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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.

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    Can you please add an link to document class? BTW: Welcome to TeX.SX! – Mensch Oct 6 '13 at 19:24
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    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. – Scott H. 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. – Bronzeclocksofbenin 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. – moewe Oct 6 '13 at 21:01
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Find the following code in gatech-thesis.cls file:

\newcommand{\title@text}{
  \begin{center}
    \ifthesisproposal
       A Thesis Proposal\\
       Presented to\\
       The Academic Faculty\\
    \else
       A \ifdissertation Dissertation\else Thesis\fi\\
       Presented to\\
       The Academic Faculty\\
    \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}%
    \ifcopyright
      \\ \vspace*{.3in}% one line + 0.3in
      Copyright \copyright\ {\@copyrightyear} by {\@author}
    \fi
  \end{center}
}

Change the Georgia Institute of Technology to whatever you want.

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    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. – moewe Oct 6 '13 at 21:06
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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\\
       The Academic Faculty\\
    \else
       A \ifdissertation Dissertation\else Thesis\fi\\
       Presented to\\
       The Academic Faculty\\
    \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}%
    \ifcopyright
      \\ \vspace*{.3in}% one line + 0.3in
      Copyright \copyright\ {\@copyrightyear} by {\@author}
    \fi
  \end{center}
}

\makeatother
\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,latexsym,float,epsfig,subfigure}
\title{The Elements of Thesis}
[...]

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