Purpose

To promote diversity awareness and recommend ways to increase diversity and inclusion of all staff on campus in conjunction with the University of Iowa “Core Values,” Institutional Goal 5, which strives for a “culturally diverse and inclusive University campus.”

Scope of Concern

  1. Develop and encourage staff participation in programs to promote diversity awareness.
  2. Actively solicit information from and interact with the various diversity groups on campus and in the community in support of their goals as well as jointly sponsoring events/programs.
  3. Disseminate information to Council and staff concerning diversity programs/current activities and seek support from Council for promotion of these programs.
  4. Request annual updates from the University on the progress made toward increasing diversity and inclusion of staff on campus and report out to Staff Council annually.

Co-chairs:  Mike Weaver and Matsalyn Brown