Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.19
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date July 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Colorado College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 2.00 Paul Buckley
Assistant Vice President and Inaugural Director of the Butler Center
The Butler Center
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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:

The Butler Center
The Butler Center strives to engage the campus and Colorado Springs community in a discourse around culture, diversity, and identity.
In order to do so, it provides a variety of programs and advises various multicultural student organizations. The Butler Center seeks to invest in the cultivation of an inclusive campus community where the differences and similarities of every individual are valued and explored through learning, mentoring, advising, facilitating dialogues, and providing a myriad of community-building activities.

The Diversity and Equity Advisory Board serves as an advisory group to the President of the College and the Cabinet on all matters related to diversity and equity regarding staff and faculty. The board promotes and nurtures an inclusive campus culture that values different backgrounds, experiences, ideas and opinions, recognizing the various intersections of identities that make up the CC community. Its work helps ensure that the College addresses on a continuing basis all of the possible implications of the protections as stated in its anti-discrimination policy statement.

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:

The Butler Center offers workshops upon request and organizes cultural competence activities related to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, and age. Additionally, the Butler Center offers programming for staff and faculty to deepen individuals' understanding of "diversity" and "inclusion" as a necessary step to achieve excellence at CC. This program is entitled Good to Great: the journey to inclusion at CC. The Butler Center also offers Safe Zone Trainings. These are sessions that give students, staff, and faculty basic understanding of LGBTQIA+ ally-ship. By the end of the training, participants are (1) knowledgeable of basic queer terminology, (2) aware of the unique challenges that many in the queer community face, and (3) prepared to start making their environments safe, open, and inclusive to all students.

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