Critical Race Training in Education

Georgia Institute of Technology

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
225 North Avenue NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332
Phone
(404) 894-4154
Email address
admission@gatech.edu
School Information
"Founded on Oct. 13, 1885, the Georgia School of Technology opened its doors in October 1888 to 84 students. The School’s creation signaled the beginning of the transformation of the agrarian South to an industrial economy" (Source: https://www.gatech.edu/about/history-traditions). Today, Georgia Tech has a total enrollment of nearly 40,000 students. The university offers over 130 majors and minors and has a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.
General Information
Georgia Tech has responded to the events surrounding George Floyd by launching various diversity centered initiatives. The university has created various resource lists for diversity and inclusion as well. Furthermore, the AAMI, Focus, and Impact Community programs offer support to diverse students. The university does offer Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training. The university requires Implicit Bias Training of all academic leaders. At this time, the university does not require Critical Race Training of all students at this time. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    On September 22, 2020, the School of History and Sociology crafted an Anti-Racism Action Committee. The HSOC will "revisit/revise the undergraduate curriculum, including existing course titles, exploring new course offerings, and potentially amending requirements for the major" and "develop a robust Black Studies minor using HSOC’s existing African American Studies Certificate as a starting point."

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 19, 2020, the HSOC Chair responded to the deaths of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor by stating, "Brooks, Floyd, and Taylor are hardly the first to suffer this injustice, and sadly will probably not be the last."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Georgia Tech offers Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training to "all members of the Tech community."

  • Resources

    Georgia Tech offers numerous "diversity related training resources."

  • Resources

    The African-American male Initiative provides support and resources to African-American men specifically through "academic resources, mentoring, and leadership training."

  • Resources

    George Tech has an Impact Community program which "incorporates elements of existing Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs such as events, mentorship, community service, and community building."

  • Symbolic Actions

    On May 31, 2020, the president released a statement on George Floyd stating, "Like many of you, I have struggled to process the senseless, heartbreaking killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis."

  • Symbolic Actions

    Georgia Tech committed that the IDEI will "host a panel discussion with President Àngel Cabrera that will feature the lived experiences of Black and non-Black faculty, staff, and students."

  • Symbolic Actions

    Tia Jackson-Truitt, the director Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training, joined IDEI.

  • Resources

    Georgia Tech's Focus program is intended for historically underrepresented students and provides assistance with applying to graduate schools.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    In 2021, Georgia Tech announced that all academic leaders are required to take Implicit Bias Workshops and renew such IB training every 4 years.

Last updated August 30th, 2021