to include President, members of the President's cabinet, student representatives

to include faculty, staff, SGA VP for Diversity and Equity, working group facilitators, at-large student representatives, designated SGA ex-officio members, SJPOs, University Senate representative, College Senate representative, Emory Alumni Association representative

to include faculty, staff, and designated students based on topical areas; SJPOs rotate off committee upon completion of work, and new SJPOs will be invited based on the needs of the community

The Emory Commission on Racial and Social Justice replaces the Racial Justice Next Steps Group. It is comprised of an Executive Committee, Steering Committee, and Social Justice Process Owners. 

The Executive Committee, which includes the President, members of the President’s Cabinet, and designated student representatives, creates the university’s vision on racial and social justice that guides the work of the commission and serves as a final point of accountability for timeline, structure, and outcomes.

The Steering Committee identifies and selects Social Justice Process Owners (SJPOs) to develop strategies and tactics that meet our social and racial justice goals. The committee also serves as a body to provide counsel and advocacy, and reports on our progress in achieving Emory’s racial and social justice goals.

The Social Justice Process Owners develop and advance strategies to achieve racial and social justice outcomes, and assess and report progress and overall impact of strategies. They also support continued integration of racial and social justice strategies into day-to-day operations that support progress toward outcomes.

The agenda and minutes of the commission meeting held on April 12, 2017 are now available for review. The commission will continue to meet during the academic year to advance recommendations and action items developed by the original working groups.

Commission Meetings for 2016-17

The schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 21 (3:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • Monday, November 7 (2-4 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, April 12 (2-4 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, July 19 (2-4 p.m.)