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Georgia Southwestern State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
800 GSW State University Dr.
Americus, Georgia 31709
(229) 928-1273
Email address
School Information
"Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is a world-class, four-year institution that offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Located on 250 scenic acres in historic Americus, Georgia, our campus is full of culture, history, passion, and prestige. Since 1906, GSW has provided an elevated educational experience for individuals all across Georgia, from each corner of the US, and from countries around the world. That diversity means our students engage with people from all walks of life who are ready to earn their way forward. Our small class sizes foster an emphasis on faculty and student interaction, and our administration and staff prioritize academic success and a spirited college experience" (Source: GSW's student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 and the total students enrolled is approximately 3,000.
General Information
GSW outlined its Diversity Commitment which involves the implementation of DEI through recruitment and retention as well as through a curriculum review. At this time, no mandatory Critical Race Training is being implemented. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • GSW is part of the "Southwest Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation consortium which is "designed to aid in the diversification of the nation's science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM-related degrees earned by underrepresented minority (URM) students."
  • GSW will "reevaluate our curriculum and programming to ensure we are providing appropriate and meaningful interactions and trainings around issues of diversity."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • GSW stated that it will "intensify our efforts in recruiting, supporting and retaining more Black faculty, staff, and students."
  • GSW has a Diversity Commitment which states that "a commitment to diversity means a commitment to the inclusion, safety, and support of individuals from all groups." To support this goal, the university has a Council on Diversity and Behavioral Intervention Team for "corrective measures."
  • GSW committed to "identifying partners to host educational forums on racism and equality for students, faculty and staff, and student leadership" in addition to various other related events and programs.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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