CSUEU recently established a standing committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). We also changed our Policy File language pertaining to constituency groups. Constituency groups were formerly established to be a networking opportunity. Constituency groups have been redefined to be groups of members who share support and concern for an identified demographic or protected class. The new purpose of constituency groups is to provide support, research, advocacy, and feedback to our organization and standing committees on issues of importance to their respective constituencies. It is our hope that this new structure will help our Union better support and advocate for all of our members. The CSUEU Board of Directors recently approved the establishment of the following constituency groups: Black Constituency Group, Asian Pacific Islander Constituency Group, Chican@/Latin@ Constituency Group, Disability Constituency Group, Native American Constituency Group, LBGTQIA+ Constituency Group, Women’s Constituency Group, and the Allies Constituency Group. Additional Constituency Groups may be established in the future. Please note, to be appointed to the standing DEI Committee, you must be a member of at least one CSUEU constituency group. People may join multiple constituency groups. We will be holding a Zoom meeting on Dec. 1, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. to introduce the constituency groups and elect Chairs for each constituency group. If you plan to run for Chair of a constituency group, please be prepared to communicate your qualifications during the Dec. 1 Zoom meeting. Each candidate will have two minutes to speak or otherwise communicate their qualifications and interest. The members of each respective constituency group will then vote to select their Chair. If you would like to join any of the constituency groups, please fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/BgZjoR1BGGJV8Xet5 . You will receive information for the Dec. 1 Zoom meeting after completing the form.