SOCA began in early 2011 with support from the Center for Multicultural Excellence, and worked closely with Human Resources to promote and provide joint programming for staff development. SOCA is now an organization within the University that focuses on issues that are critically important to the retention and promotion, networking, community building, and professional development of staff of color.
SOCA has a long-term goal of supporting any staff member desiring support. We focus on the following initiatives:
- Collaborate with appropriate department to offer resources for finding qualified diverse employees
- Provide a support system for staff of color once on campus
- Encourage retention of staff of color
- Promote Inclusive Excellence with staff of color