Diversity and Equity Office


Our Initiatives

The Diversity Action Group (DAG)

The Diversity Action Group (DAG) is a standing committee of faculty, staff, administration, and students charged with the mission of advocating for, and creating a diversity sensitive institutional environment at Dominican for all stakeholders.

DAG members are involved in community building efforts on campus, such as facilitating professional development workshops and campus conversations. 

DAG  also identifies diversity-related institutional challenges and suggests pathways to meet these challenges. The current five-year Strategic Diversity Plan delineates some of these pathways.

Membership is open to all campus constituents and we strive to be a committee that equitably represents the diversity of the University community, including but not limited to the categories of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, class, age, ability, and religious belief. 

The Melba Beals Awards for Excellence in Diversity

The Melba Beals Awards for Excellence in Diversity have historically recognized current students, faculty, and staff who have actively engaged with others in advancing diversity and inclusion in our community. We are currently reconfiguring these awards as grants to encourage individuals and groups on campus to continue this important work.

Learn more about diversity programs and initiatives at Dominican. 


Contact Information

Diversity Action Committee Co-Chairs

Amy Wong headshot

Amy R. Wong, PhD

Assistant Professor of English
George Faithful headshot

George Faithful, PhD

Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy
Nnekay FitzClarke headshot

Nnekay FitzClarke, MLIS

Reference and Instructional Librarian Co-Chair Diversity Action Group

The Diversity and Equity Office is part of Academic Affairs.