Beginning in 2012, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) worked diligently through a process of surveys, focus groups, and meetings to develop the draft for college review. Effective Fall 2015, the Diversity and Inclusion: A FACS Plan for Action has been vetted for adoption and implementation in phases from 2015-2018.

Diversity Statement

The backbone of the Diversity Plan is the Diversity Statement:

Diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. The term "diversity" encompasses differences of culture, background and experience among individuals and groups. Such differences include, but are not limited to, differences of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and abilities, as well as political and religious affiliation and socioeconomic status. The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.

FACS Diversity web page

Five Themes

Five themes are identified around which the college will act through implementation strategies:

  1. Recruit and Retain Diverse Students: Raise awareness and effectively support, recruit and retain undergraduate an, graduate students
  2. Infuse Diversity and Inclusion into the Curriculum and Academic Activities: Enhance current and expand new curricula and student diversity experiences
  3. Recruit and Retain Diverse Faculty and Staff: Raise awareness and support, recruit and retain faculty and staff; make policy and structural changes in the college; and develop partnerships between the college and other UGA diversity resources
  4. Enhance Community and Educational Outreach: Create training and enhance educational outreach opportunities that reflect the college’s values
  5. Increase Visibility and Communication of Inclusion: Increase internal and external communications of our commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion