Trustee Group Issues Statement on Campus Climate

August 25, 2016

The board of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges issued a statement on the responsibility of trustees to promote an inclusive campus climate, with principles of civility in place.

The statement said that boards and campus leaders should:

  • Embrace "transparency on the part of presidents, who must work in collaboration with their boards on campus climate issues."
  • Conduct "a periodic review of policies that impact campus climate, ensuring that they are current and consistent with institution mission and relevant laws and regulations."
  • Ensure "the allocation of appropriate resources to address campus climate needs."
  • Support "the creation of proactive, responsive, and adaptive governance practices, including those that create diversity on the board itself."
  • Be champions of "diversity and equal opportunity in the faculty and staff hiring and development process."

The full statement may be found here.

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