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Clinical Diversity Committee

The UGA Clinical Psychology Program’s Diversity Committee aims to (1) further the Clinical Program’s goal to develop culturally-competent skills in service and research and (2) promote diversity and inclusion within the Clinical Program and clinical science more broadly. The committee consists of graduate student and faculty representatives who meet regularly to discuss diversity-related issues. The committee also leads a series of initiatives each year, including proseminars and discussions on diversity-related topics, workshops for students from underrepresented backgrounds on applying to graduate school in clinical psychology, and community building activities for the Clinical Program.   

Click to expand each of the below areas for more information about diversity and inclusion in the UGA Psychology Department, campus resources and groups, education and training at UGA, and other resources.     

Diversity and Inclusion in the UGA Psychology Department

Campus Resources

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

  • The Disability Resource Center's primary commitment is to assist the University of Georgia in educating and serving students with disabilities who qualify for admissions. While our mission is to ensure equal educational opportunities as required by the ADA and other legislation, the DRC strives to promote a welcoming academic, physical, and social environment for students with disabilities at UGA.
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  • Twitter: @UGAability

Equal Opportunity Office (EOO)

  • The EOO is responsible for ensuring that UGA complies with all applicable laws and policies regarding discrimination on the basis of race, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status.
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Franklin College Office of Inclusion and Diversity Leadership

  • The Office of Inclusion and Diversity Leadership coordinates diversity, equity, and inclusion work for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. The website includes links to resources and ongoing initiatives.

Graduate School’s Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives

  • The University of Georgia Graduate School’s Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives promotes excellence in graduate education by recruiting top students to the University of Georgia. While striving to increase overall enrollment, the Graduate School also seeks to promote diversity by encouraging the enrollment of students from historically underrepresented groups. The Graduate School’s definition of underrepresented includes race/ethnicity, gender within discipline, first generation, non-traditional age and/or a self-identified aspect of a uniquely diverse background.
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International Student Life (ISL)

  • The department of International Student Life enhances the student-learning environment through programs and services that internationalize the campus experience.
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  • Facebook: @UGAISL
  • Instagram: @ugaisl
  • Twitter: @ugaISL

LGBT Resource Center

  • The mission of the LGBT Resource Center is to create an inclusive and sustainable space of self-discovery for the LGBT community within the University of Georgia. We support and affirm every student inclusive of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and expression. The LGBT Resource Center serves as a space by which all members of the University of Georgia community can engage and explore issues associated with sexual and gender identities. This mission is achieved by our commitment to an intersectional social justice framework, leadership development, and equity.
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  • Facebook: @LGBTRCatUGA
  • Instagram: @lgbtrcatuga
  • Twitter: @LGBTRCatUGA

Multicultural Services and Programs

  • The Office of Multicultural Services and Programs works to create an inclusive campus environment by supporting the development and affirming the overall experiences of all students, particularly multicultural students.
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  • Facebook: @MSPatUGA
  • Instagram: @mspatuga
  • Twitter: @MSPatUGA

Office of Institutional Diversity (OID)

  • The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) is to provide institutional leadership to the focused effort to enhance and maintain a diverse and inclusive environment for learning, teaching, research and service at the University of Georgia.

Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC)

  • Founded in spring 2013, the Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) serves as a central location for information about the university’s services for student veterans while also offering support, advocacy and a convenient location for student veterans to gather throughout the day.
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  • Facebook: @UGASVRC
  • Instagram: @uga_svrc
  • Twitter: @UGA_SVRC

Women’s Resources

  • To address contemporary issues faced by female students, faculty, and staff, the University developed this web portal and other resources to promote awareness and access to the wide range of services and programs available to women.

Campus Groups

African Student Union

  • The African Student Union is an organization committed to educating the community about Africa and African Cultures through community service projects, educational programs, several social activities and our Annual African Night.
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  • Facebook: @ugaasu
  • Twitter: @UGA_ASU

Arab Cultural Association (ACA)

  • The Arab Cultural Association is an organization at the University of Georgia that intends to provide cultural education and awareness of Arab traditions, history, customs, culture, and language. The Arab Cultural Association is committed to debunking myths and changing the stigma around Arab culture, while providing a space for students to create a close community for both Arabs and non-Arabs alike.
  • E-mail:
  • Facebook: @ugarabs
  • Instagram: @ugarabs

Asian American Student Association (AASA)

  • The Asian American Student Association (AASA) at the University of Georgia is organized for the purpose of promoting and providing a cultural and political awareness of Asian and Asian American customs and diversity within the University and the local community. We also act as a support group for those of Asian descent as well as those interested in participating in the association’s activities, helping to achieve its principles and objectives.
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  • Facebook: @UGAAsianAmericanStudentAssociation
  • Instagram: @uga_aasa

Bangladeshi Students Association

Bengali Cultural Organization

  • The Bengali Cultural Organization is a student group promoting unity and friendship among Bengali and non-Bengali students here at the University of Georgia. The association is meant for any student wanting to learn more about Bengali culture. Our goal is to help bring everyone together through cultural and social events.
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  • Instagram: @bengaliculturalorg

