Dr. Garrett Green
Shayla Riley Dorsey
Housed in the Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs, the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement aims to provide programming and education to foster a sense of diversity and inclusion among Augusta University students. The office collaborates with departments and colleges across campus to educate AU students on the importance of a diverse academic and social environment.
A fundamental prerequisite for excellence in our current environment requires students who can successfully navigate the multitude of cross-cultural interactions brought about by modern globalization and demographic shifts. In order to become a destination of choice in today's fast-evolving society, we must develop and attract talent with a variety of different experiences. Simultaneously, we must strive to continuously improve our level of cultural competency, create a climate of inclusion, and make best use of our diverse talent since it represents the catalyst for new ideas and connects us more holistically to the populations that we serve.
To create and celebrate inclusive and safe space through programming, advocacy and educational initiatives that develop and empower culturally competent students, faculty and staff.
Disclaimer: The following definitions describe the operational constructs used to provide context to the pages in this website. These definitions are not intended and should not be interpreted to replace any legal or compliance-oriented verbiage.
Diversity: Ensuring there is a presence of people who differ in identity within a given setting.
Inclusion: Ensuring people who differ in identity feel and are being valued, leveraged, and welcomed within a given setting.
Equity: Ensuring all people have access to the same opportunities while correcting and addressing the imbalance of advantages and barriers that exist in preventing people of differing identities from starting in the same place.