Governors State University’s Campus Inclusion Team (CIT) is a committee of students, faculty, and staff from a cross-section of disciplines university-wide. The committee was charged by GSU President Elaine P. Maimon, to be "proactive, thinking, and planning strategically" about issues of diversity and inclusion on GSU's campus.

The CIT, chaired by Dr. Rupert Evans, along with his co-chair, Dr. Maristela Zell, advises on the formulation, review, and application of policies and guidelines that promote and support the full contributions of the University's diverse faculty, staff, and students including:

  • Underrepresented students succeeding at or above the levels of all students;
  • Strategies for recruitment and retention of a diversified faculty, staff, and student body;
  • Access to professional development for GSU staff, faculty, and students to increase their knowledge of diversity/inclusion issues and programs.
  • Recommend actions that will help support and fulfill diversity/inclusion-related commitments made by the University under the Governors State University Vision 2020 plan and other University programs, plans, and policies;
  • Review and recommend actions and programs that help support and fulfill diversity related commitments by the University;
  • Review proposals for funding from established/recognized on-campus groups;
  • Recommend strategies for integrating diversity/inclusion throughout the campus community;
  • Make recommendations on diversity related programming and actions.

Fall 2017 Campus Symposium

Higher education institutions around the country are reckoning with issues of free speech, multiculturalism, and power and privilege. This fall the Campus Inclusion Team will host the campus symposium and lead the university in a frank discussion about who we are, and our vision for the future. This event will be an opportunity for to continue reflecting on the theme of inclusion and equity.