Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.09
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date May 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Agnes Scott College
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
1.78 / 2.00 Susan Kidd
Executive Director
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

The Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion works to uplift and honor all intersections of identity. They provide support services and developmental programs for Agnes Scott community members, including diversity trainings and signature programs such the Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Commemorative Week of Human Rights and Social Justice, which features speakers, dialogues, film screenings, and visits to museums, marches, and more. The office is staffed by three fulltime staff members and a variety of student workers.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

As part of SUMMIT, which provides every undergraduate student with a core curriculum focused on global learning, leadership development, and global journeys, students are equipped with tools to create a culture of inclusion and respect, recognizing power and privilege, identifying and responding to microaggressions and implicit bias, and building competencies towards socially responsible allyship. This is required training for all undergraduate students. Additionally, Agnes Scott hosts a Safe Zone program to provide allies and resources for the LGBTQ+ campus community. In 2019, Agnes Scott College was selected by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) as one of 24 universities to host Trust, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) campus centers across the United States in a national effort to eradicate racial hierarchies and eliminate social inequities. As a THRT campus, the college partners with local and community groups as well as the campus community in projects that advance transformational racial change, promote racial healing activities, and erase structural barriers to equity and equal opportunity. Other trainings include: Diversity 101, Alphabet Soup, Trans 101s, and Disrupting Microaggressions/Implicit Bias, Anti-Racism, and Think Live Engage monthly roundtable discussions. Students, faculty, and staff participate in these trainings.

In addition, faculty and staff are required to complete Title IX training.


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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