As part of Institute Diversity’s Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, OMED: Educational Services is charged with the retention and development of traditionally underrepresented students: African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Multiracial. However, our programs and initiatives are open to all Georgia Tech students.
To develop highly-skilled learners and leading contributors from ethnically diverse backgrounds, empowered to address the most critical problems of our time.
Awards and Recognitions
OMED offers the following awards and recognitions:
- Tower Awards – An annual ceremony that celebrates the academic achievements of underrepresented minority students who have achieved a 3.15 GPA or higher.
AAMI (African-American Male Initiative) is a University System of Georgia initiative. At Georgia Tech, AAMI is designed around five dimensions of development: Purpose and Ambition, Identity Bonding, Mentoring and Modeling, Visionary Leadership, and Social Engagement. More
In-person tutoring services available Monday - Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Please stay tuned for tutoring updates and additional hours of availability! More
The Career Pathway program is designed to advance equity in employment and experiential learning opportunities for all Georgia Tech students. More
While enjoying food, fun, and music, students have the opportunity to engage OMED Academic Support Staff, Edge leaders, student organizations, and others to help them quickly gain a diverse academic and social network. More
Challenge is OMED’s signature summer five-week academic residential program for incoming first-year students. More
Edge is a peer-mentoring program designed to support incoming first time students – during their first year at Georgia Tech. More
Focus is one of the nation’s premier programs for raising awareness of graduate education. It is designed to attract highly skilled students who have historically been underrepresented in higher education and encourage them to pursue graduate degrees, hopefully at Georgia Tech.. More
Graduate Student Resource Hub
The Graduate Student Resource Hub contains informative content for prospective and current graduate students.. More
OMED's newest peer collaborative to support Achieve Atlanta scholars (all years), APS students, and transfer students (particularly from HBCU's and community colleges). More
The Transitions program enables incoming graduate students and dual-degree/transfer students to learn about opportunities for engagement with OMED and its various initiatives. Hear from and network with current URM graduate students. More
OMED's Women of Color Initiative (WOCI) is aimed to enhance the advancement of women in industry, research, and higher education through targeted research-based strategies. WOCI also has a WOC City-wide Collaborative in Higher Education component which is a partnership with Emory, Georgia Tech, Spelman, and STEM Atlanta Women. More
The Office of Minority Educational Development and Student Diversity Programs will host the second annual Juneteenth Celebration on Friday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the GT Connector.
Focus is a four-day graduate recruitment program that invites the best and brighest students from underrepresented groups to Georgia Tech's campus to learn about graduate education and careers in research or academia.
The Tower Awards are held each year to celebrate the academic achievements of students from historically underrepresented groups. More than 1,800 students were academically eligible for a Tower Award in 2022.
OMED: Educational Services and the African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) at Georgia Tech hosted its 2020 Academic Empowerment Fair on February 13, with support by almost a dozen Institutional departments, 20 campus organizations, 30 advisor and alumni volunteers, and corporate sponsors.