Mission and Strategic Vision


The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) ensures Emory University's compliance with Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act federal regulations. ODEI also monitors and executes the university's Equal Opportunity Policy.

The Office is committed to promoting a fair and accessible campus environment for the Emory University community through collaboration with our university partners.

Guiding Principles the Office is in support of: 

  • Advocates for equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran's status, or any other factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law
  • Promotes recruitment and retention of qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Conducts prompt, unbiased review and adjudication of discrimination and harassment complaints
  • Protects students from sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, by any university employee, other students, or a non-employee third party
  • Assures reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities, and
  • Provides a wide variety of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Disability educational programs and training.

We conduct our work within the framework and spirit of Emory University values and policies. 

Emory University Vision, Mission, and Ethical Principles

Emory University's mission is to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in their service of humanity. 

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