Critical Race Training in Education

Georgia Gwinnett College

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
1000 University Center Lane
Admissions, Bldg. D
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043
Phone
(678) 407-5313
Email address
ggcadmissions@ggc.edu
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: https://www.ggc.edu/about-ggc/). 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:

Activity

  • Resources

    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."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The School of Education held an event for "Practicing Anti-Racism in Your School" on February 24, 2021.

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • Resources

    GGC offers Diversity Toolkit Resources.

  • Symbolic Actions

    GGC states that the college "subscribes to the principles of 'inclusive excellence,' as articulated by the Association of American Colleges & Universities."

  • 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."

  • Resources

    On November 4, 2021, GGC held an event titled, "DEI in Education Abroad," for faculty.

  • Symbolic Actions

    GGC Student Life offers "cultural and diversity programs" such as Diversity Education Week.

  • Symbolic Actions

    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 January 8th, 2022