University Council on Gender Equity
The mission of the University Council on Gender Equity is to address gender inequity
at LSU by leveraging the knowledge, expertise, and resources of council members to
develop and revise policies, procedures, and protocols on campus.
- Action: Monitoring, developing, implementing and revising polices, procedures, and
protocols that ensure equity in the LSU Community.
- Inclusion: Including the diverse needs of all university constituents.
- Advocacy: Using knowledge-based expertise to promote equity.
- Equity: Ensuring the greatest degree of parity is achieved.
- Transparency: Ensuring our actions and procedures are clear and freely available to
the university community.
- Support: Supporting all issues within our scope of work regardless of their controversial
UCGE has existed for over 10 years as a standing body under various names such as
the Commission on the Status of Women and the University Council on Women. Around
2013, the former Interim Vice Provost for Diversity, worked to expand the focus to
look more broadly at issues that intersect with gender at LSU. This prompted the name
change to the University Council on Gender Equity (UCGE). The council is a comprised
of administrators, faculty, staff, and students (graduate and undergraduate) and addresses
gender equity issues on campus through research, programming, assessments, and provides
recommendations for practice and policies on campus. UCGE has worked on projects such
as a study on dependent care in which a white paper was produced, stop the tenure
clock, the Closing the Gap lecture series, reviewing policies and practices related
to pregnancy and parenting, and mental health support for University employees.
Members of the committee are selected based on recommendations of community members,
work they are involved in on campus, or general interest in the council. Each member
serves a 3 year term and be an active participant in subcommittee work and for general
meetings. If you are interested in joining the committee or have a recommendation, please
share it with us on our Member Suggestions for UCGE form.
If you are have additional question or want to learn more about the UCGE, you can
email Valori Washington, the UCGE chair, at email@example.com