Welcome to the Office of Inclusive Excellence!

This office leads Georgia Southern University in fulfilling its commitment to campus-wide diversity and inclusion. Our aim is to create and maintain an environment on each Georgia Southern campus that honors the personal, cultural, and intellectual contributions of students, faculty, and staff. 

Inclusive Excellence is Pillar #3 in Georgia Southern University’s Strategic Plan. The Strategic Goal is to promote an equitable, diverse, and inclusive institutional culture, to eliminate institutional barriers for underrepresented groups, and to unify the Georgia Southern University community as one Eagle Nation — investing in inclusiveness to grow others

Georgia Southern University celebrates diversity in all its forms. We want all populations to feel valued and respected, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability. In addition, we desire to capitalize on distinctive, unique campus cultures while encouraging strong institutional unity. 

We have identified five objectives that we are committed to uphold: 

  1. Inclusion: Deepen the University’s commitment to being a welcoming institution founded on the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion for all of its internal and external constituents. 
  2. Cultural Competency and Training: Expand the commitment to University-wide equity, diversity, and inclusion training, programming and education. 
  3. Reporting and Transparency: Develop transparent, equitable processes with reliable, accountable reporting mechanisms. 
  4. Unity and Shared Values: Create a unified, inclusive University culture centered on shared values. 
  5. Unity and Shared Values: Respect individual campus histories and leverage unique community connections.
Maxine L. Bryant, Ph.D. Interim Associate Provost

Maxine L. Bryant, Ph.D.
Interim Chief Diversity Officer,
Office of Inclusive Excellence,

Office of Diversity and Faculty Development • 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA  31419 • (912) 344-2669 • mlbryant@georgiasouthern.edu