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Diversity Advisory Council

The Diversity Advisory Council advises the President and other university constituency groups on all matters related to diversity in support of the university’s mission, vision and strategic plan.

Diversity is a core value of the university, broadly defined to include demographic, socio-cognitive and organizational types of diversity. The Council is appointed by the President and includes representatives of the faculty, staff, students, alumni and community. As a representative group, the Diversity Advisory Council promotes and supports diversity initiatives across the university.

President’s Objectives

  • Representation (faculty, staff, students)
  • Education and training
  • Celebration and observance
  • Annual report
  • Ensure students feel welcomed, heard, valued
  • Conflict management
  • Communication
  • Provide an ear and a voice to Lander faculty, staff and students

Categories of Diversity1

Demographic Diversity

Socio-Cognitive Diversity

Organizational Diversity

  • Age
  • Gender
  • City/State/Region of Residence
  • Ethnicity
  • Nationality
  • Marital status; family responsibilities
  • Cultural heritage
  • Socio-economic status
  • Physical appearance
  • Physical ability
  • Religious beliefs
  • Tradition
  • Sexual orientation
  • Intelligence level; mental challenges
  • Language
  • Beliefs
  • Thinking patterns
  • Knowledge level; education
  • Personality characteristics
  • Political beliefs
  • Occupation, functional or job portfolios
  • Job status
  • Job tenure or seniority
  • Hierarchical ranking
  • Work experience
  • Functional experience

[1] William KW Choy, “Globalisation and Workforce Diversity: HRM Implications for Multinational Corporations in Singapore.”