Emory University is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive campus. The Office of Community and Diversity, founded in 2007, is dedicated to broadening and supporting Emory's commitment to engaged scholarship and courageous inquiry. The Office of Community and Diversity, by our effort and meaningful collaborations, sustains and develops Emory's capacity to appreciate and value diversity. We facilitate access, enhance equity, and strengthen inclusion through improved structures and creative initiatives intended to sustain and renew conventions that foster opportunity, fairness, and interaction.
By providing leadership, encouragement, and guidance, we hope to increase our institutional capacity for self-reflection, community building, and pluralism. We work in partnership with individuals and departments across campus to promote respect and understanding. Our efforts deepen Emory's traditions of ethical, institutional, and personal engagement in all of our learning and working environments. We work directly with four areas: the Center for Women (CWE), the Access, Disability Services and Resources (ADSR) office, the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP), and the Center for Community Partnerships. These areas are part of the substance that gives meaning to our words and commitment. They increase Emory's capacity to build community, provide leader- ship, and engage with others.
"Emory University is a welcoming, diverse and inclusive campus. The Office of Community and Diversity is dedicated to supporting and enhancing Emory's commitment to engaged scholarship and courageous inquiry. By providing leadership, encouragement and guidance we hope to increase our institutional capacity for self-reflection, community building and pluralism. We will work in partnership with individuals and departments across the campus to enhance practices of access, equity and inclusion. Our efforts will deepen Emory's traditions of ethical, personal and institutional engagement in all of our learning and working environments."
It is the responsibility of every unit, department, and indeed every employee, of Emory University to be concerned about the construction and maintenance of community and diversity. Many offices, departments and units, particularly academic departments, have scholarly projects or public initiatives and events that are related to diversity as part of their work portfolio and interests. Other units are primarily focused on diversity, meaning that they are fundamentally focused on examining and addressing issues of access, equity, and inclusion related to race, sex, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and/or veteran’s status. In other words, diversity is the core purpose of the office or department. This website lists offices whose essential functions enhance or support diversity on our campus.