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Initiatives

  • The CLA Diversity Committee with officers representing all departments/units holds trainings and workshops for faculty, staff and students.
  • CLA hosts an annual Diversity Symposium where faculty and students present research projects related to diversity issues and awareness. 
  • The College of Liberal Arts Diversity (CLAD) Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship for high school students from Black Belt or Urban Core areas. We also offer academic scholarships for diversity and study abroad.
  • CLA has strategic partnerships with Tuskegee University. Journalism students from Tuskegee can finish their last year of coursework in Auburn's School of Communication and Journalism. History professors from Auburn are working with Tuskegee faculty to create a center for racial reconciliation.  
  • The Living Democracy program brings together students and citizens to collaborate on issues of concern to Alabama communities. Coordinated by CLA and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life, the project prepares undergraduate students for civic life through living-learning experiences during the summer.
  • The Mosaic Theatre Company (MTC) is dedicated to the creation and performance of original works of theatre that investigate current issues of diversity in the hopes of crafting lifelong alliances. The ensemble works year-round developing new materials, honing theatrical skills, and presenting their work to interested constituencies.
  • Becoming the Beloved Community and the Lee County Remembrance Project are working with citizens of Lee and Macon counties to share personal stories, build trusting relationships and collectively work together with inter-generational neighbors from all walks of life to memorialize lives that have been lost to racial violence. The program is led by Rev. Dr. Joan Harrell, a journalism lecturer in the School of Communication and Journalism.
  • BraveHearts Center for Place and Purpose (BCPP) is a joint outreach program of Auburn Social Work and First Presbyterian Church of Auburn. BCPP serves as an intensive diversity and inclusion training opportunity for Auburn University interns and volunteers across a variety of disciplines. BCPP provides a place where individuals with disabilities are offered comprehensive opportunities for continued growth in the areas of health and fitness, academia, life and job skills, community outreach, and creative arts exploration.
  • The Women’s Leadership Institute is a multifaceted organization established to help Auburn women take a proactive step in closing the gender gap created by the under-representation of women in politics, corporate boardrooms, and the administrations of business and educational institutions.
  • Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of minorities in all aviation and aerospace careers.
  • Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots–Aviatrixes Chapter promotes the advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring its unique history and sharing a passion for flight.
  • The Department of Psychological Sciences' SCOPE program (Scholars Committed to Opportunities in Psychological Education) hosts boot camps and workshops to recruit and retain BIPOC students in psychology graduate programs.
  • CLA offers academic minors in women's and gender studies, Africana studies, Italian studies, Asian studies and global cultures, and undergraduate certificates in global leadership and Mediterranean studies.