Division of University Engagement

Deans' and Administrative Diversity Councils

Cleveland State University's Diversity Councils are assemblages of faculty, staff and external stakeholders who meet regularly to design, implement and monitor strategies that address diversity challenges and opportunities in each of the University’s colleges. Members are appointed by the respective Deans of the Colleges and departments throughout the University.

Annually, each of the diversity councils identifies two strategies it will pursue based upon the goals of the Diversity Action Plan, the guidance of the President’s Council on Diversity, and the needs of their Colleges and non-academic departments. The Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement provides technical and financial support to assist the Councils in their endeavors.

2019 Awards Celebration

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The 2019 Diversity Councils Recognition Celebration was held on April 30 in the Glasscock Family Student Center Ballroom. President Harlan M. Sands presented special recognition awards to two Diversity Councils for their efforts and contributions during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Photos of the event.

Awards were selected on the basis of the following:

  1. Innovationnew, relevant and penetrating initiatives to promote positive change
  2. Impact - potential to increase understanding of diversity and fosters inclusive excellence, and
  3. Sustainabilityprovides opportunity to institutionalize positive practices that promote equity and inclusive excellence