Affiliated organizations play an important role in serving the financial and services needs of University System of Georgia (USG) institutions. Normally, affiliated organizations operate as entities with separate legal standing if created under articles of incorporation that distinguish it from the University System of Georgia. Most affiliated organizations also will qualify for tax-exempt status defined by section 501.c.3 of the federal Internal Revenue Service tax code. By Board of Regents policy, an affiliated organization will include officials, faculty or staff of a system institution as ex officio members on its governing board and be designated as an affiliated organization by the Board of Regents, or by the relevant USG institution president.
The organizations listed below are recognized as UGA's Cooperative Organizations by the Board of Regents. The President of the University of Georgia is an ex-officio member of each one of these organizations unless otherwise indicated (*).