Presidential Task Force for Opportunity and Equity

Presidential Task Force for Opportunity and Equity

The Presidential Task Force for Opportunity and Equity is a representative team invested in developing an equitable and inclusive Auburn University. Our current priority is to examine racial inequality and to recommend strategies for addressing disparities. The membership of this group may change in response to specifics that may emerge.

Presidential Task Force for Opportunity and Equity

| Current Task Force Initiatives

Establish an enterprise-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education and Training program.

Utilize the expertise of task force member, Melody Russell, to review and recommend advanced DEI professional development opportunities throughout the university.

Increase recruitment and retention of African American students

  • Guarantee admission for valedictorians and salutatorians from accredited state of Alabama high schools with 50 or more students
  • Expand PLUS scholarship awards and the President’s Graduate Opportunity Fund
  • Direct at least 10 percent of scholarship funds for need-based aid
"The timeless principles of the Auburn Creed are especially important during this period in our nation’s history of civil unrest caused by racial and social inequity. These realities reinforce our commitment to the Auburn Family, the value we place on diverse perspectives and experiences and an environment in which we all can excel and thrive."
Auburn University President Dr. Jay Gogue
Last updated: 09/30/2020