Student life is essential for our students' growth. Laughing together, being together, making memories together is what propels our students into their own individual person. Through fun activities such as Screen on the Green on the football field, Nerf Wars in our Student Center, to simple Life Groups, our students have an environment that is a place where they can be who they truly are. Student Life is not just an add on to Valor, but it is ingrained into the culture of who we are.
Student housing at SAGU Valor is a large part of student life. It is the context in which students learn to do life together and is where they develop life-long relationships with one another. We partner with local apartment complexes to get the best rates and living accommodations for our students.
Two or Three Bedroom Apartments – Our typical apartment setup places two students in each apartment bedroom. The rooms are fully furnished with beds, dressers, and feature closet space for both residents.
Living Room & Dining Room – An open, inviting living room and dining room area has ample space for relaxing or entertaining. The living room offers a ceiling fan with overhead lighting and lots of sunlight. We will provide a couch set, a Dining Table with chairs and a desk.
Kitchen – The kitchen comes fully equipped with all major appliances which include a refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, microwave, and garbage disposal. The cabinetry offers plenty of storage space.
Two Bathrooms – Each bathroom is fully equipped with tub and shower enclosure and a vanity cabinet which provides linen space and an area to prepare for the day ahead.
Amenities – Gated community, balcony, 24-hour fitness gym, swimming pool, on-sight maintenance, cable/internet, a washer and dryer, and other luxuries.
SAGU Valor offers a unique spiritual growth experience apart from any other college of its kind. Chapel is one way that we make sure students are being spiritually fed throughout the week. On Thursdays our students and staff gather together for an exciting time of fellowship, worship and a message tailored specifically to students studying ministry. One of the best parts about chapel is our students are able to put their hands-on training to practice. Worship is entirely student led and upperclassmen will have the opportunity to preach in a service. These weekly services provide the staff and student body of SAGU Valor to come together and put aside all their responsibilities to focus on their one true King!
Small Groups at SAGU Valor takes on a different name called Tribes. We know that for every student to flourish, there has to be a feeling of community and family. So every individual student is loved, accepted, and challenged in their tribe. Every tribe has their own name, own core values, and own identity. These small identities contribute to the larger goal, which is spiritual growth in every single student. Through Tribes we learn together, grow together, live together and because of it, we lead together.
At the beginning of each semester at SAGU Valor, every student participates in the spiritual emphasis retreat. It is a fun-filled experience for all students because of the community worship and team building activities. Activities include: worship services, team games, team building activities and problem solving. It’s an experience that bonds everyone together to be a team before the academic semester kicks off.
It is always one of the highlights of the year for every single student!
Missions is the heartbeat of SAGU Valor and yearly trips is part of the SAGU Valor experience. We ask that every student go on at least one mission trip during their time with us. There are mission trips available through SAGU Valor that ranges from international to national to local. There are always opportunities through Griffin First Assembly as well. These trips are important because it allows students the chance to gain hands-on experience in a different environment outside the church walls. Students often find themselves growing exponentially when they step out of their comfort zone to go on a mission trip. In fact, many students receive the call to missions work while on their first mission trip.
SAGU Valor is located in the beautiful city of Griffin, Georgia. Griffin is rich with history and there is always something to do. Our location is just 30 miles south of Atlanta, which makes it convenient to some of the best shopping and lots of dining options! Popular activities in Griffin and surrounding areas include:
- Downtown Griffin (shops, excellent food, great atmosphere)
- Senoia, GA (filming place of AMC's The Walking Dead and several other movies and TV shows)
- Atlantic Station (Shopping & Restaurants)
- Suntrust Park (Home of the Atlanta Braves)
- Phillips Arena (Home of the Atlanta Hawks, concerts, and other attractions)
- Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Home of the Atlanta Falcons & Atlanta United FC)
- World of Coca-Cola
- Chick-Fil-A Headquarters
- Stone Mountain Park
- Six Flags Over Georgia
- Tybee Island Beach
- Georgia Aquarium
- Fox Theatre
- The Shoppes at River Crossing
- Local hiking trails
- Many coffee shops and more!