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Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion

The Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) engages UGA faculty and staff in building capacity to contribute to and sustain a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The CDI is offered in partnership with the Human Resources Training and Development Department and other diversity-related office and programs across the institution. As part of the Office of Institutional Diversity mission to enhance and maintain a diverse and inclusive environment for learning, teaching, research and service at University of Georgia, the CDI focuses on four strategic goals:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of diversity as an institutional imperative.
  • Expand access to and participation in diversity-based professional learning and development opportunities.
  • Promote interdisciplinary and inter-professional engagement of faculty and staff in institutional diversity efforts.
  • Identify and support resource sharing, collaboration, and the cultivation of strategic partnerships to enhance institutional capacity to achieve inclusive excellence.

Enrollment in the courses listed for the Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion is open to all UGA faculty and staff. Successful completion of the CDI requires completion of Diversity at UGA: Beyond the Numbers (core course) and five elective courses.There is no cost to enroll. Faculty and staff may take courses in pursuit of the earning the certificate or may take individual courses based on needs and interests.

Course offerings are announced every January, April, July and October. Sessions are fill on a first come first serve basis. To see a current course list and quarterly registration information, visit the UGA Training and Development Department website. Look for the CDI prefix.


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Core Course

Diversity @ UGA: Beyond the Numbers: This course will offer a detailed look at UGA’s diversity by going beyond the historical and demographic interpretations often associated with diversity. It will also highlight some of the diversity initiatives that make up UGA’s diversity networks. Participants in this course will examine the critical roles that faculty and staff can play in enhancing the culture of diversity and inclusion at UGA. This course is offered in the Winter (January), Summer (July) and Fall (October) quarters. In order to receive the certificate, all participants must complete this core course.

Current Course List


Spring 2018 course list coming soon!

After completing the CDI requirements, submit the CDI Completion Form

In order to participate as a graduate in the Embracing Diversity ceremony September 6, 2018,

your CDI Completion Form must be submitted by 5PM August 10, 2018.