The U.S. Department of Education has adopted new guidelines for obtaining and reporting race and ethnicity data for all institutions of higher education. In the past, employees and students were limited to choosing one category to describe racial or ethnic identity. The new method, which is required by the federal government, includes a two-part question (as shown below) that addresses ethnicity as well as racial heritage, and allows you to choose more than one category to describe your racial identity.
Question 1. Ethnicity: Are you Hispanic/Latino? Choose only one.
Question 2. Race: What is your race? Choose one or more regardless of ethnicity.
____a. American Indian or Alaska Native
____c. Black or African American
____d. Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
Georgia Tech is beginning a “resurvey” effort with continuing students, faculty and staff – asking them to update their personal information to reflect the new categories. This website provides background information, a description of the new categories and how they differ from the categories used previously, frequently asked questions, and a step by step guide to updating your information in Techworks.