Committee on Diversity & Inclusion

Purpose

The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion works to develop and sustain a diverse and welcoming community of learning. It provides education and training on diversity and inclusion; proposes policies and supports practices that foster respect, equity, restorative justice, and dignity for every person. The committee creates spaces for multiple ideas, frameworks, and perspectives to facilitate innovative solutions to oppression, prejudices, and biases. It encourages the critique of dominant narratives and works to develop a campus culture that listens to and learns from counter-narratives. The committee's work supports pedagogy, policies and practices that build empathy, develop social justice change agents, and strengthen EMU's commitment to prepare students, faculty and staff to think, serve, and lead in a global context.

Membership

CODI membership is open to anyone committed to anti-oppression, in all its forms.

Standing committee members include the provost (ex officio), an executive administrator, and representatives across campus: admissions, athletics, facilities, multicultural student services, library, housing/resident life, CJP, safe space, Title IX, trauma informed, two faculty representatives from each of the three schools, and student representatives from various affinity groups on campus.

Three-year terms

Chair

Executive Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Reporting


Meetings

Monthly meetings; more for subcommittees when necessary.