The Office of Diversity and Equity Compliance provides leadership around best practices for Georgia Gwinnett College’s increasingly diverse population.
In addition to providing annual Compliance Day training and student leadership training around Title IX, the office serves as a catalyst for and facilitator of the college’s diversity and inclusion initiatives including:
- Departmental diversity planning
- EEO compliance and hiring processes
- Affirmative action planning
Our vision is to help create an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all. We also deliver individual or group consultation and learning opportunities around the following areas:
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin and political beliefs. Inclusion means that all people, regardless of their abilities, disabilities or health care needs, have the right to: Be respected and appreciated as valuable members of their communities.
This class will discuss how diversity and inclusion intersect as well as the importance of diversity and inclusion to the GGC community.
Cross-cultural communication is a field of study that looks at how people from differing cultural backgrounds communicate, in similar and different ways among themselves, and how they endeavor to communicate across cultures. Cross-cultural training can lower communication barriers and build trust in the workplace.
This class will explore various components of cross-cultural communication.
Implicit biases are learned stereotypes that are automatic, unintentional, deeply engrained, universal and able to influence behavior. A critical component of unconscious bias training is creating awareness for implicit bias.
This training will explore implicit biases and micro-aggressions and what role they play in the workplace.
Discrimination and Harassment
Discrimination and harassment in the workplace can have a negative impact on employee/student morale, both for the employee/student who is harassed or discriminated against and for anyone involved in any subsequent internal investigations and/or proceedings.
This class will discuss what constitutes discrimination and harassment, provide examples of prohibited behaviors and outline the procedures for what to do if you or someone you know has been subjected to this type of behavior.
Sexual Assault Protocol and Title IX
The sexual assault and Title IX class will discuss the various aspects of sexual misconduct, as well as what to do if you or someone you know has been subjected to sexual misconduct. It will also touch briefly on the history of Title IX.
If you see something, say something. In partnership with the Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center, this class will discuss bystander intervention and what it means as well as how to effectively intervene in situations involving alcohol and/or sexual misconduct.