Diversity Advisory Committee Charge

The Diversity Advisory Committee will create and sustain a forum for campus-level dialogue on issues directly related to diversity and inclusion at Marquette University, specifically to:

  • Build on institutional strengths of Marquette as a Catholic Jesuit university committed to an affirming and inclusive community as articulated in the university’s “Statement on Diversity and Human Dignity.”
  • Generate and pursue ideas in greater depth, including opportunities to increase representation of diverse populations throughout the campus community, maintain a welcoming and affirming campus environment, strengthen prospects for inclusive scholarship and learning, and engage the greater Milwaukee community through outreach.
  • Offer recommendations to the Office of the Provost and in particular the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion that provide a pathway to inclusive excellence throughout the Marquette University community.

The Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion is the committee chair. Committee meetings will be held at least twice each semester through the academic year and as needed during the summer.

The committee will consist of 20 to 24 members drawn from across the university community and include employees (faculty and staff) and student representatives. The term of service on the committee will be for three-years for university employees and one year for student members. The employee members will be recommended by the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and appointed by the Provost. The student members will be appointed by Marquette University Student Government and the Graduate School Organization.

October 1, 2013