We welcome suggestions for resources to share with the university community. Please see the additional information below for more details. Once you've read this page, click here for the submission form.
How is the DEI Resource Library different than the Diversity Database? How is it different than the events calendar or the news feed? Where should I submit my item?
It might be confusing to differentiate between these information channels, but hopefully this will help explain things better:
The Diversity Database connects people with one another. It contains programs and initiatives across the university, and is intended to be interactive and foster community, and to aid and advance DEI at GSU by personal, group and institutional connections.
- Examples include:
African American Male Initiative (Panther PRIME)
I Am STEM: Mindset and Belongingness in Underrepresented STEM Populations
Inclusive Digital Expression & Literacy Program
The DEI Resource Library connects people with information. It is intended to act as a "bookshelf" or a directory. It connects people with information they need to receive services, perform their jobs, answer questions about policies, or learn more about various aspects of DEI at GSU and in society more broadly. It also connects people to research and insight, and advice on DEI issues, such as bystander intervention.
- Office listings/listings for academic departments or centers
- Lists of services for students, faculty and staff related to the wellness and counseling services GSU offers
- Research papers or books
- GSU policy documents or procedures (with "how-tos" and forms)
- On-demand training courses, such as bystander intervention
- Institutional Reports (such as those of the Task Force for Racial Equality)
- Videos of talks, speeches, or other audiovisual materials (such as the address by the late Rep. John Lewis at the 2019 GSU Freshman Convocation)
- Listings of suggested documentaries
- Text of DEI statements that can be used by faculty when creating course syllabi
- Materials to prepare instructors for intercultural and difficult conversations in the classroom
- Maps of gender neutral restrooms
How do you define DEI? What categories/identities do you consider in DEI issues?
Diversity, equity and inclusion touches many, many issues and diversity among many different identities and intersectionalities of those identities. Human beings are complex, and so is our society. And we recognize that people cannot -- and should not -- be siloed into a single, immovable category.
It is helpful, though, to have a guidepost. This site discusses and shares information about DEI among the following identities and the intersections thereof - but by no means these categories alone:
- Racial/ethnic background
- Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- Socioeconomic background
- National origin
- Individuals with differing abilities/disabilities
- Current or past military service
Why don't you have resources about certain categories/identities, or more about one category/identity than another?
As creators, editors and administrators of this resource library, we admit that we are limited by our own perspectives and backgrounds. We are also adding resources as we learn about them, which is why we gladly accept your help in finding more items to share! Your perspectives, ideas, and knowledge can help us make this library better for all of our community - and a much more inclusive one.
Why do you solicit suggested resources?
Georgia State is a huge, widely diverse university, with numerous perspectives and contributions that can be included to help our entire Georgia State community. Many of you know of helpful books, have publications, films, or other ideas that could help others. We want to shine a light on things that you have found helpful in your own work, academics, or understanding of DEI matters, as well as your own works - from research articles to films - that you, members of the GSU community, have created.
As mentioned earlier, we admit that our own perspectives take us only so far in building this library. In fact, it's because of user perspectives about the DEI website's complexity that this Resource Library exists. When the site launched, users reported appreciation for the listings of publications and other items, but found specific information to be difficult to find because of its vastness and the inability to search by keyword.
We desire to build a better university, and we can only do this by working towards inclusion. And that inclusion encompasses ideas and works of others, based on their own perspectives from their backgrounds.
A resource must
- Be related to issues and concepts, or provide a service, set of rules, policies or guidelines, or helpful publications or audiovisual materials, connected to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Be of utility/relevance to the Georgia State University community, including students, faculty and/or staff, or any combination thereof.
- Be non-partisan, truthful and reasonably accurate.
- Be non-commercial and not an attempt to sell goods or services.
- Not be obscene or tasteless, without educational merit.
- Not be a program or initiative that is highly specific in its goals, targets, etc., and would be a better fit for the Diversity Database. Please visit https://dei.gsu.edu/diversity-database/ to learn more and to make a submission there. Exceptions can apply to general services or services that are widely available to a large segment of the university community.
- Not be an event on a specific date at a specific time. Please visit https://dei.gsu.edu/info/calendar/ for more information about how to submit to the calendar. An event series that has video or audio recordings of past events does qualify.
In general, we limit submissions to this form to students, faculty or staff of Georgia State University, or individuals from other academic institutions. You must submit your item with a gsu.edu or student.gsu.edu email address. Submissions will be accepted at the discretion of the DEI communications team. If you are an alum of Georgia State and would like to make a contribution, please email communications manager Jeremy Craig at email@example.com for further assistance.
Why is there this limitation?
We want to make sure that items which are submitted are relevant to our community and that they relate to DEI matters. Submissions from the Georgia State community are the highest priority. We also wish to avoid commercial solicitations.
No, we do not accept commercial solicitations.
No. Before a submission goes live, the DEI communications team will consider submissions and determine their suitability and appropriateness for inclusion into the DEI Resource Library, and will determine whether to accept, to accept with conditions, to make edits, or to reject a submission.
The DEI communications team may contact you for further details or clarification, and to inform you of the submission's acceptance or rejection.
Any description of a resource that you submit is subject to editing for clarity, style, spelling, typos and grammar.