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.

OIE presented its Fifth Annual Making Excellence Inclusive Day on August 10, 2021. This year's theme was “Where Do We Go from Here? Building Community in a Challenging Time”. Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, a national diversity consultant and the founder and president of Washington Consultant Group, was the early morning keynote speaker. Dr. TaJuan Wilson, Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer from Georgia Southern University, was the second keynote speaker.

Watch video of Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington here. Watch video of Dr. TaJuan Wilson here.

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. 

MLK celebration week

Every January, the GA College Cultural Center and the Office of Inclusive Excellence celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In previous years, the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was celebrated with a one day breakfast for the campus and Milledgeville community. In 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we presented “King Week: Where Do We Go from Here?” It was held Jan. 19 - 23. The celebration honored Dr. King with a series of virtual events to include a kick-off lecture, MLK Jr. Baldwin County area student essay winners, and creative expression performances. The week concluded with a Day of Service. 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.  

GC Inclusive Excellence Awards

The Office of Inclusive Excellence has established the GC 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.