Syllabus Statements

Please be sure to include the required items in your course syllabi.


Diversity: Diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. The term "diversity" encompasses differences of culture, background and experience among individuals and groups. Such differences include, but are not limited to, differences of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and abilities, as well as political and religious affiliation and socioeconomic status. The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia 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. More about diversity.

Academic honesty: "I will be academically honest in all of my academic work and will not tolerate academic dishonesty of others." A Culture of Honesty, the University's policy and procedures for handling cases of suspected dishonesty, can be found can be found at: All academic work must meet the standards outlined in “A Culture of Honesty” found at:

Course Plans: The course syllabus is a general plan for the course; deviations announced to the class by the instructor may be necessary.

Accommodations due to disability: If you plan to request accommodations for a disability, please register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). The DRC can be reached by visiting Clark Howell Hall, by calling 706-542-8719 (voice) or 706-542-8778 (TTY), or by visiting

Mental Health and Wellness Resources: If you or someone you know needs assistance, you are encouraged to contact Student Care and Outreach in the Division of Student Affairs at 706-542-7774 or visit They will help you navigate any difficult circumstances you may be facing by connecting you with the appropriate resources or services. 

UGA has several resources for a student seeking mental health services.

  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) is your go-to, on-campus resource for emotional, social and behavioral-health support:
  • 24/7 crisis support is available at 706-542-2273 or

  • If you need help managing stress anxiety, relationships, etc., please visit BeWellUGA ( for a list of FREE workshops, classes, mentoring, and health coaching led by licensed clinicians and health educators in the University Health Center.

  • Additional resources can be accessed through the UGA App.

FERPA Notice: The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants students certain information privacy rights. FERPA allows disclosure of directory information (name, address, telephone, email, date of birth, place of birth, major, activities, degrees, awards, prior schools), unless a Request for FERPA Restriction is submitted to the Registrar's Office.


Resources for Student-Parents: If you or someone you know is in a phase of life that involves parenting (or the expectation of parenting), there are resources available to assist you. Student Care and Outreach within the Office of the Dean of Students is available to provide you with important information and resources; you can contact them at 706-542-7774.


Use of artificial intelligence or word mixing software to write your paper or disguise plagiarized work is considered unauthorized assistance in this course. Suspected unauthorized assistance, or other violations of UGA’s “A Culture of Honesty,” will be reported to the Office of Academic Honesty.


We encourage you to use AI tools to explore the field and help you study. However, you must take full responsibility for any AI-generated materials you incorporate in your course products. If you include AI-generated materials in your course products, it should be cited like any other reference material. All information incorporated into course products must be verified, ideas must still be attributed, and facts must be true.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

FACS is committed to innovation and entrepreneurship. Our methods tend to be interdisciplinary and our work might be non-profit or for profit. Our College’s research and programs reach across the state of Georgia and around the world. In FACS, we define innovation and entrepreneurship as “co-creating and/or discovering novel solutions to address the needs of communities, families, people, and the planet.”


Up-to-date information about Coronavirus is available on the University Health Center site: 

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