Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit

The Emory Radiology Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit provides a wealth of resources to aid faculty, staff, and trainees in understanding, embracing, and appreciating the talents and contributions of all people. Below you will find guidance on the basic tenets of diversity, inclusion, and equity as well as concise definitions of key terms. At the bottom of the page, find links to Emory’s policies and programs related to diversity and inclusion as well as to the departments and offices responsible for training, enforcement, and support.


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Diversity simply means that each individual is unique and recognizing our individual differences. There are varied dimensions of differences: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs or other ideologies, global locations, and cultures.

Our university goal is to embrace, understand, and celebrate the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual. Diversity also involves different ideas, perspectives, and values.


At Emory, inclusion integrates all aspects of diversity and it is the "intentional and ongoing engagement with diversity" in an intellectual environment as well as in the context of social and cultural diversity in which inclusion connects people in ways that increase one's awareness, knowledge, sophistication and understanding of the complex ways we interact and engage.


Equity is the guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all students, faculty and staff, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. The guiding principle of equity acknowledges that there are underserved and underrepresented populations and that fairness regarding these unbalanced conditions is needed to assist equality in the provision of effective opportunities to all groups.

Key Terms you Should Know:

Bias (and Unconscious Bias)- are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness.

Cultural Diversity- the phrase cultural diversity can also refer to having different cultures respect each other's differences. The phrase "cultural diversity" is also sometimes used to mean the variety of human societies or cultures in a specific region, or in the world as a whole.

Discrimination- an intentional or unintentional act that adversely affects employment opportunities because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, marital status, national origin, or other factors such as age.

Ethnicitythe fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition.

Microaggression- the casual degradation of any marginalized group. Ex: Oh, you're from Italy...I love pasta.

Prejudice- a judgement about someone or something that is made prematurely or irrationally.

White Privilege- a term for societal privileges that benefit people identified as white in Western countries, beyond what is commonly experienced by non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances.

Racism- prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.

Stereotype- a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.

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