Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), located in Americus, Georgia
Georgia Southwestern State University is a state university within the University System of Georgia that offers a full range of bachelor degree programs, along with selected master’s and specialist degree programs.
Georgia Southwestern State University was founded in 1906 as the Third District Agricultural and Mechanical School. In 1926, the General Assembly granted a charter authorizing the school to offer two years of college work and to change its name to the Third District Agricultural and Normal College. The new charter resulted in the expansion of the curriculum to include courses in teacher training, and the State Department of Education gave teacher certification to students who completed the program.
Georgia Southwestern teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division II. The Hurricanes are a member of the Peach Belt Conference (PBC). Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, golf, soccer and tennis; while women’s sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball and tennis.