Institute Policies

Institute Policies

Title IX

At Georgia Tech, we want everyone to achieve their potential and this means sustaining an environment where there is equal opportunity for excellence. Title IX is a federal law designed to ensure women and men are provided equal access to programs and activities at educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Our policies and practices are anchored in this law, which fosters a culture of inclusivity on campus and provides everyone with a competitive and successful academic or employment experience.

Every member of the Tech community -- students, faculty, staff, and administrators -- is expected to comply with Title IX and to practice respectful, ethical, and equitable treatment of others regardless of their sex.

Georgia Tech has a Title IX coordinator who serves as a resource for the Tech community and helps shape campus assessments and policies. The coordinator is supported by an advisory committee of campus leaders and students who assist in the identification of initiatives and assessment. Questions about the federal law as it relates to Georgia Tech should be directed to the coordinator. Any alleged violations of Title IX or grievances should be reported immediately and will be treated in as confidential a manner as permitted under the law.

For questions or assistance with dispute resolution, contact:
Pearl Alexander
Title IX Coordinator
Senior Director, Performance and Talent Management
404-894-0300
pearl.alexander@ohr.gatech.edu
You can also use the EthicsPoint hotline to report a grievance. Call 1-866-384-4277 or go online at http://www.ethicspoint.com/.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

The Institute does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in the administration of admissions policies, educational policies, employment policies, or any other Institute governed programs and activities. The Institute’s equal opportunity and non-discrimination policy applies to every member of the Institute community.

Sexual Harrassment/Assault

Discriminatory harassment of any person or group of persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.  Any employee, student, student organization, or person privileged to work or to study at the Georgia Institute of Technology who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including permanent exclusion from the Institute.


Every member of the Institute community is expected to uphold this policy.  Faculty, students, and staff at all levels are responsible for maintaining an appropriate environment for study and work.  This includes conducting themselves in a professional manner. Toward this end, the Georgia Institute of Technology supports the principle that harassment represents a failure in professional and ethical behavior that will not be condoned.


This policy and procedure is intended to facilitate an atmosphere in which, faculty staff, and students have the right to raise the issue of discriminatory harassment without fear of retaliation and to ensure that violations are fully remedied. No member of the of the Georgia Tech Community will be retaliated against for making a good faith report of alleged harassment or for participating in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing.


Recruitment and Hiring

Acquiring the right talent at the right time is critical to the success of any organization, and Georgia Tech is no exception. The process by which to identify, attract, and hire talent can be complex yet must be strategic.
The recruitment team at Georgia Tech can provide you with the best options to onboard top talent for your department. Resources are available for managers to understand the employee's entire employment cycle to include recruitment of talent.
Georgia Tech offers extraordinary opportunities for extraordinary individuals who wish to make a difference at a university whose vision is to be an international technological leader.

Other Related Link: http://www.ohr.gatech.edu/hiringtalent

Contract and Grant Compliance

As a Georgia Tech employee, you are expected to review and comply with all Institute policies. Human resource has staff members that are available to assist you in the explanation and interpretation of Georgia Tech's policies and procedures. Please take time to review the Human Resources Policy Manual

Persons with Disabilities

As a state employee, Georgia Tech resources are available to ensure that individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to pursue education or employment and to have access to campus programs, activities, or services. If you are faculty, staff, or a visitor and you have a disability and need assistance with your normal job functions, a variety of accommodations are available.
Other Related Links: http://www.ohr.gatech.edu/ers/disability

First Amendment and Freedom of Speech