Challenge Counselor 

Challenge is OMED’s signature bridge program. It is a five-week, intensive program that is held every summer for incoming Georgia Tech freshman. In Challenge, students are immersed in the Georgia Tech environment; they live in a freshman dorm, take classes provided by Georgia Tech professors, and participate in social and academic workshops provided by upper-class Tech students.

Challenge counselors are a significant part of the Challenge program. Challenge counselors reside in the dorms with Challenge participants. Counselors serve as role models, peer mentors, campus success coaches, and assistants to OMED staff throughout the Challenge program.  More


Edge Leader 

The Edge Program is a year-long mentoring program designed to better assist incoming minority freshmen and transfer students to the Georgia Tech environment.  This program is designed as an in depth supplemental mentoring program that targets the institute’s underrepresented populations (African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Multiracial.)

This program introduces students to available resources on campus, establishes a network base with returning students, and aids them in achieving their academic goals.  The most important component of The Edge program is the connectivity to incoming students by assigning students a trained, qualified, and successful Edge Leader. More



OMED Tutors are the driving force behind our broad Academic Support resources. We are looking for highly motivated graduate and undergraduate students with a desire to positively impact their academic community and Georgia Tech in general.

OMED General Tutors (or Study Session facilitators) work predefined hours each week, either in the Clough Commons room 278 or in The Center For Student Diversity & Inclusion, Chapin building (681 cherry Street Atlanta Ga 30332). More


OMED Ambassadors

The Student Ambassador group will be comprised of professionally motivated OMED Student Leaders (Edge Leader and Challenge Counselors). These students are among the strongest advocates for OMED and will actively support the office by acting as professional representatives sharing their experience and enthusiasm with a variety of constituents. Student Ambassadors will serve as advisors to the OMED staff by providing vital information regarding student organizations and various other departments on campus. More