Diversity and Accessibility

At Georgia Tech, we are committed to providing a positive experience for all of our students. According to the Institute’s strategic plan:  

“We will recruit, develop, retain, and engage a diverse cadre of students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and talents, creating a campus community that exemplifies the best in all of us — in our intellectual pursuits, our diversity of thought, our personal integrity, and our inclusive excellence.” 

For more about the Institute’s stance on diversity, visit the Office of the Vice President for Institute Diversity website. Here are a few additional things to know about Tech’s commitment to diversity and accessibility:   

Policy on Discrimination and Affirmative Action

The Institute does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in the administration of admissions policies, educational policies, employment policies, or any other Institute-governed programs and activities. The Institute’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy applies to every member of the Institute community. 

Pursuant to Title IX, the Institute does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. As such, Tech does not tolerate any kind of gender-based discrimination or harassment, which includes sexual violence, sexual harassment, and gender-based harassment.

Disability Services

Institute resources are available to ensure that individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to pursue education or employment and have access to campus programs, activities, or services.

International Education

If you are an international student attending Tech on an F-1 or J-1 visa, you will work closely with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), a subgroup in the Office of International Education. Once you are accepted to a Tech graduate program, ISSS will be available to help you with everything from serving as your resource on campus about your student immigration status to offering diverse cultural, educational, and leadership opportunities in order for you to make a well-integrated transition to Georgia Tech and the United States. 

LGBTQIA Resource Center

Through outreach, education, and advocacy, this center works to create a safe, inclusive, and accessible campus community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual students, and their allies. 

OMED

This unit is focused on the retention, development, and performance of the complete student learner who is traditionally underrepresented including African American, Hispanic, and Native American students.  

Veterans Resource Center

The center promotes student learning and development, and supports degree completion for students who are veterans, military, reservists, guard members, and dependents by providing comprehensive support services that enhance and compliment the academic experience. 

Women’s Resource Center

Since 1998, this center has provided a gathering place for women at Tech, offering programming, crisis intervention, and resource information on a variety of topics.