Pittsburgh -- Robert Morris University is forming the Council on Institutional Equity to ensure to that all members of the campus community have equal access to the university’s programs and services.
The Council on Institutional Equity takes over the work of the previous Diversity Council, which spearheaded the university’s efforts to promote awareness and respect for diverse people, cultures and ideas on campus. The new council will be chaired by Rex Crawley, head of the Department of Communications, and include representation across the university, including faculty, students and staff.
“RMU has made tremendous strides over the last several years in creating a more inclusive campus environment, and in building a more representative campus community,” said RMU President Gregory G. Dell’Omo. “But we still need to make more progress, which is why the Council on Institutional Equity has such an important mission.”
The council will seek three members from outside the university, including one representative each from the city of Pittsburgh and Moon Township, where RMU’s main campus is located.
“Our charge is to monitor institutional equity across the university, and make recommendations to the president and provost. Given the applied nature of our curriculum at RMU, we also want to make sure our policies are in line with local corporate and community diversity initiatives,” said Crawley.
To nominate yourself or someone else to the RMU Council on Institutional Equity, download a nomination form here and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.