On Campus Opportunities

There are several opportunities for students to present or publish their scholarly work through on campus outlets, hosted by various Colleges or Departments at University of West Georgia. Below is a list of opportunities available at University of West Georgia in order by college and/or discipline:


English Publications: 

  • LURe Undergraduate Research
  • Eclectic Journal

College of Social Sciences

Honors College: Office of Undergraduate Research

Off Campus Opportunities

West Georgia undergraduate researchers who have completed substantial scholarly work, often have their research accepted for presentations at state, regional, and national conferences. The Honors College supports students who are accepted for presentation at the following state, regional, or national undergraduate research conferences:

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference

The Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference is a regional, multidisciplinary conference open to undergraduates both within Georgia and beyond. GURC is hosted by a university in Georgia each fall. They invite students to present their research, performances, or artwork and to learn more about the exciting undergraduate work being conducted by other students in the region. GURC welcomes all fields of research and creative activities.

Who: Undergraduate students researching in ANY discipline.
What: Abstract submissions are accepted for oral and poster presentations as well as performing arts (dance, music, drama) and visual arts (sculpture, painting, photography).
When: November 5, 2021
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2021
Where: Virtual, hosted by the University of West Georgia

GGC Teaching, Learning, and Research Symposium

The second annual Georgia Gwinnett College Teaching, Learning, and Research Symposium, co-hosted by the Business, Economic, and Applied Research (BEAR) Center and The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), invites submissions for a hybrid, regional conference to be held January 12-13, 2022. The conference theme is: “Aftermath: Higher Education in a pandemic-altered world,” and will feature an undergraduate research track. Submissions that align with the theme are particularly encouraged, but other topics are also welcomed.

Date: January 12-13, 2022
Location: Hybrid
Submission Deadline: November 12, 2021

Georgia Collegiate Honors Council Conference

The Georgia Collegiate Honors Council (GCHC) is an organization formed for the promotion and advancement of honors education in institutions of higher learning in the state of Georgia. Each year, GCHC hosts its annual meeting at a selected college or university in Georgia, giving Honors students another opportunity to share their research with others while also allowing them to meet and interact with other Honors students.

Date: March 4-5, 2022
Location: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, GA
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions and Oral Presentations
Submissions: TBA
Eligibility: UWG Honors students

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is dedicated to promoting undergraduate scholarships and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual Spring conference for students.

Who: Undergraduate students researching in ANY discipline.
What: Abstracts are accepted for oral, poster, visual arts, and performing arts presentations.
When: Conference Date TBA (April 2022)
Submission Deadline: TBA (typically in December-January)
Where: Virtual

Southern Regional Honors Council Conference

The Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC) Annual Conference features opportunities for honors students from across the southeast to present scholarly research. In addition, students, professors, and honors administrators enjoy the collegiality and conversations regarding honors pedagogy and best practices.

Date: March 30 - April 2, 2022
Location: Birmingham, AL (Birmingham Sheraton) 
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions, Oral Presentations, and Creative Works
Submissions: TBA
Eligibility: UWG Honors College students