Programs & Events


Edge offers support to new students academically and socially throughout their first year.  Upperclassmen serve as  peer-mentors as first year students acclimate to the new responsibilities and challenges of college life.


Freshmen or Transfer student? 



Incoming freshmen? Challenge is a five week, intensive program held for GT freshman. Athletes have a preseason, could a freshmen athlete skip preseason practice & games then start? NO. The rigor, intensity and need for a solid team is why you need an academic preseason. Challenge combines academic, social, professional and corporate activities to ensure your success! Learn more at

Academic Portal

Stay ahead with OMED tutoring




Congratulations on your acceptance to the Georgia Institute of Technology! To further support your academic journey, we would like to formally introduce you to OMED: Educational Services. Our office is charged with creating and implementing intentional programming which impacts the performance and retention of students traditionally underrepresented in S.T.E.M. 

To further welcome you to the Georgia Tech community, OMED would like to invite you to participate in this year OMED Transitions The half-day program is acclimate you to the academic, social environments, and the many resources at Georgia Tech. 

During Transitions, interactive workshops and activities on a full breadth of topics will be offered in order to aid in your transition: 

•    Faculty Panel Discussion 
•    Co-Ops and Internships
•    Current Student Panel  
•    Introduction to various Student Organizations
•    How to Navigate Georgia Tech 
•    Networking Opportunities   

Event Details

Friday, August 19, 2016
Student Center—Tech Rec
Transitions Program:12:00pm-3:00pm
Networking Event: 3:00pm-5:00pm​


Georgia Tech African American Male Initiative

 AAMI/ GT-PRIME is an institute and state supported program aimed to cultivate innovative talent through targeted cultural and gender-base initiatives. It is designed around 5-dimensions of development: Purpose/Ambition, Identity Bonding, Mentoring & Modeling, Visionary Leadership, and Social Engagement. AAMI provides a uniquely critical service for the Georgia Tech community. Retaining excellent innovative talent is a global priority, required if we are to meet the demands for a culturally diverse, technologically enhanced, environmentally responsible society.

Participants in AAMI:
•    Develop a network of peers/ accountability partners to support academic, professional, and personal goals.
•    Meet key African American male leaders in STEM/STEM related fields, community/community development, art, law, policy, business, entertainment, and more. 
•    Engage in workshops and seminars tailored towards their unique social location and professional aims. 
•    Create and cultivate mentoring relationships with corporate representatives, GT faculty, staff, alumni, and graduate students 
•    Develop & execute personal 5-year Vision Plans
•    Produce a continuous increase in GPA performance trends
•    Hold key leadership positions: such as Mr. GA Tech, President of student organizations, President Scholars, GTBAO Scholars, Ambassadors, Challenge Counselors, and more 

Upcoming events
  • June 30, 2017 - AAMI sponsors "Connections: Hip-Hop and Social Justice", Ferst Theater for the Arts
  • September, 15-17, 2017 - AAMI Fall Men of Distinction Conference (save the date)


Seek to become the best version of yourself while contributing towards communal and global needs. Join AAMI today!!!

Tower Awards

OMED Tower Awards is an annual event held the first Thursday of April celebrating academic excellence.




OMED: Student Ambassadors

OMED Student Ambassadors are highly engaged students, many who have actively participated in OMED: Educational Services’ programs, and are strong advocates of OMED to prospective and current students, their families, Georgia Tech faculty, staff and alumni, strategic partners and supporters.


Let's Talk

“Let’s Talk” is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with Georgia Tech counselors. Counselors hold walk-in hours at various sites across campus throughout the week. Speaking with a counselor at “Let’s Talk” can provide insight, solutions, and referrals to other campus resources. Just walk in for an informal, friendly, and confidential consultation.

Fridays from 10:00 -12:00 PM
Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion Media Room, 2nd floor
Consultant: Krystal L. Meares, Ph.D.