The Chancellor’s Diversity Commissions are currently seeking new members whose terms will begin in the fall of 2020.
The commissions advise the chancellor on issues that impact equity and inclusiveness at UNL. Collectively, the commissions encourage the campus community to create an environment where each person feels a sense of belonging. Members on each commission are represent the faculty, staff, and students on campus.
Diversity commissions that report to the chancellor are seeking new members. Terms begin in fall 2020.
The three commissions advice the chancellor on issues that impact equity and inclusiveness at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Collectively, the commissions encourage the campus community to create an environment where every person feels a sense of belonging. Membership — which includes faculty, staff and students — represents the entire campus community.
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to those submitted by June. 15.
The three commissions and details on how to apply are listed below.
The Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women advises the chancellor 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. Over the last 18 months, the commission 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 safe and affordable access to childcare. For more information or to apply for the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. In the last year, the commission sponsored an invited talk by Julie Park about her book, “Race on Campus;” hosted multiple gatherings for faculty, staff and students of color; and, helped lead an effort to welcome alumni of color back to campus during homecoming week. For more information or to apply for the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color Apply, send email to email@example.com.
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 the university home. Key issues addressed by the commission this past year include the call for gender-neutral restrooms and an inclusive preferred name policy for students, faculty and staff. For more information or to apply for the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Gender and Sexual Identities, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.