Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.19
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date March 2, 2021

STARS v2.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Anne Rogers
Sustainability Program & Portfolio Manager
Office of Campus Sustainability
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
Georgia Tech (GT) aspires to be an Institute that pursues excellence and embraces and leverages diversity in all of its forms. Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (IDEI) at Georgia Tech provides leadership to establish priorities, policies, and programs that support our mission as a leading technological university in the 21st century.

IDEI works with the executive leadership team of the Institute to ensure that we recruit, develop, retain, and engage a diverse cadre of students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and talents who will contribute to our mission and vision.

IDEI also works with campus leaders to ensure that our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded in equal opportunity and non-discrimination practices. A strong partnership with the Offices of Human Resources, Legal Affairs, and the Division of Student Affairs ensures our compliance with all federal and state laws regarding Equal Opportunity, Title IX, and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion oversees the six professors of Georgia Tech's ADVANCE Program, which work to enhance gender diversity in the faculty, and Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST), co-directed by three faculty members. WST links the study of science and technology to those of gender, culture, and society, connecting faculty and students in research partnerships. Institute Diversity is also addressing issues of student diversity and inclusion. Currently, two units, OMED: Education Services and Office of Hispanic Initiatives, address academic transitions and success, retention, and graduation for women and historically underserved and underrepresented populations. IDEI also houses the Institute's ADA Compliance and Title IX units.

IDEI Website: https://diversity.gatech.edu/

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Georgia Tech offers numerous opportunities to become more multiculturally competent. They offer a Multicultural Competence Certificate program which is available to staff and administrators. The Office of Institute Diversity also offers numerous trainings available to students on all manners of different topics including social justice, workplace diversity, and more. Trainings can include but are not limited to workshops, open discussions, and field trips. The Office of Institute Diversity also offers public events, lectures, and trainings that are available to faculty as well. Some of your trainings and activities include:
-ADA Trainings
-Demystifying Tech Series
-Diversity and Inclusion Fellows Program
-Implicit Bias Trainings
-Various Student Trainings, Programs and Activities
-Diversity Symposium
-MLK Month Activities and Lecture Series
-Hispanic Heritage Month Activities and Lecture series
-Institute-wide Climate Assessment
-Various ERG Trainings
-Leading Women@Tech
-Inclusive Leaders Academy
-LGBTQIA Trainings

Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
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