Black Affairs Council

  • The Black Affairs Council (BAC) of the University of Georgia serves to assist the University in meeting the needs of the Black student body. BAC works to preserve, enhance, examine, and celebrate Black culture at the University of Georgia. To these aims the Black Affairs Council shall encourage cultural diversity, articulate the concerns of Black students, and cultivate relationships with other student organizations and the Athens-Clarke County community.
  • E-mail:
  • Instagram: @bac_uga
  • Twitter: @BAC_UGA

Black Felicity UGA

Caribbean Student Association (CaribSA)

  • The purpose of the Caribbean Student Association shall be to promote awareness of the Caribbean, to provide an outlet to experience its culture, economy, and history within the University and Athens community, to provide a support structure for Caribbean students, and to provide educational and social opportunities for its members.
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  • Facebook: @UGACarribeanStudentAssociation
  • Instagram: @ugacaribsa 
  • Twitter: @UGACaribSA

The Catholic Center at UGA

  • The Catholic Center at UGA is a Eucharistic Community that seeks to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through the Roman Catholic Church.

Graduate Students Young Professionals Fellowship (GSYPF)


  • Chabad is a Jewish student center providing social, educational, recreational, and spiritual programming for students.
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China Friends

  • Now that you are in the U.S. you are the 外国人 “wàiguórén” or 老外 and this has its difficulties. Our China Friends staff, Joe May and Dorothy Boothe, and volunteers want to help you feel at home and learn about American culture!
  • Wechat: maydaysasia (Joe May)
  • Wechat group: 20 CF@佐治大学UGA
  • QQ group: 2020佐治大学-COM@UGA- # 293763743

Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA)

  • We are working on promoting Chinese culture, general awareness of China, communication and friendship within Chinese community and with people from all over the world!
  • Instagram: @uga_cssa


  • Cru at the University of Georgia is a non-denominational campus ministry that serves both the students (and professors!) at the University of Georgia. Cru at UGA exists for students to know God, grow in their faith, and go to the world. Our vision is that UGA students will build a legacy for Christ (in Athens and beyond) rooted in a gospel transformed life.
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  • Facebook: @ugacru
  • Instagram: @cruatuga

Christian Grads Fellowship    

Dawgs for Israel

  • Since 2001, Dawgs for Israel has been engaging, educating, and empowering UGA students to discuss, engage with, and celebrate Israel. We are a student-led organization that offers a non-partisan, multi-ideological home for understanding Israel and its place in the Middle East.
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  • Facebook: @dawgsforisrael
  • Instagram: @dawgsforisrael

Filipino Student Association (FSA)

  • The University of Georgia Filipino Student Association (UGA FSA) promotes the culture and customs of the Philippines at UGA and establishes a sense of family between our diverse members. Through events and gatherings, we learn more about the Filipino culture and share it with family, friends, and the surrounding Athens-Clarke County community.
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  • Facebook: @ugafsa
  • Instagram: @ugafsa
  • Twitter: @UGA_FSA
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  • GLOBES is a diverse organization of faculty, staff, graduate students and administrators, whose mission is to advocate for, develop, and nurture UGA’s LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) communities.
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  • Facebook: @ugaglobes

Graduate and Professional Scholars (GAPS)

  • The purpose of this organization is to utilize the collective resources available to the organization, including members, alumni and friends, for the creation and maintenance of an academic environment that is conducive to the successful matriculation of historically underrepresented graduate and professional students through the University of Georgia.
  • E-mail:
  • Facebook: @UGAGAPS
  • Instagram: @uga_gaps
  • Twitter: @UGA_GAPS

Hillel UGA

  • UGA Hillel is the focal point for more than 1000 Jewish undergraduate and graduate students. Our mission is to enrich the lives of these individuals so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Our primary goal is to significantly increase the number of Jewish students who have meaningful Jewish experiences at UGA.

Jewish Grad Students and Young Professionals at UGA

Hispanic Student Association

  • The Hispanic Student Association (HSA) of the University of Georgia serves to assist the University in meeting the needs of the Hispanic and Latino student body. HSA works to preserve and promote the richness and diversity of the Hispanic / Latino-American culture. To these aims the HSA shall encourage cultural diversity, articulate the concerns of Hispanic and Latino students, and cultivate relationships with other student organizations and the Athens-Clarke County community.
  • E-mail:
  • Facebook: @hsaatuga
  • Instagram: @hsaatuga
  • Twitter: @HSAatUGA

Indian Cultural Exchange (ICE)

  • The Indian Cultural Exchange (ICE) of the University of Georgia serves to assist the University in meeting the needs of the Indian student body.  ICE works to bring the Indian community as well as others together through many social, cultural, political and community service events held throughout the academic year.  To these aims the Indian Cultural Exchange shall encourage cultural diversity, articulate the concerns of Indian students, and cultivate relationships with other student organizations and the Athens-Clarke County community.
  • E-mail:
  • Facebook: @ugaice
  • Instagram: @ugaice
  • Twitter: @UGAICE

