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About Us

High-Impact Learning Initiatives, a unit of the Office of Undergraduate Education offers active learning practices and programs that enhance student coursework and provide significant benefits to students during their undergraduate experience and beyond.  Specifically, our services focus on students interested in conducting research, launching a startup, or being part of a community.

Our offices are located in the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons Building in Suite 205.

The programs we offer are:

Learning Communities: Each Georgia Tech Learning Community is an integrated experience that promotes interactions between faculty and students, fosters collaboration among students, improves student GPA, enhances campus and civic engagement, increases retention, and eases both the academic and social transition to college. Learning Communities offer thoughtful and intentional academic, experiential, and co-curricular activities engaging undergraduate in a variety of courses and programs designed to promote high impact opportunities. To learn more go to

Student Innovation (SI):  The Student Innovation Program plans, manages, and coordinates student invention and entrepreneurship programs and competitions.  Our focus is on equipping our students with the tools to become successful entrepreneurs while growing the innovation ecosystem at Georgia Tech and connecting it to the wider startup community.  One of our signature programs is the InVenture Prize.  To learn more go to

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP):  UROP offers the structure, resources, incentives, and encouragement students need to conduct research with faculty, industry partners, and fellow students.  Some of the more popular programs include the President’s Undergraduate Research Awards, the Research Option and the Undergraduate Research Symposium.  The projects students work on will better prepare them for graduate school and employment and make them more appealing candidate for both.  To learn more go to