Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.87
Liaison Kat Davis
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boise State University
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Mike Stefancic
Assistant Director of Community Partnerships
Service Learning
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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:

Statement of Diversity and Inclusivity aligns with our Statement of Shared Values. Commitment from the University and the campus community to reject every form of bigotry, discrimination, hateful rhetoric, and hateful action. Also expand the view of diversity and honor difference, explicitly addressing barriers, promoting active and regular engagement between individuals and groups to explore differences, and making a commitment to inclusivity at all levels. Activities including forums, training, office hours, digital suggestion box.

Office of Student Equity
Student Equity is committed to raising awareness and understanding about marginalized and oppressed groups in both non-dominant and dominant cultures, understanding the needs of these groups and providing opportunities to all for action and interaction.

We focus on education in the areas of development, issues of power and privilege, social justice and internalized oppression and promote an environment where people with different values and beliefs are treated with respect and dignity.

The Office of Student Equity focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion for students, faculty and staff.
https://www.boisestate.edu/student-equity/about-us/

Gender Equity Center
We provide specialized, brief, no-cost, confidential support for campus members affected by:

Identity-related harassment
Sexual harassment, sexual assault, unhealthy relationships, and stalking
Life experiences related to gender, sexual orientation, and allyship
Life transitions and crisis
Personal, financial, or academic roadblocks
We meet with students, staff, and faculty members. Not a campus member? Concerned about someone you know? We can still provide resources and referrals. If you’re interested in reporting to campus officials or police, we can guide you through the process.
https://www.boisestate.edu/genderequity/support-services/

Inclusive Excellence Student Council:
The Inclusive Excellence Student Council, referred to as the IESC in the remainder of this document, was created to continue the legacy work of student activists at Boise State University. We acknowledge that frontline communities have been historically underrepresented in academic institutions, but we are passionately working to meet your needs through structural and community initiatives in order to truly create long term-transformative change.


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:
Most

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:

The BUILD (Boise State Uniting for Inclusion & Leadership in Diversity) certificate program was initiated by the Center for Teaching and Learning in January, 2017 and supports campus educators to expand their knowledge and engagement with inclusion and diversity. It is structured to provide a variety of learning opportunities from which participants can choose. There are 10 total learning opportunities required for the certificate completion (in the form of face to face and online workshops, book circles, learning communities, dialogues, etc. on topics related to diversity and inclusion from list or proposed). [Note that the program is not an official university certificate.]


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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