The Presidential Commission for an Inclusive Valparaiso Community (CIVC) is a commission that reports to the President of Valparaiso University. The commission is comprised of seven ex-officio members, two co-chairs (one faculty member, one staff member) and twenty commissioners (seven faculty, seven staff, and six students).
The Presidential Commission for an Inclusive Valparaiso Community (CIVC) serves to determine, coordinate and advance the initiatives Valparaiso University needs to implement its vision to become a more inclusive and equitable community.
In the spirit of the Lutheran tradition, CIVC exists to empower a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff through inclusive dialogue, humble pursuit of equity, and collaborative policy advancement.
The individual search for truth and the equality of all persons are key values in the Lutheran tradition. We hold that truth and knowledge come from experience and dialogue and can only be achieved through engagement with diverse communities, ideas and perspectives.