Employee Groups & Organizations
Formed in 2005, the Staff Council serves as an advisory body for the University administration and plays a key role
in campus decision-making. Members, both exempt and non-exempt staff, are elected
by their peers from all areas of campus to rotating three-year terms.
The mission of The Alliance is to support all faculty, staff and students of color at IWU through mentorship,
networking, and fostering a sense of community. We strive to hold Illinois Wesleyan
and each other accountable to our mission that values diversity, equity, and inclusion
through programming and open dialogue at all levels.
virtual SPACE is a BIPOC-led community circle for IWU community members who self identify
as BIPOC. We meet regularly to discuss a range of topics that impact and affect our
collective identities and perception of self. We share and exchange our musings and
stories about culture, ethnicity, and what it means to be part of a community. It
is a wonderful space to be in safe conversation for us and about us. To get involved, contact Dr. Michelle Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Racial Justice, Equity & Education Staff Group
Racial Justice, Equity & Education Staff Group is a new group to educate and engage
with various campus offices and bolster allyship within our campus community. This
cross-department collaboration allows for different perspectives and fresh ideas to
advance incorporating inclusion and equity into all projects and daily tasks. This
group of staff volunteers works to affect change in smaller-scale, but still necessary
and important, projects and processes and allow for information sharing and inspiration.
To get involved, contact Kristen Buhrmann at email@example.com.
The GREENetwork is a group of volunteer students, staff, faculty, and administrators who meet regularly
to discuss the status of sustainability on our campus, celebrate the improvements
that are being made, and look for new ways to increase efforts across the campus.
Faculty-Staff Recognition Committee
The Faculty-Staff Recognition Committee strives to find ways to promote a greater
sense of community and show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of faculty
and staff. The committee organizes the holiday luncheon in December and the recognition
celebration in the spring, our signature events, and other smaller events throughout
Faculty members are able to join a variety of committees, as outlined on the Provost's site.