Center for Diveristy and Inclusion
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion works to reinforce and increase appreciation of the many aspects of diversity and culture through a variety of programs, initiatives, and collaboration. Our goal is to introduce the University of West Georgia to various cultures, stimulate productive thought and discussion regarding culture and diversity, and advance cooperation between other departments and student organizations. These goals are achieved through collaboration, growth and development, and encompassing a global perspective.
Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) programs and events
The Center for Diversity & Inclusion hopes to further an understanding and appreciation of various cultural heritage monthly observations/programs: Black history month (February); Women’s history month (March); Asian Pacific heritage month (May); Hispanic/Latino heritage month (Sept. 15-October 15th) and Native American Month (November). The Center for Diversity & Inclusion’s annual events and programs also foster community engagement.
- Diversity programs (throughout the year)
- Multicultural conversations series (September through April)
- Controversies of Culture Series (September –October & February- March)
- Mix It Up at Lunch Challenge (October)
- Annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet (November)
- Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program
- Annual Multicultural Festival (March)
- Annual MAP Awards (March)
- Annual Older Americans Month Sock Drive (April/May)
African American Male Initiative (AAMI)
AAMI is an initiative of the University System of Georgia (USG) to increase the enrollment of African-American males in USG colleges and universities. AAMI uses the following strategies in its efforts to support the success of African-American male students:
- Learning Communities
- Freshmen Orientation Program (online)
- One-on-One consultations with Program Coordinator
- Educational and Social Programming.
Two student organizations established to support the mission of AAMI are Black Men Encouraging Success Today (BEST) and Black Men With Initiative (BMWI)
Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP)
The Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP) is an academic support program for minority students. MAP seeks to enhance the personal and unique UWG experience by providing programs and services that promote academic success.
- Study skill sessions
- Academic monitoring
- Career exploration
- MAP also provides Latino outreach