Inclusive Excellence Resources

Diversity Action Plan

The Diversity Action Plan (DAP) reflects our institution’s commitment to inclusive excellence.  Under the leadership of President Dr. Steve Dorman, the importance of diversity and inclusion efforts at Georgia College have been strategically outlined in the DAP. Modeled organizationally after the California State University, Chico’s diversity plan, Georgia College’s DAP was divided into four goal areas: Student Access and Success, Curriculum, Creative Learning and Scholarship, Campus Climate and Campus Vitality and Viability. The DAP addresses four goals: student diversity access and success; curriculum, creative learning and scholarship; faculty and staff recruitment and retention success; and campus climate.

Click here to view the Diversity Action Plan.

Student Diversity Access and Success

Georgia College is interested in increasing the diversity of the student population by attracting underrepresented students to campus. The DAP specifically targets enrollment, retention and graduation strategies that will assist Georgia College in attracting and retaining underrepresented populations as well as assisting in degree completion.

Curriculum, Creative Learning and Scholarship

The DAP seeks strategies that focus on the learning experiences of Georgia College students that promote diversity competence in curricular activities. Other goals include faculty, staff, student scholarship, professional development and research on diversity and inclusion.

Faculty and Staff Recruitment and Retention Success

The DAP seeks to develop strategies to increase diversity of faculty, professional staff and administration at all levels of Georgia College. These efforts will include opportunities for developing a system of accountability in hiring, promotion and professional development opportunities.

Campus Climate

DAP develops ways to assist Georgia in developing opportunities of inclusion through policies, processes, programs, co-curricular activities and activities that may advance and sustain an inclusive campus environment.

OIE Recruitment Resources

RECRUITMENT GUIDELINES

OIE Recruitment Guidelines for Faculty & Staff

RECRUITMENT RESOURCES

Search Committee Chairs are encouraged to develop a recruitment plan that promotes diversity and inclusion. To assist chairs in recruiting a diverse applicant pool, the following is a list of web sites, journals and organizations to target and attract professionals from underrepresented groups.

Underrepresented Groups

General Resources

Database/Directories 

LGBT+ Resources 

Disability and Veteran Resources 

Resources by Discipline 

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES SERVING UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS 

To assist Search Committees to reach diverse faculty and staff, OIE has provided a list of colleges and universities that produces a significant number of underrepresented PhD and Master-level students.

Historical Black Colleges and Universities 

Hispanic-Serving Institutions 

Tribal Colleges and Universities 

Student Diversity Peer Educators

Diversity Peer Educators is a student organization which works to promote diversity and inclusion on campus to ensure all students feel welcome. They host monthly events about various diversity-related topics; as well as, facilitating classroom activities, presenting on panels, and supporting other diverse organizations on campus. The program's intent is to make our campus not only more inclusive, but to also improve our campus climate. The Student Diversity Peer Educators for 2020-2021 are:

Cecilia Allen

Cecilia Allen

Jovanna Cruz

Jovanna Cruz

Diondra Franklin

Katherine Garcia

Katherine Garcia

Juniper Guthrie

Juniper Guthrie

Maggie Korn

Abigail Leedy

Abigail Leedy

William Schroeder

William Schroeder

Alexis Stroud

Alexis Stroud

Sage Viohl

Interested in becoming a Diversity Peer Educator?

Please check back toward the end of the spring semester to see when they are holding info sessions and accepting applications.

Request Training

To request a DPE training, please contact Nadirah Mayweather, Head Coordinator, at nadirah.mayweather@gcsu.edu or 445-8155. Please send the following information in your request:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Subject
  • Number of students

Follow us on our website and social media:

https://www.facebook.com/gcdpe/

https://www.instagram.com/dpegcsu/ 

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Faculty Diversity Peer Educators

The Faculty Diversity Peer Educators are a group of Georgia College faculty who facilitate training for faculty members that is focused on building and maintaining an inclusive environment in the classroom. Faculty Diversity Peer Educators hold general training sessions designed for all faculty and provide tailored training to the specific needs of the individual faculty member upon request. The Faculty Diversity Peer Educators for 2020-2021 are:

Kelley Dietzel

Kelley Dietzel, Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Sabrina Hom

Sabrina Hom, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Sunita Manian

Sunita Manian, Chair of the Department of Philosophy & Liberal Studies

Kalina Manoylov

Kalina Manoylov, Associate Professor of Biology

Stephanie McClure

Stephanie McClure, Professor of Government and Sociology

Joanna Schwarzt

Joanna Schwartz, Professor of Management, Marketing, and Logistics

Stefanie Sevcik

Stefanie Sevcik, Lecturer in the Department of English

Christina Smith

Christina Smith, Assistant Professor of Communication

Ashley Taylor

Ashley Taylor, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Shaundra Walker

Shaundra Walker, Interim Library Director

Staff Diversity Peer Educators

The Staff Diversity Peer Educators are a group of Georgia College staff members who are charged with holding workshops, discussions, and training to help address diversity and inclusion issues that are specifically needed by staff.  These issues may include how to create welcoming workplace environments, how to engage in conflict resolution, how to give and receive respect in the workplace, and other issues that staff members identify as topics they would like to receive more education. The new Staff Diversity Peer Educators for 2020-2021 are:

Sarah Fuller

Sarah Fuller

Melissa Gerrior

Melissa Gerrior

Cindy McClanahan

Cindy McClanahan

Desaree Murden

Desaree Murden

Jessica Swain

Jessica Swain

Erin Weston

Erin Weston

Sylvia White

Sylvia White

Chad Wilson

Chad Wilson

Desaree Murden serves as the Coordinator of the Diversity Staff Peer Educators. If you would like to request training or information from a Staff DPE, please email Desaree or contact OIE at 478-445-4233 or oie@gcsu.edu


 

 


 

Religious Holidays

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