Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Tanya Jagdish
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Albion College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Daniel McQuown
Chaplain and Director for Global Diversity
Student Affairs
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
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:

There are two main committees that advise the administration on the implementation of policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity and equity on campus. The President's Advisory Committee on Intercultural Affairs is charged with monitoring and advising the comprehensive progress of each division of the College on the implementation of the Diversity Plan (since 2004). This includes student life. The Faculty Committee on Diversity is charged with monitoring and advising the academic culture of Albion College, including classroom discrimination and the recruitment and retention of under-represented faculty.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
All

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Most

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
All

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

First-year students are engaged in cultural competence training as part of their First Year Experience. In both academic and student affairs, upper class students are engaged in intergroup dialogue projects and intercultural work. Faculty and staff attend required training in various cultural competence, as well as receive many invitations to optional training sessions on specific issues, such as ally training, safe zones, and classroom discrimination.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Albion College has a comprehensive approach to cultural competence training, driven by our institutional Diversity Plan. Each division of the college is responsible for their unique responsibilities, and the President and trustees ensure this progress is maintained.

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