Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.81
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 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 by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
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:

Peony Fhagen - senior associate dean for equity, inclusion, and faculty development.
Rosalie M. Rodriguez - senior associate dean of students for equity and inclusion/director of the Butler Center.
Eric Lee - director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for staff.

The Butler Center, named for one of the earliest African American alums who invested in the future of CC, serves as the student center for antiracism, diversity, equity & inclusion. The Butler Center is committed to the cultivation of an antiracist campus through education, advocacy and celebration. Key support and outreach happens through coalition building, identity development, advising, facilitated dialogues, educational workshops and one on one mentoring.

Programs and initiatives:
- The Masculinity Project
- International Student Initiatives
- Mind, Body, and Soul
- Break the Block
- First Generation Collegiate Program
- Dismantling Hate Series
- The Antiracist Book Club
- Diverse Climbers at CC
- The Enclave Living Learning Community
- LGBTQIA+


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

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.

Colorado College has also committed to becoming an antiracist institution and has created an Antiracism Implementation Plan. The goals are as follows:
- Make diversity, equity and inclusion central to college leadership
- Establish antiracism, equity, and inclusion as foundational to our community expectations
- Invest in student antiracism resources and efforts
- Support and engage all faculty and staff in antiracism work
- Make antiracism a central value in CC’s academic and cocurricular programs
- Increase compositional diversity of CC community
- Make antiracism central to CC’s communication
The goals are outlined in depth on the pdf of the plan:
The Antiracism Implementation Plan:
https://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/antiracism-initiative/docs/Antiracism%20Implementation%20Plan.pdf

The school has also joined the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance.
https://us8.campaign-archive.com/?u=a2ffa14c4a3c79ddcc1b20faa&id=31869bbbc8

Colorado College Antiracism Initiative:
https://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/antiracism-initiative/index.html


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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