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Committed to increasing inclusive excellence, promoting equity, and cultivating a welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff at Augusta University

Working hand-in-hand with university administrative units, academic departments and senior leadership, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) strategically builds, aligns and coordinates diversity, equity and inclusion efforts throughout the university to advance the organizational goals outlined in Beyond Boundaries and to enhance Augusta University’s business operations.

In order to remain a destination of choice in today’s quickly evolving society, Augusta University understands that it must attract and develop talent from a broad array of backgrounds and experiences. Therefore, ODI works to foster an environment that celebrates diversity and includes equitable access to opportunity, cultural humility/responsiveness in which all backgrounds and cultures are valued, and an emphasis on respect, trust and empowerment, achieved through transparency, open communication, and the development of collaborative working relationships that extend beyond the campus to the surrounding communities that Augusta University serves.

Contact Us

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Health Sciences Campus

G. Lombard Kelly Building

AA-2028

706-721-6890

706-721-9304

ODI@augusta.edu

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Campus & Community Partners

 

Discover our diversity offices and more.

Washington Initiative

 

Enjoy our commemorative event with the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History.

DEI Small Grants

 

Learn more about our grant opportunities.

DEI Trainings

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusive training course offerings.

Black Faculty and Staff Association

 

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Resources

 

Enlighten, listen, read and grow. Remember we're all in this together

Stay Connected

Learn about upcoming events and what’s happening with diversity, equity and inclusion around campus.

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Listen: Campus leaders discuss racism, allyship and more on ‘In the Wild’ podcast

Dr. Tiffany Townsend and Dr. Lindsey West discuss how the institution is preparing to become more inclusive and better allies to the diverse communities that make us JagNation.

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Safe Zone Training available for students and employees

Augusta University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers Safe Zone Training for all students and employees.

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Randall named ADA facilities specialist for Augusta University

Colette Randall is working to make the Augusta University campus more welcoming and accessible for everyone, regardless of their abilities.

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Augusta University to host listening session on racial injustice

Augusta University will host a virtual Lunch and Listening session at noon Thursday, June 18.

 

 

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Save the date for USG's October 30th Diversity & Inclusion Summit 2020

We're going virtual!

 

Each month, ODI features a notable faculty, staff, student on community member whose work has made a significant impact in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at Augusta University, its surrounding community, or throughout society.

The goal of the feature is to raise awareness of the important work that is taking place in our community and to encourage a culture shift in which everyone begins to appreciate that the advancement of equity benefits us all.

Dr. Seretha Williams

Dr. Seretha Williams

Professor

​Dr. Seretha Williams is a professor of English and affiliated Women's and Gender Studies faculty. She joined Augusta University in 1998 after completing a doctorate in Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia. Dr. Williams's research interests include Africana Studies, Women's Studies, and Digital Humanities. During her time at Augusta University, she has directed both the Minority Advising and Women's and Gender Studies Programs and organized diversity, equity, and inclusion events such as the annual African American Read-In and the Biennial Women's and Gender Studies Symposium. Currently, she is working on a book project about the renowned poet and essayist Margaret Walker and serving as a managing editor for Third Stone Journal, a publication that promotes the study of Afrofuturism. Dr. Williams is the faculty advisor for the Black Student Union and the faculty co-chair for the Black Faculty & Staff Association. For the 2020-21 academic year, she will serve as interim department chair of English and World Languages.