The following is a list of on-campus organizations with political biases. All descriptions come from the organizations themselves. Click on the name of an organization to be directed to their Georgia Tech webpage.
College Democrats of Georgia Tech (CDGT) is dedicated to promoting a progressive message on Georgia Tech's campus. We have general meetings every week, and we spend them listening to and having discussions with speakers, talking about politics, and planning events throughout campus. Our discussions with special guests allow CDGT members to get to know state and local officials through listening them speak and asking questions. In the past, we have hosted former gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Representative and former GT quarterback Taylor Bennett, and many other officials. Other events have included but are not limited to: a rally against campus carry at the State Capitol, a debate with College Republicans, and a Planned Parenthood volunteer day.
YDSA at Georgia Tech is the Tech branch of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA), which is in turn the student and young adult arm of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist organization in the United States. YDSA@GT is a leftist student organization which promotes social and progressive activism, socialist and leftist theory theory, and direct political action with a strong sense of community, diversity, and solidarity.
Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is the largest, most active, and fastest-growing pro-liberty organization on America's college campuses. With more than 900 YAL chapters and 308,000 youth activists nationwide, YAL seeks to identify, educate, train, and mobilize young people committed to winning on principle. This is not a new beginning but a continuation of a youth movement already brewing in this country. Our objective is to facilitate its success. The mission of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is to identify, educate, train, and mobilize youth activists committed to "winning on principle." Our goal is to cast the leaders of tomorrow and reclaim the policies, candidates, and direction of our government. YAL Statement of Principles We are the Young Americans for Liberty. We recognize the natural rights of life, liberty, and property set forth by our Founding Fathers. Our country was created to protect the freedoms of the individual and be directed by We the People. We recognize that freedom requires responsibility, and therefore we hold ourselves to a high standard of character and conduct. Integrity motivates our action. Principle defines our outlook towards government. Peace and prosperity drive our ambitions towards our countrymen. We inherit a corrupt, coercive world that has lost respect for voluntary action. Our government has failed and dragged our country into moral decay. The political class dominates the agenda with a violent, callous, controlling grip. For this we do not stand. We welcome limited government conservatives, classical liberals, and libertarians who trust in the creed we set forth. WE, as Young Americans for Liberty believe: that government is the negation of liberty; that voluntary action is the only ethical behavior; that respect for the individual's property is fundamental to a peaceful society; that violent action is only warranted in defense of one's property; that the individual owns his/her body and is therefore responsible for his/her actions; that society is a responsibility of the people, not the government.