Indian Student Association (ISA)

  • ISA hosts several events which include Ice breakers for new students, India Night (the annual cultural extravaganza), India's Independence and Republic days, Indian festivals. We act as a liaison between Indian students at the University of Georgia and the Indian, international cultures including students, community and faculty members.
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  • Facebook:
  • Instagram: @uga.isa

Lebanese Student Organization

  • Lebanese Student Organization at the University of Georgia is focused on gathering the Lebanese and non-Lebanese student body at UGA to help spread information and appreciation of Lebanese heritage, culture, and history. We will do this through discussion, taking part in Lebanese culture, such as dances and folk music, and other means of teaching about the Lebanese culture. Lebanese history and culture is one that has been incredibly important to ancient and modern history of both the East and West. We seek to help the student body at UGA learn about this influential culture. Furthermore, we seek to create a family of students where everyone has a backbone of people to help in times of stress. We want to create a little Lebanese enclave at UGA where students can retreat to feel relaxed and at home.
  • E-mail:
  • Instagram: @uga.lso
  • Twitter: @LebaneseUga

Muslim Students Association (MSA)

  • The Muslim Students Association at the University of Georgia is a religious and social student organization that seeks to network the Muslim students on campus and serve as their voice in the community. MSA also reaches out to the student body in interfaith cooperation and works with other organizations to bring positive change within the UGA campus. By striving to adhere to the principles of the Quran and Sunnah, the MSA also seeks to uphold values of tolerance, sincerity, and brotherhood to build strong and understanding relationships with each other and outlying campus communities.
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  • Facebook: @MSAatUGA
  • Instagram: @uga_msa
  • Twitter: @MSAatUGA

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

  • The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
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National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)

  • The University of Georgia section of the National Council of Negro Women aims to empower, develop and unify Black female students, alumni, and faculty on the UGA campus.
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  • Instagram: @ncnw_uga
  • Twitter: @ncnw_uga

Nepalese Student Association (NSA)

  • The purpose/mission of NSA@UGA shall be spreading the words about Nepal and its culture. It will also serve as a connecting organization for all the Nepalese students, staff, and faculty at UGA and their families and also for other people residing around Athens-Clarke County and showing interest in Nepal and Nepalese culture. It will organize programs to increase the knowledge of Nepal and Nepalese culture in the UGA campus and also for helping the new coming students.
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Pakistani Student Association

  • The Pakistani Student Association is an ISL organization that aims to promote and celebrate the rich and vibrant culture of Pakistan through educational and cultural events.
  • E-mail:
  • Facebook: @psaatuga
  • Instagram: @psaatuga
  • Twitter: @PSAatUGA

Persian Student Union (PSU)

  • The purpose of the Persian Students Union shall be to broaden Persian horizons via networking, interaction, and socializing amongst the community of UGA. The Society shall enlighten our fellow students as to our culture, diversity, and heritage, by becoming established as an influential student organization.
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  • Facebook:
  • Instagram: @ugapersians

Russian Club

  • Student organization designed to connect Russian speaking students and anyone interested in the Russian culture.
  • Facebook: @UGARussianClub

Sikh Student Association (SSA)

Taiwanese Student Association

  • The Taiwanese Student Association (TSA) serves as an international organization at UGA. Our missions are to promote the Taiwanese culture, establish a sense of family between our diversity members, and increase cultural exchanges among different associations in US southeast regions. We are open to anyone interested in Taiwanese culture!!!
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Turkish Student Association

  • TSO aims to cherish and represent Turkish country and culture at The University of Georgia.
  • Facebook: @tsoatuga

Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)

Education and Training at UGA

Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

  • The Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) engages UGA faculty and staff in building capacity to contribute to and sustain a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The CDI is offered in partnership with the Human Resources Training and Development Department and other diversity-related offices and programs across the institution.

Graduate Certificate in African American Studies

  • The Institute for African American Studies offers a graduate certificate in African American Studies. The program is designed for currently enrolled graduate students in good standing who are matriculated in Masters, Doctoral, Professional, and Specialist degree programs, as well as non-degree seeking enrolled graduate students.

Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies

  • The Institute for Women's Studies offers a 18-hour graduate certificate in Women's Studies. The certificate is available to students who are currently pursuing a graduate degree or who already have a graduate degree.

Safe Space Training

  • The Safe Space program at UGA is a three and a half hour training for faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning about gender and sexual identity, homophobia, heterosexism, and how they can provide support and work toward being an ally for the LGBT community. Upon completion of the training, participants may be issued a Safe Space sticker for their office space as a visible indicator to visitors that they are LGBTQ affirming.

Other Resources

American Psychological Association (APA) graduate student diversity resources
Scholarships and Awards
Applying to Graduate School

Each year the Diversity Committee presents a workshop demystifying the graduate school application process. Here is a copy of our most recent presentation from October 2020 to Spelman College.

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