By Rachel Patti
Georgia Gwinnett College has grown by leaps and bounds over the past ten years. Starting out with only three buildings and transforming into a campus with almost 12,000 students, there is no reason why ‘Grizzly Spirit’ should be lacking.
Yes, a majority of GGC students are commuter students and just want to get on campus, find a parking spot, go to class, and leave, but what about those students that want the ‘college’ experience?
So many students say they wish for more events on campus, more activities, and parties, but when the Office of Student Involvement, Greenlight Activities Board, or even the Game Room host events, GGC students don’t always show up.
Georgia Gwinnett College has six outstanding sports teams (men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, baseball, and softball) and it’s a shame that the stands are almost completely empty for each game or match.
Even when asking around campus, students don’t even realize GGC has sports teams. So where is the GRIZZLY SPIRIT!? Where is the Green and Grey!? What does it take for students to want to be involved with their campus activities and events? Will it take more popular sports programs (ie: basketball and football teams), better advertisement for events that already exist, or would it just be higher end programs in general?
Whether the case is, the student body here at Georgia Gwinnett College has little to no school spirit. If you feel the same and have any suggestions and/or improvements that you would like to happen at GGC, I would love to hear about it. Email me at rpatti@ ggc.edu