Diversity Committee

The purpose of the Diversity Committee is to educate the campus about the importance of diversity, inclusivity, and cultural sensitivity. We aim to facilitate, plan and support initiatives designed to enhance diversity of the campus while gathering and interpreting information regarding the overall campus climate with respect to diversity. The Diversity Committee reports to the President’s Cabinet about the initiative, plans and climate of the campus. Our mission aligns with the Simpson University diversity statement.

Simpson University faculty, staff and students make up the members of the Diversity Committee, which is chaired by a faculty representative, appointed by the President. Additional non-employee members participate as advisors to help give voice and support to issues faced by our students and community.

Diversity Committee Charter

Initiatives and Events

  • Pastor’s Luncheon
  • Many Faces of Simpson Endowment
  • Multicultural Orientation for MK, TCK and International Students
  • Education and training for committee members
  • Educational films and presentations offered to the Simpson Community that shed light on diverse issues.
  • Increased presence in University Chapel and other campus events

The Diversity Committee is committed to helping to facilitate events and programs on campus that spread education, inclusion and healing on the issues regarding diversity. If you have an event or idea that you would like us to partner with, please contact us. Additionally, there are many community and campus resources that we can connect you to if you have specific concerns or questions.

Diversity Committee Contacts

Committee Chair – Carol Wertz, Ed.D. - Associate Professor of Education
Emaildiversitycommittee@simpsonu.edu