A message from the Chief Diversity Officer

This morning, posters were retrieved from Summerville Campus locations advocating a racial designation of national belonging.  It is the position of Augusta University that all races contribute richly to not only Augusta University but to the nation and to the world.  Regardless of race, it is our hope that every member of the Jaguar community feels valued, respected, and included as contributors to a shared vision.  The celebration of diverse perspectives is what the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is designed to promote and what Augusta University values at its core.

To this end, individuals who engage in hate or bias acts that violate our expectations for healthy discourse do not represent our ideals and are exhibiting behavior which is inconsistent with the tenets of Augusta University.  We understand how actions which do not celebrate the excellence attained through our diversity may be harmful to the climate we are striving to maintain. A safe and welcoming environment is our paramount objective.

To continue to grow in this area, Augusta University has launched a climate survey to assess how the campus community feels relative to acceptance and inclusion.  Information gathered from the survey will continue to provide Augusta University an opportunity to meet the needs of its campus community and ensure equality and justice for all its faculty, staff, and students.

Quincy J. Byrdsong, Ed.D., CCRP
Vice President for Academic Planning and Strategic Initiatives
Chief Diversity Officer



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