IDEA Initiative at Scripps College

Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

As we continue to monitor and document our progress toward creating the equity and access we envision for the Scripps community, we have recognized the need for more robust channels of communication and input from Scripps community members.

To this end, the president has established the Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (CIDE). CIDE’s charge includes proposing initiatives that will enhance public dialogue on gender identity, ethnicity, religion, race, diversity, and other topics critical to the future of the College and facilitating campus conversations on race, equity, and inclusion. Additionally, CIDE develops recommendations for improving College policies and practices that have an impact on equity and access. The committee includes faculty, staff, students, and an alumna.

The Principles of Diversity and the Principles of Community will guide the CIDE in all of its deliberations, actions, and statements.

CIDE is seeking nominations and self-nominations for members of the 2018–19 committee.

CIDE members formed three working groups: Belonging/Dis-Belonging, Affinity Housing and Nomenclature, and Transnationalism within Structure Systems. The working groups developed recommendations for improving College practices, a number of which have been implemented.

Your voices and perspectives are invaluable as we continue our progress toward creating the equity and access we envision for the Scripps community. I look forward to CIDE providing robust channels of communication and input from Scripps community members to the senior team and me.

Please click here to submit your interest by September 19. CIDE’s first meeting will be scheduled in October.