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
We are excited to announce that all in-person tutoring will resume Monday, August 30, 2021, with drop-in services available Monday - Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Please stay tuned for tutoring updates and additional hours of availability! More
Career Alliance @ Georgia Tech
The Career Alliance @ Georgia Tech is an initiative designed to ensure full and equal access to career readiness experiences 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 students – both first time students and transfer – 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), dual-degree, 2nd-3rd year transfer students (particularly from HBCU's and community colleges), and graduate students. More
The Transitions program enables incoming graduate students and dual-degree/transfer students to learn about opportunities for engagement with OMED and it's 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
Alumnus and former Georgia Tech staff member Andre Dickens will be the 61st mayor of Atlanta.
This award is given by the Women in OR/MS Forum of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences to celebrate and recognize a person who has significantly contributed to the advancement and recognition of women in OR/MS.
After a national search, Ellen M. Bassett has been selected as the John Portman Dean’s Chair of Georgia Tech’s College of Design. Bassett is currently a professor of urban and environmental planning and the associate dean for Research in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.
Raquel Lieberman Named First Chair of Alumna-funded Effort to Boost Women Faculty in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Lieberman, a professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is the inaugural chair of the Kelly Sepcic Pfeil, Ph.D. Faculty Endowment Fund. The College of Sciences alumna-funded effort is designed to increase the number of women faculty in the School, and to help narrow the gender gap in STEM degrees and careers.