Women Scholars Initiative
for the Advancement, Recruitment, and Retention of Women
Ethnic and Racial Minority Affairs
Who we are:
DERC, or Diversity and Ethnic Relations Committee: We are a subset of what was WSI (Women Scholars Initiative) and is now ARROW (Advancement, Recruitment, and Retention of Women). "We are the campus voice for the women of under-represented ethnic minorities (URM) in academia." We welcome the participation of interested women across all colleges of MUSC
To retain and promote URM women scholars through research-related resources, collaborations, social support, visibility, and professional development. We envision DERC to be a productive, collaborative, fun, and dedicated group of women who participate in activities that bolster their own professional success as well as the success of those around them.
We hope that the visibility of DERC women and DERC group accomplishments will advance URM women scholars and help MUSC reach a critical mass of women of color in academic and research efforts.