Identity Spaces Project

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Emory University is renovating existing on-campus identity spaces and creating new ones to provide welcoming places for students to connect with other students, staff, and faculty of similar backgrounds, to engage in a variety of programs, and to access resources. Dozens of Emory students have been engaged and provided input throughout the process and will continue to do so for this multi-million-dollar project.

Alumni Memorial University Center Renovated spaces

Four existing identity spaces currently located in the Alumni Memorial University Center (AMUC) will be renovated. They serve the Center for Women, Centro Latinx, Emory Black Student Union (EBSU), and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Life. Improvements will include paint, furniture, and carpet. Additionally, an entirely new space will be created to serve Asian Pacific Islander Desi/American (AIPD/A) students. The AMUC renovations are scheduled for completion in fall semester 2021.

New spaces in Cox Hall

Meanwhile, five entirely new identity spaces will be constructed on the third floor of Cox Hall. All five identity groups will relocate to that facility, where each will have their own space while sharing common areas. The target date for completing the full Cox Hall buildout is fall 2023.

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Message from the President


Identity spaces at Emory help empower our students to engage and thrive by nurturing in them a sense of community that affirms and uplifts student voices.

These vibrant places foster a sense of belonging that enables students to connect in authentic and intentional ways, share their ideas and personal challenges—and be understood.

After speaking with student leaders, community members, and— especially—Dean Gelaye during my earliest days at Emory, as well as visiting the current student identity spaces, I recognized the need to make substantial improvements and additions.

The revitalization and reimagining of these spaces will build on the ideas and work of generations of Emory students, faculty, and staff members who have envisioned a united, welcoming, and inclusive university.

Our goal is to improve the Emory experience and live up to our shared values—creating a campus community that is supportive, inspiring, and life-changing for all who learn and discover here.

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Gregory L. Fenves

President

Message from the Dean of Campus Life

Identity Spaces

APIDA

An entirely new space will be created to serve Asian Pacific Islander Desi/American (AIPD/A) students.

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Center for Women

The Center for Women at Emory helps Emory University provide the best possible environment for women as students, scholars, and employees.

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Centro Latinx

Centro Latinx is an affinity space managed by the Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement and it is dedicated to Emory’s Latinx/Hispanic community.

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Emory Black Student Union

The Emory Black Student Union (EBSU) is an affinity space managed by the Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement, dedicated to Emory’s Black-identified community members.

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LGBT Life

The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life seeks to engage the university community in the creation of an affirming and just campus environment while supporting the development of students of all gender and sexual identities.

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Work on identity spaces underway as part of racial and social justice initiatives

Improvements to student identity spaces in the Alumni Memorial University Center on Emory’s Atlanta campus are underway, driven by student input. By fall 2023, these spaces will relocate to new, extensively renovated locations in Cox Hall.

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