The University of Georgia Student Government Association is hosting a pre-professional book drive at the Tate Student Center November 9-13.
Students are encouraged to donate new or used LSAT, MCAT, GRE, and other pre-professional books. The drive will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day on the first floor of the Tate.
SGA will use the donated books to start a pre-professional book closet housed in the Academic Enhancement Division. The closet, scheduled to open in January, will be located on the first floor of the AED.
SGA Treasurer Carson Kuck said he realized the need for the closet in his own experience studying for the LSAT and working with first-generation UGA students.
“I was taking the LSAT and everyone around me had all these resources. They were taking LSAT classes and they had all these books and all these prep tests and like I couldn’t afford all of that…and that’s obviously a problem for a lot of students,” Kuck said.
UGA’s Pre-Professional Counseling Office has a limited supply of pre-professional books available to students for brief starting periods, but studying for graduate degrees often takes longer than expected. for the material to be checked. They also have limited reach and visibility among students, Kuck said.
By partnering with the DAE, the SGA hopes to reach a wider audience of students, especially those facing the same issues as Kuck.
“The DAE strives to level the playing field for so many students academically and that’s just another way they could help,” Kuck said.