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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee (DEIC) is a Faculty Handbook Committee that advises the President on all matters relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

Committee Responsibilities

The DEIC …

  • Reports to the President.
  • Reviews on a regular basis the progress made within the University in the recruitment, appointment, promotion, and other employment considerations of members of marginalized groups with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and time tables.

  • Presents to the President annually a fully detailed analysis of the current student and employment profiles, and recommends to the President any remedies it deems necessary in order to keep alive the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University.
  • Recommends to the President modifications of the diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan when it determines such modifications are desirable.
  • Supports diversity in the curriculum by encouraging faculty members to include diversity topics in their courses, and by offering tangible support to faculty to encourage the creation of courses which promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Monitors and promotes academic and co-curricular programs and activities that feature diversity, equity, and inclusion themes.
  • Meets monthly during the academic year.

Committee Membership

Members include faculty representatives from each of the colleges and Library, staff representatives of relevant offices, and student representatives of the Student Government Association.

Strength in Diversity Grants

To encourage and support programming on diversity issues, the DEIC awards mini-grants on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. Student organizations, faculty, and staff may apply. Learn more.