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Diversity & Equity Council

  • Purpose: This committee is charged to oversee the goals and actions of the supporting committees (EEO Review, Global Education, SMAC, Campus Title IX, ADA, Academic Diversity) and initiating college-wide initiatives to meet the College’s strategic initiatives to value and reflect the diversity of the Kingdom of God in our campus community, while meeting or exceeding all mandates concerning non-discrimination.

  • Meetings: 2-3/semester

  • Co-Chaired by: Chief Diversity Officer & Chief Academic Officer

Academic Diversity Committee

  • Purpose: This committee develops, advocates for, and monitors accomplishment of academic policies and experiences designed to enhance awareness and appreciation for human diversity within and beyond the College. Through policy development, professional development opportunities, curricular and co-curricular activity, the committee seeks to (1) create a campuswide academic community in which all students, staff and faculty are accepted, valued, and treated equitably, and (2) foster academic experiences within the College community that prepare graduates for life in a diverse, multicultural community beyond the College.

  • Meetings: Monthly

  • Co-Chaired by: a Dean and a faculty member, elected by the committee to serve as Co-Chairs

Staff Diversity Committee

  • Purpose: The Staff Diversity Committee exists to advocate and support diversity among the staff.  With the support of the Diversity & Equity Council, the Committee will advise and recommend policies and practices that align with the College’s strategic initiatives. The Committee will also encourage opportunities for staff to grow in their own understanding of diversity and to work toward a consistent environment of inclusion.

  • Meetings: Monthly

  • Chair: Director of Diversity & Equity

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Committee

  • Purpose: To support the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and serve as a champion /escalation/review body for ensuring ADA compliance. Members of this committee are responsible for the implementation of ADA compliance within their areas of responsibility.

  • Meetings: Twice/semester or more as needed

  • Chair: Director of Human Resources

Global Education Committee

  • Purpose: To promote a national and international dimension in the College’s mission of scholarship, spiritual formation, and service through study abroad, mission trips, and international student services.

  • Meetings: 2-3 times/semester

  • Chair: Director of International Engagement

Multicultural Advisory Board

  • Purpose: The Purpose of the MAB is to help the College seek to reflect the richness of human diversity within its students, staff, faculty, administration and Board of Trustees as a manifestation of its Christian heritage; foster communication and networking among multicultural students, alumni, faculty/staff and friends; and act as a key advisor to the College on policies and procedures that will positively impact the multicultural experience at Roberts Wesleyan College. The Board is composed of dedicated alumni and supporters, who are passionate about the College and invested in its future by promoting unity, celebrating diversity and advocating for the multicultural community.

  • Meetings: Quarterly

  • Co-Chairs: Two trustees currently