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Welcome to the University of Georgia!  I am pleased to serve as the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and lead our campus efforts to build a welcoming and inclusive learning environment. This is an exciting time to be at the University of Georgia, and the work that we do in the Office of Institutional Diversity plays a key role in the success of our institution.

The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) leads the university in fulfilling its commitment to be an inclusive community that is enriched and informed by the personal, cultural, and intellectual differences of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. As UGA and our state grow more diverse, creating a welcoming climate of civility and respect for all is more important than ever. A continuing goal of this office is to ensure that the University of Georgia is an inclusive and welcoming environment that enables all students, faculty, staff, and partners to learn, grow, and thrive.

OID prioritizes initiatives that serve the goals and academic mission of the university. Our office facilitates collaboration of initiatives throughout campus and the external community, and provides professional development opportunities and consultation to support inclusive excellence. We also serve as a hub for information, resources and expertise regarding issues of diversity, inclusivity, and community building.

I invite you to explore our web site and encourage you to join us in spreading the Bulldog spirit throughout our campus, around the  Classic City, across the state of Georgia, and around the world . Our staff is ready to serve you and respond to any questions, concerns, and/or feedback at


Alton M. Standifer, Ph.D.
Vice Provost and Chief of Staff