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Share the L.O.V.E.

The Living Our Values Every Day (L.O.V.E. GT) campaign advances the values that are central to the Georgia Tech strategic plan, which drives us to increase the impact we have in the world – through ambitious goals and bold actions. To reach our goals, our community's actions must be firmly grounded in our shared values, including behaviors, practices, policies, processes, and rewards that demonstrate our commitment to Georgia Tech:

  1. Students are our top priority.
  2. We strive for excellence.
  3. We thrive on diversity.
  4. We celebrate collaboration.
  5. We champion innovation.
  6. We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression.
  7. We nurture the well-being of our community.
  8. We act ethically.
  9. We are responsible stewards.

The L.OV.E. GT working group, with the help of the campus community, is identifying practices and examples of how we should live our values every day in order to help us focus on our shared mission and achieve the goals envisioned through the Georgia Tech strategic plan.

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Our values are foundational in everything we do.

“The mission and the values are not just words on paper. They describe who we are and who we aspire to be every day.” — President Ángel Cabrera

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Our values are our lodestar.

"Our love for Georgia Tech is what will bring us together. Even where we have ideological differences, we have to find common agreement on how we live our values as an organization every day." — Sonia Alvarez-Robinson

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Communicating Our Progress

L.O.V.E. GT Timeline

April 2021: Share the L.O.V.E.

Georgia Tech continues to advance our strategic values through a program called L.O.V.E. GT. In the coming weeks, members of the working group will be reaching out to the campus community to talk about incorporating those values into our work.

For more information, read Share the L.O.V.E. Across Campus.

Campaign Launch: Georgia Tech Brings Values to Everyday Life

Last fall, Georgia Tech introduced a 10-year strategic plan, grounded in a new mission statement and nine strategic values. For the new year, Georgia Tech will seek to advance our values with a new campaign called Living Our Values Every Day (L.O.V.E. GT).

For more information, read Georgia Tech Brings Values to Everyday Life.

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Project Team

Working Group

Byron Fitch, Strategic Consulting, Lead/Project Manager
Michelle Thackray, Strategic Consulting, Lead/Project Manager
Samuel Ellis, Undergraduate SGA
LaTrese Ferguson, Workplace Learning and Professional Development
Quinae Ford, Staff Council
Ivy Gardner, Employee Relations
Gary LaRue, GTRI
Jay McKinney, Graduate SGA
Laura Pusateri, Employee Engagement
Victor Rogers, Institute Communications
Kyla Ross, Office of the Provost
Kalie Sclafani, Alumni Association
Kara Tucker, Ethics and Compliance
Tamara Wilder, Institute Communications
Nazia Zakir, Facilities Management

Executive Steering Committee

Frank Neville, Office of the President
Sonia Alvarez-Robinson, Strategic Consulting
Pearl Alexander, Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Kelly Fox, Administration and Finance
Kim Harrington, Human Resources
Renee Kopkowski, Institute Communications
Ling-Ling Nie, Office of the General Counsel

Key Partners

Faculty Executive Board
Student Government
Staff Council
Others to be identified

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Engagement Opportunities

May 27

10 a.m. – noon
Leading Our Values Every Day: Leading Congruently Part 1
Workshop to engage leaders in an interactive experience to reflect and prepare to live and lead our values every day.
Register at tinyurl.com/7kj66nvb.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Staff Council: Safety First
Georgia Tech staff members are invited to receive free PPE supplies at Harrison Square and Tech Green and hear more about how we can incorporate Institute values every day.

May 26

Noon – 2 p.m.
Leading Our Values Every Day: Leading Congruently Part 1
Workshop to engage leaders in an interactive experience to reflect and prepare to live and lead our values every day.
Register at tinyurl.com/7kj66nvb.

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Tracking Our Progress

  • Percentage of employees and students who are aware of the Georgia Tech values.
  • Percentage of leaders who have values-based goals developed for the calendar year.
  • Increased understanding of the contextual meaning of the values (metrics to be determined based on culture/values assessment results).
  • Number of employees who actively engage in interactive discussions and events for the L.O.V.E. GT engagements.
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