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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

csg deib statement

Columbus School for Girls (CSG) celebrates diversity and is committed to becoming a more equitable and inclusive community where all members feel safe, connected, and respected. 

We define diversity broadly, considering each member’s race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, family structure, and physical ability as crucial components of that diversity. Our moral responsibility is to create an anti-racist environment that confronts all forms of bias. This work is core to an excellent education. 

It is nurtured by: 

  • culturally relevant teaching and curriculum; 

  • programming and learning opportunities for all community members;

  • attracting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body;

  • practices and procedures that hold all of us accountable. 

We aim to ensure that every member of our community experiences a deep sense of belonging at CSG. This work is not just for some people; it is for all of us.

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CSG DEIB Committee 

The Committee is made up of representatives from each of our four divisions as well as two staff member reps. They were selected to represent their division/department because of their demonstrated commitment to DEIB work and their strong interest in helping to advance the DEIB goals at CSG. They assist the Chief Equity Officer (CEqO) by being the liaison between their division/department and the CEqO, providing feedback, helping to plan and execute DEIB-related programming, and serving as a resource to their division/department.

Board of Trustees DEIB Committee

  • Camille Seals

  • Leisan Smith

  • Brandi Slaughter

  • David Paragas

  • April Lantz

  • Deborah Aubert Thomas

  • Denise Page Hood

  • Karen Jones