Information and Guidelines for Members of the News Media

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 that features articles, photographs and video about research, innovation and current events prepared by our Institute Communications staff.
  • Please contact the media team for help with stories, arranging interviews or requests for photos, and see the resources below for additional information.

Background

Events

In any given week, Georgia Tech hosts a variety of lectures, presentations, athletic events and other activities. Check our campus calendar to see what is going on.

Experts

  • Many of Georgia Tech’s faculty members and researchers are available to comment on their research or other related topics.
  • See our “find an expert” page featured as part of our current events news blog where we share commentary on current events and future trends.

Film Crews/Photographers

Film and documentary crews are welcome to film on campus when Georgia Tech-related content is the focus, and the activity has been coordinated through the media relations team. Filming is prohibited inside buildings, classrooms, labs and residence halls without prior permission.

  • If you are not a member of the media or have a commercial-related request, please contact Lisa Grovenstein in the News and Campus Communications Office.
  • Review Georgia Tech’s guidelines and film shoot application if you are interested in shooting on campus.

Open Records Act Requests

Parking

Parking on campus is extremely limited. For assistance, please contact a member of the media team.

Photographs/Videos

  • 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 releases, 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.

Press Releases

  • Georgia Tech’s press releases are posted on our news room webpage, shared via our news Twitter account and distributed on EurekAlert and Newswise.
  • While we do not maintain a news distribution list, you can sign up for news RSS feeds if you would like access to our latest news.
  • You can also monitor our Twitter feed.

Release of Student Information

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,” that 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