Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.69
Liaison Barbara Kviz
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Carnegie Mellon University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Aaron George
Housefellow/Coordinator, Center for Student Affairs
Dean of Student Affairs
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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:

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion -https://www.cmu.edu/student-diversity/

Vision Statement: The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion advances Carnegie Mellon's vision of having a transformative impact on society through leveraging the diversity of our campus community in pursuit of continual innovation in education, research, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

Mission Statement: The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, offers resources to achieve an inclusive and transformative experience for all students. The Center supports and connects historically underrepresented students and those who are first in their family to attend college in a setting where students' differences and talents are appreciated and reinforced. In the pursuit of equity, the Center also coordinates a network of faculty and staff interested in collectively advancing a more inclusive campus climate for all CMU students.

There is also Implicit Bias training for faculty, staff and students - https://www.cmu.edu/faculty-office/faculty-recruitment/search-development/understanding-implicit-bias.html

There is also SafeZone training for faculty, staff and students as well -
https://www.cmu.edu/student-diversity/learning-and-development/index.html


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

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

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

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

Students, faculty, and staff can opt into cultural competence trainings for professional development. There are two people on University Staff in Student Affairs that are trained facilitators of cultural competence trainings.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Diversity and inclusion is a top priority for the University and is part of our strategic plan 2025. Specifically, we state that we plan to "Develop and implement tools and programs to optimize practices in diversity and inclusion throughout the university community." The first movement of this was the creating of the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (https://www.cmu.edu/student-diversity/index.html)

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