Georgian College Students’ Association

The Georgian College Students’ Association (GCSA) is your student voice on campus. Driven by students, elected by the student body, and supported by staff, GCSA is dedicated to enhancing student life. Your student activity fee is administered by GCSA and includes social, recreational, cultural, leisure, clubs, orientation, student communications, and student government operations.

Services started and owned by GCSA

Events

GCSA hosts concerts, hypnotists, Georgian Idol, pub nights, movie nights, speakers and more!

Georgian FoodLocker

We run an emergency on-campus food bank for students in need, providing non-perishable food and hygiene items.

Clubs

Do you have a passion or interest you want to share with others? Think about joining a club – or create a club if it doesn’t already exist!

First Year Experience

Take part in our Orientation and transition programming, or take advantage of our Peer Mentor program.

Our full scope of services include:

  • Orientation: First day of college activities, welcoming and showcase of resources and services.
  • ONEcard: ONEcard is the official Georgian identification card. Features extend far beyond a simple ID. It’s your student card, library card, athletic centre card, and now a convenient payment method for select vendors on-campus and off-campus – all in one!
  • Food services: The Last Class restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. The First Class Café open for breakfast and lunch.
  • Student advocacy: Student representatives available to all students who need help or advice with any part of their college experience. The GCSA votes on all ancillary fee increases based on what students ask for.
  • Student planner: Free student planner for all students to keep track of classes, assignments, activities and help with time management, organization and learning strategies.
  • Clubs and associations: A variety of clubs available for students to join or start up their own.
  • Transition programs: Learn about Georgian’s resources and services.
  • Student jobs: Executives, directors, SWAT, team leaders, servers, hosts, student managers, security, athletic staff, score keepers and more.
  • Activities: Free food, giveaways, mini games, bingo and health breaks.
  • Events: Concerts, hypnotists, Georgian Idol, pub nights, movie nights, road trips, speakers and conferences.
  • Athletics and Fitness Centre: Your gym membership is included in your student activity fee. Enjoy varsity sports, intramurals, tournaments, fitness centres, ping pong, rock climbing and fitness classes.
  • Health and dental insurance: Student coverage for vision, dental and prescription drugs. Opt-out available if you are covered elsewhere. Opt-in available for family members.
  • Georgian FoodLocker: Operated by the GCSA, the Georgian Food Locker is a confidential, emergency on-campus food bank for Georgian College students in need.
GCSA produces your free student planner!
Visit MyStudentPlan.ca to learn about your student health coverage

Campus information

Barrie Campus

Room A163
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Midland Campus

Room 120H
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Muskoka Campus

Room 131
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Orangeville Campus

Room 103 (front office)
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Orillia Campus

Room A111
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Owen Sound Campus

Room D102 (beside cafeteria)
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South Georgian Bay Campus

Room A105 (main office)
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Vision, mission and values

Engage. Empower. Collaborate.

Vision

Georgian College Students’ Association will be a recognized and engaged executive council that promotes the rights of students, heightens student engagement, and enhances the quality of student life. It will prepare confident leaders of tomorrow, while respecting the diversity and strength of all, and continuously assess, adapt and grow to fit the needs of an increasingly diverse student body.

Mission

Our mission is to advance the general welfare of all Georgian College students and:

  • serve as a resource for students
  • serve as a resource for faculty and staff
  • act as liaisons to and from the student body and the college administration
  • remain a major source of information to and from the student body
  • recruit and develop student leaders within a professional culture to benefit the larger community
  • engage in purposeful community service

Values

Our values include:

  • collaboration
  • integrity
  • respect
  • harmony

GCSA information by campus

Land acknowledgement | Three Fires Confederacy

Georgian College acknowledges that all campuses are situated on the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people.

The Anishnaabeg include the Odawa, Ojibwe and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy.

Georgian College is dedicated to honouring Indigenous history and culture and committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect with all First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.