Georgia Tech Surveys Its Campus Community on Diversity Issues

logo-georgia-techThe Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta recently completed a survey of members of the campus community on issues of diversity. Respondents included 439 faculty members, more than 2,400 staff members, and nearly 3,800 students.

The results showed a high level of satisfaction with the university’s diversity efforts and climate for inclusiveness. Some 84 percent of the faculty respondents said Georgia Tech demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness and about 90 percent of the staffers and students agreed.

However, not all the new was good. Only 50 percent of Black and other minority staff members thought that promotion practices were consistent with the university’s stated goal of commitment to diversity. And 40 percent of the students stated that cultural differences act as a barrier to interaction on campus.

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