OIE Program Initiatives

Making Excellence Inclusive Day

Making Excellence Inclusive Day is a day-long event held at the beginning of the fall semester that gives faculty and staff the opportunity to receive information that helps them to understand current diversity issues impacting our campus. The program features a plenary session with a guest speaker followed by breakout sessions on topics designed to help improve teaching strategies, foster better interpersonal relationships, and sustain a welcoming climate for diversity at Georgia College & State University.

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 GCSU 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. 

MLK commemoration week

Every January, the Georgia College & State University Cultural Center and the Office of Inclusive Excellence celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme for 2024 aligned with the King Center's theme: “King Week: Forget Us Not A Path to Love?” The commemoration began with a breakfast ceremony Friday, Jan. 12 in Magnolia Ballroom. 

MLK Jr. events continued with Day of Service Saturday on Jan. 13. The GCSU community signed up to put the teachings of Dr. King into action through community service. The week concluded Tuesday, Jan. 16 with the National Day of Racial Healing "Open Mic Read Out," Reading of Dr. King's writings followed by Circle Conversation both held in Donahoo Lounge.   The GCSU community extended to engage in service. They also shared reflections and ways they are implementing Dr. King's philosophies in their own lives on social media using the hashtag #Forget Us: Not A Path to Love.  

We hope you will join us next year in our efforts to honor Dr. King, his legacy, and the future of inclusive excellence at Georgia College.  

GCSU Inclusive Excellence Awards

The Office of Inclusive Excellence has established the GCSU Inclusive Excellence Award. This annual award will honor the cumulative contributions of faculty and staff to advance diversity and inclusion at Georgia College through exemplary leadership. Faculty, staff and students are invited to nominate those who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multi-cultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities or other initiatives.