Institute Values

At Georgia Tech, we strive to build a culture that encourages and leverages innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity, and excellence in a global context. In doing so, individuals and groups are expected to exhibit the following ethical values and behaviors:


  • We do what is right in every situation, no matter the consequence.
  • We are sincere and truthful in our interactions.
  • We conduct ourselves professionally and lead by example.
  • We take time to consider our decisions and actions, always asking ourselves not just “Can we do it?” but “Should we do it?”


  • We treat each other with dignity, courtesy, and respect.
  • We give credit where credit is due.
  • We promote a culture where everyone feels welcome and included without the fear of favoritism or exclusion.
  • We treat each other with fairness and impartiality.


  • We work together to maintain a safe and healthy campus where we live, learn, and work.
  • We collaborate, share knowledge, and celebrate our collective achievements.
  • We value diversity, including the unique ideas, cultures, perspectives, and experiences that everyone contributes.
  • We look out for and support one another.
  • We act with empathy and kindness to others.


  • We take responsibility for our actions, decisions, and the results.
  • We practice good stewardship of our resources, managing them prudently and ethically.
  • We recognize and appreciate that we are part of a larger community and value the responsibility to honor the public trust.
  • We strive to do our best in every situation.
  • We follow through on our commitments.


  • We embrace change that enables progress and innovation.
  • We challenge the status quo and speak up when we find a better way to do something.
  • We persevere in the face of adversity.
  • We unlock our full potential by continuously expanding our knowledge, skills, and capabilities and sharing what we learn with others.