Service to the Institute

Policy No: 
Type of Policy: 
Last Revised: 
July 2015
Review Date: 
September 2016
Policy Owner: 
Human Resources
Contact Name: 
Adrienne Richardson
Contact Title: 
Strategic Performance Consultant
Contact Email:
Reason for Policy: 

It is important to provide clear guidance and support regarding the participation of employees.

Policy Statement: 

Service to the Institute is valued and encouraged by Georgia Tech. Service to the Institute includes participation in Institute service programs or activities that are separate and in addition to the employee's ordinary job duties. Some examples include institutional governance, service as an advisor to one or more recognized student organizations, or participation in any other Institute service program. All such authorized activities shall be considered within the scope of the employee's employment.

Policy Terms: 

Exempt and non-exempt employees
are defined in accordance with prevailing employment law. An exempt employee is generally salaried and not employed on an hourly basis.

Service to the Institute
Although employees usually contribute to the Institute primarily through their job responsibilities in their home and work departments, they may also contribute significantly to the development of Georgia Tech by offering appropriate services to the Institute in other parts of campus life. In the context of this policy, service to the Institute includes properly authorized activities outside one's home and work departments as documented in the records of the Institute.


Faculty members who provide services to the Institute may refer to the Faculty Handbook for applicable policies and guidelines.

Information regarding serving as an advisor to a student organization may be found at

Party Responsibility
Student Involvement Director Ensure compliance with policy
Student Affairs Offer assistance with policy interpretation


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