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The Division of Student Life at Georgia Tech is committed to enriching the academic, personal and professional growth of all Georgia Tech students. The Division truly complements the educational experience for our students by providing the support services and co-curricular learning programs designed to help them benefit from what the Institute has to offer. Visit www.studentlife.gatech.edu.

The Counseling Center supports the personal and professional development of Georgia Tech students by providing a variety of counseling and psychological services to individuals and the Georgia Tech Community. Psychologists, and doctoral interns, and graduate student counseling trainees provide short-term individual, group, and couples counseling to currently enrolled students in addition to providing educational programming and consultation to the campus. Students are also provided referral services for longer-term counseling. The Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). In addition, the Counseling Center also sponsors a training program for graduate practicum students and pre-doctoral interns. The practicum training program offers supervised training experiences in providing direct psychological services to students and the campus community. The pre-doctoral internship training program is the capstone training experience for doctoral students in applied psychology. The Center’s pre-doctoral internship training program is accredited by the American Psychology Association (APA) and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). Visit www.counseling.gatech.edu.

The Office of the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students has a long and rich history and tradition at Tech, over 90 years of providing support and advocacy on behalf of students. The Office assists students in the resolution of problems, provides information about, and referral to campus resources, and promotes initiatives that address students’ needs and interests. In addition the Office provides educational and co-curricular activities and experiences that encourage students to have a positive college experience.

The Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement provides avenues for Georgia Tech students to develop global awareness, clarify identity, understand others, and promote social change. The Office fosters support for student organizations and facilitates the initial chartering and yearly registration processes. Many community service and civic engagement opportunities are advised by the office including Alternative Service Breaks, Jumpstart, and the annual Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service. Visit leadandengage.gatech.edu.

The Office of Disability Services is committed to making Georgia Tech programs and services accessible to students with disabilities. The Office works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to improve the educational development of students with disabilities through equitable access, accommodations, and meaningful programs and services. On average, 600 students with disabilities receive services through the Office of Disability Services. Visit www.disabilityservices.gatech.edu.

Student Diversity Programs is committed to assisting in Georgia Tech’s mission to prepare students to live and work in a global community. The office focuses on educating the campus about cultural differences and similarities, expanding learning opportunities, and enhancing the skills students will need after graduation. The office coordinates and formulates programs, practices, and policies pertinent to cultural inclusion and cultural diversity through training, programming, and consulting. Visit www.diversityprograms.gatech.edu

The LGBTQIA Resource Center conducts education, advocacy, and outreach for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Center coordinates workshops, programs, and events for the whole campus community, and is also a safe place for people who have questions or concerns about issues related to gender and sexuality. The Center is a joint initiative between the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Institute Diversity. Visit www.lgbtqia.gatech.edu/

Greek Affairs helps Georgia Tech’s Greek organizations & their members thrive by providing a comprehensive range of leadership, administrative & governance support. Participation in Greek organizations offers a number of benefits, including: leadsership and life-skills, service, networking and lifelong membership. Visit www.greek.gatech.edu.

The Office of New Student and Sophomore Programs (NSSP) supports the orientation, transition, and retention of Georgia Tech undergraduates in their first and second years. Students are initially introduced to the office through FASET, an orientation program for first-year students, transfer students, and their parents and guests; R.A.T.S Week, a welcome week for incoming students; and Wreck Camp, an additional traditions-based orientation experience. In addition, NSSP coordinates a variety of sophomore support programs such as Sophomore Leadership Council and Sophomore Career Experience. Visit www.nssp.gatech.edu.

The Office of Student Integrity (OSI) encourages a comprehensive learning environment through the promotion and implementation of the Academic Honor Code/Student Code of Conduct to foster integrity and ethical conduct within the Georgia Tech community. OSI supports the Institute’s educational mission by advising and providing support for the Honor Advisory Council and hearing panels, and providing outreach to the community regarding the Code of Conduct, Honor Code, and issues of integrity. Visit osi.gatech.edu

The Office of Student Media provides the campus community and metro Atlanta with news, information, and a forum to exchange ideas. While Georgia Tech does not have a traditional school of journalism, Student Media provides a real-world educational learning environment for students interested in creative expression and media management. Visit www.studentmedia.gatech.edu.

The Veteran’s Resource Center promotes student learning and development and supports degree completion for students who are veterans, military, reservist, guard members, and dependents by providing comprehensive support services that enhance and compliment the academic experience. The center strives to provide a supportive and educational environment that fosters student success and achievement. Visit www.veterans.gatech.edu

The Women’s Resource Center celebrates and advocates for the academic and personal success of women in a diverse campus community that is committed to being inclusive, supportive and empowering for the Georgia Tech community. Visit www.womenscenter.gatech.edu.

The Office of the Arts promotes, facilitates and advocates for the execution of on-campus arts activities and community partnerships, and is committed to these arts initiatives as an important part of Georgia Tech’s strategic plan. The Office serves as the administrative and operational arm of the Council of the Arts, which is comprised of faculty and staff from a variety of schools and departments and offers support to both faculty- and student-led initiatives. The Office of the Arts presents a professional performance series, bringing world-renowned music, dance and theatre artists to campus and also programs resident artists each year whose work highlights the intersection of art and technology. The Office of the Arts oversees Tech’s premier performance venue, the Ferst Center for the Arts, where the professional series is presented and where many student groups and ensembles perform. Visit www.arts.gatech.edu.

Leadership Education and Development (LEAD). LEAD programs are designed to create exemplary leadership and development learning opportunities for students at Tech. We do this through academic inquiry, intentional experiential learning and active reflection. Our mission is to make leadership capability a hallmark for Tech graduates. Visit www.leadership.gatech.edu

The Georgia Tech Parents Program provides programs and services to the parents and families of Georgia Tech students.  Our mission is to equip parents with the information and resources they need to support their students as well as to provide opportunities for parents to stay connected and involved in their student’s educational experience. The Parents Program connects parents to the Institute’s entities through timely communications, meaningful involvement and programming such as Family Weekend and our newly created Sibs Day. Our motto is “when parents are informed, students benefit.” Visit www.parents.gatech.edu.

The Office of Research and Assessment for Student Life is responsible for the collection, analysis and interpretation of data for the purpose of improving divisional programs and services. Our continuous Cycle of Assessment, using a mixed methods approach, consists of six components including: 1) Learning and Operational Goals; 2) Measurable Outcomes; 3) Evaluation Strategy; 4) The Dissemination and Use of Findings for Improvement Purposes; 5) Summary of Results; and 6) Actions Taken. The assessment process demonstrates an aligned Division of Student Affairs with the Georgia Tech strategic plan and goal to “Relentlessly Pursue Institutional Effectiveness”. To learn more visit www.saa.gatech.edu.

The Development Office is responsible for securing private sector donations in support of the Division of Student Affairs goals and priorities. Working in partnership with the Institute’s Vice President for Development, solicitations are made from parents of current and former students, alumni, corporations and foundations. Visit www.studentlife.gatech.edu

The Student Organization Finance Office (SOFO) plays an integral role in financial administration and accounting for Tech’s 500 student organizations and Student Government, whose budgets total approximately $6 million annually. This office works closely with the Student Government Association’s yearly budget process and their bill allocations throughout the year. Visit www.sofo.gatech.edu

Student Affairs IT emphasizes technology as a significant asset for the Division of Student Affairs and for the Institute as a whole; to recommend ingenious and practical solutions to the challenges encountered and the goals adopted by its colleagues; to integrate these solutions and new technologies seamlessly into the current IT landscape; and to consistently deliver an excellent cooperative service experience.

Source: Division of Student Life