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Dalton State College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
650 College Dr.
Dalton, Georgia 30720
(706) 272-4436
School Information
"Dalton State College is dedicated to providing broad access to quality higher education for the population of Northwest Georgia, thereby enhancing the region’s economic vitality and quality of life. As an institution of the University System of Georgia, Dalton State College offers targeted bachelor's degrees, a full range of associate's degrees and career certificate programs, and a wide variety of public service activities. The College’s work is strengthened by partnerships between the College and Northwest Georgia businesses and industries, governments, and schools" (Source: Founded in 1963, the college has a total enrollment of approximately 4,800 students, with 250 faculty and a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.
General Information
Dalton State incorporates the concept of diversity into a couple of its degree programs and several courses. The college also states that it places importance upon DEI values. At this time, no mandatory Critical Race Training is required. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • Dalton's 2020-2024 Strategic Plan states that the college is "committed to increasing diversity among our employees and students through our recruitment processes and campus-wide practices that contribute to a culture of inclusivity."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The Bachelor of Arts program "includes a focus on multiculturalism and diversity and prepares students to complete the requirements for teaching English at the secondary education level."
  • The Bachelor of Social Work program features an "emphasis on preparing social workers to work competently with diverse individuals and groups."
  • The Human Resource Management Minor instructs students to "manage diversity in the workforce and to develop talents of all staff and team members."
  • The Bachelor of Science in Education with Optional ESOL Endorsement program "provides a premier education program that is committed to preparing competent, collaborative, reflective and caring teachers who can bring diverse learners to high academic achievement and who contribute significantly to their school environments."
  • The Bachelor of Social Work Program at Dalton State "prepares generalist social workers to be transformative professionals committed to service, social justice, and community engagement." The program prepares "leaders who will advocate for individuals, families, and communities and practice from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and socially just perspective."
  • Dalton offers a "Social Justice Concentration" which is part of the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership program. The Concentration "prepares you to be a leader of a paradigm shift and promote social equity change in law enforcement, the judicial system, the healthcare industry and economics."
  • The Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI) Leaders organization at Dalton is made up of a "diverse group of students" who are "expected to develop and execute educational and interactive programs that promote and welcome diversity and inclusion and increase student involvement and interest in multicultural topics."
  • The Wright School of Business at Dalton State College encourages "multi-cultural and international learning and experiences to develop an appreciation for inclusiveness and social integration."
Symbolic Actions
  • Dalton State affirms that, "We embrace inclusion and cultural diversity among faculty, staff, and students; we strive to be a place where the diversity of ideas, values and perspectives is welcomed and nurtured."
  • DSC's Wright School of Business states that it encourages "multi-cultural and international learning and experiences to develop an appreciation for inclusiveness and social integration."
Last updated October 5th, 2023
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