Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

Purpose & Function:

The committee promotes understanding of oneself and others to create cultural competency for members of the Marywood University community and the regional communities. Using both qualitative and quantitative data, the committee will make recommendations to the Provost with respect to revisions to existing policies or development of new policies, processes, and programming in order to create an equitable and inclusive campus. Subcommittees and/or task forces may be formed at the discretion of the membership in consultation with the Provost to advance specific initiatives.


Membership & Selection:

Director of Diversity Services (Chair)
Provost appointments to achieve broad representation from all campus constituents
Faculty Members from each college for a total of six (6) Faculty Members
Five (5) Members from Administration and staff

Term:

Representatives serve for three years with possibility of reappointment.

Meetings:

Meetings are held at the call of the Provost.

Reports To:

Provost

History:

11/08/02 - Reconfiguration such that the Women's Issues Committee would be a subcommittee, approved by the President of the University
05/07/07 - The President of the University changed the reporting authority from Vice President for Business Affairs to Vice President for Academic Affairs through the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management 
03/01/08 - Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management changed to Vice President for Enrollment Management and the committee changed to direct report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. 
05/02/08 - Title changed to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
05/20/08 - Title changed to Director of Diversity Services
07/01/11 - Title changed to Vice President for Academic Affairs
10/26/17 – Proposal to change the name of the Cultural Diversity Committee to the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and to revise Description of the committee to reflect the new responsibilities was approved by the President of the University as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University.