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University of Georgia

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
210 South Jackson Street
Athens, Georgia 30602
Phone
(706) 542-3000
Email address
apply@uga.edu
School Information
"Chartered by the state of Georgia in 1785, the University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education in America — launching our nation’s great tradition of world-class public education. What began as a commitment to inspire the next generation grows stronger today through global research, hands-on learning and extensive outreach. A top value in public higher education and research, the University of Georgia tackles some of the world’s grand challenges, from combating infectious disease and creating a dependable food supply to advancing economic growth and strengthening cyber and global security." The university enrolls over 39,100 students, employs over 3,100 faculty, and offers 24 Baccalaureate degrees, 32 master's degrees, and four doctoral degrees. (Source: https://www.uga.edu/about.php) (Source: https://www.uga.edu/facts.php)
General Information
The university started the "UGA Dismantling Systemic Racism" Ad Hoc Committee, which offers seminars and other resources to staff and community members. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The Office of Institutional Diversity at the university facilitates diversity and inclusion initiatives and provides numerous workshops and resources on diversity.
  • UGA faculty and academic leaders met at the Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium on Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Teaching and Learning at UGA where they discussed diverse and inclusive teaching practices and “ways that instructors could redesign courses, assignments and syllabi” as well as “decolorize the syllabus” with the mindset for student interactions as “compliance as the floor and compassion as the ceiling.”
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Department of Plant Biology at the university offers numerous Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trainings and resources including Implicit Bias Training, UGA Certificate of Diversity and Inclusion, and a Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Program and Research Funding
  • The Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity and Community has implemented numerous new programs and diversity initiatives over the last year since 2020 when the President “committed $1 million in private resources from the UGA Athletic Association.”
  • The Just Education Policy at UGA’s College of Education is a program “to inspire and engage the next generation of racial justice-focused policy scholars.”
Resources
  • The UGA Staff Council's Dismantling Systematic Racism Ad Hoc Committee offered a presentation by Terry College of Business's Dr. Dawn Bennett-Alexander, titled, "Using Anti-Racism to Dismantle White Supremacy."
Symbolic Actions
  • In February 2020, UGA renamed the College of Education in honor of Mary Frances Early who was the first African American graduate at the university.
  • The University of Georgia’s Planning Committee on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence established a “five-year roadmap to advance diversity and inclusion at UGA” consisting of 11 university-level strategic diversity initiatives.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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