Georgia Tech Observes Moment of Silence for VT Victims

Join the Georgia Tech community in supporting Orange & Maroon Effect

This Friday, April 20th, the Georgia Tech community is invited to join Virginia Tech family members across the country as they unite to observe "Orange and Maroon Effect" day to honor those killed in the tragic events on the Virginia Tech campus earlier this week. "Orange and Maroon Effect" was initiated several years ago as an invitation for Virginia Tech fans to wear orange and maroon to athletic events. As part of "Hokie Hope", the Georgia Tech Student Government Association is urging Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff to wear orange and maroon in support of our sister institution and to acknowledge the losses of the Virginia Tech families.

In addition, Friday, at 11:59 a.m., the Georgia Tech campus is invited to join in a moment of silence to honor the victims. At noon, the Tech whistle will blow 33 times - 32 times for each victim and one time for the Virginia Tech community, the families of the victims and the many first responders associated with the incident. At 11:55 a.m., at the Earth Day venue (Tech Green), SGA president-elect Anu Parvatiyar, will make brief remarks on behalf of the Georgia Tech student body.