Diversity: Driving Force Toward Excellence
To fully realize our vision as a college of excellence in today’s interconnected world, we recognize the critical driving force that diversity plays. By respecting and embracing our collective humanity, we bring breadth, strength and energy to our academic mission.
As part of our commitment to diversity, the College of Arts and Sciences has convened a diversity committee consisting of students, faculty and staff from across the college.
The committee is focused on promoting diversity and inclusion through recruitment, retention, advancement, engagement and training. Four subcommittees are organized around the following areas of priority:
- Student Recruitment, Retention and Advancement
- Faculty Recruitment, Retention and Advancement
- Diversity Training
- Campus Climate, Inclusion and Engagement
Each college has a diversity officer who develops and implements unit-level strategic plans focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion. Unit-level diversity officers work closely with the university's Office of Diversity and Inclusion and serve on the Council of Academic Diversity Officers, which supports and advances implementation of the university's Equity And Inclusion Plan.
The College of Arts and Sciences’ academic diversity officer is Tracey L. Weldon, associate dean for diversity, interdisciplinary programs and social sciences.
The College of Arts and Sciences is enthusiastic about the opportunities to enhance diversity and inclusion across campus. If you have feedback, suggestions or ideas about the college’s efforts as we work towards a more inclusive community for all students, faculty and staff, please let us know!