The Affiliated Organizations of Georgia Institute of Technology are legally separate nonprofit corporations that assist Georgia Tech in achieving its strategic goals and priorities. The need for these specialized organizations has grown as the Institute has become increasingly complex, particularly in its increasing use of private funds for capital projects and its expanding technology ventures. The distinct status of the affiliated organizations allows Georgia Tech to address campus infrastructure and operational needs in innovative and creative ways. Their operations are critical to the success of the Institute and are closely scrutinized, both internally and externally.
The strategic goals and priorities of Georgia Tech are established by the President acting under the guidance of the Chancellor and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The priorities of Georgia Tech are in turn integrated into the priorities, activities and operations of the Affiliated Organizations.
The legal authority and operating control of each Affiliated Organization is clearly defined and each has a contractual or other formal agreement that describes its relationship with Georgia Tech. Organizations designated as Cooperative Organizations of Georgia Tech conduct their respective operations in compliance with the Board of Regents Policy Manual, Section 6.17 – Cooperative Organizations, including the execution of a Memoranda of Understanding with the institution.
The Affiliated Organizations are individually functioning entities that are operated separately and in a professional, open and responsible manner. Each organization issues separate financial statements but the business and financial activities of each are coordinated with the business and financial activities of the Institute.
The Executive Director, Affiliated Organizations is charged with assuring that these organizations are organized and operated in a professional business manner, that the separate legal existence and the ability of the organizations to accomplish their intended purposes are preserved, and that their respective activities are coordinated and aligned with the strategic and operational goals of the Institute.