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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
Mark Lamont Hill, Ph.D. to Give Black History Month Lecture
On Feb. 11, The Office of Institute Diversity, African American Student Union and supporting sponsors will provide the Georgia Tech Black History Month Lecture with Marc Lamont Hill as the keynote speaker.
FOCUS-ing on GT- For Grad School
On Jan. 15, 16, and 17 the GT FOCUS program sponsored a campus visit for undergraduate students from underrepresented minorities interested in pursuing graduate school.
Former NAACP Chair Julian Bond Gave MLK Lecture
Mr. Julian Bond, Social activist and former chairman of the board of the NAACP, gave the keynote address at Georgia Tech’s fourth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, on Jan. 14 in the Student Center Ballroom.
2014 Diversity Symposium and Champion Awards
On Friday, September 5, 2014 the Office of Institute Diversity hosted the Sixth Annual Diversity Symposium.
News & Events
2015 WST Distinguished Lecture: Maria Klawe, "Getting Women into Technology Careers and Why It Matters"
2015 WST Distinguished Lecture, Co-sponsored with the College of Computing, will be delivered by Dr. Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, “Getting Women into Technology Careers and Why It Matters.” Location: Clary Theatre, Bill Moore Student Success Center. Reception follows lecture.
The Office of Institute Diversity, African American Student Union and supporting sponsors will provide the Georgia Tech Black History Month Lecture with Marc Lamont Hill as the keynote speaker. Dr. Hill is one of the youngest members of the growing body of “Hip-Hop Intellectuals” in the country. His work, which covers topics such as hip-hop culture, politics, sexuality, education, and religion, has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, books, and anthologies. His lecture topic will encompass the “Civil Rights Movement and Today’s Struggle for Equality”.
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