Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.34
Liaison Mary Whitney
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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Chatham University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mary Whitney
University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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?:

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:
Diversity and Inclusion Council
The Diversity and Inclusion Council is comprised of Faculty, Students and Staff at Chatham University, and includes the main Council as well as several Sub-committees working on various issues. The Council works to encourage awareness and respect and provides policy recommendations to the President.

Mission Statement
The Diversity and Inclusion Council initiates actions and empowers Chatham University to build a diverse and inclusive community through dialogue, education, research, self-reflection, and engagement.

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

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

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

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:
At Chatham University, a series of Fall Diversity Awareness and Celebratory months were implemented to generate awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures, challenge stereotypical perceptions of diverse populations, and assist Chatham University in embracing the diversity of its campus community. In order to serve a diverse population and maintain inclusivity, each Diversity Awareness and Celebratory month had a planning committee comprised of faculty, staff, community members, and students. These committees were formed to discuss programs for various celebrations of cultures and diversity.

The following is a list of Diversity Awareness and Celebratory months for Chatham throughout the year:
Native American Indian Heritage
Women’s History
Women of Color HerStory
Black History
Sexual Assault Awareness
Jewish Heritage
Asian Pacific Islander

In addition, staff, faculty, and administrators are required to completed online cultural competency trainings. This year's topics included workplace harassment, campus violence, and gender equity.

In addition, students are required to complete Title IX online training from HavenPlus (EverFi Higher Education) before coming entering Chatham, which includes sexual assault, harassment, diversity, and inclusion training.

As part of our Global Focus program, we host events, lectures, and activities about cultural competence of the country/region of focus. Students and employees are welcome to join, and many of these activities are open to the community.
2017-2018 Year of Indonesia
2016-2017 Year of Canada


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

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