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Piedmont University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1021 Central Avenue
P.O. Box 10
Demorest, Georgia 30535
(706) 890-7505
Email address
School Information
"One of the most dynamic small universities in the Southeast, Piedmont University is a 300-acre residential campus nestled in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains. Founded in 1897, Piedmont is a comprehensive liberal arts institution offering a variety of career-oriented majors in the arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing" (Source: Piedmont has over 2,500 students in its total enrollment and a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Piedmont offers over 50 programs of study for undergraduates and graduates.
General Information
Piedmont created a DEI Council. Piedmont also has a few courses that discuss diversity. At this time, no required Critical Race Training is being mandated. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Program and Research Funding
  • On February 17, 2022, Piedmont University held its first annual Diversity Day event on campus to advocate for diversity in a public way.
  • Piedmont University has a new University Endowed Scholarship that honors Audrey Davenport for her work on diversity and inclusion.
  • Piedmont has created a DEI Council and has also written a DEI Statement.
Symbolic Actions
  • On November 1, 2021, Piedmont highlighted a professor who authored an article instructing faculty on "how to develop inclusive syllabi, integrate anti-racist content into curricula, create classrooms where cultural uniqueness is understood and appreciated, and confront implicit biases."
  • On February 22, 2021, Piedmont released a staff editorial titled, "Diversity needs to be a priority at Piedmont."
  • Piedmont University installed a historical marker at the Lillian E Smith Center to commemorate her work as an anti-racist.
Last updated November 20th, 2023
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