10th Annual Diversity Symposium

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center and Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center


The 10th Annual Diversity Symposium theme is “Building Inclusive Communities: The Path Forward – Together.” On the heels of a challenging year for our campus community, this event will explore both the progress made and the challenges that remain in the interrelated areas of academics, health and well-being, and student and community life. 

As we continue the conversation on the 10th anniversary of this event, the Diversity Symposium will provide a forum for robust, informed discussions among faculty, staff, and students, focusing on how we can support the Institute’s commitment to an inclusive, safe, and healthy community.

The morning sessions will include an opening keynote from Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an award-winning journalist and author, and panels on inclusion in higher education. The Diversity Symposium Awards Luncheon will include Diversity Champion Awards and Faces of Inclusive Excellence presentations followed by a luncheon keynote from Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, professor and chair of gender studies at the University of Southern California. 

On behalf of the Office of the President and Institute Diversity, we invite all members of our campus community to participate and contribute to the Diversity Symposium discussions as we work together to build “One Georgia Tech,” which values and respects every idea and contribution.

  • To create a campus climate and culture where diversity is valued and embraced.
  • To increase senior-level leadership engagement with faculty, staff, and students about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to our future aspirations.
  • To provide a forum for creative exchange among institutional leadership, faculty, staff, students, and DEI experts as a way to open the lines of continued conversation. 

Hosted By
  • Institute Diversity 
  • Diversity Symposium Committee
Supported By
  • Office of the President 


To view the full program for the 10th Annual Diversity Symposium, click here.


Thank you for your interest in attending the 10th Annual Diversity Symposium. Due to limited seating and a high level of responses, we have reached maximum capacity for the Diversity Symposium morning sessions and awards luncheon. If you would like to watch the Diversity Symposium’s morning sessions via livestream, please contact Tamara Johnson at tamara.johnson@vpid.gatech.edu


To see photos from previous Diversity Symposiums, click here.