University of Georgia

Chapter Officers

Daniel Smith - President
Frances Dean - Vice President
Jennifer Baggett - Secretary
Sarah Swinehart - Treasurer
Melissa Crane - VP Community Service
Mary Maynard - VP Academic Achievement
Michaela Patafio - VP Leadership Development
Zackary Blanton - VP Membership
Angel Hogg - VP Public Relations

The University of Georgia Chapter is currently seeking additional officers for this academic year. If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please see the Leadership Opportunity information below or fill out the contact form and select 'Leadership Opportunities' as your inquiry.

Leadership Opportunities

The most engaging and active leadership roles are filling the role of a Chapter officer. This is an opportunity to develop hands on experience in communication, project planning & execution, team building, and time management. Elections occur once per year, typically in early spring. Click here to read a brief description of each officer position.

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards range from $100 to $5000 and are available for both undergraduate members as well as members furthering their academic endeavors through post-graduate study. Applications are available at the beginning of April each year and are due to the Scholarship Committee by the end of May. For more information, please view the Scholarship page.

Graduation Items

Tassels, Honor Cords & Honor Stoles are available from the SAL Store.

Scholarship and Award Recipients from this Chapter

Thuy Le - Emerging Leaders Scholarship, 2016
Thuy Le - Emerging Leaders Scholarship, 2015
Thuy Le - Emerging Leaders Graduate Scholarship, 2014
Thuy Le - Emerging Leaders Graduate Scholarship, 2013
Lauren Eppert - Path to Excellence Award, 2013
Cassandra Schneider - Chapter Leadership Award, 2010
Megan Kelley - Chapter Leadership Award & Path to Excellence Award, 2010
Jessica Mary Draper - Path to Excellence Award, 2008
Laura Stone - National Academic Achievement Award, 2007




Chapter Highlights
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UGArden Project

UGA members took some time to participate in their university’s community garden! They took a tour of the large facility/garden area and moved/packed up items on the property. They also tended to different types of plants (cutting off dead leaves and other tasks). (more…)

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UGArden

University of Georgia Chapter members recently got their green thumbs on by volunteering at UGArden! (more…)

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Easter Egg Hunt

Every year, the University of Georgia Chapter lends a hand to the local Boys and Girls Club for their Easter Egg Hunt. Before the kids arrived, the members took bags of plastic eggs filled with candy and hid them. Once the kids arrived and the hunt began, the members monitored the kids as they searched for the eggs. (more…)


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New Member Welcome Ceremony

New member ceremonies are a great introduction to the chapter for members who have recently joined SAL.  UGA and many other chapters across the country hold these annually in addition to their service projects and other initiatives.  These ceremonies are a way for the new members to get plugged into the chapter and meet the other members, as well as a chance for them to learn what SAL is all about. (more…)

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Food Bank Distribution of Athens, GA

Sigma Alpha Lambda at University of University of Georgia went to the Food Bank Distribution Center in Athens, GA. While there, SAL volunteers packed boxes with certain items and washed out bins that would be used for the food bank’s Food Drive in upcoming months. After their volunteer time was completed, members were able to tour the distribution facility. (more…)