The Lamar Dodd School of Art is committed to fostering an inclusive, welcoming and safe environment for all students, faculty, and staff. We recognize that we are enriched and strengthened by a variety of perspectives and backgrounds, and we acknowledge that attention to issues of diversity, justice, and equity enhance a dynamic learning environment, the quality of our creative pursuits and research, and the culture of our School community. LAND AND LABOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The University of Georgia was built on the traditional territory of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation that was seized by the US government. Forced removal of the Creek began in 1790 in the area that includes the UGA campus. This statement acknowledges with respect the many Indigenous peoples that are still connected to this land. To learn more, visit history professor Claudio Saunt's e-history projects including Invasion of America. Slavery was integral in the history of the University of Georgia. More information can be found at the Department of History’s UGA & Slavery site and the digital exhibition, Slavery at the University of Georgia. Resources UGA Black Artist Alliance UGA LGBTQ Resource Center UGA Equal Opportunity Office (EOO) UGA Disability Resource Center (Student Affairs) UGA Institutional Diversity UGA Graduate School Diversity Programs Franklin College Office of Inclusion & Diversity Athens Creative Directory Athens for Everyone Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement Report Hate and Bias The Lamar Dodd School of Art is a community where diversity is valued and incidents of hate and bias are not tolerated. Anyone who feels that they have been the victim of a bias related incident (or who have witnessed a bias-related incident) are encouraged to contact UGA's Equal Opportunity Office (EOO). Solidarity & Justice Task Force and Committee In June of 2020, the School of Art’s administration put out a call to faculty, staff, graduate students, and Dodd Ambassadors to form a task force to discuss what the School of Art can and should do to ensure that we are taking concrete steps in the fulfillment of our conviction that Black lives matter. The resulting Solidarity and Justice Task Force was made up of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students, with an aim to aggregate and submit a list of recommendations to our administration for a more equitable School of Art. The Task Force felt strongly that this could not be done without the input of all members of our community. To review the complete Task Force report and recommendations, email Chairperson Linsdsey Reynolds. In fall 2020, an ad hoc Solidarity & Justice committee was formed in the School of Art. The committee, made up of four faculty and four students, spearheads efforts in the School to prioritize inclusivity and equity, to identify resources and opportunities to enhance diversity and accessibility, and to enrich experiences of students from underrepresented and marginalized populations. Student Opportunity Fund Make a Gift Learn More The Student Opportunity Fund was created to re-envision and foster an equitable and just environment for underrepresented students at the Arts and in the School of Art. Opportunities Diversity Research and Scholarship Grant (DRSG) Charlayne Hunter-Gault Giving Voice to the Voiceless Program Grants: Due Oct 30 Elevate Minority Student Film Festival: Due March 1 Connect with the Black Artists Alliance on Instagram.