The University of Georgia Institute for Women's Studies provides a feminist interdisciplinary perspective
on women and gender. Administratively a program in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Women's
Studies cooperates with departments of all schools and colleges of the University in developing its
curriculum and programming.
The Institute's programming includes the annual Andrea Carson Coley Lecture endowed by a donation
by Andrew and Kathy Coley in memory of their daughter Andrea Carson Coley (1972-1993), who was
a certificate candidate in Women's Studies. Each spring, our Andrea Carson Coley Lecture brings to
campus scholars doing cutting-edge research in the area of lesbian and gay studies.
University Health Center
The University Health Center exists to advance the physical and mental health of students and other
eligible members of the University community in a way that supports academic success and student
retention by providing primary and specialty health care, prevention focused services, and learning
experiences which develop health knowledge and skills.
Health Promotion Department
The staff of the Health Promotion Department is committed to educating students about the impact of
their choices on their health, and on the community, and to promoting community norms that support
health enhancing behaviors. Topic areas include: nutrition, alcohol and other drugs, stress, tobacco
cessation, sexual health, and violence prevention.
Counseling and Psychiatric Services
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) in the University Health Center provides short-term
counseling and psychiatric services for students. Students and their eligible partners can set up an
appointment through the following steps. First, you must call 706-542-2273 for a telephone screening. A
therapist will conduct the screening and find the best resources for you. If CAPS services are appropriate,
scheduling ongoing counseling will be based on consideration of your needs, current demand for
services, and counselor availability. CAPS works with agencies and therapists on campus or in the
community and may provide you with a list of referral resources based on your needs.
Crisis services are also available for emergencies. During regular hours, you may contact CAPS at 706-542-2273 and speak with the walk-in clinician or come to CAPS for a walk-in appointment. For after-hours emergencies, the emergency on-call clinician may be reached by calling the UGA Police at 706-542-2200.
Services are confidential and are offered at a reduced cost for students who have paid the student
health fee. There is no additional charge for the telephone screening, initial consultation, or walk-in
appointment. There are costs associated with additional individual counseling, psychiatric services, and
for other services such as group counseling and psychological testing. A limited amount of grant money
is available to access fees for counseling and psychiatric services through a fund established by the
Parents & Families Association.