Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Lauinger Library supports the mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) “to promote a deep understanding and appreciation among the diverse members of the University community” and “to create an inclusive academic and work environment.” The Library's Statement on Racial Justice, written after the murder of George Floyd in 2020, remains vital to our work today: "[w]e recognize our responsibility, both as individuals and as an institution, to contributing to solutions to the intractable problems of racism in America."

The Library’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee seeks to support learning, understanding, and action on the critical issue of racism and other forms of discrimination in America. The committee has compiled several pages to encourage Georgetown community members to better understand systemic racism and other forms of discrimination. These pages also provide information on campus partners that promote the goals of the University, as expressed by IDEAA in its mission statement.

DEI Resources

Explore these pages to learn more about behaviors that can communicate bias such as microaggressions, language that can promote inclusion and respect, the role of bystanders in responding to potentially harmful situations, gender identity and expression, the movement from disability rights to disability justice, and inclusive recruitment and hiring practices.

Research Guides

The Library has developed several resource guides to promote a deeper understanding of systemic discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, and perceived disability:

Campus Partners