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At UGA's College of Family and Consumer Sciences our mission is to advance the well-being of diverse individuals and families over their life span and strengthen communities through the generation and dissemination of knowledge, development of professionals, and provision of research-based programs.

Guided by the signature motto “Knowledge for Real Life,” our faculty and students are responding to some of the most challenging issues facing us today. We are studying and applying the principles of design and business, the sciences and technologies to develop healthier people and thriving communities through more effective educators and a high-tech global workforce.

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences wants to keep all students, faculty, alumni, and visitors safe and well. Our FACS Community Health Pledge encourages wearing a face covering, practicing social distancing, self-monitoring your health, and respecting the concerns of others. Following these guidelines minimizes the spread of the virus and protects our campus community.

In class, students are to comply with face covering requirements unless exempted by an accommodation request through the Disability Resource Center.

Faculty, staff and visitors are also expected to comply with the requirement to wear a face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings. Face coverings will not be required when alone in an enclosed office or study room or in campus outdoor settings.

The use of a face covering will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing. Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or must leave the area. Repeated refusal to comply with the requirement may result in discipline through the applicable code of conduct for faculty, staff, or students. Reasonable ADA accommodations may be requested through appropriate accommodations process.

We ask that you stand with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and keep everyone safe. For more information about the College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Community Health Pledge, visit https://www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/community-health-pledge.

Whether you’re a prospective student, a current UGA Bulldog, a parent or someone who needs expertise we can provide, I warmly welcome you to the College of Family and Consumer Sciences!

Best Wishes,

Linda Kirk Fox, Dean

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