The Emory Advisory Council on Community and Diversity (ACCD) was launched in the fall of 2011 to replace the three president’s commissions.
The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW), the President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity (PCORE) and the President’s Commission on Sexuality, Gender Diversity and Queer Equality (PCSGDQE) were established in 1976, 1979, and 1995, respectively. They were created to advise the university president on diversity-related issues. Their contribution to new policies and educational programming and their recommendations helped establish the Center for Women, the Office of LGBT Life, and the Office of Community and Diversity. There also was conversation about the need for additional commissions (class, disability, etc.) and a desire to develop a superior infrastructure that could better support the work of the commissions.
In the fall of 2011, discussions were initiated to re-imagine community and diversity at Emory. During the spring of 2012 a retreat and a number of critical conversations were organized to discuss the work of the President’s Commissions and to devise a new infrastructure to sustain and develop the ideas of access, equity and inclusion.
By conversation and consensus, the creation of an Advisory Council on Community and Diversity was proposed to replace the President’s Commissions. The Advisory Council is composed of the chief community and diversity officer, a steering committee, and division committees on dommunity and diversity. Click here to access a document explaining the structure and goals of the ACCD.
You may also contact the Office of Community and Diversity directly to learn more:
Office of Community and Diversity
201 Dowman Drive
305 Administration Building