President’s Student Advisory Council on Diversity (PSAC)


 

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 ASC 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.

While PSAC members’ primary functions are to engage in conversations with the President and university administrators, these conversations must be informed by input from a broad range of students and not focused on individual and personal agendas.

 

Leadership

Membership on PSAC contributes to preparing students for participation and leadership in an increasingly multicultural and diverse global society.

 

 

Composition of the Council

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

Nominations and Selection Process for at Large Members

The student voice is 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), you must:

  • Include the nominee’s name, academic year, and any ASC affiliations (i.e., student organizations, 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.

Recommended: Speak with the nominee before submitting their name for consideration.

Qualifications and Requirements:

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

  1. Strong interest and/or meaningful experience in working with issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social identities (preferably demonstrated through an ASC Student Organization)
  2. Demonstrated commitment to Agnes Scott vision, mission and core values
  3. Must not be graduating before May of 2021
  1. Attendance: 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.
  2. General Body Meeting: PSAC members will host at least 1 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 ASC community

 

More information for the 2020-2021 nomination process is coming soon!

The Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Diversity and Inclusion • 404-471-6118 • diversity@agnesscott.edu