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
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.
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Georgia Tech Athletic Association Student-Athlete Code of Conduct:
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.
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