Staffed by the Office of the Vice President for Equity & Inclusion, the President’s Diversity Council serves as the university-level governance committee charged with building institution-wide capacity to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse campus that embraces diversity as one of our core values, infusing every aspect of campus life and purpose, and every measure of success.

The Council is charged with maintaining the Diversity Plan as a living document, holding responsible parties accountable and reporting on at least an annual basis to the President and community at large.  The Council is empowered to set its own annual agenda aligned with the Diversity Plan and Academic Master Plan as well as identify short and long term goals.  The Council may establish committees and the chair may invite other members of the university community to contribute to this area.  Initiatives from the Council are forwarded to the President’s Executive Committee or President’s Cabinet for consideration.

The Council recognizes a very broad and inclusive concept of diversity that includes commonly recognized considerations such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability status, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and regional or national origin.  It will guide the university’s efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture and cultivate diversity and inclusion as institutional and educational resources at the University of Cincinnati.