The Impact Community faculty and staff manages the day-to-day implementation of the vision and overall operation of the community. They plan intentional, engaging, and interactive programming, creating opportunities inside and outside the classroom for first-year students to enjoy their first year at Tech. Impact examines diversity and social good through the lens of sustainability. These intentional activities challenge students to think about their identities and experiences living in the community.
S. Gordon Moore, Jr.
S. Gordon Moore, Jr. is the Executive Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion here at Georgia Tech. Gordon leads the efforts for our Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion and strives to create a positive, enriching environment for our students, including the ones in the Impact Community. As a Georgia Tech alum, Gordon is dedicated to the development of students, staff, faculty, and administrators. We look forward to Gordon's leadership within the growth and expansion of the Impact Community.
Office Phone: 404-894-5990
Dr. Carol Colatrella is the Impact faculty leader and professor of Literature and Cultural Studies in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication; Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs in the Ivan Allen College; and Co-Director of the Georgia Tech Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology, which is sponsored by the Office of Institute Diversity. She teaches LMC courses in literature, gender studies, and biomedicine and culture.
Office Phone: 404-894-1241
Our Brittain Fellows are excited to meet you and teach courses within the Impact community. Fellows meet with the students in social and professional settings, providing support to the Impact students. The Brittain Fellows periodically have lunches, coffee chats, or dinners with small groups of students throughout the semester. Our Fellows are here to support all Impact students by advising on projects, providing research opportunities, and assisting with field trips around the city.
Student Staff Members & Peer Leaders
Our on-campus student staff members are integral to the development of our Living Learning Community. The Impact Community will have several Peer Leaders (PLs) to assist in this process. Peer Leaders and Student Staff Members work with residents to facilitate and develop an inclusive community within the residence hall setting, contributing to the intellectual, social, and cultural growth of their residents. This engagement outside of the classroom results in increased academic success and retention for these first year students. The PLs in Impact will also work closely with the Hall Director and Impact Coordinator in order to integrate learning with community spaces.
We decided to start a mentorship program that both our first-year and upper-class cohort members can benefit from as we saw our Impact members continue to be involved in our events and programs. We also saw them wanting to be more engaged in the success of Impact while enjoying serving others. A mentorship program can also help students acclimate to college life more easily, as well as prepare to graduate and enter their second or third years much more prepared and ready. Our specific mentoring program also focuses on professional development, career development, and networking with others.