For many students, the Institute can sometimes feel like an oasis in the middle of Atlanta. With both the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) and the Atlanta Police Department (APD) working to ensure the security of students at all times, students often have a sense of protection during daylight hours. At night, however, it is still important to maintain constant vigilance.
The Campus Recreation Center’s (CRC) Georgia Institute of Technology Fitness Program (GIT FIT) offers a wide range of fitness programs that extend well beyond traditional workout methods, including a number of martial arts classes. One of the more unconventional yet effective options in this category is capoeira, a martial art that originated in Brazil.