Student Life at Brenau

_DSC7567… is what you make it. But you will have plenty of tools to live an Extraordinary Life! For more than a century, Brenau students have represented a tapestry of rich cultural and geographic backgrounds, interests, talents and viewpoints. Because Brenau respects individual differences, it creates an environment that both nurtures and nudges students from their comfort zones. Brenau blends the old with the new, the traditional with the innovative. The main campus in Gainesville, Georgia, is a 55-acre gem set along the tree-lined boulevards of the historic district of one of the Southeast’s most vibrant and thriving smaller cities.

Center for Greek Life & Campus Traditions

2013 Bid DayBrenau has close to 50 student-run clubs and organizations, including a range of national sororities. In addition to helping students develop social skills, the organizations also instill Brenau’s strong sense of social responsibility, civic engagement and global culture awareness for life in a changing world. Office of Greek Life & Campus Traditions is located at 102 Pryor Street on the Gainesville campus. Debbie Thompson, Director of Greek Life
Phone (770)538-4422

Student Government Association

 Brenau Student Government Association Logo

We, the students of Brenau University, through self-governance, foster college spirit, promote all interests of the institution, and cooperate with the administration, faculty, and trustees. In order to preserve and further these aims we will maintain open and fluid communications with the student body, administrations, and trustees. Over the past academic year we have accomplished so much. For example, we negotiated and purchased new furniture for the SUB, changed the hours of the tear room, opened more carols in the library, strengthened the bond between administration and students, obtained more wireless access points, and this is just to name a few.

Student Government Association Executive Board is President Byronica Banks, Vice President MK Jabbia, Parliamentarian Star Cummings, Secretary Meagan Ryals, Treasurer Beth Elridge and Campus Relations Officer Sara Hubaishi.

Visit Brenau SGA’s website

Campus Activities

Incoming freshman meet with peer assistants and play games on the front lawn of the Brenau University Gainesville campus during move in day.Ever see the activity banners that grace the front steps of Owens? Brenau has a thriving campus with busy students who take part in a wide range of activities. From motivational speakers, comedy shows to playful puppy therapy before finals. There is always something for every student at Brenau. Events are listed weekly at the Owens Student Center. The campus activities office is located at 102 Prior Street. Campus Activities Director Lauren Bell
phone (770)538-4738

International Program and Study Abroad


Brenau offers students abroad the opportunity to study and live on campus. We offer several different programs of study and thrive on giving students a cultural experience all its own. Office of International studies is located at 102 Prior street at the Gainesville campus.Thinking About Study Abroad?The Office of International Students and Programs will gladly assist students in choosing a program that best suits his/her needs. We will then work with academic advisers, the office of financial aid, and the registrar’s office to coordinate the trip.Tuition Exchange Programs are intended for one independent semester or a year-long period of study at a partner university abroad.  These agreements allow Brenau students to pay home tuition while obtaining the experience of education abroad. The student is responsible for all costs beyond tuition at the attended university abroad.  This includes room and board, books, any extra school fees, airfare and spending money.



General inquiries:, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions:, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100
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