Category: Happenings

Rolling out the welcome mat for men—at GCU

After educating women in the Catholic Mercy tradition for more than 100 years, Georgian Court University became a fully coeducational institution this fall, welcoming the largest freshman class in its 105-year history. GCU’s freshman class for the 2013-2014 year includes 275 students, nearly a 9 percent increase over the previous record of 253 students in 2009. The university welcomed 75 male freshman students, making the incoming class 27.3 percent male.

After educating women in the Catholic Mercy tradition for more than 100 years, Georgian Court University became a fully...

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Making Room for Men at Georgian Court

For more than a year, Georgian Court administrators, faculty, and staff gathered research and prepared to go coed. Now that the guys are here, everyone is asking the same question: How’s it going?

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GCU’s transition to coeducation has been the focus of recent feature stories in
The New York Times, National Catholic Reporter, Asbury Park Press and Star-Ledger.

Luka Zgonjanin spoke to the New York Times about GCU's transition to coed.

Perhaps business major and Serbia native Luka Zgonjanin (pictured at right) answers it best: “It’s a great honor to start something from scratch, to make history,” Luka, a 6’5” Lions basketball guard, told the New York Times in a November 29 story about GCU’s creation of men’s athletics. “Everything we do is a first.”

Indeed, they are the first—the first men to live on the GCU campus. The first men to tend the Mercy Garden. The first to run cross country or play soccer. The first men to serve in student government, and so much more.

For more than a year, Georgian Court administrators, faculty, and staff gathered research and prepared to go coed. Now t...

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