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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 inclusion equitable access to opportunity. We also promote cultural humility/responsiveness in which all backgrounds and cultures are valued. In addition, we emphasize 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.

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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Health Sciences Campus

G. Lombard Kelly Building





A Message From Our Office

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work is a lifelong process. Doing this work is an investment in yourself and in your community.

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Campus and Community Partners


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DEI Small Grants


Learn more about our grant opportunities.

Washington Initiative


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

DEI Trainings


Access our NEW Diversity, Equity and Inclusion courses.

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


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‘Stand together against hate’: Augusta University calls for action amid violence against Asian Americans

In response to the mass shooting this week in Atlanta, as well as recent violence across the nation targeting Asian Americans, Dr. Tiffany Townsend, chief diversity officer for Augusta University, shares an important message with the entire university community.

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Provost to join upcoming campus listening sessions

Dr. Neil MacKinnon, Augusta University's new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, is joining the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's faculty and staff listening sessions.

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Faculty Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion staff to host virtual panel discussion series

Register for Augusta University's upcoming virtual panel discussions on inclusive learning environments.

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New task force will celebrate the diverse story of Augusta University

"I am eager to have the opportunity to identify new communication strategies, tangible markers and unifying celebrations to acknowledge Augusta University heroes from diverse backgrounds," Keel said.

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Person of Impact

Dr. Tran Nguyen

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tran Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen is a Vietnamese American who has called Augusta her hometown for the last 25 years. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, College of Allied Health Sciences, where she teaches and guides graduate students in the Master of Public Health Program. She also serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Health Promotion Student Association.

Dr. Nguyen holds a doctorate and a master's degree in Public Health, as well as bachelor's degrees in Chemistry and Medical Technology. She is interested in training the subsequent public health professional generation. Her research focuses on utilizing advanced leadership roles throughout the community to address public health challenges, close the health disparity gap, and achieve health equity for all Americans. She recently published a study that examined 159 counties within Georgia to identify community characteristics associated with county-level COVID-19 case, hospitalization, and death rates. Her research contributions on how COVID-19 pandemic affects population groups differently, worsening existing social, economic, and health inequities are valuable to the University.