Statement on the Killings in Atlanta This Month
At Georgia College we value the life and dignity of all human beings, and we strongly believe in the promise of diversity for our college community, our region, and our nation. In the spirit of Georgia College’s core values, we strongly condemn the acts of violence that tragically occurred in Atlanta this week that killed eight people, six of whom were Asian American women. Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of all the victims. In the wake of these killings and in the context of heightened attacks on Asian Americans across the country, we renew our commitment to ensuring that Georgia College remains a safe, respectful, and inclusive community for Asian Americans, and for anyone who experiences bias or violence based on race, class, religion, gender, or national origin.
Georgia College Diversity Statement
Georgia College recognizes that diversity and inclusion are essential to our core values of reason, respect, and responsibility. We strive to achieve diversity excellence in the composition of our community, our educational programs, university policies, research and scholarship, campus life, employment practices, extracurricular activities, and community-outreach. We also believe that a welcoming and inclusive environment is critical to attaining the kind of campus climate that allows members of our community to succeed in their endeavors, to be respected as individuals, and to feel a sense of belonging at Georgia College, and we support educational programs designed to achieve this kind of inclusive excellence. Our overarching goal is for Georgia College to achieve preeminence as a model for excellence in diversity and inclusion for our state, region, and the nation.
OIE Mission Statement
The Office of Inclusive Excellence seeks to provide education that informs, to support a culture that values, and to build an infrastructure that sustains a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community at Georgia College.
OIE Vision Statement
The Office of Inclusive Excellence envisions a college community that is knowledgeable of historical and cultural issues impacting diversity and inclusion, committed to the inherent value of diversity and inclusion, and actively engaged in practices that demonstrate that knowledge and commitment.
Upcoming diversity 360 april events
Color Blind or Color Brave
Apr. 23 at 12:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Dr. Stephanie McClure