EDIB Council


The purpose of the EDIB (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging) Council is to advise and assist the development and progress of EDIB efforts for Juilliard in alignment with the institution’s mission and strategic plan. Made up of Juilliard faculty, staff, students, administration, and alumni, the EDIB Council works in collaboration with the Office of EDIB to address EDIB needs and opportunities in service to the Juilliard community.


Under the leadership of President Damian Woetzel, the EDIB Taskforce (now EDIB Council) was assembled in June 2019 to spearhead the work and values of EDIB at Juilliard. The taskforce originally comprised staff and faculty members from across the school who met monthly to explore best practices, review recommendations, and develop strategies that connected current efforts with ongoing planning and development. The EDIB Taskforce was central to developing the EDIB Foundational Workshop and the EDIB pillar of the Juilliard Strategic Plan. After the initial charge of the taskforce was deemed complete, a new iteration of the group was suggested in fall 2021. With expanded representation and a renewed charge, the EDIB Council launched in fall 2022.

EDIB Council Representatives

Representatives provide essential input from their divisions and departments to help shape EDIB strategy, policy, and programming. They circulate EDIB updates and opportunities through their divisions, departments, and institutional networks. Representatives meet as part of the full council twice per semester. Representatives serve two-year terms.  

The following areas are represented on the EDIB Council: 

  • Academic Affairs 
  • Academic Support & Disability Services 
  • Alumni 
  • College Faculty 
  • Community Engagement 
  • Dance Division 
  • Development 
  • Diversity Advocates 
  • Drama Division 
  • Extension Division 
  • Facilities 
  • Finance 
  • Historical Performance 
  • Human Resources 
  • International Advisement & Student Diversity Initiatives 
  • Jazz Studies 
  • K-12 Programs and Initiatives 
  • Liberal Arts 
  • Library and Information Resources 
  • Music Division 
  • Music History 
  • Office of EDIB Initiatives 
  • Office of the President 
  • Office of the Provost 
  • Operations 
  • Preparatory Division 
  • Production 
  • Public Affairs 
  • Public Safety 
  • Student Congress 
  • Student Development 
  • Vocal Arts