The Division of Student Affairs at Georgia Tech will be the vanguard of multicultural competence by affirming the diverse needs, cultures, and identities of our global community.
Engineering a socially just community through education, advocacy, and accountability.
- Multiculturalism is the existence, awareness, and celebration of diversity, requiring specific knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to live, learn, work, and play in a diverse community.
- Social justice is the full and equal participation of all members of our community, where individuals are safe, self-aware, self-determining and interdependent. Social justice recognizes the role of each person to effect and influence change, to work towards inclusion and equality with shared values and shared responsibility, and values the duty of each person to strive towards social advocacy.
- Diversity is the visible and invisible difference in our community, which includes, but not limited to race, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, all genders, sexual orientation, marital status, ability, spirituality and country of origin.
- Equity is the quality of fairness and justice that is promoted within our campus community.
- Inclusion is the creation of a community where every member is respected and valued.
- Education is an intentional process of developing skills, attitudes and knowledge that are systematically and philosophically linked to the academic mission, which fosters a socially just environment.
- Advocacy is to actively support and strive for the pursuit of an idea, policy, or cause through intentional actions by individuals and groups that work to influence outcomes.
- Accountability is movement beyond words to action, affecting change by establishing and consistently enforcing expectations that support a socially just environment.