The Charge

President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is charged by the Gustavus president with the following responsibilities:

  1. Articulate Gustavus’ vision, expectations, and goals with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  2. Identify and examine institutional barriers related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including those associated with Gustavus’ history, values, and structures.
  3. Review evolving best practices for diversity, equity, and inclusion and recommend improvements in policies, practices, and programming.
  4. Coordinate and participate in implementation of applicable Gustavus Acts strategies.
  5. Identify diversity, equity, and inclusion-related goals and assess progress toward their achievement annually.
  6. Propose and coordinate events and initiatives that will enhance community engagement around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  7. Develop a communication plan and report regularly on plans and progress to the Gustavus community and others.
  8. Serve as representatives of, advocates for, and liaisons to the stakeholder groups associated with the Council (students/student organizations, faculty, administration, support staff, alumni).
  9. Review and update this charge and the work of the PCDEI annually.