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The Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion is committed to fostering a community where intersections of identity are appreciated, celebrated and honored at Agnes Scott College. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to engage in professional development programs and events focused on inclusive excellence. The Association of American Colleges and Universities (2005) defines inclusive excellences as:

a multi-layered process through which we achieve excellence in learning; research and teaching; student development; institutional functioning; local and global community engagement; workforce development; and more. It is the active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity in ways that increase one’s awareness, content knowledge, cognitive sophistication, and empathic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions.

The Center strives to connect this concept to the student experience as they embark on their leadership journeys, and explore their roles as change agents in the intellectual and social challenges that affect their local as well as emerging global communities. Our pursuit of excellence through inclusive practices and education allows our community members to thrive in a socially-just learning environment free of bias, harassment, and discrimination. As we continue our work, we serve as a support system as you redefine your reach in our growing, interminable, and socially-conscious global world.