Commission on Diversity and Inclusion

Boise State University aims to inspire and enable students, faculty and staff through an active commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Commission on Diversity and Inclusion was established to advance our commitment by better serving our campus community and maintaining our competitive edge and reputation.

The commission will serve to ensure that university leadership is interconnected with the student/faculty and community groups in the planning of actions that lead to desired outcomes and change. And, an advisory council will ensure that campus voices are heard within the process.

An invitation to serve on the commission comes from the university president.

Voices for a better campus

Boise State University is part of a larger global community recognizing the opportunity—and responsibility—to share experiences, concerns and ideas to imagine a better future for all. Indeed we share a commitment to the wisdom that comes from accepting and including the many voices of a democratic society.

The charge of the commission

This commission will act as an executive-level voice in making action-oriented recommendations and overseeing implementation of planned actions. Specifically, the commission will:

  • Gather and review information and data including past documents and campus studies as well as collect, update and enable a current status view.
  • Frame recommendations to Boise State University’s president on ways to advance our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Oversee the transition to actions in response to recommendations.

Advisory Council

In addition to the Commission, an Advisory Council will be created to assist with the effort. Role of the advisory:

  • To assist the commission by providing input from all existing diversity initiatives and affinity groups on campus.
  • To assist with data collection (focus groups, interviews, town hall meetings, etc.)
  • To offer continued oversight and input during the response and action phase.
  • Collect input from the campus community and pass that input along to the Commission
  • Draft (and where appropriate deliver) communication to the campus community about the Commission’s work
Campus-wide

Diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus

supports campus educators to expand their understanding of, skills in, and engagement with inclusion, equity and diversity efforts

BUILD Certificate Program

supports campus educators to expand their understanding of, skills in, and engagement with inclusion, equity and diversity efforts
make sure every Bronco feels welcome, supported and celebrated

Student Diversity and Inclusion

make sure every Bronco feels welcome, supported and celebrated

Commission Members

Resources

Access meeting minutes/updates (after the first meetings) and everyone may submit comments and suggestions.