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Georgia Gwinnett College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1000 University Center Lane
Admissions, Bldg. D
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043
(678) 407-5313
Email address
School Information
"In 1994, Gwinnett County was the largest county east of the Mississippi without a four-year college. So Gwinnett County leaders purchased 160 acres of land and designated it specifically for the development of a college campus. GGC opened its doors in 2006 as the first four-year college founded in Georgia in more than 100 years, and the first four-year, public college created in the U.S. in the 21st century. Georgia Gwinnett College is a member of the University System of Georgia" (Source: Over 60 programs of study and 20 majors are offered. The college hosts over 11,600 students in its enrollment. GGC features a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.
General Information
GGC has created a Diversity Toolkit for DEI resources. In addition, GGC launched the 1GGC campaign which involves DEI programming. GGC is working towards recruitment and retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff. At this time, no mandatory Critical Race Training is being implemented. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • GGC has an Office of Diversity and Equity Compliance which is charged with the goal to "assist institutional efforts in attracting and retaining a diverse student body " and to "assist institutional efforts in attracting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff."
  • GGC's 2023-2025 Strategic Plan states that the college "strives to attract a diverse student body" through "targeted recruitment efforts and outreach programs...." GGC will "[e]valuate recruitment and admissions practices used to attract a diverse pool of faculty, staff and students."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The School of Education held an event for "Practicing Anti-Racism in Your School" on February 24, 2021.
  • GGC's 2023-2025 Strategic Plan states that the college would "[d]evelop comprehensive diversity and inclusion educational programs for managers, faculty, staff and students to build awareness, skills and behaviors that foster an inclusive campus community."
Program and Research Funding
  • On December 19, 2022, the college announced that it received a "six-year $60m grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence 3 (IE3) initiative." The purpose of the grant is "to research diversity and inclusiveness in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics] classrooms."
  • On September 5, 2023, GGC News announced that the college received more than a half-million dollar grant from the NSF (National Science Foundation). $300,000 would be used for GGC's Technology Ambassador Program, "which was established in 2012 to increase the number of students in information technology (IT) majors, particularly those underrepresented in computing like women, African Americans, Hispanics and people with disabilities." 
  • The Daniel J. Kaufman Library offers resources under the Black Student Union Information Toolbox, which includes a book titled, "The Black Campus Movement" by Ibram X. Kendi, author of "How to Be an Anti-Racist."
  • GGC offers Diversity Toolkit Resources.
  • On February 10, 2021, GGC announced that, "DeSadier, GGC’s executive director of Diversity and Equity Compliance, worked with his team to create the 1GGC campaign, a series of initiatives designed to bring the campus community together and create an open, inclusive, welcoming environment." This initiative marked the creation of the Diversity Advisory Council, the plan for a DEI campus climate survey, and the development of "DEI programming and initiatives."
  • On November 4, 2021, GGC held an event titled, "DEI in Education Abroad," for faculty.
  • GGC Student Life offers "cultural and diversity programs" such as Diversity Education Week.
  • The academic research of Dr. David Sepulveda, Assistant Professor of English, "focuses on political rhetoric and critical race theory."
Symbolic Actions
  • On March 22, 2021, in response to the shooting in metro Atlanta, GGC released a statement saying, "GGC is a Minority Serving Institution for minorities that include Asian, Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander students and we stand in solidarity with these communities everywhere. As I stated last year, the GGC community is diverse and inclusive and we must continue to commit to be an example of a community that celebrates our differences."
  • GGC states that the college "subscribes to the principles of 'inclusive excellence,' as articulated by the Association of American Colleges & Universities."
  • On June 3, 2020, GGC's president released a statement in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
Last updated June 13th, 2024
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