“OMED had a huge impact on my time at Georgia Tech. From the beginning, OMED was consistently supportive and encouraging in every decision that I made. You all believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself, and I cannot thank you enough.” 

— Brooke Smith, alumna, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

  • Programs

    OMED offers the following programs and Services:

  • Academic Support Services – Provide study sessions, guided group study, free tutoring, ILARC, academic coaching and concept classes to students year‐round.
  • African American Male Initiative (AAMI) – Provides academic resources, motivation, mentoring, and leadership training to support the enrollment, retention, graduation, and professional development of Black/African American men at Georgia Tech.
  • Challenge – A 5‐week summer residential academic program for incoming first‐year students; designed to strengthen student success academically, culturally, and professionally.
  • Career Pathway Program – is designed to advance the employing of Black and Latinx students in STEM fields, with particular consideration for a post-pandemic economy and job market. 
  • Edge – Offers support from upper‐class peer mentors to assist firstyear students by hosting mentor-mentee sessions, workshops, advocacy and outings throughout the academic year.
  • Focus – A 4-day immersive program designed to attract and recruit the nation’s best and brightest diverse students to pursue graduate studies and careers in academia.
  • Peer I Scope - aims to assist 2nd-3rd year, Achieve Atlanta scholars, and transfer students in thriving within the academic and cultural environments of Georgia Tech while expanding their scope of influence and inclusion.  
  • Transitions – Enables graduate students and dual‐degree/transfer students to network with peers, faculty, and staff during their first week of orientation to Georgia Tech; as well as obtain important information about diversity resources available.
  • Women of Color Initiative (WOCI) – OMED's newest initiative aimed to enhance the advancement of women in industry, research, and higher education through targeted research-based strategies for advocacy, accountability, cultural awareness, leadership development, collaboration, recognition, and cultivated student-driven productivity spaces.​

three students holding Challenge move in signs

Challenge, a five-week academic preparation program, introduces incoming freshmen to the Georgia Tech experience over the summer, providing the skills necessary to succeed as undergraduates. During the opening day of Challenge, students move into campus Residence Hall and attend faculty and parent panel discussions in Clough Commons.