Ubuntu is a faculty senate committee that combines the function of the former Affirmative Action and Disabilities Committee (AADA) and Juntura. “Ubuntu” is an African term, popularized by Desmond Tutu, referring to the interconnectedness of human relationships. Ubuntu is a dynamic term inviting dialogue with those people who may be unfamiliar with it and this committee has a long history of employing a name that is unfamiliar to many (i.e., Juntura).
The purpose of the Ubuntu committee is to review university policies and programs affecting under-represented and/or under-served students in consultation with various representatives from student services and programs; to recommend changes and additions in university policies and programs that enhance student academic success; and to promote the values of respect, understanding, and equality within a diverse university experience.
For more information, visit the Ubuntu site through Student Affairs.