Diversity Leaders Roundtable

Academic and Administrative Diversity Leaders are appointed by their respective senior leader, Dean, Vice President or other appropriate figure, to coordinate the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion policies, practices and procedures within their given context. These individuals leverage their direct experience and expertise within their college/division to advance specific and nuanced diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within their unit and inform the work of the Office of Inclusion and Diversity. The collective body of these appointees will be known as the Diversity Leaders Roundtable.

Principal Expectations

  1. Provide leadership to the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in their respective college/division, including serving as chair/co-chair of a division/college-level diversity committee that is charged with spearheading a scope of DEI work that encompasses all core functions of the college/division.

  2. Meet regularly with divisional/college leadership on challenges, opportunities, goals and updates related to diversity, equity and inclusion at Auburn University and within the college/division.

  3. Provide support and leadership to diversity, equity and inclusion projects within their respective college/division such as grant applications, success initiatives and other related activities. Particular attention given to faculty and employee recruiting efforts toward increasing diversity.

  4. Provide periodic planning and updates to the Office of Inclusion and Diversity and their respective unit’s senior leader.

  5. Serve as a resource and strategic collaborator to the Office of Inclusion and Diversity in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at Auburn University.

  6. Participate in monthly Diversity Leaders Roundtable meetings and other developmental opportunities to expand expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion.


Student Advisory Roundtable

The DEI Student Advisory Roundtable will assist and advise the Office of Inclusion and Diversity on efforts to advance the university’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. The roundtable will also work to increase transparency of institutional policy discussions with students by sharing information, building community through conversation and collecting student response and feedback.

The DEI Student Advisory Round Table shall be comprised of no more than 15 excited and engaged undergraduate, graduate and professional students from a variety of backgrounds, departments and class years. Membership shall be granted by appointment based on the following key constituency groups. Advisory Roundtable members are expected to serve a minimum of one (1) academic year after which time, members will have the option to exit the group and make room for additional Advisory Roundtable members.

Last updated: 04/11/2024