The President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity (PACDI) provides advice and recommendations to develop and support a campus-wide culture of inclusion. The president appoints committee members annually at the beginning of the fall semester. Committee members serve for one year and represent a broad range of constituents including alumnae, faculty, staff, and students.
Scripps seeks to attract a diverse student body and to build a diverse faculty and staff. The goal is to create a hospitable environment without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, culture, color, beliefs, ability, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.
Scripps believes that learning and teaching create the conditions conducive to freedom of belief, inquiry, and speech, encouraging expression of the broadest range of opinions and beliefs.
It is the mission of PACDI to foster a community that reflects the values set forth in the College’s Mission Statement, Diversity and Inclusivity Principles of Community, and Strategic Plan for Diversity and Inclusivity. The mission includes modeling and advising on ways to increase the level of mindful and thoughtful discourse, prevent bias incidents in and outside the classroom, develop trust within the community, and to formulate a vision and determine what is needed to achieve the vision.