In September, 2010 the Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee was formed by President Mary Cullinan to coordinate institutional diversity efforts. To guide our efforts, SOU is using D.G. Smith’s framework for diversity which was recommended by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Making a Real Difference with Diversity: A Guide to Institutional Change. Under this framework there are four dimensions:
1. Institutional Viability and Vitality
2. Education and Scholarship
3. Access and Success
4. Campus Climate and Intergroup Relations
The Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee and Subcommittees are comprised of students, faculty and staff and meet several times during the school year to forward diversity and inclusion initiatives.
For more information about the committee, contact Marjorie Trueblood-Gamble