Achieving Inclusive Excellence
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 the Vice President Institute Diversity (VPID) provides Institute leadership to establish priorities, policies, and programs that support our mission as a leading technological university in the 21st century.
The VPID 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 VPID 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 VPID 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 VPID Office 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.
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