2021-22 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Commitments

The initiatives below summarize Gettysburg College’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) priorities for the 2021-22 academic year, however, they cannot—and should not—be the only DEIB commitments the campus community seeks to advance in the year ahead.

  • The adoption of a new curriculum that has diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) issues as a central commitment.
  • The completion and launch of a new strategic plan, focused on the overall student experience with DEIB as a core tenet.
  • A comprehensive examination of the College’s diversity infrastructure to ensure it is integrated, contemporary, and effective.
  • The launch of a national search and hiring of a new Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), who will sit on the President’s Council and serve as the chief architect of the College’s DEIB work into the future.
  • Upon the hiring of the College’s new CDO, determine the role of a new senior position within the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and launch a national search to fill the position.
  • In consultation with Anne Ehrlich, Vice President of College Life and Dean of Students, as well as in alignment with the broader diversity infrastructure examination, the assessment of appropriate staffing for the Office of Multicultural Engagement.
  • The distribution of the College’s next campus climate survey.
  • The assessment of each division’s Inclusion Action Plan (IAP)—including as informed by the BARC Report—and a determination of where each division’s plan needs to be strengthened, and the implementation of measurable steps in their evolution.
  • Above all, accountability to the campus community on each of these priorities.