Choosing the right school is always a difficult decision. When you’re LGBTQIA-identified, the decision making process becomes even more complex. You may have concerns about the social and political climate of the city, or the university in particular. The LGBTQIA Resource Center staff is committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive community for queer students. On the page that follows, you’ll find a number of resources to help inform your decision.
Recently, Georgia Tech instituted a policy allowing students to go by a chosen or preferred name within the student information system. The Institute allows students to specify a chosen/preferred first name and/or middle name or initial by filing with the Registrar’s Office a change of name form. Once the name change form has been processed, the student's chose name will appear on forms in the Banner/OSCAR systems, including class rosters and grade rosters.
Currently, the Institute has no policies that specifically protect trans and gender non-conforming students with regard to housing. However, Dr. Parsons is happy to work with any student who has questions or concerns about finding housing that matches their gender identity.
Pride Alliance is Georgia Tech's oldest LGBTQIA student organization. During the second week of classes in the fall semester, they hosts a variety of events collectively known as Welcome Week. The events include a welcome reception with the LGBTQIA Center, Pride Alliance's first General Meeting, a fun activity, and a volunteering event.The purpose of these events is to help new (and newly out) students become better acquainted with the community on campus.