Diversity at Grady College
Grady College is committed to maintaining and promoting a culture of diversity among its students, faculty, staff and the community. The college pursues this goal through its faculty research, integration of diversity in the curriculum and its outreach.
The Grady College Diversity Committee, made up of faculty, staff and students, guides the college in its diversity initiatives through programming and long-term planning. A diversity director helps implement the diversity committee’s initiatives while focusing on recruiting a diverse student body.
Grady College maintains a comprehensive, college-wide diversity plan that outlines specific plans to meet the following goals:
• increasing the number of multicultural students, faculty and staff;
• extending outreach to high school students and their parents;
• expand partnerships that increase diversity-related research and program initiatives with businesses, communities and organizations;
• integrate diversity and inclusion into established systems of accountability.
Grady College also hosts a variety of student clubs focusing on diverse students including the UGA chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), UGA chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and Infusion Magazine.
Download the full Grady College diversity plan here (approved May 2019).
Additional UGA resources
There are several additional UGA resources available for our diverse student population including:
Faculty can apply for one of these mini-grants to help offset expenses of bringing speakers to Grady College to discuss topics of diversity and inclusion.Learn More
Check out these organizations for additional conversation about diversity:
- The 3% Conference
- American Advertising Federation
- American Society of Newspaper Editors
- Asian American Journalists Association
- The Association of LBGTQ Journalists (NLGJA Stylebook)
- Broadcast Education Association
- Geena Davis Institute
- Journalism & Women’s Symposium
- The LAGRANT Foundation
- National Association of Black Journalists
- National Association of Hispanic Journalists
- Native American Journalists Association
- The Poynter Institute
- Public Relations Society of America
- Society of Professional Journalists
Diversity news at Grady College
See below for more diversity news at Grady College.
The Media & Leadership Academy is an intensive, residential one-week program open to rising high school sophomores to seniors interested in the mass communication field. Students take classes at Grady College in one of three offered tracks: Journalism, Advertising & Public Relations or Entertainment. Click below for details about this summer program.Learn More