The policy requires a criminal background check on all new staff and faculty hires.
The panelists called in from Ukraine and Poland.
The workshop came at a crucial time since the Philippine presidential elections are coming up.
Under the changes, the diversity general education categories will be renamed and some coursework will pay more explicit attention to racism.
The universities have many ongoing projects centered around robotics, AI technology and public health.
The vote came after a public hearing where residents expressed their views on the city's intention to purchase the Calvert Road property, with some raising concerns over city spending.
At least 125 people signed the petition for the major thus far.
The university president also provided an update on diversity and inclusion initiative TerrapinStrong.
School districts across the U.S. have been trying to ban books on racism, anti-Semitism, sexuality and more divisive topics.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear two affirmative action cases on Jan. 24.