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.

Pre-Collegiate Programs & Outreach

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

African Studies
International Education and Study Abroad
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Center for Latin Achievement and Success in Education
Institute for Women's Studies
Center for Asian Studies
Language Communities
College of Education - Multiculturalism
Institute of African American Studies
Institute of Native American Studies
Center for Student Organizations
Disability Resource Center
Recreational Sports 
Career Center
Campus Ministry
Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention 

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for Underrepresented Students

Multicultural Services & Programs

Supporting our commitment to "foster the understanding of and respect for cultural differences necessary for an enlightened and educated citizenry" through programs, organizations and outreach that develop students' multicultural competencies. 

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International Student Life

Enhances international awareness for both U.S. and international students through innovative programs and nearly 30 students organizations, as well as offers services to international students including orientation, non-resident tax assistance and cultural programming. 

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Contact us

Contact us for more information about how you can join the FIRST. 

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