Posted June 9, 2011 Atlanta, GA
Communications and Marketing
Starting Monday, the customary prompt asking you to change your Georgia Tech password will also ask you to provide or confirm your emergency contact information. While in the past the Institute has not required such information to be on record, it is now mandatory that all students, faculty and staff list an emergency contact.
“Our students’ safety is always a priority. Having emergency contact information allows me and my staff to reach the designated contacts our students list in the event of a personal or life-threatening emergency,” said John Stein, dean of students. “Emergencies happen on a daily basis, some more serious than others. Many do require us to contact the person listed as a means of informing them about what has occurred and seeking their assistance in responding to the emergency.”
When you log into the Tech network for the first time after your password has expired, you will be asked for this information prior to being able to move on to changing your password. Emergency contacts will be collected on a rolling basis in conjunction with password expirations through September, with some student accounts given an early expiration date to ensure that emergency contact information is collected from all students by early fall. Faculty and staff information will continue to be collected on a rolling basis through November.