Policy Announcements

Promoting the Safety and Welfare of Minors on Campus

Georgia Tech provides educational and recreational opportunities to minors throughout the year. These youth programs range from athletic and science camps, to after-school programs, to enrichment classes and activities.

For More Information Contact: 

Mia Reini
Director of Enterprise Risk Management
Legal Affairs and Risk Management

New Low Speed Vehicle and Golf Cart Policy Improves Safety on Campus

This spring, the new Low Speed Vehicle and Golf Cart Policy was approved and, as of July 1, will affect the purchase, safe use, and operation of all LSVs and golf carts on campus.

Golf carts and other types of low speed vehicles (LSVs) have been used across Georgia Tech’s campus since the 1996 Summer Olympics. Currently, 145 of these vehicles assist in ferrying employees, guests, and supplies across Tech’s 400-acre campus.

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To learn more about this policy,
contact Environmental Health & Safety's General Safety group
at 404.385.0263.

Board of Regents Sets New Systemwide Policies

At its meeting yesterday, the Board of Regents approved systemwide policies for sexual misconduct and general student conduct. It also approved several Georgia Tech faculty appointments.

For More Information Contact: 

Laura Means
Government and Community Relations

The Right to Sign

Georgia Tech enters into a variety of legal contracts — ranging from securing event space to purchasing laboratory equipment — on a regular basis. While the nature of the contract may vary significantly, there is only a small percentage of Tech employees authorized to sign contracts.

“Most people don’t realize that only a few people on campus have the authority to sign contracts,” said Kate Wasch, managing attorney in the Office of Legal Affairs.

For More Information Contact: 

Kate Wasch
Managing Attorney
Office of Legal Affairs

Office of Disability Services-POLICY CHANGES

Policy Changes

Please note the following testing policy changes/clarifications effective September 30, 2015

Course instructors shall notify the Institute's Office of Disability Services within the first two weeks of the semester, or in the alternative, within one week of student's intended use of testing accommodations a list of items approved or prohibited during the administration of assessme

Training Program Supports Minors on Campus

As the host for enrichment opportunities ranging from educational to athletics, Georgia Tech’s community outreach brings thousands of future Yellow Jackets under the age of 18 to campus each year. Accordingly, Tech is supplementing its policy statements with a comprehensive training program to help the campus community understand how to best support and protect the wellbeing of these guests.

“The Institute has several policies in place to help prevent and report child abuse,” says Mia Reini, director of Enterprise Risk Management. “In fact, mandatory training and criminal background checks are required for those working one-on-one with minors.

For More Information Contact: 

Mia Reini
Director, Enterprise Risk Management
mia.reini@carnegie.gatech.edu

Adhering to Purchasing Regulations with Procure-to-Pay Systems

As Georgia Tech employees, we are stewards of state and federal dollars. And while the external state and federal regulations can be confusing to someone who doesn’t make daily purchases, Georgia Tech’s policies and processes are in place to provide guidance and help ensure compliance with these very specific regulations.

Frans Barends, senior director of Business Services, explains some of the processes in place to ensure that purchase transactions are responsible and compliant.

Why did Georgia Tech begin regulating purchases made by employees?

For More Information Contact: 

Frans Barends
Senior Director of Procurement and
Business Services
frans.barends@business.gatech.edu

Ajay Patel
Director of Purchasing, Procurement and
Business Services
ajay.patel@business.gatech.edu

Campus Safety Initiatives at Tech

The safety and security of Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff is among the Institute’s top priorities.

Because Georgia Tech is an open urban campus with many students living in surrounding neighborhoods, Georgia Tech takes a proactive stance when notifying the campus community about safety concerns. For instance, while the Clery Act requires universities to alert campus communities to incidents occurring on campus, Georgia Tech goes beyond that to include areas adjacent to campus – a practice not conducted at many other universities.

Promoting Ethical Behavior at Georgia Tech

As a public research university, Georgia Tech is a steward of taxpayer dollars, research funding, and tuition paid by students and their families. Because fraud and acts of unethical behavior deplete resources that could be used to fund programs and positions necessary for performing our jobs more effectively and advancing the Institute’s strategic goals, each member of the Georgia Tech community has an obligation to help ensure that Institute resources are used responsibly.

Additional Information

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. Benjamin Franklin

For More Information Contact: 

Mia Reini
Director, Enterprise Risk Management
mia.reini@gatech.edu

Georgia Tech Updates Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

As part of a national effort to address sexual violence on college campuses, the Institute has updated its Student Sexual Misconduct Policy. The updated policy was approved at an April meeting of the General Faculty.

The new stand-alone policy now has its own reporting and adjudication processes, separate from those of the Student Code of Conduct.

For More Information Contact: 

Peter Paquette
Office of Student Integrity