Vision, Values, and Beliefs

Georgia Tech is in the final stages of developing a new strategic plan. Soon after President Cabrera's investiture in September 2019, he engaged the campus community to help craft a new vision and list of values that would form the foundation of the Institute's new 10-year strategic plan to launch fall 2020. More than 5,700 students, faculty, staff, alumni, campus partners, and community leaders participated. The vision, values, and beliefs articulated below reflect their input and desires.

Vision 2030: Inclusive Innovation for a Better Future

Over the next decade, Georgia Tech will be an example of inclusive innovation, a leading technological, research university relentlessly committed to serving the public good, breaking new ground in addressing the biggest local, national, and global challenges of our time, making technology broadly accessible, and developing exceptional leaders from all backgrounds ready to produce novel ideas and create solutions with real human impact.

We will deliver on this vision by building an exceptional and diverse community of learning, discovery, and creation in an inclusive and collaborative environment focused on innovation and access. We will develop healthy and vibrant learning environments that support holistic learning and personal growth. We will be leaders in educational innovation and develop a global learning platform of unmatched impact and scale to support learners throughout their life journeys. We will challenge ourselves to push the boundaries of research while focusing on the most consequential questions and problems faced by humanity. And, we will act as a creative engine that will position our city and our state as examples of inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation.

Values and Beliefs

To realize this vision, Georgia Tech is committed to a new set of foundational principles.

Students are our top priority.

We are educators first and foremost. We are committed to developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. We consider research and creativity as part of that educational mission. We measure our success by the impact our graduates have in improving the lives of others.

We strive for excellence.

We strive to be among the best at what we do and set high expectations for each of us individually and for our community as a whole. The expectation of excellence, which is instrumental in our ability to have a meaningful impact in the world, extends to our teaching, our research and creative endeavors, our athletic programs, and our operations.

We thrive on diversity.

We see diversity of backgrounds and perspectives as essential to learning, discovery and creation. We strive to remove barriers of access and to build an inclusive community where people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to learn and contribute to our mission.

We celebrate collaboration.

We enable and celebrate collaboration across disciplines and perspectives, between units and departments, and with other organizations at home and around the world. We value the contributions of all members of our community, promote civil and respectful discourse, and help one another succeed.

We champion innovation.

We inspire, empower, and provide the resources and environment for innovative ideas to flourish. We welcome new concepts and approaches that lead to creative ideas and solutions.

We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression.

We protect the freedom of all members of our community to ask questions, seek truth, and express their views. We cherish diversity of ideas as necessary conditions for learning, discovery, scholarship, and creativity.

We nurture the well-being of our community.

We strive to build a healthy and vibrant environment that helps our students and every member of our community to grow holistically and develop the self-awareness, knowledge, and practices necessary to pursue healthy, purposeful, fulfilling lives.

We act ethically.

We hold one another to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct. We are transparent and accountable, and strive to earn and maintain the public trust.

We are responsible stewards.

We are careful stewards of the resources we are entrusted with and strive to be an example of sustainability, efficiency, respect, and responsibility.