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Georgia Tech President G.P. " Bud" Peterson

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Happy Holidays from Georgia Tech

Greetings from Georgia Institute of Technology, where our students will soon be finishing up final exams and taking a well-deserved holiday break! In the spirit of the season, we invite you to take a quick virtual tour of the past year via the Institute's digital holiday card from a perch that few experience — inside the Ramblin' Wreck, Georgia Tech's beloved mechanical mascot.

An End-of-Semester Update on our Path Forward – Together

Members of our campus community have been working together diligently this fall to address some of the challenges brought to light by events earlier this semester. Last month, three Action Teams, each comprised of students, faculty, and staff, submitted detailed reports on Student Mental Health, Campus Culture, and LGBTQIA Community Support. As I mentioned during our follow-up meeting with the three groups, we are incredibly pleased with their work, and appreciate the insight and time investment from all of the team members.

Upon receiving the reports, I asked Institute leaders serving in various areas of responsibility to look at ways to implement the more than 180 recommendations, and to take it a step further by exploring additional actions that would address some of the challenges identified by the teams, while building upon the ongoing progress. I am writing today to provide an end-of-semester update on some of the initiatives that will help to ensure that we continue to improve our campus environment. 


Commitment to Diversity

“We will recruit, develop, retain, and engage a diverse cadre of students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and talents, creating a campus community that exemplifies the best in all of us—in our intellectual pursuits, our diversity of thought, our personal integrity, and our inclusive excellence.” 
—Georgia Tech Strategic Plan