Alcohol and Other Drugs Action Committee

The Alcohol and Other Drugs Action Committee (AOD) Action Committee is charged with managing a comprehensive strategic plan for alcohol education, prevention and intervention designed to prepare students for the decisions associated with college life. The Alcohol Task Force is comprised of student, staff and faculty representatives from Health InitiativesCounseling Center, Georgia Tech HousingPolice, Office of the Dean of StudentsOffice of Student IntegrityGreek AffairsStudent Government Association, and Institute Communications.  The Task Force utilizes evidence-based recommendations from CollegeAIM—the College Alcohol Intervention Matrix, to build comprehensive alcohol prevention and intervention programs.

Biennial Review

The Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act specifies that institutions of higher education meet minimal alcohol and other drug abuse (AOD) prevention standards to receive federal funding. The Biennial Review is conducted to demonstrate compliance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Part86.

Georgia Institute of Technology Biennial Review reports are located within the Georgia Tech Office of Research and Assessment for Student Life



NCHA provides a snapshot of students’ alcohol related attitudes and behaviors.

Campus Safety report includes the annual security report crime statistics.

Matter of Degree Award

The Matter of Degree Award acknowledges an individual, group, or organization on campus whose efforts embrace GT SMART’s mission and purpose. GT SMART was the name of the program that was part of the national effort to reduce high-risk drinking on college campuses. These efforts demonstrate the positive impact that can be achieved by individuals and organizations that consciously choose to reduce high-risk drinking and improve their campus community. The award is recognized annually at the Up with the White and Gold Ceremony. Please contact the Dean of Student’s Office to nominate an individual, group, or organization that meets the following criteria:

  • Commitment to making a change in reducing high-risk drinking on campus.

  • Evidence of a demonstrated program or initiative during the past academic year.

  • Evidence of evaluation.

  • Demonstrated efforts to embrace the mission of the GT SMART Program.