Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.77
Liaison Susan Kaspari
Submission Date July 16, 2022

STARS v2.2

Central Washington University
IN-9: Diversity and Equity Recognition

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Susan Kaspari
Professor
Geological Sciences
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Has the institution been formally recognized for leadership in diversity, equity, and/or inclusion during the previous three years by a national or international program? :
Yes

A brief description of the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition:

Central Washington University earned the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine in 2021, marking the seventh time in the past eight years that CWU has earned the recognition.

The HEED Award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. This award was established by INSIGHT into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity magazine in higher education.

The annual HEED Awards measure an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment with regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus through initiatives, programs, and outreach; student recruitment, retention, and completion; and hiring practices for faculty and staff.

CWU has seen a 9% increase in student diversity since 2016, increasing the number of students coming from traditionally underrepresented communities from 31% to 40%. These numbers continue to trend upward, with 43% of first-year students and 45% of transfer students also coming from traditionally underrepresented communities.


Documentation affirming the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition:
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