University of Alaska-Anchorage Diversity Action Council

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Type: Policy

Status: Ongoing

Source File: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/dac/index.cfm

Description:

The mission of the UAA Diversity Action Council is to nurture an environment where the diverse cultures and beliefs of all people are acknowledged, where diversity is respected and where all people are valued.

As a resource committee to the Chancellor, The Diversity Action Council is charged with developing a diversity action plan that includes specific action steps to support UAA goals; and to advise and recommend to the Chancellor courses of action that address campus-wide diversity issues and that create an inclusive and respectful campus environment.

The DAC is also active in promoting activities and programs throughout the campus that effectively address issues related to diversity and recognizing and honoring exemplary actions that contribute to a supportive campus climate.

The UAA Diversity Action Council provides funding for the annual Student Diversity Award, designed to recognize student contributions that have significantly enhanced diversity on a UAA Campus by:

  • Increasing visibility of diverse people, cultures and/or perspectives;
  • creating a welcoming environment; and/or
  • representing diverse student voices through advocacy and participation in UAA student organizations.

Diversity Statement
With freedom of speech being at our core, UAA strives to create an inclusive respectful campus community that promotes and embraces our individual differences. We are united in our belief that diversity includes understanding and respecting differences in ideas, religion, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, and socioeconomic status. We celebrate diversity in all of our educational and employment endeavors.

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