Combatting Trafficking In Persons Policy

Type of Policy: 
Effective Date: 
August 2016
Last Revised: 
August 2016
Review Date: 
August 2019
Policy Owner: 
Sponsored Programs, Office of
Contact Name: 
Trudy M. Riley
Contact Title: 
Executive Director, OSP
Contact Email:
Reason for Policy: 

The United States Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons. These statutes and regulations require federal grant recipients and contractors to prohibit the use of research funds received from federal sources for promotion of prohibited activity.

Policy Statement: 

Georgia Institute of Technology opposes prostitution, forced labor and any related activities contributing to the phenomenon of trafficking in persons. Trafficking in persons is a violation of U.S. Law and recognized as a violation of human rights.

Related Regulations
18 USC Section 1581
45 CFR Section 52.222-50


This policy applies to all researchers at Georgia Tech and all employees or students who assist these researchers or participate in performing tasks related to such research activities.


Trafficking in Persons The United States government considers trafficking in persons to include all of the criminal conduct involved in forced labor and sex trafficking, essentially the conduct involved in reducing or holding someone in compelled service. [More]

Report any violations via Ethics Point which can be found online at


Report any violations via Ethics Point which can be found online at


Non-compliance with this policy would be a violation of U.S. law. Georgia Tech will take action for violation of this policy including, but not limited to, removal from the contract, taking disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Policy History: 
Revision Date Author Description
04/08/2016 OSP New Policy