Equity Council

306 Green Hall 35 Campus Ave. Kingston, RI 02881

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Equity Council – About the Council

Description of the Council – as found in the University Manual

 

5.36.10 The Equity Council is a University-wide advisory and advocacy group for issues of diversity and equity for the entire University community. It’s purpose is to provide a forum for University individuals, groups, committees, commissions, and offices that are active in University diversity and equity issues and to make recommendations to the President.

5.36.11 The President shall appoint the members by October 1 of each year from a list of nominees recommended by the Council and other appropriate constituencies. The Council shall have approximately 25 members representing a variety of faculty, staff, administration and student involvement in equity issues. The President shall appoint the Chair of the Council.

5.36.12 Members serve for a three-year term and shall be appointed on a staggered basis.

5.36.13 The Council shall meet at least once each month during the academic year. The Chair shall be responsible for preparing the agenda and calling the meetings, with notification to members of at least one week in advance.

5.36.14 Meetings of the Council are open to all community members who have an interest in matters of equity and diversity.

5.36.15 The Council shall meet with the President and Provost regularly to discuss progress on recommendations and emerging issues.

5.36.16 The Chair shall meet with the President’s Management Team on a regular basis.

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