An Advisory Council on Community and Diversity that replaces the three president's commissions has been launched by the Office of Community and Diversity.
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 set up 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, Office of LGBT Life, and the Office of Community and Diversity. There was also 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 devise a new infrastructure to sustain and develop the ideas of access, equity and inclusion.
By conversation and consensus, it was proposed that an Advisory Council on Community and Diversity (ACCD) replace the President’s Commissions. The Advisory Council is made up of an Executive Committee, a Steering Committee and Division Committees on Community and Diversity (DCCD).
Please contact the Office of Community and Diversity to learn more:
Office of Community and Diversity
201 Dowman Drive
Administration Building, Suite 305