Policy Announcements

Office of Disability Services-POLICY CHANGES

Policy Changes

Please note the following testing policy changes/clarifications effective September 30, 2015

Course instructors shall notify the Institute's Office of Disability Services within the first two weeks of the semester, or in the alternative, within one week of student's intended use of testing accommodations a list of items approved or prohibited during the administration of assessme

Training Program Supports Minors on Campus

As the host for enrichment opportunities ranging from educational to athletics, Georgia Tech’s community outreach brings thousands of future Yellow Jackets under the age of 18 to campus each year. Accordingly, Tech is supplementing its policy statements with a comprehensive training program to help the campus community understand how to best support and protect the wellbeing of these guests.

“The Institute has several policies in place to help prevent and report child abuse,” says Mia Reini, director of Enterprise Risk Management. “In fact, mandatory training and criminal background checks are required for those working one-on-one with minors.

For More Information Contact: 

Mia Reini
Director, Enterprise Risk Management

Adhering to Purchasing Regulations with Procure-to-Pay Systems

As Georgia Tech employees, we are stewards of state and federal dollars. And while the external state and federal regulations can be confusing to someone who doesn’t make daily purchases, Georgia Tech’s policies and processes are in place to provide guidance and help ensure compliance with these very specific regulations.

Frans Barends, senior director of Business Services, explains some of the processes in place to ensure that purchase transactions are responsible and compliant.

Why did Georgia Tech begin regulating purchases made by employees?

For More Information Contact: 

Frans Barends
Senior Director of Procurement and
Business Services

Ajay Patel
Director of Purchasing, Procurement and
Business Services

Promoting Ethical Behavior at Georgia Tech

As a public research university, Georgia Tech is a steward of taxpayer dollars, research funding, and tuition paid by students and their families. Because fraud and acts of unethical behavior deplete resources that could be used to fund programs and positions necessary for performing our jobs more effectively and advancing the Institute’s strategic goals, each member of the Georgia Tech community has an obligation to help ensure that Institute resources are used responsibly.

Additional Information

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. Benjamin Franklin

For More Information Contact: 

Mia Reini
Director, Enterprise Risk Management

Georgia Tech Updates Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

As part of a national effort to address sexual violence on college campuses, the Institute has updated its Student Sexual Misconduct Policy. The updated policy was approved at an April meeting of the General Faculty.

The new stand-alone policy now has its own reporting and adjudication processes, separate from those of the Student Code of Conduct.

For More Information Contact: 

Peter Paquette
Office of Student Integrity

Campus Issues Reminder of Alcohol Policy

The start of the academic year is often filled with many social activities, ranging from parties and receptions to tailgating in honor of our beloved Yellow Jackets. As such, the Institute would like to remind the campus community about Georgia Tech’s policies on alcohol.

While there are several policy provisions everyone should know to help ensure responsible and lawful use of alcohol on campus, the following highlights the top four:

For More Information Contact: 

JulieAnne Williamson
Assistant Vice President for Administration and Finance

Campus to 'Breathe Easy' with Tobacco-Free Policy

Beginning this fall semester, Georgia Tech will become a tobacco-free campus, in accordance with the Tobacco- and Smoke-Free Campus Policy passed by the Board of Regents in March.

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See Something, Say Something: Report Suspected Child Abuse

Summer is here, and with it comes an influx of children on campus. Accordingly, Georgia Tech reminds the campus community to be mindful of the legal obligation to report any suspected child abuse.

For More Information Contact: 

Mia Reini
Director, Enterprise Risk Management

Faculty Definition Changes Receive Final Approval

The “general faculty” designation will be retired July 1 as a result of the Academic Faculty, Academic Senate, and General Faculty’s April 22 approval of revisions to the Faculty Handbook that streamline definitions of faculty. The vote followed a second reading of the proposed changes; the first reading occurred at the groups’ joint Feb. 18 meeting.

BOR Approves Smoke-Free Policy

During the March 18-19 meeting, the Board of Regents approved a policy to require all properties owned, leased, rented, in the possession of or in any way used by the University System of Georgia (USG) or its affiliates to go tobacco and smoke free as of Oct. 1.

For More Information Contact: 

Teri Nagel
Office of Government and Community Relations