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What We Do

In 2001, Georgia Tech was one of nine institutions to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) Institutional Transformation Award to establish the ADVANCE program, dedicated to developing systemic and institutional approaches that increase the representation and participation of women and minorities in academic STEM careers. The program was funded through this grant until 2008, when it became an official program at Georgia Tech, supported by Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Through the ADVANCE program, Georgia Tech works to achieve its mission by:

  • Advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Advising campus leadership on policy and structure
  • Increasing awareness and reducing the impact of implicit bias
  • Making data-driven recommendations for faculty retention, advancement, and satisfaction

ADVANCE Initiatives

Implicit Bias and the Tenure Process

Implicit Bias and the Tenure Process workshops are tailored to provide insight into how implicit bias can impact processes related to tenure and are mandatory for all tenure-track faculty members.

Equity, Diversity, and Excellence Initiative

EDEI focuses on four areas to help foster a diverse pool of talent, create an inclusive and equitable work climate, and support the career growth of existing women and minority faculty at all levels.

Resources for Faculty

Exercises, articles, recommended reading, and other resources for issues of bias awareness, mentoring, hiring and retention, promotion and tenure, and assessment and evaluation.


The survey, administered every four years, gauges the Institute's progress in building an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming campus community.
The All-American wrestler and wheelchair racer will share his journey through adversity from surviving to thriving.
The program, now in it's 31st year, invites prospective graduate students to learn about Georgia Tech's degree programs, as well as careers in industry, research, and academia.
The New York Times Bestselling Author spoke with attendees on Thursday, January 12.


Thursday - Friday
23 - 24
4:00AM - 3:59AM
Friday - Saturday
24 - 25
4:00AM - 3:59AM
2:00PM - 3:30PM