Since 1996, Georgia Military College has participated in an annual nation-wide community service project, Make A Difference Day. And, GMC has been recognized for its’ students efforts by USA Today Weekend magazine. Each year, Make A Difference Day has been strongly supported by the local community, which has demonstrated that our efforts to engage the community in improved volunteerism and service have been successful.
Each campus at Georgia Military College has a designated employee who collects and records community service volunteer data using a web-based program. This program is used to record community volunteer hours performed by students, faculty, and staff. GMC recognizes students, faculty and staff who volunteer at least one hundred hours of community service, within one year, with the Distinguished Order of the Servant Leader award and the Presidential Volunteer Service award. The DOSL award is posted on the student transcripts.
In 2013 and 2014, Georgia Military College was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This federal recognition highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful and measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.
Making a difference is not just a day at Georgia Military College – it is a way of life.