Every week during the fall and spring semesters, members of the UNG community including students and faculty and staff members meet to discuss pressing political issues during the weekly Crossfire debate on the Dahlonega campus. Sponsored by the Political Science Student Association (PSSA) under the direction of faculty advisor Carl D. Cavalli, the Crossfire debates began in 1994 as a way to encourage civil political debates on hot-button issues.

The PSSA has put together an exciting schedule for the fall semester with debates covering important current events including: the presidential election, the “Black Lives Matter” movement, and animal rights.

We encourage your students to join the Political Science Student Association (PSSA). It’s open to majors and non-majors alike. The dues are $10/year. Dues are voluntary, but, if we get enough paid members, that means lunch every Wednesday during the Crossfire debates for the entire year.  That’s not a bad bargain.

The lineup for the current semester is available on the PSSA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UNGPSSA.

The PSSA Voters Guide is here! This guide was prepared specifically for UNG students, based on a survey of important issues. You can access an electronic copy of the guide booklet here:  https://www.facebook.com/download/1688825628024656/