The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) centralizes Augusta University initiatives to create a diverse and inclusive environment.
ODI helps units campuswide foster practices that optimize the contributions of groups and individuals by supporting the engagement and development of all faculty, staff, students and patients.
ODI also oversees "Healthy Perspectives," Augusta University's plan dedicated to improving the cultural competence of Augusta University students and employees.
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.MONTHLY
Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. The United States has observed it annually throughout the month of March since 1987.MONTHLY
Diversity Awareness Month is a celebration of the unique and varied cultures and perspectives that make up Augusta University. Recognitions such as heritage celebrations and awareness weeks encourage the exploration of cultures and perspectives that may differ from our own.MONTHLY
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (APAHM), celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.MONTHLY
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.MONTHLY
The LGBT community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools or in religious institutions. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions.MONTHLY
“Safe Zone” is a term used to indicate both the learning opportunity and the people who have completed the training workshop. And even more broadly, the term “safe zone” is used to refer to LGBTQ+ awareness workshops.
LGBTQ+ folks sometimes question whether they will feel safe, welcomed, or supported in a new environment. Displaying “Safe Zone” stickers can help organizations communicate to others a commitment to creating LGBTQ-inclusive environments.
The Academic Diversity Alignment Committee advises the Vice President of Academic Planning and Strategic Initiatives on priorities for addressing diversity and inclusion opportunities within the academic programs Augusta University that include recruitment, curricular and co-curricular activities, service and outreach, scholarly efforts, and faculty development.
The purpose of the Diversity and Inclusion Summit is to create inclusive excellence by engaging our community in meaningful Dialogue, building and leveraging our partnerships and creating a framework to important action steps.
We hope attendees will walk away with a greater awareness of diversity and inclusion and be empowered to enact changes in their environments with the practical tools and strategies learned at the summit.