Washington University in St. Louis’ new Equity and Inclusion Council (WUEIC) recently unveiled its structure and mission, along with an invitation to those interested in serving as members.
Part of Chancellor Andrew D. Martin’s action steps toward ensuring Washington University addresses racial equity and justice in the same manner as it approaches research or patient care, the council will consist of staff, faculty and students in a variety of roles and appointments across campus.
“We want this work to last,” said Nicole Hudson, assistant vice chancellor of the Academy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. “We do not want to be reactive. We are trying to balance the urgency and opportunity for change with wanting something that can meet the institution where it is and drive it forward.”