Diversity Week began as Disability and Diversity Awareness Days in 1999 and transformed into Disability and Diversity Awareness Week in 2000. These activities were co-sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity Programs and the Office of Disability Services. These events were designed to promote heightened awareness, acceptance, and understanding of persons with diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities within the Georgia Tech Community.
Diversity Week debuted in 2008 with the theme, “Latitude Adjustment,” and the Office has been using this theme every year. Stephen Covey writes, “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are --- or, as we are conditioned to see it.” Sometimes we have to move to different place to see the world as it really is. One major goal of the Office of Student Diversity Programs is the prepare students to live, learn and work in a global world. Each year the Office sponsors and co-sponsors several workshops, programs and trainings to prepare our students to be global citizens and global leaders. We would like to thank General Motors for being our corporate partner last year.
Calendar of Events for 2019
Saturday, March 2
Women's Leadership Conference
8:30am-4:00pm, Academy of Medicine
Join us for a day of workshops and speakers to learn how you can and will be as strong and successful as you can be. We hope that you will learn how to raise your voice to transform your workplace, community, and the world. Tickets required.
Monday, March 4
5:00pm – 7:00pm, Kessler Campanile
GT Unite is an annual program we throw in collaboration with other student organizations to celebrate the diversity and inclusivity within our Georgia Tech community. Come and meet people from all walks of life in our community! Free t-shirts while supplies last!
Monday, March 4
CSA Lantern Festival
5:30pm – 8:00pm, Sstudent Center Ballroom
Join the Chinese Student Association in celebrating the Lunar New Year with FREE FOOD, friends, live performances, raffles, and fun activities.
Tuesday, March 5
Queer Men's Health Workshop
6:00 – 7:30pm, LGBTQIA Resource Center; This event is a part of the LGBTQIA Resource Center and Health Initiative's LGBTQIA Health and Wellness Series.
The Queer Men's Sexual Health Workshop is for gay, bisexual, queer, pansexual, trans, and questioning men, as well as men who have sex with men but who don't identify with any particular label and anyone who may feel they would benefit from the information provided.
Wednesday, March 6
Veteran's Awareness Workshop
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Dr. Dave Ross, Director of the Veterans Resource Center
This workshop will provide an overview about student veterans at Georgia Tech. Topics for discussion include transitioning from the military to civilian and college life, acceptance on campus, differences from other students, and challenges on campus.
Thursday, March 7
Diversity Ambassadors: #CANCELLED
11:00am – 12:00pm, Ferst Center Lobby
Come out to #CANCELLED to discuss with the Georgia Tech community about the most current controversial news regarding pop culture figures like Jussie Smollet or commercial entitites such as luxury designer brands. Food will be provided. This event is hosted by the Georgia Tech Diversity Ambassadors.
Tuesday, March 12
Queer Research Hour with Dr. Susanna Morris
11:00am-12:00pm, LGBTQIA Resource Center
Dr. Morris will discuss her take on the visions of a queer Black feminist future seen in the works of Janelle Monae. This presentation is part of a series designed to engage the campus community in the exciting and important queer scholarship that our faculty are working on.
Tuesday, March 12
Delta Phi Lambda: Night of Diversity
7:00pm – 9:00pm, Sttudent Center Ballroom
Night of Diversity is an annual event hosted by Delta Phi Lambda Sorority where various cultural organization’s across Georgia Tech’s campus will perform in order to celebrate cultural and diversity.
Thursday, March 14
Campus Ministry Webinar
2:00pm-3:30pm Student Services Building, Room 117
Campus Ministry’s Critical Role: Improve Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives; Support Mental Health Services and Increase Student Engagement & Success. Open to campus chaplains and the Division of Student Life. RSVP on OrgSync.
Tuesday, March 19
Trans101 is the LGBTQIA Resource Center's introductory education program designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to support transgender, gender-nonconforming, and gender questioning individuals at Georgia Tech. Please register online.
Wednesday, March 27-Friday, March 29
GT Housing: Tunnel of Oppression
Times Vary; North Avenue Apartments
A 50-55 minute interactive experience that will challenge the way participants think about marginalized groups. They will also find out what it is like to experience biased behavior and the perpetuation of racist stereotypes. Must RSVP for a time slot on OrgSync.
Friday, March 29
Souther Queer Fridays: Moonlight
2:00pm-4:00pm, LGBTQIA Resource Center
The LGBTQIA Center will be showing Moonlight as part of its Souther Queer Fridays series. People are invited to stay after the film to discuss themes and how it spoke to their experiences or not. Participants will receive a card on which there will be a short biography of a queer Southerner, traditionally-Southern recipe, and one fiction and one non-fiction books written by and/or about queer Southerners.
Saturday, March 31
AASA Campus Summit
8:00am-4:00pm, Clough Undergraduate Learning Center
Learn about intersectionality and issues in the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, including the importance of voting and reproductive rights at AASA's first campus summit. Featuring a workshop hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta and our keynote speaker Georgia Representative Sam Park! Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Monday, April 1-Friday, April 5
OIE Culture Fest
Culture Fest is a week-long celebration of internationalization and multiculturalism with the purpose of bringing cultures from around the world to the Georgia Tech community. Hosted by the International Ambassadors of GT and the Office of International Education, check the GTIA Facebook for the latest updates on each event.
Tuesday, April 2
Diversity Ambassadors: #CANCELLED
11:00am-12:00pm; Ferst Center Lobby
This event is hosted by the Georgia Tech Diversity Ambassadors to increase social awareness on campus and is the second discussion of their event series.
Thursday, April 4
Asexsual Students Coffeehouse
11:00am – 12:00pm, Smithgall 140
Take a study break to enjoy coffee and treats while getting to know students who share your identity! This event is for students who identify as asexual or aromantic. Please RSVP online.
Saturday, April 6
India Club Holi Show
Holi Show is an annual show hosted by India Club at Georgia Tech that features over 1,000 attendees, featuring remarkable talents from across the nation that will leave you craving more! Come celebrate Indian culture this year at Holi Show 2019! Tickets required.
Sunday, April 7
CDAC Inclusivity Conference
The purpose of this conference is to give student leaders from different communities the opportunity to learn about the experiences of others through discussions and workshops. Student leaders will be empowered to think about how they, both as individuals and representatives of their organizations, can help create an inclusive environment in their work on and off campus.
Tuesday, April 19
11am – 2pm, Campanile, Sponsored by Hillel
Come join over 1000 other GT students at the Campanile to experience a showcase of Israeli life and culture. This event is open to all students and there will be free food, t-shirts, giveaways, live music, and a real camel!