Changing University Name in gatech-thesis Document Class

I am trying the write a thesis using the gatech-thesis document class, but it keeps saying Georgia Institute of Technology in various places across the document. How can I change it to say the name of another university? The class file can be found here.

• Can you please add an link to document class? BTW: Welcome to TeX.SX! Oct 6 '13 at 19:24
• Have you tried searching the class file for "Georgia Institute of Technology"? If you simply want it to say something different, then search/replace in the class file might be easiest. Oct 6 '13 at 19:28
• @ScottH. How do I find the class file on my computer? I'm still a little new to Latex, so I don't exactly know how to find it. Oct 6 '13 at 20:09
• @Bronzeclocksofbenin Type kpsewhich gatech-thesis.cls into a command prompt/terminal and navigate to the location pointed to there. Oct 6 '13 at 21:01

Find the following code in gatech-thesis.cls file:

\newcommand{\title@text}{
\begin{center}
\ifthesisproposal
A Thesis Proposal\\
Presented to\\
\else
A \ifdissertation Dissertation\else Thesis\fi\\
Presented to\\
\fi
\ \\
by\\
\ \\
{\@author}\\
\vspace*{1.1in}
In Partial Fulfillment \\
of the Requirements for the Degree \\
{\@degree} in
\iflistmajor
\\ {\@major}\\
\vfill
{\@department}\\
\else
the\\ {\@department}\\
\vfill
\fi
Georgia Institute of Technology\\%
{\@submitdate}%
\\ \vspace*{.3in}% one line + 0.3in
\fi
\end{center}
}

Change the Georgia Institute of Technology to whatever you want.

• One also has to make sure to specify the optional institution argument for \principaladvisor, \committeechair, \firstreader to \sixthreader which otherwise defaults to Georgia Institute of Technology. Oct 6 '13 at 21:06

that is hardcoded in the class file. You have to redefine the title macro:

\documentclass[12pt]{gatech-thesis}
\makeatletter
\renewcommand\title@text{
\begin{center}
\ifthesisproposal
A Thesis Proposal\\
Presented to\\
\else
A \ifdissertation Dissertation\else Thesis\fi\\
Presented to\\
\fi
\ \\
by\\
\ \\
{\@author}\\
\vspace*{1.1in}
In Partial Fulfillment \\
of the Requirements for the Degree \\
{\@degree} in
\iflistmajor
\\ {\@major}\\
\vfill
{\@department}\\
\else
the\\ {\@department}\\
\vfill
\fi
%       Georgia Institute of Technology\\%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
My University\\                  %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
{\@submitdate}%