Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.16
Liaison Matthew Liesch
Submission Date May 13, 2024

STARS v2.2

Central Michigan University
IN-39: Sustainability Office Diversity Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Eric Urbaniak
Student Reviewer
OID
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Does the sustainability office have initiatives specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees from underrepresented groups?:
No

A brief description of the initiatives specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees from underrepresented groups:
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Does the sustainability office ensure that sustainability employees complete DEI training?:
Yes

A brief description of the DEI trainings for sustainability employees:

Each student who attends Central Michigan University is required to complete Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training. New first-year and transfer students are required to complete a training called Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Students. A similar training is required for faculty and staff of the university. Previously this was administered through Everfi, however, it is now administered through Vector Solutions. Because each employee in Central Michigan University's office of sustainability is a student, each employee is automatically required to complete DEI training. A link with more information is included in the notes.


Does the sustainability office regularly collaborate on events, projects, or initiatives with the institution’s DEI office/program and/or organizations that support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of events, projects, or initiatives during the previous year developed in collaboration with the DEI office/program and/or organizations that support underrepresented groups on campus:

In the 2022-2023 academic year alone, Central Sustainability (CMU student led office of sustainability) completed a multitude of projects in collaboration with the CMU Office for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The two most notable include a co-hosted "Voices that Matter" panel on environmental injustices, and a "Soup and Substance" speaker from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe who spoke on Food Sovereignty.


Does the sustainability office or committee include at least one individual with formal DEI and/or environmental or social justice responsibilities?:
Yes

Documentation of the formal DEI and/or environmental or social justice responsibilities:

Within the student led sustainability office, one student worker is tasked with managing collaborative sustainability work between Central Michigan University, and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College.


Website URL where information about the initiatives to advance DEI within the sustainability program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

https://www.cmich.edu/offices-departments/institutional-diversity-equity-inclusion/diversity-education/student-dei-module


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