Dawgs for Diabetes Awareness at UGA is a student organization for students with or affected by type 1 diabetes. Each year, we support JDRF for the walk, educate those in our community, do community service, and host our biggest event of the year, The Campus Tour: A Diabetes Perspective.
The tour is much more than a tour. It is a chance for high school students with type 1 diabetes and their families who are interested in attending college to learn a little bit more about diabetes in college. We know personally that transitioning from high school to college is hard for the average person but especially challenging for type 1s. We know both students and parents have questions and fears that they need addressed before they make the big jump.
At the tour, we provide resources through a presentation, several inspiring speakers (some of our students, alumni, authors, UGA staff, parents, and more), resource booths set up by important departments of UGA (including the disability resource center, the career center, food services, school departments, and more), panels, and an optional tour. Our panels are the most important part because this is where students and parents get to ask our students and parents any questions they may have.
Our tour is Sunday, November 4th in Athens, Georgia on UGA’s campus from 11 to 4 PM. It is free for students and their families and includes lunch and a shirt.
Students do not have to be considering UGA to come to the tour! We welcome anyone who is considering attending college. Please share with anyone else in your school system who may be able to help. We want to make this bigger and more successful than last year, so we need your help!
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Also check out our Facebook event by following Dawgs for Diabetes Awareness at UGA.