The chancellor responded to a list of demands released by students. (Kat Matthews / TCU 360)

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TCU is establishing a cabinet-level position regarding diversity and inclusion in response to student concerns.

Chancellor Victor Boschini sent out a campuswide email Tuesday outlining actions he said “are achievable in the short-term.”

On Friday, senior political science majors Diona Willis and Shanel Alexander as well as senior journalism major and managing editor for TCU 360, Emily Laff, met with the chancellor and other university officials with a 14-point plan.

Of the 14 demands, three of the major concerns include the establishment of a $100 million endowment to support minority students with scholarships, to increase faculty of color by at least 10 percent and to hire a cabinet-level diversity officer.

In response to the concerns, Boschini is implementing the following:

Chancellor responds to list of demands from students.
Chancellor responds to list of demands from students.
  • In addition to the cabinet-level position, Boschini said the university will provide more sensitivity training campuswide so that people “may better partner with us to effect cultural change” on campus.
  • The university wants to find additional ways to support students, faculty and staff of color through “some of the conflict happening in our country.”
  • To “actively recruit” a more diverse university community.
  • Will ask the Diversity Commission to establish a Bias Response Team.
  • And ask faculty to review curricula that would “engage students in the scholarship of diversity and inclusion.”

“Our university community is imperfect, but I have not experienced another that cares for its members like TCU,” Boschini said. “We have work to do.”

Editor’s note: While Emily Laff is a managing editor for TCU 360, she did not contribute to this post.