Columns communicates news of institutional importance to faculty, staff and others interested in the mission of the University of Georgia.

This goal is achieved by helping readers understand and then champion the priorities of the university. Columns builds a sense of community among its readers by telling stories that create pride about the work being done to enhance the University of Georgia’s institutional brand and reputation in the state, nation and world.

Columns is published 38 times during the university’s fiscal year, which begins July 1 and ends June 30. Total readership averages 11,000 people per issue.

Columns is currently available in print and online. Full-time UGA employees who would like to change their delivery preference (print only, electronic only or print and electronic) can do so on the Columns website.

Columns is produced in accordance with the following policies:

Except as noted on the publication schedule, Columns is published on Monday of each week during the academic year, at least once in May and twice in June and July. Exceptions: Holidays and class breaks.

Columns articles and information must be written in accordance with Associated Press and UGA editorial style guides.

News items that have been approved for publication should be submitted to at least three weeks in advance of the publication date. Story ideas should be sent to