Improving diversity at the university is an ongoing process, and we need to measure the results of our initiatives to see which are working—and which aren't.
Each college and administrative unit has developed a diversity plan as part of its larger strategic plan. Diversity is also part of our university-wide advisory board process. These advisory boards, which consist of panels of experts from across the nation, have assessed strategic directions and provided counsel to each of the university's academic and many of its administrative departments. Our work to date has seen an increase in diversity among many of our populations, including our Board of Trustees, staff and undergraduate student population.
Each year since 2002, the Diversity Advisory Council has issued an annual report detailing progress made and identifying areas in need of improvement with respect to diversity and our campus community. Information from this report is shared by the President in his State of Diversity address, given each year as part of our "Day On" celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day. For more information, please see our Diversity Advisory Council Report Data.