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Hearn Academic Center

The Georgia Tech Athletic Association’s Edge Building houses student-athlete support services through the Hearn Academic Center. The Center is open daily the first day of classes through the last day of final exams. The Hearn Center, located on the third floor of the Edge Athletics Center, houses the SAASS staff. This academic support unit includes 18 full time staff members to assist student athletes. The Hearn Academic Center, which originally opened in 1984, underwent a major renovation in 1995.Hours of Operation Fall & Spring

Hearn Academic Center:
Monday – Thursday Friday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Technology Center:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Tech Center is approximately 46,000 square feet of academic support space. The Tech Center is fully Wi-Fi and designed to promote collaborative activities in a flexible, user-centered environment. The Tech Center boasts a quiet reading room, individual study kiosks, a retractable screen for presentation facilitation, 4 person cubicles, and a Computer Lab kept up to date by the in house IT team.

Staff

Phyllis LaBaw
Associate Athletic Director
Academics plabaw@athletics.gatech.edu 404-803-8950
Christopher Breen
Director
Academics, Football cbreen@athletics.gatech.edu 646-879-4487
Jackie Smith
Tutor Coordinator
Academics jsmith@athletics.gatech.edu 404-216-4369
Doug Allvine
Assistant AD – Special Projects
Academics dallvine@athletics.gatech.edu 404-894-9019
Whitney Burton
Assistant Director
Men’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Golf wburton@athletics.gatech.edu 404-368-8230
Mary Olszewski
Academic Coordinator
Men’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Golf molszewski@athletics.gatech.edu 330-646-5615
Amanda Brown
Senior Academic Coordinator
Women’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis abrown@athletics.gatech.edu 214-709-6958
Sunsea Williams
Academic Coordinator
Women’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis sshaw@athletics.gatech.edu 574-387-8562
Trudy Wheeler
Assistant Director
Men’s/Women’s Track and Cross Country, Men’s/Women’s Swimming and Diving, Baseball, Softball, Men’s Tennis twheeler@athletics.gatech.edu 404-353-5422
Cameron Allen
Academic Coordinator
Men’s/Women’s Track and Cross Country, Men’s/Women’s Swimming and Diving callen@athletics.gatech.edu 662-380-6979
Reid Ferrin
Academic Coordinator
Baseball, Softball, Men’s Tennis rferrin@athletics.gatech.edu 816-695-4651
Brandon Pottebaum
Senior Academic Coordinator
Football bpottebaum@athletics.gatech.edu 712-348-0651
Melissa Wheeler
Senior Academic Coordinator
Football mwheeler@athletics.gatech.edu 404-219-5736
Rudy Wilson
Academic Coordinator
Football rwilson@athletics.gatech.edu 386-589-4073
Michael Woo
Academic Coordinator
Football mwoo@athletics.gatech.edu 404-213-7083
Willie Burden
Academic Coordinator
Football wburden@athletics.gatech.edu 404-345-6953

Policies & Procedures

Georgia Tech Athletic Association Student-Athlete Code of Conduct:

1. Introduction

The following policy statement has been adopted and shall be administered by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association (GTAA). GTAA reserves the right to make changes to this policy as needed, and this Policy should not be construed to create a contract between student-athlete and GTAA. The intent of this Code of Conduct is not to supersede any NCAA or Institute policy; nor is it to judge guilt or innocence. It is designed to set standards relating to the athletic association’s expectations of how student athletes represent Georgia Tech and outline potential consequences for those who choose not to adhere to these expectations.

Participation in intercollegiate athletics at Georgia Tech is a privilege extended to a gifted few. As the Institute’s most visible ambassadors, student-athletes at Georgia Tech are expected to uphold, at all times, high standards of integrity and behavior which reflects well upon them, their families, coaches, teammates, GTAA and Georgia Tech.

For the purposes of this policy, “student-athlete” shall mean any student at Georgia Tech who has been declared eligible for practice and/or competition by NCAA standards.

2. Student-Athlete Misconduct

The Georgia Tech Athletic Association (GTAA) has developed the following as a department-wide policy for student-athlete misconduct.

It is the responsibility of every student-athlete to report to their head coach within twenty-four (24) hours any detainment by a law enforcement agency or criminal charges filed by any agency.

It is the responsibility of the head coach to report this information to their sport administrator and athletic director within twelve (12) hours of their becoming aware of such legal issues.

Any student-athlete arrested or charged with a Felony Offense shall be immediately suspended from all athletic related activity until those charges are resolved.

Any student-athlete arrested or charged with sports wagering, illegal possession of a weapon, or sexual assault shall also be immediately suspended from all athletic related activity until those charges are resolved.

Any student-athlete arrested or charged with a Misdemeanor Offense shall be referred to the GTAA Conduct Review Panel. The membership and role of this panel is addressed elsewhere in this document.

Any student-athlete arrested or charged with DUI shall be referred to the GTAA Conduct Review Panel and withheld from not less than the next 10% of scheduled competition.

Student-athletes facing review exclusively by campus review panels shall not be subject to the above unless those allegations rise to the level of criminal charges of off-campus legal authorities. The GTAA Conduct Review Panel shall monitor the progress of these campus based proceedings.

Get In Touch With Us
Email: academics@athletics.gtaa.edu
Fax: 404.894.6478
Address: 150 Bobby Dodd Way, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30332