Speeches & Presentations

To understand the strategic priorities of Georgia Tech, we invite you to review some of Dr. Peterson's key speeches and select public appearances. These and other presidential documents are housed in our institutional repository, SMARTech.

2017 September 6

On Sept. 6, Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson gave opening remarks at the Institute’s Ninth Annual Diversity Symposium.

2017 June 21

The partnership between America’s research universities, the federal government, DARPA, the Department of Defense, and associated entities such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and others has greatly improved our national health, reinforced our national security, and generated untold job growth. Our economy depends on our ability to create the technologies, cures, and jobs of the future. Through our shared commitment and support, our nation’s research agencies can continue to sustain the promise of America's leadership in scientific, technological, and economic advancement. 

2017 April 10

This spring President G.P. "Bud" Peterson hosted a series of town hall-style events called “Conversations with Senior Leadership,” featuring members of Georgia Tech’s executive leadership team and other campus leaders. The series covered topics including the educational landscape and issues facing Georgia Tech, opportunities and funding priorities under President Donald Trump, and institutional plans for building a resilient campus. Summaries of each event are included below.

2017 February 17

The 2017 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage was presented jointly to former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter at an awards ceremony at the Biltmore Feb. 17. In addition to the awards luncheon, the day’s events included a symposium on the power of partnership, and a town hall with the Carters that was attended by 300 students.

2016 August 23

Georgia Tech is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is safe, and affirms the dignity, respect, and values of our campus community.  We expect every member of our community, to practice the highest ethical principles and standards of conduct.  To this end, we periodically review and refine our policies and procedures in order to ensure that they represent the best practices nationally.   Our Student Code of Conduct creates a standard by which students are expected to conduct themselves, and violations of this code are separate and distinct from criminal and/or civil proceedings, with different procedures and different levels of proof required.  As a result, students may be held accountable to both legal authorities for violations of the law, and to Georgia Tech for violations of our Student Code of Conduct.