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Augusta University celebrates

Values Week

For a designated week each fall, Augusta University joins with the entire University System of Georgia to remind ourselves of our commitment to foster an ethical culture and to highlight our shared institutional values.


We share the USG’s commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct in pursuit of its mission to create a more educated Georgia. As Georgia’s public academic medical center, we also commit to the highest ethical standards in our delivery of health care and health care education to our patients and students.

From Nov. 9-13, Augusta University will be "Celebrating our Values" and join the other 25 USG institutions in promoting activities related to shared core system values of integrity, excellence, accountability and respect.


Augusta University Values Week

Join us for activities that focus on our institutional core values of collegiality, compassion, excellence, inclusion, leadership and integrity. Show your Jaguar spirit of giving this week! You’ll find drop-off locations around campus for Augusta University’s book and blanket drives at Reese and Greenblatt libraries.

Blanket Drive to benefit AU Health Center for Patients and Families

Being in the hospital at any time is difficult, but it is especially hard during the holiday season. Help spread comfort and joy to the inpatients at AU Health by purchasing blankets and donating them to the Center for Patients and Families. Blankets must be new (homemade items cannot be accepted) and can be any size, pattern or fabric. Drop-off locations at Greenblatt Library on Health Sciences Campus and Reese Library on Summerville Campus.

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Children’s Holiday Book Drive Project

Jenkins-White is a K-5 school including students with special needs. Many of the students are considered low-income. They often do not have books at home of their own. During the time off from school when children do not have access to the school's media center. We would like to send every child home with books for the holiday break. This would allow the entire family to have the opportunity to enjoy reading. Drop-off locations at Greenblatt Library on Health Sciences Campus and Reese Library on Summerville Campus.

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Compassion and Collegiality

Jag Tag Day

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9

Stop by to get a cupcake, the Values Week 2020 T-shirt and other free giveaways. Host stations at Allgood, University Hall, Science Hall, Campus Recreation Center, Ed Commons Patio and Health Sciences Building Patio.


Third Annual Friendsgiving

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10

Everyone has a "seat at the table" for a traditional turkey dinner provided by Café 209. Veggie options available. Live music and crafts will be provided until supplies last. Location: Summerville Campus Amphitheater; rain location: JSAC Ballroom.


Undergraduate Research Fair

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11

Experience some of the ways AU students display excellence by attending the Undergraduate Research Fair hosted by CURS. Location: JSAC Breezeway


Sign Posters for Essential Workers

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12

Help us celebrate the value of integrity by signing posters to say “thank you” to our essential workers at Augusta University Health. Location: JSAC Breezeway


Third Annual Friendsgiving

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Everyone has a "seat at the table" for a traditional turkey dinner provided by Café 209. Veggie options available. Location: Health Sciences Campus, Ed Commons Patio; rain location: Student Center Gym

Jaguar Nation is filled with strong and compassionate individuals demonstrating the highest levels of leadership and integrity. Thank you, Jaguar Nation, for giving us all an example to live up to and for the value you provide to our institution.

Dr Keel

Brooks A. Keel, PhD
President, Augusta University

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