Your center for engagement and experiential learning.

The University College focuses on interdisciplinary engagement and enhancement through the work of the following units: The Honors College, The Center for International Programs, The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), and General Education. The unit serves as a center for engagement and experiential learning. Each area in the University College offers programs to address the need for engaged learning activities and experiential initiatives following VSU’s Strategic Plan to foster student success (Goal 1), impact regional development (Goal 3), and sustain institutional strength (Goal 4).

Each program in the University College listed below describes the various enhancement opportunities that emphasize engaged learning, which research has shown to increase attention and engage students in higher-level critical thinking. Thus, the University College on Georgia Ave will serve as an Enhancement Corridor and a pathway to student success.


The Honors College

The Honors College is a community of scholars connected to a program of study with foundations in undergraduate research, service and experiential learning, leadership, and global  experience and understanding.

The program requires 29 hours in interdisciplinary learning activities for Honors certification.

Center for International Programs


CIP coordinates a comprehensive range of services and activities in international education to support students and faculty in gaining valuable learning opportunities in global skills and experiences. Among its many activities, the CIP coordinates study abroad and exchange opportunities for faculty and students, oversees support services for international students, organizes multicultural and community events on international themes, and administers an International Studies Minor program.

Quality Enhancement Program


VSU's QEP Trailblazing: Shaping the Undergraduate Experience through Experiential Learning features many experiential learning (EL) opportunities for students to deepen their level of learning. The QEP Team coordinates with Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and the University Advising teams to identify appropriate student opportunities. Some EL activities occur in courses, while others are embedded in co-curricular activities and student organizations such as the Student Government Association (SGA).

Students who complete experiential learning opportunities are known as TrailBlazers.

General Education

The General Education Council addresses issues central to the university's General Education curriculum; including the integrity of the core curriculum, new course guidelines and review, policy on the transfer of core curriculm courses, assessment of how well student learning outcomes for the core curriculum are being met, and the development and implementation of an assessment plan specific to the core curriculum.

Contact Us
  • The University College
  • 222 Georgia Ave (Corner of Georgia Ave and Oak St.)

    Valdosta, GA 31698

    Monday-Thursday: 8 am to 5:30 pm

    Friday: 8 am to 3:00 pm

  • 229-249-4894
  • University College Team

    Dr. Michael Savoie, Dean of the University College

    Dr. Michael Savoie, Dean of Honors
    Ms. Hillary Perry, Administrative Assistant

    Dr. Irina McClellan, Assistant Director
    Ms. Angela Gannon, Administrative Specialist

    Dr. Anne Price, Professor, Interim Coordinator QEP
    Dr. Shani Wilfred, Professor, Coordinator General Education