About the Committee
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is charged with developing recommendations related to diversity and inclusion issues, including developing appropriate institutional responses to specific diversity and inclusion issues and developing and implementing introductory and ongoing cultural competency training for all students, faculty, and staff.
The committee will bridge the University with the greater Big Bend, Mexico Border, and Trans-Pecos communities to promote community-engaged scholarship by fostering education, outreach, and awareness and assess, evaluate, and advocate for cultural inclusivity and diversity initiatives on campus, including the provision of a regular open forum for students, faculty, and staff.
The committee will review institutional communications, policies, and procedures actively promoting diversity and inclusion using best practices and ensuring a safe, welcoming community climate that values a culture of inclusivity including, but not limited to, ability, age, national origin, religious beliefs, ethnicity, race, gender, social economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Primary Responsibility Area: University-wide