There are many ways to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion - definitely not only through financial contributions.
But, if possible, there's a great opportunity to donate in support of the university's mission to become an institution for all through Georgia State Day on September 27, 2022, starting at 10 a.m. - continuing for 1 day, 9 hours and 13 minutes (or, the university's founding year, 1913). There are many matching gifts and challenges for those who are able to donate, and numerous scholarships, programs and initiatives that can be supported.
Examples include, but are definitely not limited to:
- The Center for Studies on Africa and Its Diaspora (CSAD)
- Gerontology Institute
- Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
- World Languages and Cultures
- Religious Studies
- My Brother's Keeper - Georgia State's work in the University System of Georgia's African American Male Initiative
- Mario Bennekin Memorial Fund
- The GSU Prison Education Initiative Fund
- Military Outreach Initiative (which includes support for student veterans)
- Center for Leadership in Disability
- Inclusive Digital Expression & Literacy Program (IDEAL)
- Panther Pantry
- Emergency Assistance Fund
- Panther Retention Grant
- Collegiate Recovery Community Fund
- Special Collections & Archives (which include archives of history related to women, labor, the LGBTQ+ community, civil rights, and other areas)
- Women's Philanthropy Network (including a project to install a wellness room in the University Library to support new mothers, and women and underserved populations on campus)
You don't have to wait until September 27, either! For DEI-related projects and funds in the university's colleges and schools, and throughout the institution, visit The State Day website at https://thestateday.gsu.edu/giving-day/58211/set/4642.
— Jeremy Craig, Communications Manager for the Office of the Provost