Summer Symposium Program

Program Schedule

8.00 - 9.00 AM:

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9.00 - 10.00 AM:

Keynote Address

10.15 - 11.15 AM:

Student Panel

11.30 AM - 12.30 PM:

Facilitated Advisor Dialogue

12.30 - 1.30 PM:


1.30 – 3:00 PM:

Breakout Training Session (see below for options)

3.00 - 3.30 PM:

Closing remarks and networking


Breakout Training Session Descriptions

Often it is difficult to schedule a half or even full day training without feeling as if you’re neglecting your work responsibilities.  This June 6th, you will be able to select one of the below options to enhance your personal and professional development at the Institute.

Option 1 - Plan, Prep, React -- Active Shooter Response Options
An "active shooter" is an armed individual who has attacked with deadly force one or more persons, and who will continue to randomly seek out and kill as many people as possible. Active shooter situations can occur anywhere, even on college and university campuses. This class is intended to educate students, faculty and staff on response options for active shooter situations.

Option 2 - A Day in the Life: LGBTQIA Student Experiences at Tech
In this interactive breakout, participants will hear from LGBTQIA Resource Center staff about the needs of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual students. We'll start with a primer on inclusive language, share some data about our LGBTQIA student population, and then engage participants in an activity to immerse them in the experiences of our students. 

Participants will be able to:

- Define basic terms related to gender and sexuality
- Describe the primary needs and concerns of our LGBTQIA student population
- Describe the challenges that LGBTQIA students face when navigating different areas of campus
- Identify on-campus resources that support LGBTQIA students

Option 3 - Students in Need
In this last year, we gave access to free food to 75 GT students and supported 12 homeless students.  We suspect the actual need is higher.   Come learn about the population at Tech, and how you can ask the right questions and connect them to support.

Option 4 – QPR 
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer—the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world. As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

  •      Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  •       Know how to offer hope
  •       Know how to get help and save a life