Office of Inclusive Excellence

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OIE celebrates black history month

The Office of Inclusive Excellence celebrates Black History Month at Georgia College. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans as well as recognition of their contributions to the United States. Beginning as “Negro History Week” in 1926, the commemoration was created under the leadership of scholar, Dr. Carter G. Woodson. The theme for this year is "Black Resistance." 

dinner with 12 strangers

Twelve strangers enjoy dinner on the Atkinson Hall porch

The Office of Inclusive Excellence is pleased to announce the return of “Dinner With 12 Strangers”, a “building community” event at Georgia College. During the fall and spring semesters, there will be two Dinners that will include a delicious meal, fun icebreakers, personal introductions, and an engaging conversation about how we can make Georgia College a more welcoming community for all.  Twelve selected individuals from all areas of campus will be invited to be one of the twelve strangers who meet for dinner.  

Registration for the Spring 2023 dinners will be posted on our webpage soon. Dinner guests will be selected by the Office of Inclusive Excellence and notified at least a week before the dinner is scheduled. Thank you for participating in this exciting new community-building program.

Diversity Statement

Georgia College & State University recognizes that diversity and inclusion are essential to our core values of reason, respect, and responsibility. We strive to achieve diversity excellence in the composition of our community, our educational programs, university policies, research and scholarship, campus life, employment practices, extracurricular activities, and community outreach. We also believe that a welcoming and inclusive environment is critical to attaining the kind of campus climate that allows members of our community to succeed in their endeavors, to be respected as individuals, and to feel a sense of belonging at Georgia College, and we support educational programs designed to achieve this kind of inclusive excellence. Our overarching goal is for Georgia College to achieve preeminence as a model for excellence in diversity and inclusion for our state, region, and the nation.

Mission Statement

The Office of Inclusive Excellence seeks to provide education that informs, to support a culture that values, and to build an infrastructure that sustains a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community at Georgia College.

Vision Statement

The Office of Inclusive Excellence envisions a college community that is knowledgeable of cultural issues impacting diversity and inclusion, committed to historical and the inherent value of diversity and inclusion, and actively engaged in practices that demonstrate that knowledge and commitment.

 

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