Georgia Tech Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council
The Georgia Tech Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (GTDEIC) was founded by President Ángel Cabrera in 2020 to identify issues of campus racial and gender disparity, bias, and inequity to be addressed in order to deliver upon the Institute’s vision of diversity and inclusion. More than 50 representatives from across the Institute are appointed by President Cabrera to represent diverse voices and perspectives from staff, faculty, and students.
- Provide a regular forum for Georgia Tech stakeholders representing all divisions of the Institute to identify and consider innovative, forward-looking, proactive approaches, tactics, and methods to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and outcomes at Georgia Tech
- Create a setting in which Institute leadership engages and mobilizes around diversity, equity, and inclusion-related issues and opportunities
- Develop data-informed recommendations to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion and allow the Institute to lead by example as a model institution advancing inclusive innovation
- Annually constitute action work groups to address three to five prioritized DEI goals in coordination with the strategic plan’s implementation strategy or emergent issues where the Institute should uniformly act
The charge of the GTDEIC is two-fold:
- To continuously monitor and assess the Institute’s progress toward achieving the diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives that undergird the vision for a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming campus community for all students, staff, and faculty. The GTDEIC will lead campus assessments and conduct data analysis to:
- Assess perceptions and lived experiences about our campus as a welcoming, supportive and inclusive community;
- Assess the Institute’s progress with increasing demographic diversity among its faculty, staff, and student populations;
- Assess Institute’s progress with engaging, promoting, and supporting the success of all members of the campus community; and
- Evaluate campus policies, practices, and processes that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion outcomes
- To develop evidence-informed recommendations and submit them to the president and Executive Leadership team for consideration/action that will enhance Georgia Tech's positioning to lead by example as a model campus for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Diversity and Inclusion Councils
Administrators and leaders across Georgia Tech's colleges and schools formed diversity and inclusion councils to facilitate conversation and target specific strategies and initiatives for their students, faculty, and staff.