By-Laws and Mission & Purpose Statement
Mission: This advisory council will make recommendations to the President which promote the University’s commitment to diversity and a culture of inclusion. It will enhance the environment to ensure diversity is valued and inclusion becomes a guiding principle in every aspect of the University’s activities.
Purpose: Advance diversity and inclusion initiatives under the University’s strategic plan.
Membership for the Council:
Members are appointed by the President.
Six staff (one of which must be a post-doc) and 6 faculty members. Each member will serve for an initial 2 years and may be re-appointed to serve an additional 2 year term.
Two students will serve. Students will be nominated by the USG. Each student will serve 1 year and may be re-appointed to serve an additional 1 year term.
Each member must identify an alternate and the alternate will only attend the meetings if the original appointee cannot attend. The appointee is expected to attend 75% of the meetings.
Ad-hoc: When necessary, non-members will be invited to provide their expertise.
Ex-officio members: Associate Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, Associate Vice President for Human Resource Services
Chair: Elected by members and will serve 2 years as chair. The Chair may be re-elected to serve an additional 1 year term for a maximum of 5 years of service on the council.
Responsibilities of the Chair: Set agenda; Appoint sub-councils or liaisons and define their roles and responsibilities with input from the council.