Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.49
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Butler University
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Tammy Pressler
Senior HR Consultant
Human Resources
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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:
The Diversity Center serves as an open and inclusive symbol to the Butler campus that fosters contributions of intercultural engagement, support, guidance, and a home to the Butler community committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We celebrate the achievements and continued opportunities of students, staff, and faculty in furthering an inclusive campus community. https://www.butler.edu/diversity/efroymson-diversity-center

The President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is charged with monitoring and reporting progress on the University’s efforts to build and maintain an intentionally diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning and working environment. The Council takes a data-driven approach in its work and serves in an advisory capacity to President Danko.

The Council also provides guidance regarding the newly-established Butler University DEI Innovation Fund, which will provide investments in University initiatives that advance our collective work in these important areas. https://www.butler.edu/diversity/presidents-council

As of 2021, there is a Faculty Director of DEI in the Provost's Office and each college has either a Faculty Director or an Associate Dean of DEI to propel efforts in each college and throughout academics.

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

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:
Butler utilizes an online training platform through Everfi for diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings. The DEI trainings are mandatory for all full-time staff and all faculty.

Butler requires all incoming students, as of 2021, to take one course in any part of the University that exposes them to critical scholarship on the root causes of marginalization and inequity and how to counter it. https://www.butler.edu/core/social-justice-and-diversity

The office of Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) offers Safe Space training as a part of the outreach and educational programming on campus. The program invites faculty, staff, and students to become active and effective allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) community. The goal of the Safe Space program is to provide a more hospitable environment for LGBTQ+ individuals by establishing an identifiable network of allies who can provide support, information, and serve as allies to LGBTQ+ individuals within the Butler community.

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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