Diversity

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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. Read profiles of Emory students discussing what diversity means to them.

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)

In keeping with the recommendations of the Campus Life Compact for Building an Inclusive Community, a student-driven report that advances the ongoing campus dialogue around issues of social justice, Emory's commitment to principles of tolerance and responsibility is first introduced to first-year students through Creating Emory, an educational initiative that begins at orientation and continues throughout the first month of school.

Diversity and inclusion are supported by several offices in Campus Life, including the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life, the Office of Multicultural Programs & Services and the Office of International Student Life. Center for Women and Access, Disability Services and Resources serve faculty, staff and the community as well as students. 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.

  • The Advisory Council on Community and Diversity (ACCD) is a planning and assessment process for all of Emory University and Emory Healthcare. The ACCD Steering Committee evaluates divisions' community and diversity plans and progress annually, providing expert feedback to assist divisions in making progress toward their goals.
  • The Office of Equity and Inclusion serves the Emory community (faculty, staff, students and guests) and is committed to providing educational opportunities, promoting fairness and access, and supporting compliance efforts as they relate to equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and regulations.
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