Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee

The College of Humanities and Sciences seeks to foster and support a respectful, inclusive and accessible community of students, staff and faculty. Through the skills and talents of all its diverse constituents, we are committed to develop, sustain and support curriculum, research, policies and outreach to prepare and retain responsible and critical citizens and leaders within our diverse community. Therefore, the mission of the CHS Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee (IDEC) is to highlight, coordinate, promote and institute efforts across all units within the College that foster respect, greater understanding, engagement and inclusion of all its members.

  • Christine Booker (Kinesiology), co-chair
  • Shawn Jones (Psychology), co-chair
  • Muhammad Babar (Inclusive Excellence)
  • Faye Belgrave (Dean's Office)
  • Eli Coston (Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies)
  • Jeannie Friedrich (Physics)
  • Jasmyne Khan (Leadership Council)
  • Kate Nash (English)
  • Ryan O'Hallahan (History)
  • Samaneh Oladi Ghadikolaei (World Studies)
  • Melissa Siebert (AFAM/GSWS/Phil )
  • Marie Vergaminim (Life Sciences)

This committee meets every third Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. August through May. It typically meets in Founders Hall 101, but currently meets via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Meeting Zoom link

IDEC bylaws (approved 2/16/18) [PDF]