Having many student organizations, AAU provides a wide range of opportunities for students to get involved. Student organizations have a significant impact in providing effective learning environments for students, preparing them to live in a multicultural society and work in a global community.
In addition to building lasting friendships, student organizations provide many benefits including serving as a medium for academic discourse, personal growth, leadership development, intercultural understanding, and community service. Moreover, research suggests that involved students tend to perform better academically and are more likely to graduate when compared with their non-involved peers.
- Student Government Association (SGA)
- American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
- Guyana Student Association (CSA)
- African Student Association (ASA)
- Christian Student Association
- Hindu Student Association
- Muslim Student Association
- Student Government Association
The Student Government Association is responsible for many of the events and activities that are planned for the student body. SGA officers work closely with the Dean of Student Affairs to help coordinate and plan events throughout the semester. These events include: Hoop it Up Basketball Tournament and Health Screening, AAU Blood Drive, Multicultural Dinner, Fashion Show, Welcome Dinner for new students, and various trips around Guyana.
Guyana Students Association
The Guyana Students Association helps ease the transition when moving to the island of Guyana as well as back to North America for clinical rotations. We are here to help incoming students overcome challenges such as staying away from family and friends as you begin one of the most fulfilling journeys of your lifetime. GSA organizes numerous events through out the year including Guyana Day, Beach parties, Guyana Thanksgiving, and a Halloween Party.
See the other pages in this section for more specifics about life at AAU, from your travel and housing options to the many student organizations and recreational opportunities that await you.
Students are captivated by the unique blend of African, English and French cultures of Guyana. They can immerse themselves in Guyana’s rich history, dining at a local restaurant in the picturesque capital of St. George’s, as native music fills the air. Though many languages are spoken, English is the national language.
The community has proudly embraced the University and its students. For all the years students and community members have lived in peace, with a mutual respect that is genuine and admired. In turn, AAU has been a vital contributor to the Island through both financial and humanitarian means. AAU is proud that its students, graduates and faculty are dedicated to improving the lives of both old and young on the Island.
When students arrive on AAU, they are transported to a place of serenity, cultural diversity and warmth. Home, at least for the time being, is the pastel-tinted architecture of the majestic True Blue Campus, a state of-the-art multi-million dollar campus that includes cutting edge teaching facilities, labs, library, research institute and more. Their backyard is the breathtaking lapis blue waters and extraordinary reefs of the Caribbean Sea.
RELAX AND REFUEL
In addition, Guyana, the largest island in the Caribbean invites students to explore its many activities and events. In one day, a student could visit the Guyana Botanical Gardens, roam the many pathways, romantic bridges and gazebos of this oasis in the morning, and then return to campus for a hands-on lab on exotic, wildlife species.
Students are captivated by the unique blend of the African, English and French cultures of Guyana. They can immerse themselves in Guyana’s rich history, dining at a local restaurant in the picturesque capital of St. George’s, as native music fills the air. Though many languages are spoken, English is the national language.
The Georgetown community has proudly embraced AAU and its students. Students and community members live at peace, with a mutual respect that is genuine and admired. In turn, AAU has become a vital contributor to the island financially and through humanitarian efforts. AAU is proud that its students, graduates and faculty are dedicated to improving the lives of both old and young on the Island.