Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison David Blodgett
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Babson College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Asheen Phansey
Director of Sustainability
President's Office
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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?:

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 Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) is in the President's Office reporting to the Chief of Staff. Ita role includes convening partners on campus for policy and programming through a council comprised of senior administrators and volunteers. The CDO is instrumental in outreach, recruiting, yielding faculty of color, and serving in a strategic advising capacity to departments and staff. Lastly, the CDO partners fund initiatives that contribute to Babson's inclusion goals.

Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education provides outreach and support to students and staff through on-campus efforts in addition to its international education work. Human Resources also supports employee diversity efforts.

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

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

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

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:
- First Year Seminar (required for all undergraduates, including transfers) includes some cultural competence training
- All study abroad students (~one third of undergraduates) receive training prior to travel
- Visiting international students get training about life and culture in the US
- Diversity + Inclusion staff does training for students

Community Learning Day is an opportunity for people to volunteer to teach a workshop on a topic of their choice, and our diversity & inclusion staff offer sessions ranging from All T All Shade: Drag 101 to Brazil: Language, Culture, & Politics.

During the year, Babson offers training such as Safe Zone and Gender Expansive Training.

Human Resources sponsors an employee resource group called "Race Conversations," (ERG) It is a community of employees having an open, respectful exchange of views on race relations. The group recognizes that everyone needs to delve more fully and personally into the issues at Babson, and across the country than can be done at any one event. Members suggest topics, including our ethnic histories, a recent incident of alleged racism, or something from our own experiences. A long-range aspect of the ERG is to support members who want to identify and take action in their roles at Babson and beyond.

Babson also offers large campus-wide events around arts, speakers, and films for heritage months and various identities.

With student and alumni input, the Faculty Senate Committee on Diversity and Inclusion has with the external facilitators created a highly interactive day of learning and sharing specifically for faculty. The external facilitators represent both expertise in the area of Diversity and Inclusion and bring real-life experience as faculty and as experts working with faculty in this area for over twenty years.

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

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