Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Human Resources is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive working environment
where we value and develop employees of all backgrounds and experiences. We are committed
to a workplace in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. We firmly
believe collaboration among team members with varied pasts and perspectives generates
deeper and more creative insights that enhance results, leading to greater contributions
in support of the University of Georgia's mission.
The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) is to provide institutional leadership to the focused effort to
enhance and maintain a diverse and inclusive environment for learning, teaching, research, and service at the
University of Georgia.
UGA has received the HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) award for eight straight years as of 2021. As the only national honor for higher eduction excellence in this area, the HEED award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Office of Institutional Diversity goals include:
The University of Georgia is committed to a fair and respectful environment for living, working, and studying. One of the Equal Opportunity Office’s many functions is assisting in the maintenance of this environment by ensuring that UGA complies with all applicable laws and policies regarding discrimination on the basis of race, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, and disability or veteran status (these eleven categories are known as the“ProtectedCategories”). EOO does so through the administration of the following policies governing the UGA community:
The University System of Georgia’s Sexual Misconduct Policy
Governs situations where a UGA student engages in sexual misconduct and Addresses Title IX
These policies apply to UGA staff, faculty, students, student-athletes, and all visitors
to UGA’s campuses or other properties. They also apply to Campus Transit, Study Abroad,
and other UGA programs and activities on and off-campus, whether you’re cheering on
the Dawgs at the Rose Bowl or enjoying a Zoom meet-and greet for new departmental
employees. Please visit the Equal Opportunity Office Website and review these policies and related materials to gain a fuller understanding of
what discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct mean at UGA.
LINKS AND RESOURCES
UGA has a number of additional resources for our community.