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The Auburn Alumni Association strives to provide programs and services in alignment with Auburn University. Inclusion and Diversity at Auburn University encompasses the whole of human experience and includes such human qualities as race, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, nationality, age, religion, sexual orientation, economic status and veteran status.

The Auburn Alumni Association is committed to creating a culture of inclusion in the programs and services provided. This is set forth by the association’s 2017-2021 strategic plan. The Auburn Family is stronger when we all work together, with respect and confidence and a spirit that is not afraid.

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Hosted by Auburn University, Office of Inclusion & Diversity

Informing an Everyday Diversity and Inclusion Mindset: Understanding and Managing Implicit Bias

Presented by Garry Morgan, Special Assistant, Inclusion and Diversity Education for the Office of Inclusion & Diversity.

The modern workplace is built around diverse teams, developed to leverage the strengths of each member and ultimately increase organizational competitiveness. in every team, each person comes to the table with their own history and set of personally held beliefs. In this workshop, we explore the concept of implicit (unconscious) bias, and its impact on the creation and maintenance of collaborative, inclusive and viable environments. This session is designed to increase awareness about how implicit bias operates and identify techniques to mitigate its effects.

In advance of the workshop, participants are encouraged to complete Harvard’s Implicit Association Test.
This test is an online tool that focuses on measuring attitudes and beliefs that are often unaddressed and undiscussed. This exercise will be quite instructive to us as we embark on our discussion about bias, and we ask that participants bring their results to the workshop.

Please visit or to complete an Implicit Association Test (IAT)

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Garry Morgan Full Bio

Garry Morgan serves as the Special Assistant for Inclusion and Diversity Education within the Office for Inclusion and Diversity at Auburn University. He is responsible for formulating and delivering a diversity, equity and inclusion learning strategy to inform and drive change and success consistent with the University’s mission, strategic priorities, and goals. Prior to Auburn, Garry worked at NC State University as the Associate Director of Diversity Programs, where he was responsible for development, implementation, and expansion of the University’s student, staff and faculty diversity and inclusion efforts. Garry is a doctoral student in the Administration of Higher Education program at Auburn University. He holds two Master’s degrees in educational leadership and policy and clinical mental health from State University of New York: University of Buffalo and NC State respectively.

Dates & Times:

  • Tuesday, August 11/ 2:30 – 4:30 pm (CDT)
  • Thursday, August 20/ 9:30 – 11:30 am (CDT)
  • Wednesday, August 26/ 3:00 – 5:00 pm (CDT)



Online Training Registration Form

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    August 11 2:30 - 4:30 pm CST
    August 20 9:30 - 11:30 am CST
    August 26 3:00 - 5:00 pm CST
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Share Your Personal Experience at Auburn

Dear Auburn Family,

This is a painful time for our country and for the Auburn Family. The Auburn Alumni Association condemns acts of bigotry, racial injustice and violence.

It runs deep that we believe our Auburn Family is made better by the diversity that exists within our campus and in our communities. One of the core values from the Auburn Creed says “I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all.” Only when values are centered on creating a safe place where every person is welcome and respected can total happiness be achieved.

As your alumni association, we remain committed to making things better through meaningful dialogue, inclusiveness and engaging programming. We continue to listen to our alumni and friends to ensure that we provide experiences that all alumni expect and deserve to receive.

It is our belief that we should continue to have difficult conversations about important topics. We have set up a form where you are welcome to share your personal experience at Auburn or as an alumnus in your community. We welcome your feedback as we work toward change and healing.

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Erin Hutchins ’09

Inclusion & Diversity Programs Coordinator
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