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As Georgia Tech takes measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19, the Office of Student Diversity Programs will be open for appointments only and staff will be working a staggered remote/on-campus work schedule. We will be closely following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Health to practice social distancing, provide health education to our students, and practice effective workplace hygiene as protection from contracting and spreading COVID-19.

Winter Break

The Institute will be closed for winter break December 21-25, and our office will be honoring Governor Kemp's request to telework December 28 - December 31. The Institute will be closed on January 1, 2021. Karen Yiu will return to the office on January 4, and Stephanie Ray will return on January 8.
Meeting with Stephanie Ray, Associate Dean of Students and Director 
Meetings with Stephanie Ray can be scheduled remotely or in-person. Remote meetings via phone or bluejeans can occur any day of the week. For in-person meetings, Stephanie will be working on-campus Tuesday, Thursday, and every other Friday. 

To schedule an appointment, send Ms. Dionne Chears Ross an email at dionne.chears@sudentlife.gatech.edu.
Meeting with Karen Yiu, Program Director for Student Diversity Programs
Meetings with Karen can be scheduled remotely or in-person. Remote meetings via phone or Bluejeans can occur any day of the week. For in-person meetings, Karen will be working on-campus Monday and Wednesday in rotation with Dean Ray. 

To schedule an appointment, send her an email at karen.yiu@studentlife.gatech.edu
All in-person meetings will practice physical distancing while encouraging the wearing of face coverings.  
For the most up to date information on Georgia Tech’s Covid-19 response, please visit http://health.gatech.edu/coronavirus

Student Spotlight


Amira Abadir

Mechnical Engineering

Amira Abadir is a fourth-year student from Mitchellville, Maryland who is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Sociology. Her hobbies include yoga, cooking, and hanging out in the Flag Building. Over the years she has been involved with the Georgia Tech Society of Black Engineers, GT Women in Engineering, GT Housing, and the GT MLK Student Board. Since 2016, she has also been a student assistant at the Center for Academic Success. Most recently she has participated in Diversity Ambassadors and the Black Women’s Initiative (BWI), a group partnered with the Women’s...