Georgia Tech has embraced the ideas presented in the American Council on Education “Statement on Academic Rights and Responsibilities,” including the concept that “Intellectual pluralism and academic freedom are central principles of American higher education.”

Georgia Tech recognizes specific rights of faculty members, related to Academic Freedom, associated with their role in the Institutional missions for teaching, education, and research. Faculty are entitled to discuss their subject in the classroom or other academic and related settings. Faculty members are free to express their opinion on any matters that fall within the field of knowledge they are employed to teach and study, subject to high standards of professional ethics, accurate expression, and respect for the rights, feelings, and opinions of others.

Faculty encourage the free pursuit of learning in their students. Georgia Tech is committed to providing all students with transformative learning experiences to grow as creative, ethical, globally aware, technologically sophisticated leaders who can define and solve problems to improve the human condition.