Demosthenian Literary Society
The oldest student organization at the University, founded in 1803 by the first graduating class of Franklin College including Augustine Clayton, William Rutherford, and James Jackson.
Athens Manufacturing Company
In 1829, a group of Athens investors, William Dearing, John Nesbit, and Augustin Clayton established the Athens Manufacturing Company in Whitehall. In 1833, the same investors built a mill called the Athens Factory on the North Oconee River in the city of Athens. In 1839, the Whitehall mill was incorporated as the Georgia Manufacturing Company.
Crane & Carlton
Crane & Carlton was a construction business conducted by James R. Carlton and Ross Crane. Carlton & Crane built New College and several other buildings throughout Athens, Georgia and the University of Georgia. Their work often involved the labor of enslaved people.
The University's Board of Trustees and the Board of Visitors combined to create the Senatus Academicus. The committee dissolved in 1859.
Founded in 1803, the Prudential Committee is responsible for the day to day administration of the University of Georgia. The committee also acts for the Board of Trustees in cases of emergency and advises the University of Georgia president at all time in the interest of the college.
Committee of Finance
The Committee of Finance was established and ratified in 1822 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia. The committee is responsible for transaction receipts, expenditure reports, and the funds of the University. The committee works under the Treasurer of the Board.
University of Georgia
The University of Georgia is a public university, founded in 1785, becoming the first university in the United States to gain a state charter. It was established in Athens, Georgia in 1801 when the Board of Trustees, the governing body, selected a land site.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees was created by statute in the charter of the University of Georgia, and ratified by the Georgia State legislature in January of 1785. As originally structured, the Board of Trustees was one of two bodies governing the University, charged with the administration of the University's affairs.