Skip to main content

UGA Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Plan


The University of Georgia’s Planning Committee on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence has developed a five-year plan to provide an integrated and strategic approach to UGA’s diversity and inclusion efforts. The plan includes eleven goals, along with corresponding key performance indicators and institutional actions to create a better, stronger UGA.  



Priority #1: Building an inclusive living/learning environment that supports access and success for diverse students

Goal 1.1: Increase enrollment of underrepresented students at undergraduate and graduate levels

Goal 1.2: Increase need-based student scholarships for undergraduate and graduate education

Goal 1.3: Expand resources to promote inclusive learning environments

Goal 1.4: Expand mentorship for underrepresented students


Priority #2: Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce to advance our mission in the 21st century

Goal 2.1: Increase the number of underrepresented faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate assistants, and student workers

Goal 2.2: Expand community building programs and activities for faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and postdoctoral fellows, with a particular focus on underrepresented populations

Goal 2.3: Expand support and recognition for faculty and staff diversity and inclusion efforts


Priority #3: Expanding partnerships and outreach to strengthen diverse communities

Goal 3.1: Increase institutional visibility in the educational pipeline of underserved communities

Goal 3.2: Build awareness of partnerships and outreach with diverse communities

Goal 3.3: Expand experiential learning opportunities for students in rural Georgia and other underserved areas

Goal 3.4: Improve and expand communications with community partners regarding the university’s diversity and inclusive excellence commitment


Full Plan (PDF)

Printable  (PDF)



UGA Planning Committee on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
  • Alton M. Standifer, Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Chief of Staff to the Provost (Chair)
  • Kyle Tschepikow, Special Assistant to the President and Director for Strategy and Innovation (Co-Chair)
  • Elizabeth Bailey, Senior Associate General Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs
  • Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander*, Associate Professor of Employment Law and Legal Studies, Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business
  • Charles Carabello, Associate Director of Enrollment Management, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Yvette K. Daniels, Vice President of the UGA Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Edward Anthony Delgado-Romero, Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Services and Professor of Counseling Psychology, Mary Frances Early College of Education
  • Grace Gilbert, undergraduate student, School of Social Work, President of Gamma Sigma Sigma and Road Dawgs Leader
  • Darrice Griffin, Deputy Athletic Director, Athletic Association
  • Juanita Johnson-Bailey, Meigs Professor of Adult Education and Director of the Institute for Women's Studies, Mary Frances Early College of Education
  • Roswell Lawrence Jr., Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff, Finance and Administration
  • William “Bill” M. McDonald, Dean of Students, Student Affairs
  • Gwen Moss, Assistant Vice President for Fiscal Affairs, Public Service and Outreach
  • Roya Naghepour, law student, School of Law
  • Marvin J. Nunnally Jr., President and CEO, In Touch Management Group
  • Joshua Patton, undergraduate student, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Chair of the Black Student Union
  • J. Tsai, Winfred N. “Hank” Haynes, Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Ronald R. Walcott, Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Seed Pathology and Bacteriology Resources
  • Jill Walton, Senior Executive Director for Development, Development and Alumni Relations
  • Elizabeth Weeks, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Charles H. Kirbo Chair in Law, School of Law
  • David S. Williams, Associate Provost and Director of the Honors Program, Meigs Professor of Religion, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences



Xitracs Reporting

UGA uses Xitracs as the tool for reporting on Unit Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Plans. To access the Xitracs portal, use your UGA MyID and password at the following link:

The deadline for annual Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Plan reporting is October 1.


Below are brief tutorials for key components of the system:

Linked Tutorials
Portal User Manual/Xitracs Overview (PDF)
How to Access Unit D&IE Plans (PDF)
How to View/Edit Unit Plans & Reports (PDF)
How to Report on Annual Performance (PDF)
How to Export a PDF Report of the DIEP (PDF)


If you have questions about the Xitracs tool or access issues, please contact Maggie Parker at