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Guide to Student Life

The Guide to Student Life serves as a resource and reference guide for your journey of learning and personal development at Young Harris College. We encourage you to take advantage of the many services and programs offered by the faculty and staff that are designed to enhance your overall college experience. The administration and Board of Trustees at Young Harris College believe that one of their primary responsibilities is to encourage the development and maintenance of an environment within the YHC community that best permits the institution and its students to realize their goals.

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Honor Societies

Alpha Chi

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Contact Student Development

The Office of Student Development supports the mission of Young Harris College by creating a campus environment that cultivates and celebrates the holistic development of educated, inspired and empowered individuals.

The Office of Student Development is located on the second floor of the Rollins Campus Center. Visit our offices Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., call us at (706) 379-5118 or (800) 241-3754, or email the Office of Student Development.

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Contact Campus Police


8 a.m.-5 p.m.
(706) 379-4569
Towns County Dispatch (request a YHC Police Officer): (706) 896-7460

Emergency (24 Hours)


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Security & Fire Safety Report

The Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, more commonly known as the Clery Act, requires colleges and universities to publish an annual report by Oct. 1 of each year that contains the previous three years of campus crime and fire safety statistics along with certain policies pertaining to campus safety and security.

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Campus Police

The Young Harris College Police Department is charged with the responsibilities of providing life safety and property protection. To meet these important responsibilities, the College maintains a force of state-certified police officers whose duties are integrated to provide law enforcement, crime prevention and parking control/enforcement. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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First-Year Students

First-year students are required to complete and return the following forms prior to attending R.O.A.R. Orientation.

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Family Weekend

Family Weekend

Check out photos from the 2019 weekend here.

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Common Reading Program

2018 Common Reading Book

The Serengeti Rules by Sean B. Carroll

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First Year Foundations (FOUN 1000)

The offices of Student Development and Academic Affairs have partnered to create unique experiences for first-year students. Our First Year Foundations (FOUN 1000) class is designed to provide support and encouragement to new students to help support their personal and academic success.

Per the Catalog, all students who enter the institution as full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students must complete the FOUN 1000 course during their first semester.


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