The Office of Institute Diversity provides Institute leadership to establish priorities, policies, and programs that support our mission as a leading technological university in the 21st century.

The OID works with the executive leadership team of the Institute to ensure that we recruit, develop, retain and engage a diverse cadre of students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interest and talents who will contribute to our mission and vision.

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  • Navigating Community Engagement, Sustainability, and Service Learning Opportunities at Georgia Tech 

    Bryan, Michael; King, Lilly; Hull, Rebecca A. Watts; Neville, Sarah; Strohmenger, Sarah (2020-02-18)
    Looking for ways to connect with others around positive social change—on and off campus—while at Georgia Tech? Join SLS, Office of Campus Sustainability, and Civic Engagement to learn about programs and initiatives (curricular ...
  • Advocating for Georgia Tech in the State of Georgia and Beyond 

    Burke, Chris; Childs, Caulder; Durham, Lynn; King, Greg; Knotts, Robert (2020-02-13)
    The Office of Institute Relations is Georgia Tech’s primary connection to federal, state, and local governments, communities, and businesses. IR works to ensure Georgia Tech’s strategic priorities receive recognition and ...
  • Insights into the President's Office 

    Neville, Frank (2020-01-28)
    Presenter Frank Neville, senior vice president for strategic initiatives and chief of staff, will discuss the new leadership structure, the alignment of current roles with Georgia Tech’s overall goals/priorities, and how ...
  • The Realities of Resilience: An Authentic Leadership Discussion 

    Alvarez-Robinson, Sonia; Durham, Lynn; Isbell, Charles Lee; Stein, John M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-11-21)
    In this rare and candid panel discussion, Georgia Tech leaders Lynn Durham, John Stein and Dr. Charles Isbell will share their insights on building personal resilience. Through their own stories of adversity, opportunity, ...
  • The Trouble With My Name 

    Avila, Javier (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-10-08)
    A humor-filled one-man show by Javier Avila that embraces the autobiographical journey of a man who moves between cultures to provide a fascinating perspective of American Latinos who struggle to dispel misconceptions about ...
  • The Realities of Resilience: An Authentic Leadership Discussion 

    Alavi, Maryam; Alvarez-Robinson, Sonia; Harrington, Kim; McLaughlin, Steven (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-08-23)
    In this rare and candid panel discussion, Georgia Tech leaders share insights on building personal resilience. Through their own stories of adversity, opportunity, tragedy and triumph, the panel will describe ways to use ...
  • Demystifying Tech: A Path Forward - Together 

    Abrams, Jennifer; Billing, Andrew (2019-04-23)
    A Path Forward - Together unites student, staff, and faculty voices around broad themes as a means for creating meaningful, positive change in the student experience at Georgia Tech. In fulfilling the Institute's commitment ...
  • Balancing Research and Family 

    Ferri, Bonnie; Harrington, Kim D.; Stein, John M. (2019-01-22)
    While working towards their Ph.D. degree, students sometimes feel challenges in balancing the demands due to coursework, Teaching Assistant (TA) or Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) responsibilities, research, funding, ...
  • Professional Development Programs for Faculty and Staff 

    Alexander, Pearl; Ancis, Julie; Ferguson, LaTrese; Lieuwen, Timothy; Sharp, Leslie N.; Thomas, Robert (2018-11-27)
    Georgia Tech and the University System of Georgia offer a number of professional development programs for faculty and staff, such as the Emerging Leaders Program, Women’s Leadership Program, Adaptive Leadership Program, ...
  • How the Office of Sponsored Programs Supports Faculty 

    Mason, Sandra; Riley, Trudy; Roche, Susan; Spatt, Gail (2018-11-08)
    In this session, panelists from key offices dedicated to supporting faculty in obtaining and managing sponsored research funds will discuss recent initiatives focused on streamlining their services. They will also discuss ...
  • Demystifying Student Crisis Response 

    Gagen, Jennifer; Riggle, Colleen (2018-04-17)
    Presenters Jennifer Gagen, VOICE advocate, and Colleen Riggle, assistant dean of students and director of the Women’s Resource Center, will share their experience and knowledge in responding to student crisis and in your ...
  • Undergraduate Enrollment: Goals, Stats, and Stories 

    Clark, Rick (2018-03-27)
    With a freshman retention rate of 97 percent and a freshman GPA average of 3.4, gone are the days of “look to your left and right.” Georgia Tech’s admission process and the number of students vying for admission have changed ...
  • Free Speech, Political Correctness – Any Boundaries? 

    Gosden, Kathleen T.; Wasch, Kathleen A. (2017-11-14)
    This session will shed light on some of the following issues: What kind of speech is and is not protected by the First Amendment? What laws and other considerations apply to speeches on campus, from students, faculty, or ...
  • The Colors of Money Part II – Who Decides? 

    Kirk, James (2017-10-03)
    This is a follow-up to last year’s mini-course on Georgia Tech’s “Colors of Money.” Following an update of Georgia Tech’s fiscal 2018 budget, participants will look “behind the curtain” of how funding distributions from ...
  • Leave Policies at Georgia Tech 

    Cobb, Kim; Cozzens, Susan E.; Joyce, Julie; Merkel, Kevin (2017-04-18)
    In this session, attendees had have the opportunity to have their questions about leave policies for faculty and staff answered by campus experts, and hear about proposed modifications to ASMD policies.
  • Bullying in the Workplace: How to spot it? What to do about it? 

    Alexander, Pearl; Harrington, Kim; Hollengreen, Laura (2017-04-13)
    Bullying is an insidious assertion of power over someone deemed by the bully to be vulnerable. It often happens out of the blue, making it hard to anticipate and counteract in the moment. Longer term, it can have repercussions ...
  • The Total Person Program – Preparing Student-Athletes to be Champions in Life 

    Akin, Joeleen; Bracken, Sam; Collier, Michelle; Grady, Alex; Thomas, Leah (2017-03-28)
    As Georgia Tech’s director of athletics, Dr. Homer Rice implemented the Total Person Program in 1981. Dr. Rice’s concept was based on his belief that excellence is a result of a balanced life that encompasses academic ...
  • Philanthropy at Tech - Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe 

    Garcia, Marta; Wood, Caroline (2017-02-28)
    Georgia Tech is well known for the passionate loyalty and support of its alumni, which make it possible for the Institute to achieve what it never could by depending only on state support and tuition. But passion is not ...
  • Driving innovation through partnerships: Lessons from a public-private partnership initiative 

    Farrugia, Sherry N. (2017-02-09)
    There is so much complexity in the world of innovation that it is often too difficult to take on independently. The purpose of this talk is to provide a foundational understanding of the importance of collaboration through ...
  • How the activities of EVPR's office impact Georgia Tech 

    Jones, Christopher; King, Greg; Tavares, Monique (2016-11-29)
    The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR) overseas the full breadth of the Institute’s research and commercialization/entrepreneurship and extension activities. This presentation will provide an ...

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