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 EVENTS
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 EVENTS
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 EVENTS
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 EVENTS
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 EVENTS
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 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.
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.
Dr. Brandy Thomas Wells will be presenting "Hidden Figures: A History of African American Women & the State Department" during the January session of the Diversity & Inclusion Grand Rounds lecture series.
Events planned include screenings of the film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, meet-and-greets with the author and Lacks family, and African American Read-In Day.
Congratulations to Augusta University, winner of the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award and the 2017 Health Professions HEED Award. The HEED Award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.