Diversity is one of Georgia Tech's greatest strengths. With an underrepresented population of 45 percent, Georgia Tech is one of the most diverse universities in the world. We have students who represent every state in the nation and more than 100 countries of the world. Georgia Tech students should graduate knowing how to learn, live, work, and lead in a global world.
Student Diversity Programs provides an institutionalized approach for meeting the co-curricular needs of students by coordinating and planning educational opportunities that enhance interaction and learning across groups. Through intentional programs like Diversity Week, the MLK Student Celebration, the Power Over Prejudice Summit, and Diversity Through the Arts, the Office assists the campus in understanding, appreciating, and celebrating Tech's rich cultural diversity. Workshops and training opportunities are available for students, student groups, faculty, staff, and departments. The Office of Student Diversity Programs annually provides training for more than 800 students, faculty, and staff and present workshops that reach more than 5,000 individuals.
Diversity Programs also works to eliminate discrimination and acts of intolerance on campus. Such acts involving students or student groups should be reported to the Office of the Dean of Students. Georgia Tech values each and every member of our community and this commitment is thoroughly outlined in the Georgia Tech Strategic Plan:
“We will recruit develop, retain, and engage a diverse cadre of students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and talents, creating a campus community that exemplifies the best in all of us – in our intellectual pursuits, our diversity of thought, our personal integrity, and our inclusive excellence.”
Diversity Programs is responsible for fostering a vision of diversity appreciation, which is actualized through intentional educational programming in support of the Institute's Strategic Plan. The Office will provide a systemic approach for meeting the needs of underrepresented and underserved populations by coordinating and planning educational opportunities, which enhance interaction and learning across groups. Through its programs and services, the Office will assist the entire campus community in appreciating and embracing the rich cultural diversity that exists within the Institute.