Specific Charges for 2016-2017

All Specific Charges are in addition to each committee's "General" Charge in the Council Bylaws

  1. Obtain data relating to the diversity of Penn staff and discuss University’s efforts to recruit and retain diverse staff.  

  2. Examine the campus climate and experiences of LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty.

  3. Examine and discuss the pilot survey and data on graduate students, with a particular focus on diverse graduate students.

  4. Continue to assess efforts related to the campus climate for undergraduate students for low-income and first-generation undergraduate students.

  5. Review and discuss this Committee’s general charge and identify two or three issues that should be given the highest priority for the committee’s work in academic year 2017-18.


Committee Members


Ezekiel Dixon-Roman*


Sam Starks


Kuan Evans


Regina Austin*
H. Gerald Campano
Nancy Hirschmann*
Jonni Moore*
Sharrona Pearl*
Deborah Small
Ebony Thomas

Graduate/professional students:

Sashae Sabrina Mitchell
Lloyd Talley*

Undergraduate students:

Erica Dienes
Calvary Rogers


Kristin Field*
Shaina Adams-El Gulabi*


Lauren Kemp*
Irene Tan*

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.