Georgia Southern University students get real world experience at hundreds of off-campus sites with which the University has established clinical affiliations. The University enters into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with each site, using forms prescribed by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Once an MOU is in place, students may begin their applied learning experiences for academic credit.
There are four types of MOU:
- MOU with a member hospital of the Georgia Hospital Association. [Requires the following forms: (1) Authorization for Release of Records and Information, (2) Student Applied Learning Experience Agreement, and (3) Faculty Supervision Applied Learning Agreement]
- MOU for clinical training at health care facilities other than GHA member hospitals
- MOU for clinical education experience (schools)
- MOU for applied educational experience (non-profit agencies, government agencies, etc.)
How to establish an MOU
Faculty may request that the University establish an MOU with a new site or an inactive site, or renew MOU with a soon-to-expire site, by submitting a request to the Legal Affairs Helpdesk using the MOU request form provided.
Please give the Office of Legal Affairs sufficient time to process the request before a student’s internship is to start. We recommend a minimum of thirty days, because on occasion the facility will have issues with the language of the MOU that takes time to work out. In addition, many if not most facilities are now requiring students to undergo criminal background investigations and/or health screens.
Please let us know if you have any questions about the process.
Last updated: 8/6/2020