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COUNCIL From The Steering Committee
January 23, 2007, Volume 53, No. 19

The following section of the University Council Bylaws contains proposed revisions which will be presented for discussion at the Council meeting on January 31, 2007.

See www.upenn.edu/secretary/council/bylaws.html for the complete, current Bylaws of the University Council.

Proposed Revisions to the Bylaws of University Council

Deletions are in brackets [ ]. Insertions are inside double asterisks **  **.

VI. Committees

1. Standing Committees

(f) Committee on [Pluralism] **Diversity and Equity**

[The Committee on Pluralism shall advise the offices of the president, provost, the executive vice president, and the vice provost for university life on ways to develop and maintain a supportive atmosphere on campus for the inclusion and appreciation of pluralism among all members of the University community. The Committee will also address specific diversity issues that may arise on campus.]

**The Committee on Diversity and Equity aids Penn in fostering and taking full advantage of its diversity as well as in strengthening ties across all boundaries to enrich and enliven the campus community. The Committee shall advise the offices of the president, provost, and the executive vice presidents on ways to develop and maintain a supportive atmosphere on campus for the inclusion and appreciation of diversity among all members of the University community. The Committee will review and provide advice regarding the University’s equal opportunity and affirmative action programs and policies. The areas in which the Committee shall report to the Council include diversity within the educational and work settings, integration of staff and faculty into the larger campus community, and ways to foster a campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of difference. The Committee also will advise the administration on specific diversity issues that may arise on campus.**

Almanac - January 23, 2007, Volume 53, No. 19