Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.39
Liaison Laura Draucker
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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Amherst College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 2.00 Laura Draucker
Director of Sustainability
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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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:

The diversity office oversees the Multicultural Resource Center, Women and Gender Center, and Queer Resource Center. It develops programming and training as well as providing oversight on the mission and goal of each resource center. The office administers programming on diversity during orientation and through the residential life community. Additionally, there is an advisory board on campus policy that advises on recruitment and retention, training and education, community engagement, inclusion policy, leadership development, among others. The office works closely with the Dean of the Faculty, Human Resources, and the Dean of the Students.


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):
Some

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

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

In collaboration with the diversity office and the provost, the office of human resources has included diversity training in their new employee orientation. These efforts are relatively new and HR is working to create a consistent and permanent program.
Cultural competence training for students is available during orientation as well as through consistent programming from the three campus resource centers.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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