4th of July

July 4th, 2020 – today we celebrate the birth of the United States of America when colonists won their freedom from British rule. But the origin of this nation is indelibly fraught with contradictions. This nation’s forefathers brought forth the foundation of modern democracy, but they also allowed for the enslavement of peoples and the…

An Honest Discussion on The BLM Movement

Hello everyone, I hope that everyone is doing well, staying healthy and staying safe. During this time of incredible change happening around the nation it is important that we listen and learn from each other. This week we are looking forward to the webinar discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement which is going to…

Black Lives Matter – Resources

Hello everyone, During this challenging time, it is important that we come together and learn from each other. The following are a collection of excellent resources compiled by the office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at GGU. These also include some self-care resources so as we can all do our best to take care of ourselves and…

Reflections on Current Events

Hello everyone, This is a sad and traumatic time for our community, nation and the world.  Sparked by the tragic death of George Floyd, protests have risen up across the nation to address police brutality and systemic racism. I am proud to be a part of GGU’s diverse community, but I think this is an…

Student Community Events & Where to Find Resources

  Hello everyone. You all know how much I love being your voice, and I am very proud of representing students at GGU. However, these guys are even more amazing than I am! Of course it’s the awesome Student Government Association (SGA)! The SGA is incredibly awesome and is always working hard to be the…

Memorial Day

Hello everyone! Today we celebrate Memorial Day. I’m sure we are all excited with a three-day weekend. A day off to celebrate a very meaningful cause – our fallen troops. Celebrating today means honoring the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. With that in mind – I wanted to share…

Welcome Welcome Welcome

A very warm welcome to all the new students joining us this term, and of course, to our current students, welcome back! I hope that everyone is well and staying safe. We realize that the past few weeks have been uncertain and maybe a little strange. Fortunately, at GGU we have an incredible and supportive…

Goodbye and Hello!

And so this is it. My final blog for ggusocial and it’s a tough one. It has been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your voice, to write posts that I hope you can connect with and to meet so many fantastic students, staff and faculty. It’s been a joy to meet so…

How to be ‘social’ in a lockdown!

Here at ggusocial, our name says it all. Social. Our aim and mission is to bring students together, share ways of connecting with each other and report on fun activities going on around campus. We also share students’ recommendations for restaurants, clubs, weekends away and the most awesome road trips in the area to help…

How’s Everyone Doing?

So, first up this week – how’s everyone doing? We know that these are strange and unsettling times and we want you to know that the whole GGU community is still out there and available to you! Your professors, the careers office, the HUB, academic advisors etc. – they’re all just an email away, so…