About the CIO Commitment

The CIO Commitment is a national campaign asking senior higher education IT leaders to jointly endorse a common set of actions that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion locally and in the field.

The EDUCAUSE Board, together with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force and the EDUCAUSE leadership team, invites all senior IT leaders in our community to support the CIO Commitment Statement. The goal of the statement is to build momentum for a set of practices that will foster greater diversity in our field.


Why a commitment statement?

The DEI Task Force believes that it takes a community working together to improve the diversity and inclusiveness of the higher education IT field. The commitment statement helps build that community.

Who can sign?

At this time, the commitment statement is intended for institutional CIOs and VPs of information technology. Others, please encourage your CIO to sign. Depending on feedback, we may create ways for additional voices in our community to join the commitment.

How do I sign?

  1. Upon visiting the statement page, login to the site.
  2. There you will see a form on the right side of the page where you can fill in your information. All fields are required.
  3. After clicking/tapping the "Sign Now" button, you will see a thank you notice as a confirmation that your signature has been added.
  4. You will see your information at or near the top of the list.

Where will the commitment and signatories appear?

Names will appear on the commitment page under the statement itself.