The University of Georgia is the flagship institution of higher education in the state of Georgia. It has a duty to prepare its students to function effectively, to be leaders and to be citizens of the state, region and nation.
Part of this duty is to prepare students to work in a diverse environment.This duty includes an obligation to expose students to a robust exchange of ideas within a student body representing the greatest possible variety of backgrounds.
Such exposure is an essential part of our obligation to prepare students to interact in an increasingly diverse workforce and society, both domestically and internationally.
In order to provide a diverse learning environment, the University will adopt policies and practices to increase diversity among its entering students. Read the UGA Faculty Statement on Diversity
Office of Institutional Diversity
The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) is to lead a focused institutional effort to evaluate existing programs and develop new initiatives to support diversity and equity at the University of Georgia.
The Office of Institutional Diversity seeks to ensure a University of Georgia where people of many different backgrounds and perspectives join together to actively advance knowledge. As a community dedicated to scholarship, research, instruction, and public service and outreach, we recognize the importance of respecting, valuing and learning from each other's differences while seeking common goals. The Office of Institutional Diversity will provide the leadership to establish the University of Georgia as a national and international model in creative ways to address diversity and equity issues in an academic setting.
Intercultural Affairs (ICA) provides student centered support of academic excellence, advocacy, and intercultural education. It supports the institutional mission of fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students and members of the surrounding community. Ultimately, ICA's goal is to carry out the University of Georgia's mission to prepare students to be global citizens through campus based educational initiatives, lectures, student advisement, and leadership development.
Intercultural Affairs (ICA) is composed of FOUR distinct departments whose sole purpose is to serve students and expand opportunities for inter-cultural interaction and experiences for students at UGA:
- African American Cultural Center
- International Student Life
- LGBT Center
- Multicultural Services and Programs
UGA Multicultural Alumni Association
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Pre-Collegiate Programs & Outreach
The University of Georgia offers a number of opportunities for students in Elementary, Middle and High School to become engaged with UGA Academic departments, extracurricular activities and summer camps before becoming a student at UGA.
- International Education and Study Abroad
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Institute for Women's Studies
- Center for Asian Studies
- Language Communities
- College of Education - Multiculturalism
- Institute of African American Studies
- African Studies
- UGA Hillel
- Institute of Native American Studies
UGA has a student organizations and support systems for members of the LGBT community.
- Campus Life
- Center for Student Organizations
- Disability Resource Center
- Recreational Sports
- Career Services
- Campus Ministry
- Office for Violence Prevention
UGA has a several student organizations for leadership development, cultural awareness, community service, and NPHC & Multicultural Greek organizations
- Asian American Student Association
- Black Affairs Council
- Hispanic Student Association
- Indian Cultural Exchange
- Infusion Magazine
- Multicultural Greek Council
- UGA NAACP
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