Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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Colorado State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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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 and equity on campus?:

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on one or both of the following?:
Yes or No
Student diversity and equity Yes
Employee diversity and equity Yes

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

The University has two committees responsible for Diversity:

The Operations Team for Diversity assists the Office of the Vice President for Diversity in Advancing the Diversity Agenda of CSU.

The Diversity Strategic Planning and Review Committee has the following duties;
1) Serving as Advisory to the Operations Team for Diversity.
2) Acting as the Strategic Plan Review Committee (SPRC) for Colorado State University.
3) Sharing information about the activities and programs communicated to them during meetings.

The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer is available:
Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes
Administrators Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

Colorado State University strives to create and maintain a work and student environment that is fair, humane, and respectful so that each member of the University community is treated with dignity and rewarded for such relevant considerations as ability and performance. The University is committed to preventing, correcting and disciplining incidents of unlawful sexual harassment and/or discrimination. CSU's policy applies to all persons affiliated with the University, including its students and employees.

Colorado State University is offering a new way for employees to learn about sexual harassment prevention. Any member of the Colorado State University community now takes an online tutorial where users can read the definitions of sexual harassment, the federal law and CSU campus policy, and work through various scenarios. A confidential test component at the end of the training also allows users to see how well they understand these concepts. Since it is located on the web, accessibility is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Examples of Sessions:
* Disability Awareness
* Diversity Equity and Human Dignity
* Equity in the Workplace
* Search Chair Training
* Sexual Harassment

In addition to ongoing trainings throughout the year, the annual Diversity Symposium in the fall and Professional Development Institute in early spring provide high-profile trainings in cultural competence for faculty, staff, and students that range from cross-cultural communication to understanding the interconnections between race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender.

The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:

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