The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has launched its new website to provide members of the Vanderbilt community with information and resources related to equity, diversity and inclusion at Vanderbilt as well as an easy way to submit input and questions. The office is led by Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer George Hill.
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Hill’s appointment to the newly created role Nov. 19. Hill, who reports directly to the chancellor and serves on Zeppos’ senior management team, is charged with articulating the vision and working with the chancellor and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente to provide leadership in cultivating an inclusive, diverse and equitable academic community.
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for advocating for institutional change, working with university stakeholders to set goals and institutionalize accountability, and ensuring that equity, diversity and inclusion efforts are coordinated throughout the university. The office works collaboratively with all of the vice chancellors, including the provost, to ensure that their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is realized. Hill also works collaboratively with the Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Community, appointed by Zeppos in the fall of 2015.
The website includes information about Hill and the office, links to a wide variety of campus resources related to equity, diversity and inclusion, and a comment form for visitors to submit comments, suggestions and questions. It will continue to grow and evolve to provide comprehensive information about equity, diversity and inclusion at Vanderbilt.
The site was developed by University Web Communications.