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:

College of Arts and Humanities

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 chaperones 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 (GURC) is a platform for outstanding undergraduate scholars and faculty mentors (if applicable) to share results based on outstanding research. GURC holds an annual conference each year for undergraduate scholars from all disciplines and from institutions throughout the Southeast. This year Columbus State University will host the annual conference that provides its members access to a network of Honors expertise and gives Honors students opportunities to present research at a national forum.

Date: October 27-28, 2017
Location: Milledgeville, GA, Georgia College and State University
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions and Oral Presentations
Submissions: TBA
Distinguished Paper Award Submission Deadline: TBA
Eligibility: Any UWG student with at least a 3.2 GPA

National Collegiate Honors Council Conference

The National College Honors Council (NCHC) is the professional association of undergraduate Honors programs and colleges and their deans, directors, faculty, staff, and students. Each Fall NCHC hosts an annual conference that provides its members access to a network of Honors expertise and gives Honors students opportunities to present research at a national forum.

Date: November 8-12, 2017
Location: Atlanta, GA
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions, Student Interdisciplinary Research Panels, and Master Classes (performance classes in drama, music, poetry, and film). Click here for a description of the different presentation options.  
Submissions: Proposals submissions for master classes are still being accepted.  
Eligibility: UWG Honors students or any UWG student with at least a 3.2 GPA

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: February 2018
Location: Wesleyan College, Macon, GA
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions and Oral Presentations
Submissions: Proposals accepted through January 2018 (TBA)
Eligibility: UWG Honors students or any UWG student with at least a 3.2 GPA

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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

Date: April 4-7, 2018
Location: University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions, Oral Presentations, and Creative Works
Submissions: Website should open for applications in October 3, 2017 through the deadline of December 5, 2017
Eligibility: all UWG undergraduate students

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: April 5-7, 2018
Location: Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Virginia
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions, Oral Presentations, and Creative Works
Submissions: TBA
Eligibility: UWG Honors College students