The Georgia Tech Athletic Association’s vision is to develop the young people who will change the world. As part of that vision, we pledge the following:
Through education and the power of sport, Georgia Tech student-athletes have a unique opportunity to unite our community and our society. Not only do they have an exceptional platform, but as athletes, they get to experience the miracle of team – where differences do not matter. Therefore, they are examples of what our society can be. As members of the huddle, our student-athletes have the ideal makeup to be agents for essential social change that will allow every current, former and future member of the Georgia Tech athletics family to reach and exceed their potential.
To create an environment that allows individuals to reach and exceed their potential, we must not only be committed to our core values of teamwork, character, excellence and innovation, but also stand committed to the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion. By committing to these ideals, we hope to help create a world where all people – regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability – are judged solely by the content of their character, and where our experience in athletics can serve as an example to others who may never have experienced the power of diversity and the magic of team.
Georgia Tech attracts the best of each generation, and that includes the exceptional young people from all different backgrounds that represent our Institute as student-athletes. Georgia Tech athletics is charged with developing our Everyday Champion student-athletes not just academically and athletically, but as the next generation of the world’s leaders. Beyond the challenges they face in the classroom and the realm of athletic competition, as the leaders of tomorrow, they will also be expected to meet the most difficult challenges that our community, our nation and our world face today, and be prepared to meet the unforeseen challenges of our future.
The Georgia Tech Athletic Association’s pledge is that we will prepare, support and stand with our student-athletes as they lead the charge to make the world a better place for all.
Adapted from a poem written by legendary Georgia Tech football head coach, Bill Curry, the ‘Power of the Huddle’ represents the influence and impact sports can have. The 2023 edition of the all-sport video is below and narrated by Bill Curry.
The original ‘Power of the Huddle’ video is below.