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The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was developed in response to voices of College of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni who asked for increased support in attending to multicultural and social justice issues. The guiding principle of the DEI office is "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action."

Within our office, multicultural and social justice efforts are broadly defined, attending to issues of race/ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, class, first-generation students, family-building, and other salient identities and experiences for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the College of Education.

Contact Details

  • Address:
    G9 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Phone: 706-542-1812
  • Associate Dean: Anneliese A. Singh
Faculty and staff Support our programs

We are here for you

Students

We offer a number of groups to help you find community, support, and mentorship within the College of Education and UGA. We are also a place where anyone is wecome to come, ask questions, and learn from one another.

Faculty and staff

Along with taking part in community and support groups, our office serves faculty and staff through various training and educational opportunities. We also serves as a sounding board for questions and issues you may have.

Education

We offer several different kinds of opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to learn about issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • New this fall is the DEI Graduate Certificate, a 15-hour program that will help you develop a deeper understanding of systemic oppression and its relationship to social change.
  • Our annual Diversity Conference features a keynote speaker and sessions that revolve around a common theme.
  • Throughout the year, we coordinate speakers and presentations on DEI issues and current research from faculty, students, and visiting scholars.

Consultation

Our office works throughout the College of Education to consult on issues concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage and promote courageous conversations among students, faculty, and staff concerning multicultural and social justice issues, wehich includes programming and training in areas such as:

  • Ally/Community-Builder training
  • Trans and gendeerqueer training
  • Safe Space training in collaboration with UGA's LGBT Resource Center

You may also come by during drop-in hours for consultation.

Advocacy

We are committed to working with students, faculty, and staff to be an advocate, and also empower others to be advocates. Through programs that encourage community building in the College, as well as collaborations across campus, we are working to help others participate and be empowered. This includes programs such as:

  • Women of Color group (students, faculty, staff)
  • African-American Mens Group (students, faculty, staff)
  • First-generation Student Mentoring Program
  • Exploring Privilege groups

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This office was developed in response to voices of College of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni who asked for increased support in attending to multicultural and social justice issues.

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News and Events

Upcoming Events

Mar
1

DEI Speaker Series: Using Reflective Structure Dialogue for Courageous Conversations

Reflective Structure Dialogue gives faculty, administrators, and students strategies they can use to enhance the learning environment by creating a space to hear and understand things that are hard to digest and to reflect on one's own perspectives.

Mar
2

The College of Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference

Join the College of Education's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion—along with students, faculty, and staff from across the university and folks from the local Athens community—as we explore DEI topics and work to translate ideas into action.

Recurring Events

Diversity Conference

Concurrent sessions focus on overlooked areas of diversity and developing scholarly paths, led by faculty from across campus.

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