The University of North Georgia (UNG) is compliant with this core requirement. When the state of Georgia reorganized public higher education in 1931, it transferred the control of all state colleges and universities to the Board of Regents (BOR) of the newly created University System of Georgia (USG) 20-3-51, Official Code of Georgia Annotated. The Constitution of the State of Georgia charges the BOR with "the government, control, and management of the University System of Georgia and all of the institutions in said system" Article VIII, Section IV, (b), Constitution of the State of Georgia. Thus, the BOR is given the authority to grant degrees, which the BOR members then vest in USG institutions, including University of North Georgia.
On January 10, 2012, the BOR approved the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College. The BOR approved the mission for University of North Georgia in May 2012. On January 8, 2013, the BOR adopted the resolution authorizing the new consolidated UNG.