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.


Contact Us

   Kelly Admin Building, AA-2028
Health Sciences Campus
   1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912


Upcoming Events


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.

Safe Zone Training

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 Climate Survey for Faculty


Augusta University faculty are invited to participate in the 2017 Diversity Climate Survey. The goal is to better understand how faculty (temporary, full-time, part-time, and administrative) perceive the current state of diversity and inclusion at Augusta University. 

Take the Survey

Academic Diversity Initiatives 

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. 



Diversity & Inclusion Summit

The speaker for the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Summit was Sonia Manzano, an actress known for her role as Maria on Sesame Street. The theme was "The ABCs of Diversity and Inclusion." 

We hope attendees walked away with a greater awareness of diversity and inclusion and were empowered to enact changes in their environments with the practical tools and strategies learned at the summit.



Augusta University Demographics

Student Population: 8,532

  • Female 61.5
  • Male 38.5

Racial Diversity Percentages

  • White 61.6
  • Black/African American  20.4
  • Asian 7.4
  • Hispanic/Latino 6.2
  • Other 4.4