Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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.
Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion oversees the six professors of Georgia Tech's ADVANCE Program, who work to enhance gender diversity in the faculty and Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST). IDEI also addresses issues of student diversity and inclusion via the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion which oversees academic transitions and success, retention, and graduation for women and historically underserved and underrepresented populations. IDEI also houses Staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement and the Equity and Compliance Programs unit, which houses the Institute's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance and Title IX offices.
Marilyn Brown, Regents and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems in the School of Public Policy, is a world-leading expert on renewable energy and energy efficiency, a transformative intellectual thinker, and one of the founders of the field of energy and climate policy. Now, she is the first woman to receive the Georgia Tech Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award in the 38 years of its existence. It is the highest honor given to a Georgia Tech professor.
Focus is a four-day graduate recruitment program that invites the best and brighest students from underrepresented groups to Georgia Tech's campus to learn about graduate education and careers in research or academia.
On the evening of April 14, the Georgia Tech community celebrated its 10th annual Lavender Graduation and eighth annual Lavender Awards at the Historic Academy of Medicine.
Beginning this year, Georgia Tech will add Juneteenth to its list of Institute-wide holidays. Juneteenth National Independence Day, which falls on a Sunday this year, will be observed on Monday, June 20.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit nominations for the 2022 Diversity Champion Awards, which highlights a student, staff, and faculty member who have advanced a culture of inclusion and belonging at Georgia Tech in the past three years.
Campus will close to observe the Memorial Day holiday. Classes will not meet.
The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.
Georgia Tech will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
An Islamic "feast of the sacrifice."