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Diversity and Inclusion Council

The Diversity and Inclusion Council was created in 2018. The Council works with the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to promote and achieve Guilford College’s diversity and social justice goals. Members include students from key constituencies on campus, staff, faculty, and administrators.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Diversity and Inclusion Council is to ensure that Guilford College’s values on diversity, equity, and inclusion are inherent in the practices, activities, and relationships of its students, staff, and faculty. The members of the council will broadly consider how Guilford can embed and elevate these values within our community culture. Specifically, we will:

  • Proactively identify areas of focus for expanding work on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Provide strategic advice and recommendations to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on systemic ways of responding to campus issues.
  • Engage with the campus community to gather everyone’s best thinking to make Guilford a premier institution for work on inclusive excellence.
  • Review and evaluate the College’s training and education efforts.
  • Review and evaluate campus policies and practices with an eye to ensuring a campus climate built on inclusiveness, mutual respect, education, appreciation, and understanding.
  • Hold the community and ourselves accountable for upholding our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Keep Guilford community informed of its progress.



  • Diya Abdo, Associate Professor of English
  • Christian Matheis, Visiting Assistant Professor of Justice and Policy Studies