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Welcome to the Office of Institute Diversity
We aspire to be an Institute that pursues excellence and embraces and leverages diversity in all of its forms. “In the years ahead, we must continue to enhance a culture of collegiality, close collaboration, global perspective, intercultural sensitivity and respect and thoughtful interaction among a community of scholars that includes all of our students, faculty, and staff.”
—Georgia Tech Strategic Plan
The Office of Institute Diversity provides Institute leadership to establish priorities, policies, and programs that support our mission as a leading technological university in the 21st century.
The OID works with the executive leadership team of the Institute to ensure that we recruit, develop, retain and engage a diverse cadre of students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interest and talents who will contribute to our mission and vision.
The OID also works with campus leaders to ensure that our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded in equal opportunity and non-discrimination practices. A strong partnership with the Offices of Human Resources, Legal Affairs, and the Division of Student Affairs ensures our compliance with all federal and state laws regarding Equal Opportunity, Title IX, and The Americans with Disabilities Act.
The OID Office oversees the six Georgia Tech ADVANCE Professorships, which work to enhance gender diversity in the faculty, and The Center for Women, Science, and Technology (WST), co-directed by three faculty members. WST links the study of science and technology to those of gender, culture, and society, connecting faculty and students in research partnerships. The OID is also addressing issues of student diversity and inclusion. Currently, two units, OMED Education Services and the Office of Hispanic Initiatives, address academic transitions and success, (retention and graduation), for women and historically underserved and underrepresented populations.
Georgia Tech’s global and diverse community is a microcosm of the city of Atlanta, a thriving metropolis with more than five million residents. Serving as the headquarters for ten Fortune 500 companies, Atlanta is a modern, international city full of opportunity. People from all over the world are proud to call Atlanta, and Georgia Tech, home.
Whats Going On in the Office of Institute Diversity
4th Annual Georgia Tech Martin Luther King Jr. Institute Celebration
Save the Dates
January 8-25, 2015
Junot Diaz visits Georgia Tech
Dominican-American and Pulitzer Prize winning writer Junot Díaz visited the GT's campus on, April 17, 2014. Many joined for a book reading of his most famous works and engaged in a Q & A with the author.
Georgia Tech Welcomed Melissa Harris-Perry
Dr. Harris-Perry discussed education and social change at Georgia Tech.
2014 Diversity Symposium and Champion Awards
On Friday, September 5, 2014 the Office of Institute Diversity hosted the Sixth Annual Diversity Symposium.
News & Events
FOCUS is one of the nation’s premier programs for raising awareness of graduate education. It is designed to attract the best and brightest underrepresented minority students and encourage them to pursue graduate degrees at Georgia Tech.
The Office of Institute Diversity opens the Georgia Tech Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration with a keynote address from Julian Bond, Civil Rights Activist and Former NAACP Chairman.
Georgia Tech is the recipient of a the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Last winter, 6,672 faculty, staff, and students responded to the Office of Diversity’s climate assessment survey. But what happened since?
Nominate Colleagues, Students for Diversity Champion Awards