“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:

  • AAMI - Provides academic resources, motivation, mentoring, and leadership training to support 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 first-year students 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.
  • FOCUS - Focus is one of the nation’s premier programs for raising awareness of graduate education. 
  • Transitions - Enables graduate students and dual-degree/transfer students to network with peers, faculty, and staff as they settle into Georgia Tech. 
  • WOCI -  The Women of Color Initiative. 

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.