Overview

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.

Mission

To successfully transform today’s gifted yet inexperienced student into tomorrow’s promising leader.

Vision

To create and maintain a culture of academic and inclusive excellence, empowering students to be proactive learners and problem-solvers.

Programs

OMED offers the following programs:

  • AAMI – Provides academic resources, motivation, mentoring, and leadership training to increase the enrollment, retention, and graduation of black males at Georgia Tech.
  • Academic Support – Provides study sessions, guided group study, and concept classes to students year-round.
  • Challenge – Helps prepare incoming freshmen for a successful college career, both academically and socially, during a five-week intensive summer program.
  • Edge – Offers support from upperclassmen who serve as mentors to assist first-year students academically and socially.
  • Student Ambassadors – Engages students to serve as strong OMED advocates for current and prospective students and their families, faculty, staff, alumni, and strategic partners and supporters. 
  • Transitions – Enables graduate students and dual-degree/transfer students to network with peers, faculty, and staff as they settle into Georgia Tech. 
Awards and Recognitions

OMED offers the following awards and recognitions:  

  • Tower Awards – Celebrates the academic achievements of underrepresented students who have attained a 3.15 GPA or higher.