Student Organizations

A common misconception is that student organizations are only available for undergraduate students. But Georgia Tech is home to a number of groups open to graduate students. Here is a list of organizations that you might want to get involved with: 

General 
  • Graduate Student Government Association. Advocates on behalf of graduate students when it comes to issues including health care and student fees, and plans events such as the Career, Research, and Innovation Development Conference. 
  • Student Alumni Association. Offers opportunities to connect with alumni, hear from leaders of your chosen industry, and learn about Georgia Tech’s history and traditions.    
Discipline-Specific 
  • Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Board. Gives graduate students a voice in departmental affairs, and aims to connect students to the faculty, staff, and administration. For more information, email bmestudentadvisory@gmail.com.
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (Georgia Tech Chapter). Goals of this organization include advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, improving understanding of the impact of these events, and advocating for measures that will reduce the harmful effects of earthquakes. For more information, email sujithmss@gatech.edu.
  • Electrochemical Society at Georgia Tech - We are a group of students and faculty who share an interest in the field of electrochemistry. We are mostly graduate students but we welcome everyone who is interested in electrochemistry or wants to learn more about the field. We are dedicated to spreading knowledge and teaching each other about electrochemistry by organizing research seminars, lectures, and demonstrations with invited guests from academia and industry. We also host social gatherings to meet other students and faculty, to share knowledge, and to discuss electrochemistry.
  • Energy Club. Offers members opportunities to learn and connect to the global energy industry through events such as weekly energy chats, lectures, and industry tours.
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers. Hosts monthly lunches with speakers and organizes community outreach and social outings.
  • Georgia Tech Ph.D.-to-Consulting Club. Creating a community of advanced degrees (Ph.D.s, masters', M.D.s, J.D.s, etc.) who are interested in consulting and strategy. We set up networking opportunities, volunteer consulting engagements, and educational workshops to help club members build skills for business-facing careers. For more information, please email gt.phd2consulting.club@gmail.com
  • Geotechnical Society. Provides social and academic opportunities for students in the Geosystems Program in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 
  • Graduate Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Provides programs, services, and support to female graduate students of Georgia Tech in STEM fields, focusing on professional development, mentoring, and networking. For more information, email swegrad@gmail.com.
  • Materials Science Graduate Student Advisory Group. Open to students in this program. The group serves as a liaison between students and the administration and offers social events and professional development opportunities throughout the year. For more information, email msegsag@gmail.com.  
  • Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association. Organizes social and professional events for mechanical engineering graduate students to promote a sense of community.  
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. Helps students kick-start their professional path through internships, co-ops, and full-time jobs. For more information, email gtsase@gmail.com.
  • Student Planning Association. Comprised of students in the School of City and Regional Planning. Throughout the year, it conducts a variety of social, academic, and community outreach events. 
  • Tau Beta Pi. Benefits of joining this engineering honor society include fellowship and financial assistance opportunities, as well as opportunities to connect with individuals in the corporate world. For more information, email sslaughter222@gatech.edu.  

Other 
  • GT Motorsports. Founded by students who wanted to combine their engineering training with their love of racing by producing unique cars and attending competitions. 
Sporting
  • Field Hockey Club. A co-ed field hockey team that practices weekly and competes. For more information, email pmarshall6@gatech.edu
  • Marksmanship Club. Promotes firearm education, safety, discussion, and fun. 
  • Salsa Club. Hosts weekly salsa lessons, dance parties, and offers a performance team, too. 
Religious 
  • Baptist Collegiate Ministry. A student-led, Christ-centered organization that offers weekly worship and service opportunities.
  • Fellowship of Christian Graduate Students. Offers graduate students an opportunity to interact with other students and faculty looking to integrate faith and academic pursuits. For more information, email gtfcgs@gmail.com.
  • Graduate Ministry of Cru. A community of Georgia Tech graduate students connecting with God, one another, and helping others to do the same. For information about weekly Bible studies, events, and how to get involved, email Chad Young at chad.young@cru.org.

Would you like for us to add your organization to the list? Email the name of your organization, description of what it does, website (if you have one), and contact information (for questions) to pavlik@gatech.edu.