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Call for Membership - Graduate College Diversity Advisory Council

September 23, 2021

Join the Graduate College’s Diversity Advisory Council

The Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) is a group of critical change agents who serve as a volunteer resource supporting the Graduate College’s efforts to increase diversity and social justice practices within Drexel’s graduate community. DAC members recommend strategies to the Graduate College leadership team to help foster a more inclusive campus environment.

In addition, the DAC seeks to address issues and concerns within the greater Drexel community, raise awareness of these issues, implement action items, help eradicate racism in University policies and practices, and support our Black and other marginalized community members.

The Diversity Advisory Council, co-chaired by faculty member, Alonzo M. Flowers III, PhD, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Graduate College and Associate Professor in the School of Education and graduate student leader, Matthew Shirley, PhD student in Biomedical Engineering in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, NSF Graduate Research Fellow and President of the Drexel Black Graduate Student Union (DBGSU), will help support these calls for action on behalf of the graduate community.

Call for Members

The Graduate College and DAC co-chairs welcome graduate and professional students, faculty and professional staff members who wish to participate or nominate members to the council to contact Dr. Flowers at

In your email, please include a short diversity philosophy (no more that 250 words) that highlights your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the graduate community.

About the Commitment

DAC members will be asked to serve a two-year term and attend bi-monthly meetings that will address critical DEI issues impacting the graduate student experience. With that being said, we encourage anyone interested to reach out and participate as much as possible.

For more information about the work or initiatives of the DAC visit the Graduate College website.