Achieving Inclusive Excellence

Welcome to Georgia Tech's Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

“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


We aspire to be an Institute that pursues excellence and embraces and leverages diversity in all of its forms. Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (IDEI) at Georgia Tech provides leadership to establish priorities, policies, and programs that support our mission as a leading technological university in the 21st century.

IDEI 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, interests, and talents who will contribute to our mission and vision.

IDEI 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 (ADA).

Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion oversees the six professors of Georgia Tech's ADVANCE Program, which work to enhance gender diversity in the faculty, and Center for the Study of 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. Institute Diversity is also addressing issues of student diversity and inclusion. Currently, two units, OMED: Education Services and Office of Hispanic Initiatives, address academic transitions and success, retention, and graduation for women and historically underserved and underrepresented populations. IDEI also houses the Institute's ADA Compliance and Title IX units.


Upcoming Events

  • Jan 13

    Implicit Bias Workshop

    Institute Diversity is offering 90-minute Implicit Bias Workshops designed for Institute faculty who serve on RP&T and faculty search committees.

  • Jan 14

    King Holiday Observance Kickoff Reception and Dream Forward Awards

    The Kickoff Reception serves as the opening event for the King Holiday Observance and is an invitation to the public to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Jan 15

    2020 MLK Lecture

    As part of Georgia Tech’s 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, the Ninth Annual MLK Lecture will feature journalist Yamiche Alcindor, PBS NewsHour White House correspondent and political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC.

  • Jan 16

    MLK Campuswide Student Celebration

    This celebration will feature student speeches, cultural performances, and a candle-lighting ceremony for student organizations. Reception to follow.

  • Jan 16-19

    2020 FOCUS Program

    The Focus Program is designed to attract the brightest underrepresented minority students and encourage them to pursue graduate degrees at Georgia Tech.

  • Jan 18

    Annual Salute to Greatness Awards Gala

    One of the highest honors given by the King Center for Nonviolent Change, the Salute to Greatness Awards recognize individuals and corporations that exemplify excellence in their leadership.


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