Mission – The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) Equity & Diversity Committee (OVCR E&D Committee) will provide leadership and direction to the OVCR Centers and Institutes as they integrate equity and diversity initiatives into their work environments.

Vision – We will make a difference in creating inclusive environments that provide opportunities for all individuals through recruitment, retention, climate, mentoring and networking initiatives.

Goals – Provide timely information and resources to OVCR Centers and Institutes in regard to:

  • Best practices for recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce
  • Guidelines for evaluating and enhancing climate
  • Strategies for effective mentoring of employees
  • Provide leadership in creating Equity and Diversity Plans across all Centers and Institutes so as to establish goals and action plans in areas outlined above.

Find out more about the Equity and Diversity Committee including a list of committee members.

Recommended Equity and Diversity Resources

Institutional Diversity Statement