Date of Award

Spring 5-7-2024

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Professional Writing


Department of English

Committee Chair/First Advisor

Dr. Jeanne Law

Second Advisor

Dr. Todd Harper


Diversity and inclusion are recent topics flooding everyday language and the way we operate rules and regulations within companies, social media, and, of course, college campuses. While college campus life has shifted to be more accepting of diversity and inclusivity within the past several decades, there is still much more work to be done. The following paper starts to complete some of that work by looking at how other first-year composition programs within the University System of Georgia implement diversity and inclusion in their classrooms by looking at the current literature that exists and adding in interviews and survey results from Writing Program Administrators within the University System of Georgia.