Impact Living Learning Community

Living Learning Community

The Impact through Science, Technology, and Social Good Living Learning Community participants explore issues of social justice, diversity, community engagement, and sustainability. Impact provides opportunities for informal discussions among residents of the learning community and faculty and staff partners and enhances students’ intellectual development through participation in common courses. 

By accepting the invitation to join Impact, you will be required to take one Impact-themed GT1000 course. In the Spring semester, you will be recommended to consider an ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102 course as well as a humanities/social science elective based on the listings in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Based on your credits, you may choose which courses fit your schedule the best. The Impact-themed GT1000 course will be taken as part of your regular class load and required to participate in Impact Community and live in the residence hall. Impact is a full year (2-semester) commitment. Additionally, you are agreeing to live in the Field Residence Hall for the Fall and Spring semesters and pay a $400 student activity fee each semester.

By accepting our Impact invitation, you are making a one-year commitment to the program. You are also agreeing to participate in our Impact field trips, service projects, and events, as well as to attend the mandatory Impact retreat that will be scheduled and communicated to all Impact students ahead of time.

Summary of Requirements:
    •    Live in Hefner-Armstrong Residence Halls for both Fall and Spring Semesters
    •    One required Impact Project-Based Learning course for Fall and Spring semester
    •    $400/Semester Activity Fee
    •    Suggested Participation in Impact Events, Projects, and Retreats

Sponsoring Departments 
Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ensures Georgia Tech recruits, develops, retains and engages a diverse team of students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interest and talents. 

We oversee the six Georgia Tech ADVANCE Professorships, which enhance gender diversity in the faculty. We also direct the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST).  

Our office addresses issues of student diversity and inclusion via the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion — which houses OMED: Educational Services, the Office of Hispanic Initiatives, and WST — for women and historically underserved and underrepresented populations. 

Executive Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion: S. Gordon Moore 
Faculty Leader: Dr. Carol Colatrella, Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies 
Hall Director: Marina Martin