President’s Student Advisory Council on Diversity

Purpose

The purpose of the President's Student Advisory Council on Diversity (PSAC) is to give voice to a wide range of students, to promote an inclusive climate at the college and to help Agnes Scott better serve its diverse student body. The council provides advice and recommendations to the President and other college administrators on key issues related to campus diversity, equity and inclusion.

PSAC’s primary function is to engage in conversations with the president and college administrators. These conversations are informed by input from a broad range of students — not focused on individual and personal agendas.

Leadership

Serving on PSAC prepares students to engage in and lead others in an increasingly multicultural and diverse global society.

Composition of the Council

  • One representative from each diversity-related student organization
  • One representative from the Student Government Association, appointed by SGA
  • Three at-large members
  • One graduate student

Nominations and Selection Process for At-Large Members

Students' voices are essential in continuing our efforts to advance a campus climate of inclusion at the college. We are asking students to nominate their peer(s) for consideration to serve on the council. In order to nominate your peer(s), please:

  • Include the nominee’s name, academic year, and any Agnes Scott affiliations (for example, student organizations or athletic team).
  • Include up to three paragraphs describing why this student can represent the voice of their peers and their explicit commitment to advancing inclusion on campus.
  • Speak with the nominee before submitting their name for consideration. This is optional but recommended.

Qualifications and Requirements

To qualify for membership on PSAC, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Strong interest and/or meaningful experience in working with issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and social identities (preferably demonstrated through an Agnes Scott student organization).
  • Demonstrated commitment to Agnes Scott's vision, mission and core values.
  • Must not be graduating before May of 2021.
  • Attend a monthly breakfast meeting with the president during the academic year. Regular attendance is essential in order to maintain continuity and cohesion in PSAC’s work.
  • Host at least one event each semester between the president and the student body in the interest of facilitating a dialogue concerning diversity and inclusion issues relevant to the Agnes Scott community.

Chan Spaulding
Class of 2022
International Relations and Artificial Intelligence
COSMO and SGA
Email: cspaulding@agnesscott.edu

Lava Amedi
Class of 2022
Biology
Muslim Student Association
Email: lamedi@agnesscott.edu

Amber Mills
Class of 2020
Neuroscience
Witkaze
Email: amills@agnesscott.edu

Jasmine Paul
Class of 2021
Business Management
SGA Vice-President
Email: jmpaul@agnesscott.edu

Urmila Poudel
Class of 2020
Economics and Public Health
Masala S.A.C.E
Email: upoudel@agnesscott.edu

Sweksha Sharma
Class of 2023
Intended Economics and International Relations
International Student Association
Email: sharma516@agnesscott.edu

Danie Weinstein
Class of 2022
Religion and Social Justice
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Hillel
Email: dweinstein@agnesscott.edu

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