University Council on Diversity
The University Council on Diversity (UCD) is the visioning group of senior campus
leaders responsible for assisting in advancing campus diversity initiatives. IWU 2020 outlined a new organizational structure for the UCD which included two categories
of sub-committees: educating for diversity (faculty committee on diversity, co-curricular
advisory committee, and intercultural fluency committee) and creating an inclusive
environment (campus climate assessment committee, policy and protocol review committee,
and diversity leadership team).
Faculty Committee on Diversity
The FCD is charged with identifying and communicating strategies for infusing diversity
into the curriculum and classroom, in order to create a more inclusive experience
for all students and to prepare them for life in a global society. The focus of the
FCD is on discovering and sharing related curricular resources, areas for collaboration,
faculty development opportunities and assessment strategies.
Co-Curricular Advisory Committee
The focus of this sub-committee is to meet with those directors and coordinators who
work most closely with cultural and affinity-based RSOs. The goal is to offer streamlining
and structure to students as they organize large-scale events and seek to offer programming
and support to their student peers.
Multicultural Fluency Committee
Focus is on faculty and staff development of knowledge, skills and abilities for educating
and serving a diverse community.
Council for Inclusion and Awareness
Focus is to gather all cultural and identity based RSO leadership in one space to
discuss shared goals and challenges and to facilitate meaning communications and collaborations.
Campus Climate Assessment Committee
Charge is to assess the campus climate for target populations. Membership includes
students, faculty, and staff. Chaired by the Assistant Vice President for Institutional
Research, Planning and Evaluation.
Policy and Protocol Review Committee
Charge is to review policy and reporting regarding incidents related to diversity
and intolerance (including Title IX, Bias Incident, etc.)
Diversity Leadership Team
Leadership group consisting of the leaders of all diversity- related RSOs, Senate,
athletics, Greek life, multicultural educators, engaging diversity and RHA. This team
of students helps the Dean of Students keep her finger on the pulse of campus diversity
issues and is available to other committees for feedback.