President's Equity & Change Commission

The President’s Equity & Change Commission (PECC) was created out of a need to not only achieve inclusive excellence in our community and culture, but also to interrogate, disrupt, and transform systemic inequities throughout the university. The Commission integrates diversity, equity, and educational inclusion into the fabric of our institutional operations, knowledge creation, student engagement, and collegial relationships; bringing forth actionable recommendations for change.

With this understanding, the PECC’s mission is as follows:

  • Understand and value the cultural assets that all of us bring to educational experiences;
  • Embrace and participate in policies of institutional change relating to racial and social justice as well as continuous improvement to better meet the needs of everyone in our learning community;
  • Build high-quality learning opportunities by ensuring equitable access to effective educational practices;
  • Maintain a welcoming and empowering campus climate for all students, faculty members, staff and alumni.