Emory University strives to provide a welcoming, diverse and inclusive campus as an essential part of a community of academic excellence.
Emory's traditions of ethically based personal and institutional engagement in all our learning and working environments seek to build a community of shared excellence for all students, faculty and staff.
A few examples demonstrate Emory's commitment to opportunity, interaction and fairness:
- The Office of Community and Diversity, founded in 2007, works directly with four areas: the Center for Community Partnerships, the Center for Women, the Office of Disability Services and the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs. It also convenes the Steering Committee of the Advisory Council on Community and Diversity.
- The Office of Multicultural Programs & Services and the Office of LGBT Life are departments in Campus Life that work to build unity through respect and appreciation for individual and cultural differences.
- Minorities comprise 32 percent of the student body, 27 percent of faculty and 47 percent of staff. Women comprise 56 percent of the student body, 39 percent of faculty and 66 percent of staff. Fifteen percent of the student body is international. More than 70 percent of students receive financial aid. (2012-13 Academic Profile PDF and Diversity Profile, Vols. I and II, PDF)
Faculty, staff and students collaborate through a range of programs and practices designed to facilitate access, enhance equity and broaden inclusion.
Emory University is committed to building and maintaining community and diversity in every department, program and office. This guide identifies offices and programs that are specially dedicated to examining and addressing issues of access, equity and inclusion as resources for the community at large.