Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.18
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date May 9, 2016
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California State University, Sacramento
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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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 and equity on campus?:

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on one or both of the following?:
Yes or No
Student diversity and equity Yes
Employee diversity and equity Yes

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

The Committee on Diversity and Equity (CODE) reviews, develops, and recommends to the Executive Committee revisions to existing goals, policies, and procedures in accordance with University non-discrimination policies.

Based on federal Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action guidelines, the committee reviews, develops, and recommends to the Executive Committee revisions to existing goals, policies, and procedures in accordance with the University non-discrimination policies.
-Identifies (in consultation with the University’s Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office) and reports to the Executive Committee on areas in which policy needs to be established.
-Makes recommendations to the Faculty Senate on short-term and long-term goals for University equity and diversity and evaluates progress toward achieving those goals.
-Reports to the Executive Committee on progress in meeting the objectives of the University’s Strategic Plan.
-Heightens faculty’s awareness of the University’s equity and diversity goals, policies, and procedures; and works with Colleges and Departments to achieve these goals.
-Reviews and recommends the University’s, Departments’ and Colleges’ methods to improve recruitment and retention of diverse faculty.
-Provides assistance to the University, Departments and Colleges as they seek to achieve equity and diversity in hiring.
-Prepares an annual report on equity, diversity, and inclusion to be presented to the Faculty Senate, with recommendations, in the spring semester.

The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer is available:
Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes
Administrators Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

The American Language and Culture Program (ALC) is a four-week course of study offered by the College of Continuing Education at California State University, Sacramento. The ALC program provides fun and engaging workshops, classes, cultural activities and field trips designed for individuals who want to improve their conversational English, learn about American culture, and explore Sacramento and its surrounding region.

Open Safe Zone Program: The PRIDE Center offers a 3 hour training aimed at creating safe spaces/zones on campus for people, organizations, and offices/departments. At the end of each training, individuals get "Safe Zone Stickers" which they can put on office doors/windows, water bottles, binders, laptops, etc., to show that they are safe spaces for LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty.

The College of Education hosts the Annual Multicultural Education Conference. Over the years this annual event has provided an opportunity for Sacramento State faculty, students, and local educators to join in their ongoing efforts to promote educational excellence, social justice, and equity in the region's K-12 schools. Past conference themes have highlighted issues affecting California’s historically underserved students (low income, English learners, and culturally different populations).

Sacramento State hosts an international conference on genocide in conjunction with the Ethnic Studies Department at California State University, Sacramento, American University of Nigeria, the Center for Genocide and Holocaust Studies at Sonoma State University, Global Majority Peace Organization, and the Friends of Rwanda Association (FORA) in Sacramento.This conference brings together notable experts, concerned global citizens, and members of the University Community to confront one of the world’s most pressing issues.

Sacramento State hosted the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Peace Studies in Africa conference. A report on the proceedings of the Fourth International Africa Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 25 and 26 July 2014, hosted by the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes and the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution, California State University, Sacramento.

The Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution hosted a Training Workshop on Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Mediation Skills Building.

The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:
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