1984 - The Minority Academic Awards held its inaugural awards program. This program name changed in later years to the Multicultural Achievement Academic Awards.  

1992 - West Georgia College adopted the Minority Achievement Program, now known as the Multicultural Achievement Program. MAP provides mentoring and recognition of academic achievement for underrepresented students. MAP designed by the University System of Georgia Initiative during this year.

Over the years, MAP has evolved to support the growing population of UWG. MAP has developed strategies that promote student achievement, prepared students for global competitiveness and created communities of belonging.