As a major public research institution, sharing our knowledge and ideas is a top priority. We recognize and appreciate the important role news media plays as a channel of communication with the public.
We will work with qualified representatives of news reporting organizations to provide timely and accurate information regarding our programs and activities. We look forward to working with you, whether you are interested in pursuing a specific topic or learning more about the Institute.
Our Latest Headlines
Visit the Georgia Tech News Center
To see articles, photographs, and video prepared by Institute Communications staff covering research, innovation, and current events.
- Contact the media team
For help with stories, arranging interviews, or requests for photos, and see the resources below for additional information.
In any given week, Georgia Tech hosts a variety of lectures, presentations, athletic events, and other activities. Check our campus calendar to see what’s going on.
- Many of Georgia Tech’s faculty members and researchers are available to comment on their research or other related topics.
- Find a research expert in our Experts Guide.
Film Crew and Photographer Requests
- Review the Guide to Filming and Photography if you are interested in shooting on campus.
- Filming by anyone is prohibited inside buildings, classrooms, labs, and residence halls without prior permission.
- News organizations are welcome to film on campus when Georgia Tech-related content is the focus and the filming or photography has been coordinated in advance with the Media Relations team.
- News outlets requesting permission to film documentaries of Tech’s faculty and their research will also require completed filming applications, proof of insurance, and location agreements.
- If you are not a member of the media or have a commercial-related request, please contact Rachael Pocklington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Records Requests
- As a state university, Georgia Tech is subject to the provisions of the Georgia Open Records Act.
- Our department works with the Office of Legal Affairs to facilitate requests.
- To request open records, please contact Tracey Reeves, Associate Vice President of Research, Academics, and Campus and Culture Communications at email@example.com.
Photo and Video Requests
- Georgia Tech can usually provide journalists with high-resolution images (and in some cases HD video) to illustrate stories. These are often available for download along with the posted press release, or by request.
- We also have an archive of thousands of additional images.
- If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact a member of the media team.
Student Information Requests
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.
The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. For this reason, Georgia Tech’s policy only allows “directory information,” which is not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy, to be disclosed.
The following is considered directory information:
- Name, address (including Georgia Tech email address), and telephone listing.
- Level (graduate or undergraduate).
- Field of study.
- Enrollment status (full-time, part-time, less than part-time).
- Dates of attendance.
- Degrees with associated honors and designations, and date(s) awarded.
- Anticipated date of graduation.