Questions of equity and belonging are top of mind in our university community and the nation. In early 2020, President Salovey charged the eighteen members of the President’s Committee to meet throughout the spring and develop, by the end of the term, recommendations for high-level goals for a campus culture of inclusion and belonging. The committee began meeting in late January and continued its work remotely starting in mid-March, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear.
Although COVID-19 initially disrupted the its original plans, the committee has completed its officially scheduled work, and is now crafting recommendations designed to create a more supportive and inclusive campus climate in the long term. Committee members will continue to meet as needed in the coming months with the goal of formally submitting recommendations to President Salovey in the fall.
The committee recognizes the urgency of the current situation, and believes its recommendations will be immediately relevant and will provide a path forward for strengthening and nurturing a more welcoming and inclusive campus climate. We look forward to sharing these recommendations with the president in the fall.