Student Life at Brenau

Brenau vs. Belhaven Soccer

… 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 Day

Brenau 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 in the Owens Student Center.

Student Government Association

Brenau Student Government Association Logo

The Brenau Student Government Association serves as an advocate for the student body and a sponsor for Brenau’s traditions. All students in the Women’s College are welcome to attend SGA meetings to voice concerns, share announcements, or get connected to resources. Students may run for officer or senate positions to give back to the Brenau community and lead on campus.

Campus Activities

The Tau Sigma Dance Fraternity performs during Midnight Breakfast.

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 are shared through a weekly newsletter emailed to students. The campus activities office is located in the Owens Student Center.

International Program and Study Abroad

From left, Crystal Wang, Cathy Wu, Daisy Qiu and College of Education Dean Eugene Williams walk into the arrivals area at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

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.

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.