1. Diversity and Inclusion
  2. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DEI at GA

Learn how to build a more diverse, inclusive community

  1. Diversity: It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences.
  2. Equity: Equity is the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while identifying and eliminating barriers.
  3. Inclusion: Refers to the behaviors and social norms that ensure people feel welcome.

The Path to a Diverse, Vibrant Tech Community

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General Assembly’s Global Community


We strive to ensure that the GA community is not just a reflection of the world today, bu

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Driving Your D&I Strategy with Data


A D&I organizational assessment enables a critical understanding of the extent to which diversity and inclusion are experienced in the organization. The assessment uncovers strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in culture and talent.

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Ongoing Learning and Inclusion


At GA, we believe in the continued learning and improvement of our community to be more diverse and inclusive.

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Recruiting through Diversity and Inclusion


Studies show that having a more diverse workforce and community drive better business results

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."

Maya Angelou, American poet, singer, and civil rights activist

Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters

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Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters


Here’s how we at General Assembly define diversity: “At General Assembly, we are diverse. We foster an international community comprising different backgrounds, experiences, identities, and perspectives. We work to ensure that everyone has a place at the table at General Assembly, regardless of race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, disability status, religious affiliation, socioeconomic status, or political persuasion. We consistently leverage the diverse experiences of our community members to transform the narrative of diversity within the tech, data, business, and design communities. We also strive to ensure that the GA community is not just a reflection of the world today but of the world we want to see in the future.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does GA define Inclusion?

At General Assembly, we are inclusive. We celebrate and welcome diversity unbound by social hierarchies and collectively work to foster mutual respect, empathy, and common cause. We provide welcoming spaces for growth conversation and empowerment on our campuses and strive to build greater cultural competence within our community. We also commit to supporting opportunities beyond our walls to promote access, break down barriers, and empower future generations of leaders in the tech industry.

How does GA define Equity?

Equity is also an incredibly important concept at General Assembly. We define it as: “...an approach that ensures everyone accesses to the same opportunities. Equity recognizes that advantages and barriers exist and that, as a result, we don’t all start from the same place.” As you’ll learn as you get more familiar with who we are, creating opportunities to access tech careers is what General Assembly is all about.

How does GA define Diversity?

At General Assembly, we are diverse. We foster an international community comprising different backgrounds, experiences, identities, and perspectives. We work to ensure that everyone has a place at the table at General Assembly, regardless of race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, disability status, religious affiliation, socioeconomic status, or political persuasion. We consistently leverage the diverse experiences of our community members to transform the narrative of diversity within the tech, data, business, and design communities. We also strive to ensure that the GA community is not just a reflection of the world today but of the world we want to see in the future.

What Social Impact Program are there at GA?

One way in which General Assembly is making good on its commitment to diversity and inclusion is through Social Impact programs. Take a moment now to skim our Social Impact programs page on the GA website. Make note of any you’d like to learn more about as you gear up to start teaching.