Student Celebration Week

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New in 2020, the Division of Student Life and Institute Communications are collaborating to bring together unique student recognition ceremonies to create a cohesive Student Celebration Week. In an effort to maintain a strong tradition and custom of celebrating our students, leaders, and organizations, this new endeavor will amplify and centralize student celebrations campus-wide. In an effort to maintain a strong tradition and custom of celebrating our students, leaders, and organizations, this new endeavor will amplify and centralize student celebrations campus-wide.


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Monday, April 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM

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From creating and building community and belonging to winning local and international competitions, our students lead the Tech community in identifying and trailblazing ways to create the next entrepreneur, innovator, social change agent, big dreamer, and much more. The annual Up with the White & Gold (UWWG) celebration (co-hosted by the Division of Student Life and SGA) honors the achievements, hard work, and dedication of student leaders and student organizations. The event highlights the significant role that student leadership and involvement play on campus.

The event also honors faculty and staff and the role they play in student organizations, with a portion of the program dedicated to honoring outstanding employees and their work. SGA also presents a host of awards including 10 Burdell's Best awards and the Danielle McDonald Award. These honors are designed to encourage student organizations to host or participate in programs that are beneficial in the areas of organizational enrichment, team building, networking, service, and collaboration. Organizations can earn points by participating in various events and activities in certain categories.


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Monday, April 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM

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The School of Materials Science and Engineering will host the MSE Accolades Celebration on Monday, April 20 at 6 p.m. The event recognizes the recipients of MSE awards and scholarships, highlights participants in the MSE Student-Industry Mentoring Program, and celebrates the accomplishments of MSE student organizations. The ceremony will provide the opportunity for the MSE community to honor the hard work, dedication, and achievements of our graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Materials Science and Engineering.


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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM

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Every year in April, all members of the Georgia Tech community are invited to honor our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and ally graduates at our annual Lavender Awards. The ceremony recognizes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally students, both graduate and undergraduate students, who are graduating. 

First presented in 2015, the Lavender Awards recognize individuals, departments, and organizations that have made Georgia Tech a safer and more inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Each year, the Center presents four awards: The Billiee Pendleton Parker Award for Outstanding Allyship, The Award for LGBTQIA Student Leadership, The Award for LGBTQIA Faculty/Staff Leadership, and The LGBTQIA Alum of the Year Award. To honor those individuals who have demonstrated a significant and sustained commitment to the LGBTQIA community, the Center also awards the Lavender Lifetime Achievement Award; this honor is only given on those years where such a deserving individual has been identified. In 2020, the awards will be presented at Lavender Graduation on Wednesday, April 22nd.


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Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM

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In celebration of Georgia Tech’s 132-year-old fraternity and sorority community, the Fraternal Excellence Awards is a celebration of Georgia Tech’s Fraternity and Sorority Life. Debuting this year, the ceremony will provide the community  the opportunity to be recognized by their peers and acknowledged for their hard work. Awards will be presented by the department, all four governing councils, and Order of Omega, a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations. To learn more about the Fraternal Excellence Awards and other opportunities to engage in Fraternity and Sorority Life, visit https://greek.gatech.edu/fraternal-excellence-awards-virtual-ceremony.


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Each spring, students and their families are invited to the Student Honors Celebration, formerly the Student Honors Luncheon, to honor Georgia Tech students who have received Institute or college-specific awards throughout the academic year.


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School of History & Sociology
Presented by the School of History & Sociology, the Bellon Award is given in memory of the late professor Dr. Bernard P. Bellon to a BS-HTS student who has distinguished herself in the areas of academic achievement, leadership, research, and personal integrity.  

School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
ISyE celebrates the success and achievements of ISyE students at our annual ISyE Awards Ceremony. We recognize graduate and undergraduate students who have won competitive academic and leadership awards as a result of their exceptional achievements and performances. 

School of Mechanical Engineering
This semester the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering recognized some of its top students for their academic achievements.

School of Modern Languages
The School of Modern Languages recognizes our student award winners for the 2019-2020 academic year. The outstanding senior awardees receive an individual plaque and have their names inscribed in the plaque permanently located in the student lounge of the Swann Building. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments when we are all back on campus!

Women in Engineering
As a testimony to the excellence of College of Engineering’s female undergraduate students, each year over 2,400 female engineering students, representing over half of the College's female engineering students, qualify to attend the Women in Engineering Banquet. This event recognizes student and faculty leaders and we also award corporate scholarships to some of our most outstanding female engineering students.