Chancellor’s diversity-related commissions seek new members

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Chancellor’s diversity-related commissions seek new members

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The chancellor’s diversity commissions are seeking new members. Terms will begin in the fall of 2022.

The commissions advise the chancellor on issues that impact equity and inclusiveness at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Collectively, the commissions encourage the campus community to create an environment where each person feels a sense of belonging. Members on each commission represent the entire campus community.

The Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women advises on issues pertaining to gender equity and on specific concerns of women faculty, staff and students. The commission seeks to increase the awareness of gender equity issue and their implications for the university, promoting equitable access to campus resources. Annually, the commission recognizes outstanding faculty, staff and student efforts to create a climate that encourages women to succeed. Previous work has focused efforts on issues related to equitable family leave policies, dual career hiring, a clear policy for and reasonable access to lactation spaces on campus, and the mental health and wellbeing of faculty and staff. The Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women is currently seeking applications from graduate and undergraduate students. Learn more about serving on the commission.

The Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color advises the chancellor on issues pertaining to the concerns of people of color on campus. The commission also serves as a resource to support the experiences of people of color across the University of Nebraska system. The commission has sponsored an invited talk by Julie Park about her book, “Race on Campus,” and hosted multiple gatherings for faculty, staff and students of color. In 2022 they will celebrate the fifth year of Multicultural Homecoming by continuing to welcome alumni of color back to the campus as part of the university’s homecoming celebration. Those interested in learning more about the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color or who would like to apply to become a member may contact the commission at

The Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Gender and Sexual Identities advises the chancellor on issue pertaining to the specific concerns of faculty, staff and students who identify as LGBTQA+. The commission provides support and opportunities for members of the LGBTQA+ community to come together, celebrate who they are, and generate a sense of belonging among members of the community who call this University home. Key issues addressed by the commission include the call for gender-neutral restrooms and an inclusive preferred name policy for students, faculty and staff. To submit an inquiry about applying or for more information, send email to

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