In keeping with its mission, USG is dedicated to providing high-quality education by promoting partnerships across institutions and providing resources that encourage collaboration. Read on to learn more about Collaborative Learning Areas on campus and the Committee for Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education Strategies (CIPES).

Collaborative Learning Areas

Collaborative Learning Areas are designed to facilitate group work. Spaces can be modified to best suit your group's needs.

Breakout Rooms

Located in Building III, the following spaces are available for student group study sessions:

  • Second Floor: Room 2100, 2200
  • Third Floor: Rooms 3200, 3201, 3234
  • Fourth Floor: Rooms 4100, 4200, 4201
  • Fifth Floor: 5100

Each breakout room features a whiteboard, chairs, desks, a wall-mounted 42" flat screen monitor, and an AV connection plate.

The Priddy Library Collaborative Work Spaces

The library offers students collaborative workspace and equipment to facilitate individual or group study needs. Features include but are not limited to, group study rooms, whiteboards, plasma TV screens, a Touch Screen TV monitor, and computers. 

Student Lounges

The student lounges in Buildings I and II are located on the Second Floor and feature several tables, chairs, sofas, and a microwave. The Building I Lounge also features walk-up PC availability. These spaces do not need to be reserved. Food and drinks are allowed.



In 2009, USG's Executive Director engaged the Senior Staff and a diverse group of faculty from partner institutions in a conversation about the value of Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional activities to students, faculty, and the community-at-large.

From these early conversations, this group was charged with developing Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary activities at USG. The CIPES committee’s objectives were to 1) provide administrative coordination for all Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional activities at USG, and 2) facilitate communication between all USG schools and programs to optimize Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional interactions. Please visit the CIPES link below to learn more about this exciting initiative.