Center for Academic Success
Located in Clough Commons, the Center for Academic Success offers free, comprehensive academic support and tutoring programs to assist currently enrolled undergraduate students in their transition to Georgia Tech’s rigorous academic environment and to support their ongoing success and achievement. Programs include 1-to-1 Tutoring, Peer Led Undergraduate Study (PLUS), EXCEL, and Academic Coaching. The Center also coordinates GT 1000 Freshman Seminar, a one-credit course designed to provide new students with an opportunity to participate in dialog about college life and Georgia Tech with one another, upperclassmen, and their instructors; develop skills that will support academic success; and build community among first-year students.
OMED: Educational Services
OMED is an academic educational services unit under the Office for Institute Diversity that assists in developing programs and initiatives aimed at increasing overall student retention and performance rates at Georgia Tech. OMED has specific responsibility for efforts related to students who are traditionally underrepresented (African American, Hispanic, and Native American) in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) community. OMED initiatives include Challenge (a nationally recognized freshman bridge program), GT and GRAD Transitions (programs for dual degree/transfer and graduate students), study sessions, a computer and media resource center, and Team Coaches (a peer mentoring program for freshmen and dual degree/ transfer students). OMED programs, while targeted toward under-represented students, are open to all Georgia Tech students.
What are the hours of the Library and Clough Commons?
Library: Sunday at noon to Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (135 hours per week). The Library is open 24/7 during final exams; break/holiday hours vary. Clough Commons: Open 24/7; holiday hours vary.
What is the Library?
The Georgia Tech Library is the academic crossroads of campus. The Library houses more than 20 million books, journals, reports, government documents, maps, videos, popular reading, science fiction, and other items. The Library’s website features course reserves, the Library’s catalog, more than 260 databases, electronic theses and dissertations, electronic books and journals, library research class offerings, research guides, and much more. Electronic library resources are accessible both on and off campus.
Other Library spaces include the Archives and the Architecture Library. The Archives department, located in the Library Annex, collects and preserves Georgia Tech history and manages the rare books collection. The Architecture Library, located on the first floor of the Architecture Building (West) houses architecture books, journals, and other materials.
Research assistance in person, via e-mail, chat, and phone, and circulation services also are available during all Library hours.
Research classes are offered each semester. Individual, in-depth research assistance is available from subject librarians.
Access is available to books and articles from other libraries via interlibrary loan and GIL Express.
What is the Clough Commons?
Adjacent to and an extension of the Library, the G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons is dedicated to student academic enrichment and innovative learning opportunities. Clough Commons includes the Core Help Desk, the Office of Information Technology Resource Center, innovative classrooms, first-year science labs, study spaces, consolidated tutoring services, academic advising, a communication center, and other academic support services.
The Library and Clough Commons offer a variety of spaces and services including:
- A productivity computing cluster, walk-up ports, and wireless access
- A multimedia studio with state-of-the-art audio and video software and equipment
- Five presentation rehearsal studios with recording ability
- Group computing and group study spaces with mobile whiteboards to facilitate collaborative work
- Approximately 2,100 available seats
- Scanners, printers (both color and B&W), and large format poster printers
- Camcorders, digital cameras, digital voice recorders, webcams, Kindles, iPads, graphing calculators, and laptops for checkout
- A coffee shop, vending machines, roof garden, and many areas with comfortable seating for reading, studying, or relaxing