Presidential Commission on Race and Ethnicity

Response to Current Events

Read a joint statement (PDF) from the Presidential Commission on Race and Ethnicity and the Black Faculty and Staff Association on events from summer 2020.

The Presidential Commission on Race and Ethnicity (PCORE) is the oldest commission in existence on the NIU campus. The PCORE, being the first of its kind at NIU, served as an example and led the way in the development of other existing presidential commissions representing the rich diversity of NIU.

The commission advises the president on the status of minority students, faculty and staff and recommends improvements in the quality of life and opportunities for ethnic minorities in the university community. Commission members serve on behalf of the entire university community.

The PCORE has always advocated for all ethnic minorities represented on campus and in the surrounding community and region. The commission’s influence on the work environment, climate, as well as the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff and students, continue to be significant as the commission strives to assist in meeting its avowed goals of diversity and equal treatment for all.

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