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 programs are part of a national initiative dedicated to training faculty, staff, students and support services at colleges and universities in an effort to create safe and inclusive environments for individuals of all sexual and gender identities.
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.
Diversity & Inclusion Grand Rounds is a lecture series that features speakers who are diversity leaders in their discipline. They use a multicultural lens to explore their research questions and give voice to populations that are often marginalized or discounted within their particular areas of expertise.
The series starts on Friday, September 29 with a presentation from Dr. Juan Walker titled "Religion and education have always coexisted: Examining how pre-service social studies teachers teach world religions."
The speaker for the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Summit is Sonia Manzano, an actress known for her role as Maria on Sesame Street. This year's theme is "The ABCs of Diversity and Inclusion."
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.