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Diversity & Inclusion

One core value of Campus Life is to build unity through respect and appreciation for individual and cultural differences. Our campus environment fosters close, cooperative relationships among students of many races, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, religions, and nationalities. We offer a variety of programs, events, and services that explore and celebrate diversity.

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion was created in 2014 to unite the work of the Center for Women and the Offices of International Student Life, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Life, and Multicultural Programs and Services. The mission of the CDI is to develop capacity of the Emory University community to attract, develop, and retain a diverse community of student scholars and leaders.

Michael Shutt, Director

Michael D. Shutt, PhD
Interim Sr. Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion | E232A Dobbs University Center

Michael began his work at Emory University in 2008 as the Assistant Dean and Director of the Office of LGBT Life. In 2014, Michael was named Interim Sr. Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, overseeing the work of the four units. Michael has his Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration from Michigan State University and his PhD from the University of Georgia.

Office of Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender Life

Emory University’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Life engages the university community in the creation of an affirming and just campus environment while supporting the development of students of all gender and sexual identities.

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Center for Women

The Center for Women at Emory helps Emory University provide the best possible environment for women as students, scholars and employees. We advocate for gender equity throughout the University; provide resources and skill-building opportunities; and bring faculty, students, practitioners, activists, and other learners together to examine gender issues and work toward ethical solutions.

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Office of International Student Life

The Office of International Student Life (OISL) is designed to help connect international students to meaningful campus life opportunities, provide intentional events and programs to highlight the diversity of nationalities and cultures at Emory, and assist with the development of meaningful relationships between international and domestic students.


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Office of Multicultural Programs & Services

The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services (OMPS) provides programs and services that encourage intercultural collaboration, foster a sense of self awareness and identity, and create a welcoming, inclusive environment for learning and development that prepares students for global citizenship.

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