Diversity and Inclusion

The Georgia Tech Counseling Center (GTCC) stands in solidarity with Asian-American communities to condemn anti-Asian racism in all forms, particularly the recent rise of anti-Asian hate and hateful rhetoric in the metro Atlanta area and throughout the country. We express condolences to those affected by hate, intimidation, threats, and violence and condemn such acts. The Counseling Center continues to offer support, and we encourage students to reach out to GTCC for additional support and resources.

Celebrating Diversity

The Georgia Tech Counseling Center is dedicated to providing culturally-sensitive services to the Georgia Tech community and developing the multicultural competence of our staff.  Georgia Tech is a culturally diverse community of diverse experiences specific to various social identities including race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, religious affiliation, nationality, and ability status. We endeavor to provide inclusive services and programs and advocate for all our students while providing a safe space to be accepted. Staff members in the Counseling Center have expertise in providing therapy and consultation, campus outreach, training, and assessment that celebrates all aspects of human diversity.

Vision

To create an inclusive and dynamic space of awareness, respect and appreciation for all forms of diversity wherein all share the responsibility of fostering and nurturing cultural competence in the service of promoting excellence and leadership of global citizens.

Mission

The Georgia Tech Counseling Center (GTCC) has the primary mission to provide the highest quality of multiculturally competent counseling and psychological care to meet the educational, developmental, and social needs of Georgia Tech as an institution.

Our diverse services include online resources, community outreach, assessment, prevention, education, and therapeutic interventions. The services are offered with compassion, respect for others and appreciation of individual differences.

Our training program affords experiences in providing direct services within a counseling center setting among a culturally diverse campus population. We seek trainees from diverse backgrounds who value and model diversity, sensitivity and inclusivity.

GTCC recognizes that intersecting identities, internalized oppression and socio-political and historical factors adversely impact certain populations. Therefore, we are committed to the development of a culturally diverse and competent staff who aim to respect and empower diverse individuals and groups. Furthermore, we take great pride in our efforts to promote social justice, provide corrective emotional experiences and decrease stigma.

Striving for true diversity and inclusivity is our ultimate goal. With our world and students continually changing, our diversity mission and our center will continue to be progressive and open to change.

Values

Excellence: We believe in providing the highest quality services that facilitate students’ and trainees’ health and development, based on empirically-supported principles and a commitment to continual professional and organizational improvement.

Respect: We believe that every person should be accorded fundamental respect and deserves services that are congruent with their worldview. Our staff is committed to developing the knowledge, awareness, and skills necessary to fulfill this value. We provide services that honor diversity and are inclusive and welcoming of everyone.

Justice: We believe in promoting social justice in our community by advocating for fairness and institutional responsiveness. We seek to change conditions that negatively impact equal access to services, resources and benefits.

Integrity: We believe cultural competence is achieved through individual and collective accountability and responsibility as guided by ethical standards, professional development and self-assessment.