Our Commitment to a Diverse Community
The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts enthusiastically embraces the values set forth in the Georgia Tech strategic plan – a welcoming, inclusive culture; mutual respect among faculty, staff, and students; celebration of uniqueness in thought, background, perspectives, and intellectual pursuits.
These values are inherent in all that we do and are set forth in the principles that guide our work.
- Our policies and practices will demonstrate respect for all human beings, regardless of how those people may differ.
- The rights of all people to function with dignity are crucial, whether we are interacting within this vibrant intellectual community, or with others across our streets and around the globe.
- We recognize that engendering a spirit of inclusiveness and respect and creating, thereby, a climate in which we can all thrive requires each of us to be socially conscious and culturally well-informed, and to operate with a keen sense of ethical responsibility.
- We believe that, when we accept that human excellence has the capacity to emerge from many, many sources, a strong and enabling sense of community can be set in motion, a belief that makes quite real an enabling of our greatest expectations.
At Georgia Tech and in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, we expect high performance and world-class achievements in research, education, and public action, and we believe that with an inclusive culture, these expectations become, not just possible, but predictable and sustainable.