Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society

Sigma Phi Omega seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields. 

Community Outreach

The Institute and its students are involved in a plethora of community outreach activities, including the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk and the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program.

Annual Southeastern Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology & Geriatrics

Led by the Institute for 25 years, the conference promotes student professional development, sharing of important work, and networking opportunities.

Community Outreach

Gerontology students participate each year in The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. 

Public Health & Older Georgians

The Institute is charged with a leadership role to highlight and address public health issues among older Georgians. (Photo courtesy of AOA)

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

The Certificate courses help students prepare to tackle the challenges of our aging population, whatever the student’s interest may be.