The Georgia Institute of Technology has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for the fifth consecutive year in recognition of the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award is open to all colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada assessing campus diversity and inclusion initiatives, and student outreach, recruitment, and retention. The application process aims to help universities build and improve on the success of current programs.
“On the heels of a challenging year for our campus community, we remain steadfast in our commitment to an inclusive, safe, and healthy community on our path forward together as ‘One Georgia Tech,’” said Archie Ervin, vice president, and chief diversity officer of Georgia Tech in a news release.
According to Forbes, Georgia Tech’s student body is 45 percent white while black and hispanic students collectively make up just over 10 percent of those enrolled.
“Georgia Tech’s HEED Award application received our highest score to date,” said Keona Lewis, research manager for Institute Diversity for Georgia Tech. “While we are grateful for the recognition, there is still work to do.”