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Advisers sought for new Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Emory faculty, staff and alumni interested in engaging with issues of diversity on campus are being sought to serve on the advisory council for the new Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI).

The CDI was created last year as a new unit within Emory’s Division of Campus Life, and the advisory council is expected to play a critical role in its ongoing development, says Michael Shutt, CDI interim senior director.

In addition, the advisory council will be charged with retaining and managing the Campus Life Compact, which was developed in December 2012 to explore issues of race, gender, privilege, sexual violence and oppression on campus and to implement solutions to specific challenges, notes Shutt.

An inaugural ad hoc advisory council began meeting earlier this year to take initial steps in developing processes and procedures for the CDI related to recruitment, facilitation and short-term goal development.

The council is now seeking to recruit approximately 10 additional faculty, staff and alumni volunteers to serve a two-year term, from 2015-2017. The new members will join the council’s current Emory undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni, says Shutt.

The advisory council's Fall 2015 meetings will run Tuesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Sept. 15 (new member orientation)
  • Sept. 22
  • Oct. 20
  • Nov. 17

Applications must be submitted no later than Aug. 21.

For more information, contact Shutt at 404-727-2136.

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