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Promoting Pathways to Success for the Hispanic & Latino Community

Through its work with student organizations, campus partners, and employee resource groups, the Office of Hispanic Initiatives is committed to providing resources and programming that fosters an inclusive and welcoming environment for all Hispanic and Latino students, faculty, and staff. OHI is proud to offer financial support to undergraduate and doctoral students in partnership with the Goizueta Foundation.

Campus Partners

  • Georgia Tech Hispanic Alumni Network (GT-HAN)
  • Undergraduate Admission
  • Office of Development
  • Women’s Resource Center
  • Georgia Tech Alumni Association
  • Graduate Studies
  • Student Diversity Programs
  • Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Georgia Tech Library
  • School of Modern Languages
  • Center for Academic Success
  • Office of International Education


The Office of Hispanic Initiatives is committed to supporting the Hispanic and Latino community at Georgia Tech by:

  • Assisting in recruiting high-achieving, talented students

  • Enriching the educational experience for Hispanic and Latino students by fostering an inclusive and supportive environment

  • Offering programs and events to help Hispanic and Latino students grow academically, personally, and professionally

  • Preparing Hispanic and Latino students for success after graduation

Hispanic and Latino students served annually by the Office of Hispanic Initiatives
Hispanic and Latino students have received financial support through the Goizueta Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships
Awarded to Hispanic/Latino students through the Goizueta Foundation scholarships and fellowships

Distinguished Faculty

OHI Gozuieta Distinguished Faculty

Georgia Tech is proud to have outstanding faculty whose academic accomplishments and commitment to mentoring students and other faculty members serve as an inspiration. Along with the director of OHI, these distinguished faculty members also serve as role models and assist OHI in its efforts to recruit, enrich, retain, and promote the success of students and faculty of Hispanic and Latino origin.

Rosario Gerhardt, Ph.D.

The Goizueta Foundation Faculty Chair; Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering

Juan Pablo Correa-Baena, Ph.D.

The Goizueta Foundation Junior Faculty Rotating Chair Assistant Professor, Energy Materials Laboratories, School of Materials Science and Engineering

William J. Koros, Ph.D.

Roberto C. Goizueta Chair for Excellence in Chemical Engineering; Professor, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Latino Welcome Celebration

The Latino Welcome Celebration provides incoming and current Hispanic/Latino students with an opportunity to experience the atmosphere at Georgia Tech and network with other Hispanic students, faculty, staff, and corporate representatives.

Hispanic Heritage Month

The Office of Hispanic Initiatives advises a student committee to coordinate efforts with several Hispanic/Latino student organizations in organizing the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from mid-September through mid-October.

Mini World Cup

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, OHI partners with the Georgia Tech Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers each year to organize the Mini World Cup, during which students, faculty, and staff play on teams representing different countries. 

OHI Director Jorge Breton with the GT Bee Mascot

Meet OHI Director Jorge Breton

Jorge Breton, a native of Colombia, South America, obtained a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree in marketing from Georgia State University. 

In his current position as director of OHI, he works closely with Hispanic and Latino students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Breton has served as the Principal Empowerment Officer and as Principal Staff/Faculty Liaison for Georgia Tech’s Hispanics Or Latinos and Allies (HOLA) Employee Resource Group (ERG). His close interaction with students provides him an opportunity to influence future generations of Latino leaders. Breton advises individual students as well as student organizations, serving as an advisor to a few student groups. Additionally, he has served on the advisory board of the Georgia Tech Hispanic Alumni Network (GT-HAN).