Diversity Initiatives Steering Committee (DISC)

Office of Inclusive Excellence

Committee charge

The Diversity Initiatives Steering Committee is charged with the principal responsibility for leading, advocating, and coordinating university-wide efforts to realize diversity initiatives and inclusive excellence.


Specifically, the Diversity Initiatives Committee:

  • Provides leadership in advocating and advancing diversity initiatives and inclusive excellence throughout the university community
  • Advises and consults with the associate vice president for inclusive excellence in proposing and coordinating the implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives supporting the university’s mission, vision, and strategic plan
  • Develops plans for ongoing assessment of existing, pending, and proposed diversity, equity, and inclusion policies, practices, programs, and initiatives, and provides follow-up recommendations based on assessment outcomes

The associate vice president for inclusive excellence reports directly to the president. In consultation, DISC submits an annual report to the president and the university leadership team.

Members of the committee may serve up to three years; students typically serve one year.