The Office of the Dean of Students partners with the parents and family members of current students so to provide support during the student's career at Georgia Tech. You can find basic information on how the Dean of Students office partners with students on this page, however we would also encourage you to review information on the Georgia Tech Parents Program web site for more engagement opportunities.
In the case of a student hospitalization or emergency, a parent or designated emergency contact will be contacted by the Office of the Dean of Students. During this phone call information might be limited, however the staff member will provide a general account of the incident, the hospital where the student was taken, and the information for the hospital (phone number, address, web site). Our staff will remain in contact with you to gather details and coordinate university resources as necessary.
Each student is required to register emergency contact information with the university through the web portal "BuzzPort." As parents and family members you are unable to access or update this information. Therefore, we ask that you work with your student to assure the information listed as emergency contact information is accurate.
The Office of the Dean of Students should be contacted when your student does not sound like themselves, this can include, but is not limited to times of extreme stress, academic trouble, issues within a family affecting a student in their academic endeavors, or in the case of health problems or an incident which would imprede their success at Tech. The Office of the Dean of Students can be contacted Monday - Friday, 8:00- 5:00 pm at (404) 894-2564. Outside of these hours, contact the Georgia Tech Police Department at (404) 894-2500.
Parents/guardians of students under the age of twenty-one may be notified when a student is found responsible for violating the Georgia Tech Student Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs when any of the following occur:
The Georgia Tech Parents Program maintains contact information for parents and family members who register for a Stay Connected GT Account. A full description of the Stay Connected program is available on the program's web site, however entering information into Stay Connected has many benefits, including supplemental emergency contact information.
For more information on becoming involved in the Georgia Tech community, visit the Georgia Tech Parents Program web site.