The Chancellor’s Cultural Diversity Council (CCDC) exists to provide assistance and support to the chancellor and to the campus community in promoting diversity in all aspects of institutional life. The CCDC is dedicated to upholding the university’s commitment to creating an engaging and welcoming culture where the talents of diverse faculty, staff, and students flourish. In order to do this, the CCDC helps to facilitate an environment of inclusion that is nurtured through respect, tolerance and cooperation.
The Chancellor's Cultural Diversity Council is comprised of diverse members who represent academic departments, administrative units and student organizations that reflect the campus community.
Members of the CCDC are asked to serve on at least one committee that reports back to the council at monthly meetings. Each committee will meet separately from the council as needed and work with a staff liaison to accomplish goals the committee sets. Committee chairs are expected to report at council meetings.
Council members are ambassadors for the University of Missouri-St. Louis and are trusted to exercise, support, and promote diversity throughout the campus community, ethical behavior, professionalism, and good judgement as representatives of the council.
In turn, the Chancellor, co-chairs, and staff are responsible to members in a number of ways:
Receive ongoing professional development/training, exposure, and information about the work of the university.
Chancellor/ODEI commit to taking advice and counsel seriously and to be as transparent as possible in presenting university matters.
Chair/ODEI will respond to the best of their ability in a straight forward and thorough fashion to any questions you have that you consider necessary to carry out your responsibilities to the CCDC and the university.