Student Life

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A big part of the Georgia Tech student life is what goes on outside the classroom. Our 14,500 undergraduates put as much energy into what they choose to do as what they have to do, so you'll have plenty of company in pursuing your passions and interests.

Student Organizations and Clubs

  • More than 400 student organizations
  • 54 fraternities and sororities

Recreation and Athletics

  • 17 Division I men’s and women’s athletics teams
  • Intramural sports
  • Sports clubs
  • Outdoor adventure trips
  • One of the best Campus Recreation Centers in the country
Ferst Center for the performing arts

Arts and Music

Many people are surprised to learn how many students come to Georgia Tech with a strong background in music, writing, or visual and performing arts.

Tech is home to more than 35 arts-related groups and countless creative individuals that have a range of outlets for enjoying and participating in theater, music, dance, poetry, and literary arts.

To name just a few: There's Under the Couch, which features open mic and DJ showcases; DramaTech, our student-run theater; Tech Arts Festival, which includes the Clough Art Crawl; and Ferst Center Presents, an annual series that brings world-renowned performance artists to campus.

To join vocal or choral groups, instrumental ensembles, or bands — including the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band — visit the School of Music.

Volunteerism and Community Service

Georgia Tech students take great pride in the Institute’s motto, “Progress and Service.” There are more than 40 service-based student organizations that provide local and international service opportunities. A list of ways to serve can be found on the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement website.

Student Diversity

Georgia Tech values diversity and inclusiveness. From the LGBTQIA Resource Center to the Office of Hispanic Initiatives, there are several campus programs focused on enhancing student racial, gender, and social equity. A complete list of student diversity programs can be found on the Dean of Students website.

international events at georgia tech

International Organizations and Events

Georgia Tech is an extremely diverse community, with students, faculty, and staff from a variety of national, regional, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. International students and scholars hail from more than 110 countries. 

Tech is home to more than 50 cultural and diversity organizations that regularly host internationally-themed events and activities. 

To get an idea of some of the campus events, check out the Office of International Education’s list of global activities at GT.

Student Publications and Media

Tech is home to seven student-run publications and media organizations:

  • WREK Radio 91.1 FM, the 100,000-watt voice of Georgia Tech
  • Technique, an award-winning weekly student newspaper
  • Blueprint, a nationally recognized yearbook
  • T-Book, a student traditions handbook and survival guide
  • North Avenue Review, an open-forum, free speech magazine
  • Erato, the campus visual art and literary magazine
  • The Tower, the Institute’s undergraduate research journal

aerial map of georgia tech campus
Georgia Tech has a host of activities in which you can participate, so don’t be surprised if one of your biggest problems is deciding what you want to do.