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    FRC@Gospel Pilgrim

    Learn more about FRC's service learning project at this historic cemetery.

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    Take a look at FRC's new and returning members for the 2021-22 chapter!

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Housed in newly renovated Rutherford Hall, the Franklin Residential College or the “FRC” is UGA’s first residential community. Unique to the FRC, a staff family resides in Rutherford who regularly host students in their home for intellectual, social, and cultural events. Under the guidance of our Faculty Director, the FRC is a student-governed residence, modeled after residential colleges found at many Ivy League institutions to give the feel of a small college within a large university. Over nearly 20 years in existence, the FRC has become home to thousands of students, accepting a mix of first-year through senior undergraduates into the program each year. Students with any major or minor within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences may apply to join the FRC. 

Events planned for 2021-22 include service projects, academic events, social gatherings, and the return of our Fall Break trip to Sapelo Island.  


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On November 4th, Noraa James, the Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
On Oct. 29-31, FRC returned to the UGA Marine Institute for an action-packed weekend on Sapelo Island.
Ugarden donated plant sprouts to the FRC garden for a fall planting event on October 23rd. Ugarden is a student run organization near the UGA campus that relies on volunteer help.

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Franklin Residential College
Rutherford Hall
305 Cedar Street
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30609

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Alumni Spotlight

Elizabeth Grace Lane

Hi, I'm Grace! I just graduated in May of this year, so I am a pretty recent UGA and FRC alum. The FRC was a huge part of my college experience, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I particularly enjoyed being on the leadership team and getting to come up with ideas for events and see them…

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Member Spotlight

Nic Rasool

Nic Rasool (he/him) is a 3rd year bioengineering and philosophy double major. He hopes to use his engineering degree to go into research and development before moving to healthcare (and STEM in general) policy.

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Franklin Residential College @ Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery

Since 2018, FRC has pursued a service learning project in conjunction with community partners at Gospel Pilgrim, a historic African American cemetery in east Athens. In 2019-21, with support from the History Department, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and the Mellon Foundation, FRC will complete a series of biographies and maps detailing the lives of those buried in Gospel Pilgrim.

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