Office of Academic Programs

The Office of Academic Programs promotes a culture of academic excellence both in and out of the classroom and supports UGA’s instructional, research and outreach missions by developing, promoting and enhancing new and existing academic programs and policies. The office works directly with the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost to ensure that institutional academic programs and policies reflect the goals, aspirations and mission of the institution.

Charter Lecture Series

The Charter Lecture Series was established in 1988 to honor the high ideals expressed in the 1785 charter that created UGA as the first state-chartered university in America.


The Office of Academic Programs oversees the institution’s annual fall and spring commencement ceremonies in close collaboration with the Registrar, the Office of Special Events, the Graduate School and the Provost’s Office.

Honors Week

The office works collaboratively with the Honors Program, senior administration and the University’s colleges and schools to ensure the coordination of all Honors Week activities. Honors Week is scheduled for April 1-5, 2019.

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest of all American honor societies. Election to membership is a distinguished honor, which recognizes scholarship in the liberal arts, character and high academic standing. The Office of Academic Programs supports the chapter’s activities, including the fall and spring initiation ceremonies. For more information on Phi Beta Kappa, please contact Katie Fite at

Signature Lectures 

This series highlights select University of Georgia lectures each year that feature speakers noted for their broad appeal and compelling bodies of work.