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Regulations for Students, Faculty, and Instructors

Regulations for Students, Faculty, and Instructors

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Regulations for Students, Faculty, and Instructors
Identification: UA372
Date: 1904-1971 (bulk 1904-1941)
Size/Quantity: 0.8 linear feet (2 document cases)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The Regulations for Students, Faculty, and Instructors consists of booklets and some accompanying textual material outlining the rules and regulations for governing the student body at Georgia Tech.
Note:Access to the collection is available through an onsite visit to the Georgia Tech Archives.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as Georgia Tech or Tech, was founded on October 13, 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology. The creation of the educational institution was part of the plans of Georgia leadership to reconstruct and revitalize the state's economy following the Civil War. Eighty-four candidates took the first entrance examination on October 3, 1888 and the school formally opened on October 5, 1888. Over the next several decades the school evolved from trade school to a recognized research institute with increased focus on scientific and technological studies. The school's name was changed from the Georgia School of Technology to the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1948 to reflect this development.

In order to provide procedural, behavioral, and academic guidance to its faculty, instructors, and students, the school began publishing its rules and regulations annually in booklet format. At the time of writing (April 2011,) the earliest known publication date for the regulations was 1904. In August 1923 the regulations started appearing as part of the Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology and continued to do so on a regular basis for several years, although they were also published as standalone publications outside of the Bulletin in later years. The Bulletin was a Tech publication that began around 1901 and has had numerous forms, such as the General Catalog, the Student Handbook, and the Cooperative Bulletin. The name of the regulations has appeared in different variations, including--but not limited to-- "Regulations"; " Faculty and Instructors and Regulations of Georgia School of Technology"; "Regulations for Faculty and Instructors"; "Regulations for Students"; "Student Rules and Regulations"; and "Undergraduate Student Rules and Regulations". Circa 1928 the regulations appeared as "By-Laws Rules and Regulations of the Gas Fitters and Helpers Association"; an issue of Technique (Vol. XVII, No. XVII, Feb. 24, 1928,) the student newspaper of the Georgia Institute of Technology, commented on the practical joke qualities of the distinct cover. In some cases individual divisions had a unique set of regulations, such as the "Student Rules & Regulations for the Engineering Evening School", published in 1951.

Sources: Engineering the New South: Georgia Tech 1885-1985 (1985) written by Robert C. McMath, Jr. et al. and the regulation booklets were consulted during preparation of historical note.

Scope and Content Note

The content of the regulations remained similar throughout the years of its publication. The regulation booklets provided some guidance to faculty and instructors, such as reporting requirements for absences and grading, as well as disciplinary procedures. However, the bulk of the guidance was aimed at providing rules and regulations for governing the student body. Regulations aimed at the faculty and instructors often appeared as part of regulations for students. Basic categories of regulations covered throughout its publication included guidance on attendance; class standing and examinations; deficiencies; graduation requirements; rules for conduct; and thesis creation. Earlier booklets contained rules and safety regulations for work done in the shop or the mill.

As Georgia Tech grew and developed as a school, it added and expanded regulations on topics such as athletics; degrees; fraternities; registration; rewards for scholarship; ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps); social activities; student organizations; summer school; and vehicles on campus. As the regulations expanded, tools such as an index or a table of contents were added to the booklets.

The Georgia Tech Archives' holdings of the regulations (1904-1971) are incomplete with several years not represented, particularly those years after 1941. Years missing include 1907, 1929, 1931, 1935, 1938, 1940, 1942-1947, 1950, 1953-1956, 1958-1959, 1961-1964, and 1966-1970. The printing of regulations for 1951 only exists for the Engineering Evening School. A portion of the publications of regulations appeared as part of the Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology, the copies of which are included in the collection. At the time of writing (April 2011,) it is unknown whether or not the regulations were published prior to 1904; additionally, although the 1971 regulations are the last year represented in these holdings, 1971 is not necessarily the year in which publication ceased.

Several of the booklets contain marginalia.


Items are arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology.
College attendance.
College discipline.
College students--Georgia--Atlanta--Conduct of life.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Faculty.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Periodicals.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Students.
Grading and marking (Students).
Regulations (executive records).
Rules (instructions).
Serials (publications).
Student activities--Georgia--Atlanta.
Universities and colleges--United States--Administration.

Physical Characteristics

Several of the booklets have had non-original library bindings added to them for physical support.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Booklet Title, Date], Regulations for Students, Faculty, and Instructors (UA372), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


This is an artificial collection. Accession number 2011.025.

Processing Information

The collection was arranged into archival document cases prior to 1999. Brittany Parris completed processing of the regulations and encoding the finding aid in April 2011.


Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

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11Regulations, 1904-1905
12Regulations, 1905-1906
13Regulations (With Revisions); Faculty and Instructors (bound together), 1908-1911
14Regulations, 1911
15Faculty and Instructors, 1911-1912
16Faculty and Instructors and Regulations, 1912-1913
17Faculty and Instructors and Regulations, 1913-1914
18Faculty and Instructors and Regulations, 1914-1915
19Regulations - For Faculty and Instructors, 1915-1916
110Regulations - For Students, 1916-1917
111Regulations - For Students, 1918-1919
112Regulations - For Students, 1919-1920
113Regulations - For Students, 1920-1921
114Regulations - For Students, 1921-1922
115Regulations - For Students, 1922-1923
116Regulations for Students - Bulletin, Volume 20, Number 4, August 1923
117Regulations for Students - Bulletin, Volume 21, Number 4, August 1924
118Regulations for Students - Bulletin, Volume 22, Number 4, September 1925
119Regulations for Students - Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 5, July 1926
120Regulations for Students - Bulletin, Volume 24, Number 6, October 1927
121By-Laws Rules and Regulations of the Gas Fitters and Helpers Association (Regulations for Students), circa 1928
122Regulations for Students - Bulletin, Volume 25, Number 3, July 1928



21Regulations for Students - Bulletin, Volume 27, Number 3, July 1930
22Regulations for Students - Bulletin, Volume 29, Number 5, December 1932
23Regulations for Students - Bulletin, Volume 30, Number 4, October 1933
24Regulations for Students - Bulletin, Volume 31, Number 3, December 1934
25Regulations for Students - Bulletin, Volume 33, Number 4, August 1936
26Regulations for Students - Bulletin, Volume 34, Number 5, October 1937
27Regulations for Students - Bulletin, Volume 36, Number 5, October 1939
28Regulations for Students - Bulletin, Volume 38, Number 5, November 1941
29Student Rules and Regulations, 1948
210Student Rules and Regulations, 1949
211Student Rules and Regulations for the Engineering Evening School, 1951
212Student Rules and Regulations, 1952
213Student Rules and Regulations, 1957
214Student Rules and Regulations, 1960
215Undergraduate Student Rules and Regulations, 1965
216Undergraduate Student Rules and Regulations, 1971