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Project Milestones and Timeline

May 2022
Construction of new identity spaces begins on the third floor of Cox Hall 

April 4, 2022 
Last Identity Spaces Student Ambassadors Cox Hall Input Session held

March 2021 – May 2022
Perkins&Will leads a total of 15 Belonging and Community Justice staff feedback sessions to design the new Belonging and Community Justice space in Cox Hall. 

Perkins&Will leads a total of 22 engagement sessions with Student Ambassadors to design BCJ’s new home on the third floor of Cox Hall.  

September 8, 2021
AMUC Identity Spaces Unveiling, a campus-wide celebration of the new Asian Student Center and the refreshed Center for Women, Centro Latinx, Emory Black Student Union, and LGBT Life. 

March 11, 2021
Kick-off meeting of Identity Spaces Student Ambassadors Cox Hall Input Sessions

February – March 2021
Campus Life invites all students to apply to be paid Student Ambassadors to provide input on the Identity Spaces Cox Hall renovation.

February 11, 2021
Emory Wheel publishes article announcing the fall opening of the Asian Student Center: Asian Affinity Space to Open Fall 2021

January – April 2021
Perkins&Will engages Belonging and Community Justice staff in six feedback sessions on refreshing the AMUC spaces.

Perkins&Will engages 68 student leaders in 20 feedback sessions (4 sessions for each of the 5 spaces) to refresh identity spaces and create the Asian Student Center. Feedback includes selecting new furniture, paint, and carpeting. Session information is also used to begin defining needs and preferences for the spaces to be designed in Cox Hall. 

Student Engagement Kick-Off Meeting: AMUC Vision

AMUC Art Direction

November 2020 
Emory chooses design firm Perkins & Will to refresh existing identity spaces in the AMUC, create a space for Asian students, and design new spaces for BCJ on the third floor of Cox Hall. The five spaces included in the project are the Center for Women, LGBT Life, and the Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement’s three identity spaces (Asian Student Center, Centro Latinx, and Emory Black Student Union). 

September 9, 2020 
Sixty-eight student leaders, nominated by Belonging and Community Justice staff and the Campus Life Dean, are invited to a series of engagement sessions led by design firm Sasaki to gather feedback on current identity spaces and needs for a space for Asian students.

August 13, 2020 
President Fenves sends a message to the community outlining his racial and social justice initiatives, including substantial improvements to Emory’s identity spaces.

August 2019
Reconfiguration of identity spaces in the AMUC. 

July 2019 
Emory AMUC First-Floor Study Discovery and Analysis completed by Sasaki. 

March and April 2019
Sasaki holds 10 sessions with students engaged in each identity space to gather information regarding key issues, space needs, and opportunities to be considered.

February 2019
Campus Life engages Emory Campus Services and design firm Sasaki to explore how the AMUC supports the needs of Emory's identity centers and diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts more broadly.

Identity Spaces

Asian Student Center

An entirely new space will be created to serve Emory’s Asian and Asian American communities.

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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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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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