Charge

The President’s Council on Equity and Inclusion at Connecticut College is a representative group that is charged to regularly review all relevant policies, programs, and practices pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion at Connecticut College and to make recommendations to the senior administration about advancing the work of full participation. The Council will meet to hear reports from faculty, staff, and student committees as well as academic departments and programs and discuss timely issues related to equity and inclusion. The offices of Institutional Research, Admission, Dean of the College, Dean of the Faculty, Advancement, and other key constituents will provide data to enhance the committee’s understanding of equity issues at the College. The committee should submit an annual report of its work.

Topics of Discussion

  • Freedom of speech and expression
  • Institutional values related to equity and inclusion
  • Eliminating structural barriers to full participation
  • Equity and inclusivity in teaching and learning
  • Policies and protocols on discrimination and harassment
  • A new initiative on intergroup dialogue
  • Assessing physical and virtual spaces for exchange across social differences
  • New approaches to campus programs and events