The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) centralizes Augusta University initiatives to create a diverse and inclusive environment.

ODI helps units campuswide foster practices that optimize the contributions of groups and individuals by supporting the engagement and development of all faculty, staff, students and patients.

ODI also oversees "Healthy Perspectives," Augusta University's plan dedicated to improving the cultural competence of Augusta University students and employees.


Contact Us

   Kelly Admin Building, AA-2028
Health Sciences Campus
   1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912


Upcoming Events


Safe Zone programs are part of a national initiative dedicated to training faculty, staff, students and support services at colleges and universities in an effort to create safe and inclusive environments for individuals of all sexual and gender identities.

Safe Zone Training

LGBTQ+ folks sometimes question whether they will feel safe, welcomed, or supported in a new environment. Displaying “Safe Zone” stickers can help organizations communicate to others a commitment to creating LGBTQ+-inclusive environments.


Academic Diversity Initiatives


Diversity & Inclusion Grand Rounds is a lecture series that features speakers who are diversity leaders in their discipline. They use a multicultural lens to explore their research questions and give voice to populations that are often marginalized or discounted within their particular areas of expertise.

The series starts on Friday, September 29 with a presentation from Dr. Juan Walker titled "Religion and education have always coexisted: Examining how pre-service social studies teachers teach world religions." 



Diversity & Inclusion Summit

The speaker for the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Summit is Sonia Manzano, an actress known for her role as Maria on Sesame Street. This year's theme is "The ABCs of Diversity and Inclusion." 

We hope attendees will walk away with a greater awareness of diversity and inclusion and be empowered to enact changes in their environments with the practical tools and strategies learned at the summit.



Augusta University Demographics

Student Population: 8,532

  • Female 61.5
  • Male 38.5

Racial Diversity Percentages

  • White 61.6
  • Black/African American  20.4
  • Asian 7.4
  • Hispanic/Latino 6.2
  • Other 4.4