“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
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.