Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.78
Liaison Jessica Bowen
Submission Date March 4, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Aquinas College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Jessica Eimer Bowen
Director of Sustainability
Center for 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:

Rooted in the Dominican tradition, the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity serves as a safe space for all members of the Aquinas community to engage in empathic cross-cultural exploration, as well as to develop a deeper understanding of their individual cultural identity. Particular emphasis is placed on fostering the holistic development of racially and ethnically underrepresented students.

What We Do:
Host diversity speakers to increase cross-cultural awareness
Facilitate workshops on creating a more inclusive campus climate
Organize events for the campus to engage a variety of cultural traditions
Provide volunteer opportunities to combat social inequities


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

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

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

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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