Diversity at UGA
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 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.
The University of Georgia offers a number of opportunities for students in K-12 to become engaged with UGA Academic departments, extracurricular activities and summer camps before becoming a student at UGA.
Culturally-Based Educational Opportunities
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions for Underrepresented Students