The President's Committee on Diversity Affairs (PCDA)

The President's Committee on Multicultural Affairs' purpose is to promote in the Lawrence community: greater cultural and ethnic diversity; a climate conducive to attracting and retaining minority students, faculty, and staff; curricular and extracurricular initiatives aimed at increasing multicultural awareness and appreciation. In order to accomplish this goal, the committee will: advise the president on matters relating to multicultural affairs; promote faculty and staff engagement in the recruitment, selection and retention of minority students, faculty and staff; make available appropriate educational and training resources for faculty and staff; sponsor, on an annual basis, workshops, symposia, or other events for faculty, staff, and students on multicultural themes or problems; work to increase community awareness of the challenges associated with being a member of a cultural or ethnic minority at Lawrence and in Appleton. The committee consists of two faculty members, the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of Student Academic Services, one representative from the Vice President for Enrollment Management’s Office, one representative from the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students’ Office, and two student representatives from the LUCC Committee on Multicultural Affairs.

The Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA)

The Committee on Diversity Affairs is a sub-committee of LUCC which helps to represent all student identities, especially those that are under-represented, in the decision making process. CODA exists to support different diversity focused organizations on campus by promoting the groups’ events and interests while addressing issues of injustice as they arise, using a social justice framework. CODA provides a safe space to discuss multiple perspectives regarding life at Lawrence as it works to brainstorm and develop solutions to help create a more inclusive campus. The committee also assists the Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs.

2015 Chair: Jaime Gonzalez '16        

Resource Center:

A digital resource center which provides a variety of materials related to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Any questions regarding the Resource Center or if interested in adding material should be emailed to CODA.

Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs: Pa Lee Moua


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