April 2017 Events

Celebration of Service
Celebration of Service is an event that brings together the Georgia Tech student body and service organizations to learn about each other and engage in service together. The event features music by WREK radio and food stands while providing an opportunity for service organizations to market themselves to other students.  Additionally, it will be attended by community partners who can provide the group with service projects that benefit the Atlanta community.   This event is attended by roughly 300 students and builds on the Georgia Tech motto of "Progress and Service".

 

TEDx at Georgia Tech
TEDx at Georgia Tech is an independently organized TEDx event held on campus.  It is run entirely by student volunteers with the goal of showcasing ideas from the community that can inspire change at Georgia Tech and beyond.  They will host speakers and panels that will discuss topics like alternative energy, public radio, refugee aid, pollination and bee populations, and the entrepreneurial lifestyle.

 

Culture Fest
Each year the Global Jackets host Culture Fest, a weeklong celebration of diversity on campus.  During this week, Global Jackets bring together cultural communities to promote their heritage through different activities.  The primary event of the week is the International Food Festival where these organizations will each prepare one dish that represents their culture and serve it to the Tech community.

 

Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra's Musical Diversity Programs
The Georgia Tech School of Music, partnering with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, is working to build greater diversity in musical composition.  The program will feature a guest speaker and teacher, Elizabeth Tiscione, as she works with the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra to present a Pulitzer and Grammy award winning Oboe Concerto (composed by Jennifer Higdon).  To maximize the impact, the event will also be live streamed so all students will have an opportunity to enjoy the performance.

 

Sting Hunger Now
This event brings together student volunteers to prepare and package over 300,000 individual meals to be shipped internationally to combat hunger all over the world.  It brings together roughly 1500 students from organizations all over campus, including the SGA, Greek Life, athletic teams, religious organizations, student activity groups, members of the neighboring Atlanta community.  This will increase the awareness of issues outside of Georgia Tech for all the people involved and help develop the leaders of tomorrow to solve these complex issues.

 

IsraelFest
Each spring, Hillel at Georgia Tech hosts its annual IsraelFest to celebrate all aspects of Israeli heritage and culture.  Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of the nearly 600 Jewish students on Georgia Tech’s campus so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.  Each year roughly 1000 students attend the event that includes kosher food trucks, live camels, a Western Wall replica, and a true Bedouin tent experience.

 

1000 Pitches
1000 Pitches is a two month long competition that will allow students from any background to pitch an idea in a multitude of categories.   Winners from each category will be awarded prizes as the program works to encourage the smart and ambitious students at Georgia Tech to turn their ideas into realities.

 

Up with White and Gold
Presented by the President's Council Governing Board, the Up with the White and Gold awards ceremony recognizes the many amazing contributions student organizations have made over the course of the year.  The event features over twenty departments and student organizations and presents dozens of awards to student, faculty, staff, and student organizations for leadership and legacy in their contributions to campus life.

 

Women's Leadership Retreat
The Women's Leadership Conference is a means to celebrate, recognize, and learn more about the strong leadership exhibited by the women of the Georgia Tech community. The one-day conference offers workshops, speakers and discussions aimed at training female leaders on area campuses and in the Atlanta community. With Parent Fund Support, the new group of Georgia Tech students making up this year’s planning committee is eager to organize a successful and impactful conference again this year.

 

Music for Humanity Concert Series
Partnering with the Atlanta Center for Human and Civil Rights, the Georgia Tech choir will be hosting two concerts, one on campus and one at the Center, entitled "Songs for Social and Environmental Justice".  The concert will feature Joan Sapp, an internationally known musician and cultural icon, who will sing as the featured performer with the Georgia Tech choir.  These events will continue to show the community outside of Georgia Tech the many talents and passions of the diverse student body.

 

Relay for Life
Hundreds of Georgia Tech students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families will team up on the Campus Recreation Center Fields to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  This year the Relay will involve over 60 student organizations with over 1000 participants.  With the help offered by the Parents Fund it hopes to raise $40,000 for cancer research.  The Relay for Life provides the Tech family the ability to truly make a difference in people’s lives.

 

Mental Health Town Halls
The Georgia Tech Student Mental Health Coalition is hosting several Town Hall events on campus during the spring semester.  The goal is to provide students with a panel of their peers and give them an outlet to voice opinions on topics surrounding mental health.  Additionally, this will provide broad exposure for the organization and help them to "reach the unreachable".

 

Barbeque Against Domestic Violence
Hosted by the Alpha Chi Omega, the event is a fundraiser to support their national domestic violence awareness philanthropy and will host speakers from local shelters to train attendees on how to recognize warning signs, the effects of domestic violence, and how to properly respond.  The event provides the members of the sorority a stronger connection to their community, the ability to make a positive impact on the lives of others, and an opportunity to be a leader amongst their peers.