President's Committee on Community Diversity

Charge 
Agnes Scott College is committed to cultivating an appreciation for diverse cultures and experiences within our community. The President’s Committee on Community Diversity is charged with reviewing student, staff and faculty policies and programs that are needed in a diverse and inclusive community. Recommendations for policy changes or new or modified programs will be directed to the appropriate vice presidents or the president. 

The President’s Committee on Community Diversity exists to enhance the intellectual experience and quality of life for students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds at Agnes Scott in the following ways:

  • Advise the president and senior administrators about policies, procedures and practices that are intended to recruit and retain a diverse population of students, faculty and staff

  • Recommend practices that include the participation and perspectives of the diverse populations represented on committees and decision-making bodies

  • Review institutional research on the campus climate for diversity and propose initiatives that are focused on inclusive excellence and intercultural engagement among students, faculty and staff

  • Co-sponsor programs that promote our core values in living honorably as a diverse community as outlined in the Agnes Scott Strategic Plan for 2014, Engaging a Wider World

History
The President’s Committee on Community Diversity was founded in 1987 under the leadership of the late President Emerita Ruth Schmidt. President Schmidt was a champion of diversity and inclusion at Agnes Scott. According to President Schmidt, the committee “was charged with recommending … steps that will enhance the goal of unity of spirit and diversity of people.” From the early days of its inception, the committee sponsored campus events including presentations, seminars and workshops on topics focused on diversity and inclusion.