The Office of Inclusive Excellence

Remembering, Listening and Recommitting

Parks Hall
Message from the Chief Diversity Officer
Carolyn Denard


On behalf of the Office of Inclusive Excellence, I would like to welcome back the entire University community for the new academic year.  It has been a challenging six months for the University and the nation, and we want you all to know that we are committed to helping members of the Georgia College community get through this unusual time with resources, programs, workshops, and other virtual gatherings that will help us sustain our commitment to each other and to our ongoing goal of creating an inclusive community.  

The highlight of our work this year will be leading the development of the New Diversity Action Plan.  In September, we will begin a series of discussion sessions to help us begin to assess where we are and to develop the blueprint for how we will move forward to build on the work of the last Diversity Action Plan and meet the new and continuing challenges we face now and the future. We invite you to take part in as many of the discussions as possible in order to make sure that your voice and your ideas are heard as we engage in this important work. 

Whether you are working or studying remotely or in person, we wish you a safe and successful semester. 


Carolyn Denard
Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
Chief Diversity Officer


Our Mission and Vision Statements

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 historical and cultural issues impacting diversity and inclusion, committed to the inherent value of diversity and inclusion, and actively engaged in practices that demonstrate that knowledge and commitment. 

Diversity 360 Series

Diversity 360 is a campus-wide diversity education program for students, faculty, and staff. The goal of this educational series to help ensure that every GC community member embrace and reflects the university’s values of reason, respect, and responsibility towards their fellow Bobcats in the classroom, residence halls, workplace, and all other environments on campus.

Diversity 360 Events: Fall 2020

Microaggressions Virtual Sessions with Dr. Diane Goodman
Sep. 21 │ Noon – 1:30 p.m. (Staff)
Sep. 22 │ 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Students)
Sep. 23 │ 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Faculty) 

Participating in Social Justice: Moving beyond Allyship into Action
Sep. 23
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

Self-Care and Social Justice 
Oct. 29
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

Diversity Dashboard

To view the 2019 Diversity Dashboard, please click here

2020 GC Inclusive Excellence Award Winners


a picture of Emily Brookshire

Emily Brookshire

Program Coordinator, Women’s Center
GC Inclusive Excellence Award Winners

Congratulations to Emily Brookshire - Inclusive Excellence Staff Award Winner

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Dr. Peter Rosado Flores

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry
GC Inclusive Excellence Award Winners

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Rosado Flores - Inclusive Excellence Faculty Award Winner