Speaker David Ralston looks on as President Peterson addresses the House of Representatives at the State Capitol along with Georgia Tech student body president Jen Abrams.
State Legislative Priorities
Each year in January, we host a Legislative Briefing for Georgia Tech supporters to announce Georgia Tech’s state legislative priorities for the year.
We advocate for:
- Budgetary actions that benefit capital project requests
- University system-wide funding
- “B” budget line items, which cover operations other than student instruction
We track legislation relevant to the university system, and advocate for policies that allow the Institute to carry out its strategic goals.
Ongoing Support for B-Budget Items
The University System of Georgia has an “A” and a “B” budget.
- The “A” budget supports academic programs across the 31 member institutions.
- The “B” budget supports non-academic economic development programs. Examples of such programs are:
- Advanced Technology Development Center/Enterprise Innovation Institute, that supports Georgia Tech's ability to provide economic development for the state
- The Georgia Tech Research Institute, which focuses on applied research for key industries like food processing.
Federal Legislative Priorities
Throughout the federal budget cycle, we actively advocate for strong support of federal research funding, financial aid programs, and other federal programs important to Georgia Tech. We also pursue faculty participation in federal advisory roles.
President’s Editorials and Speeches
To understand Georgia Tech’s strategic priorities, we invite you to review some of President G.P. “Bud” Peterson's key speeches and select public appearances: President's Publications & Presentations
Georgia Tech's Impact
Find out about Georgia Tech’s impact around the state and in your community.