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Membership Requirements

  1. Appointments to the Council shall be made by the President from a list of recommendations submitted by the Nominating Sub-Council, approved by the Council and forwarded by the Chair.
  1. The Nominating Sub-Council shall consist of three (3) Council Members per campus, for a total of six (6) members.
  1. Terms - All appointments to the Council, with the exception of the Chair, shall be one (1) year terms with the option to renew up to three (3) years.  The Chair shall serve a three (3) year term with the option to serve a consecutive three (3) year term.
  1. The Council shall reflect diversity with regard to people of age, race, color, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, religion, creed, disability, genetic information and marital status.


The Council shall be representative of the diversity of the College’s student, staff and faculty population.  The Council shall consist of at least sixty (60) members (thirty [30] from the Philadelphia campus and thirty [30] from the Georgia campus) appointed by the President.  The following considerations shall be applied:
  • Council membership shall be open to all members of the faculty, staff and student body.
  • The Council shall include at least three (3) members of the student body from each campus.
  • The Council will form standing Sub-Councils or teams to accomplish special projects and/or functions that further the goals and objectives of the Diversity Council.  The Diversity Council Chair shall have the authority to appoint Team Leaders when the Sub-Council is formed.  The Team Leaders will alternate each year from the Philadelphia campus to the Georgia campus.  The Sub-Council shall be abolished when its purpose is served.  Team Leaders may solicit members or they may be appointed by the Diversity Council Chair to assist in accomplishing projects.

Become a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of the President's Diversity Council at PCOM, please submit your request to alishaca@pcom.edu or lisamcb@pcom.edu.  Additionally, nominations will be taken from the floor at the first or second meeting in the fall semester.