps a worthy cause. The 2021-22 campaign runs through Nov. 16.

The GASCCP is a benefit for State of Georgia and University System employees that allows contributions to the charity of choice through payroll deductions or a one-time donation.

Faculty and staff have several options for contributing. Giving online through OneUSG Connect is the preferred method because it is confidential, secure, and simple to use.

To contribute:

Office of Hispanic Initiatives Celebrates 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place annually Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 across the nation as a time to recognize and celebrate the various contributions, cultures, and extensive histories of the American Hispanic and Latinx communities. “Hispanic Heritage Week” was first observed in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, but was extended to a monthlong period under President Ronald Reagan in 1988.

Taking Advantage of the Great Outdoors

If there’s a silver lining in the Covid-19 cloud, it’s that people have spent more time outside than ever before. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, participation in running, cycling, hiking, bird watching, and camping increased markedly after the March 2020 shutdown.

With the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases, the great outdoors has once again been the safest place to exercise and socialize. And with cooler temperatures on the way, there are worse things than being out in nature.

Georgia Tech Passes SACSCOC Fifth-Year Interim Report, Receives Commendation for Serve-Learn-Sustain

Georgia Tech received notification in July from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the accrediting body for degree-granting institutions of higher education in the southern states, that the Institute’s Fifth-Year Interim Report has been accepted with no additional reporting requested.

The accounts and stories we now share play a crucial role in helping us all to commit to the promise of remembrance.
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