The Council for Inclusive Excellence (CIE) serves as a central hub for Bard College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) agenda. Students, faculty, and staff volunteer or are appointed annually to this institutionally recognized catalyst for change. The Council serves as a communication nexus for concerns, projects, and initiatives requiring campus-wide collaboration for success. The CIE operates from the belief that the institutional transformation for greater inclusion requires systemic change. This systemic change is most successful when the diversity of people within an institution collaborate to work, support, and care for the holistic needs of the campus community.