Diversity Committees

University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council is a council of designated representatives from each decanal and vice presidential unit, to design and act on building participation to achieve DEI targets.  The mission is to pursue policies and strategies that achieve equity and inclusion across social differences. The 2019-2020 initiatives are listed here:pdf16Summary of Proposed Initiatives 7 9 19 for web.pdf. 

Multicultural and Diversity Education Council (MDEC) is an official committee of the Academic Senate.  Two current initiatives of the MDEC Committee include an effort to adjust academic departmental bylaws regarding tenure and promotion to include recognition for diversity and inclusion efforts and the Hearing Diverse Voices series.

Faculty Diversity Research Group is a campus-wide group of faculty members whose reserach focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in their respective academic fields. If you're interested in becoming part of this network, reach out here.

Advisory Council to Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer is a network of professionals on campus whose work focuses on the hiring, promotion, and retention of CMU's faculty and staff members.

Accessibility and Disability Advisory Council is committed to promoting equal and appropriate access on campus to support full access and inclusion of individuals with disabilities.

Presidential Title IX Advisory Board was appointed by CMU President Bob Davies who said, "Sexual Assault and misconduct cannot, will not, be tolerated in our campus community." Read more about the appointment of this board here.

Shared Governance and Communications Committee is a dynamic collection of best practices for engaging the interests of all groups - students, faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees - toward planning, making and implementing decisions for the university.

President's Police Oversight Committee The Oversight Committee shall receive and review grievances submitted by persons against the CMU police department or CMU police officers and after review may make recommendations to the CMU police chief.