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Welcome to the Office of Institute Diversity
We aspire to be an Institute that pursues excellence and embraces and leverages diversity in all of its forms. “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
The Office of Institute Diversity provides Institute leadership to establish priorities, policies, and programs that support our mission as a leading technological university in the 21st century.
The OID 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, interest and talents who will contribute to our mission and vision.
The OID 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.
The OID Office oversees the six Georgia Tech ADVANCE Professorships, which work to enhance gender diversity in the faculty, and The Center for 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. The OID is also addressing issues of student diversity and inclusion. Currently, two units, OMED Education Services and the Office of Hispanic Initiatives, address academic transitions and success, (retention and graduation), for women and historically underserved and underrepresented populations.
Georgia Tech’s global and diverse community is a microcosm of the city of Atlanta, a thriving metropolis with more than five million residents. Serving as the headquarters for ten Fortune 500 companies, Atlanta is a modern, international city full of opportunity. People from all over the world are proud to call Atlanta, and Georgia Tech, home.
News & Information
Georgia Tech’s Focus Program Grows by More Than 20 Percent in Female and Ph.D. Candidate Participants from Previous Year
For 25 years, Georgia Tech has offered the Focus graduate recruitment program on the same weekend that the nation celebrates the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.
On January 13, MLK Lecture Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Johnson delivered an inspiring speech to nearly 500 students, faculty, staff, and community members in the Student Center Ballroom.
Georgia Tech Students Launch Different Games Collective to Foster Diversity and Inclusivity in Gaming Community
In 2013, Sarah Schoemann, now a doctoral student in Georgia Tech’s Digital Media program, co-founded the Different Games Conference while in graduate school at New York University (NYU) because she saw a need for inclusivity within the gaming community.
Institute Diversity’s Staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement unit is launching a new Employee Resource Group focused on "wholehearted living" and turning adversity into opportunity.
The LGBTQIA Resource Center, Student Center, and Student Diversity Programs hosted Transgender @ Tech — the first workshop of its kind — earlier this month.