12th Annual Georgia Tech Diversity Symposium

Join Us, Virtually

September 9, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hosted By
Supported By

The Office of the President


Join us for the 2020 Georgia Tech Diversity Symposium, Understanding Accessibility as Inclusion: Georgia Tech's Pathway to Accessibility, September 9, as we highlight units and members of the Tech community who are paving the way for an accessible and inclusive campus.

The event will feature guest speaker Haben Girma. The first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Girma advocates for equal opportunities for persons with disabilities and travels the world teaching the benefits purposeful inclusion. The day will also include panels featuring faculty, staff, and student voices and Georgia Tech accessibility-centered research. The event will conclude by recognizing the 2020 Diversity Champion Awards and Faces of Inclusive Excellence honorees.

Stay tuned to this site for further program updates.


Registration for the all-virtual 2020 Diversity Symposium will open here in August.

The Diversity Champion Awards recognizes those who advance a culture of inclusive excellence at Georgia Tech. The 2020 awards will
honor campus accessibility advocates. Nominations close June 15.


Recipients of Diversity Champion Awards: Accessibility Champions will have demonstrated one or more of the following within the past 
three years:

  • Commitment to accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Leadership in building an accessible and inclusive campus community.
  • Scholarship or work that advances a culture of accessibility and inclusive excellence at Georgia Tech.
  • Organized, conducted, and/or supported programs, events, and activities that promote understanding of accessibility issues/challenges
    and solutions at Tech.

Faces of Inclusive Excellence recognizes those who have distinguished themselves in professional endeavors related to their research, teaching, leadership, and/or public service activities at Georgia Tech. Nominations close July 2.


Faces of Inclusive Excellence recognizes faculty, staff, and students whose accomplishments in their research, teaching, leadership and/or service endeavors have earned special awards or recognition (e.g. career promotion, publication of research, books, articles, grant awards, and service recognition citations) during the previous academic year.