"We see diversity of backgrounds and perspectives as essential to learning, discovery, and creation. We strive to remove barriers to access and success, and to build an inclusive community where people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to learn and contribute to our mission."
— Georgia Tech’s Strategic Plan: Progress and Service for All
Supported by Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Georgia Tech’s ADVANCE Program builds and sustains an inter-college network of professors who are world-class researchers and role models to support the community and advancement of women and minorities in academia by:
- Advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Advising campus leadership on policy and structure
- Increasing awareness and reducing the impact of implicit bias
- Making data-driven recommendations for faculty retention, advancement, and satisfaction
To develop systemic and institutional approaches that increase the representation, full participation, and advancement of women and minorities in academic STEM careers—thus contributing to a more diverse workforce, locally and nationally.
To take continuing action in the initiatives, practices, and policies that support a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.