MLK Celebration: Each year, Georgia Tech hosts events centered around the celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. These events serve foster student engagement while educating, celebrating, and inspiring students to follow MLK's legacy both in and out of the Georgia Tech community.
MLK Day of Service: Hosted by Student Engagement, the 8th annual MLK Day of Service is a day of service that fosters the national holiday’s spirit of “A Day On, Not a Day Off.” In honor of Dr. King, students, staff, and faculty contribute their time and talents to make a difference in the Atlanta community by serving with local community partners. The event aligns with GT’s motto: “Progress & Service” and the Strategic Plan: “To improve the human condition” while also reminding participants of Dr. King’s belief in the creation of a Beloved Community.
MLK Sunday Supper: The 2018 MLK Sunday Supper will be the 5th year that this program is incorporated into the Institute’s MLK Celebration. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for our community to come together over a good meal and to engage in meaningful conversation – in the same way that a family might have come together over a Sunday supper meal. Additionally, the MLK Sunday Supper provides intentional space for faculty, staff, students, and community members to share highlights from their experiences at our Institute’s MLK Celebration events, including the Student Celebration, the MLK Keynote Lecture, the MLK Day of Service, and the Civil Rights Bus Tour.
Islamic Awareness Month: Islamic Awareness Month aims to educate students, faculty and staff about the culture and religion of Islam in order to promote diversity, build understanding, and trump misconceptions. It will primarily focus on building bridges within the Georgia Tech community regardless of religious affiliation, race, or ethnicity. It of multiple events on campus which will display different facets of the faith, and appeal to a diverse audience like the Unveiling the Veil, Fast-A-Thon, speakers, and an Islamic Trivia Table.
Women’s Leadership Conference: The Women's Leadership Conference is a means to celebrate, recognize, and learn more about the strong leadership exhibited by 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. 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.
Engineers Without Borders Nicaragua Project: Georgia Tech students, as members of the Engineers Without Borders, are working to improve the quality of life for a community on the outskirts of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. The program is working to improve the public and environmental health issues within the community through the development of new cookstoves. These stoves will require less fuel, be easier to use, and will generate less environmental impact as they improve the overall quality of life for the residents of Nuevo Amanecer.
Café Momus: Aiming to present a unique concert experience that connects the audience to the contemporary music, the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra presents the Cafe Momus concert series. Set in an intimate performance space, Cafe Momus will feature "Façade - An Entertainment" by poet Edith Sitwell with accompanying music by composer William Walton during their concert this Spring.
Step Into STEM: Junior STEM is hosting their first annual Step into STEM event for K-12 Students from the metro Atlanta area. These boys and girls come to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math on Georgia Tech's campus. There are fun hands-on STEM demonstrations and speakers that provide information on STEM careers and the opportunities available in these areas.
IsrealFest: 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.
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, and many other student activity groups as well as 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.