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Presidential Commission on Equity and Belonging


The President’s Commission on Equity and Belonging, or PCEB, joins together members of leadership across the university to guide the U’s short-term approaches to address harm, bias-motivated violence, and hate on campus.

The PCEB leadership affirms that all members of the U should have an equal opportunity to thrive, and that systems and behavior centered in inclusivity and equity are essential to ensuring our community has equal access and ability to contribute to the U’s mission.

Therefore, we pledge to engage in this work on an individual and collective basis. The PCEB is committed to adding to the inclusion and belonging work already underway on campus by offering additional resources and foci on key initiatives. Amongst the PCEB’s charge in the next 90 days is hosting a Day of Collective Action, strengthening the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities (Student Code), enhancing transparency around the Racist & Bias Incident Response Team (RBIRT) process, and establishing a Community Compact to hold ourselves accountable for making the U an inclusive community.

As a commission, the PCEB is dedicated to taking enhanced action that strengthens our community culture to ensure it is built on inclusion and belonging for our students, staff and faculty.

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Commission Members

Vice President Mary Ann Villarreal, Co-Chair
Vice President Lori McDonald, Co-Chair
Natalie Gochnour, Senior Advisor to the President
Michael Good, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences
Mark Harlan, Director of Athletics
Jeff Herring, Chief Human Resources Officer
Erin Rothwell, Interim Vice President for Research
Laura Snow, Chief of Staff
Keith Squires, Chief Safety Officer
Martell Teasley, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Day of Collective Action March 22, 2022