Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 88.14
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2019
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Colorado State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and 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:
Colorado State's Office of the Vice President for Diversity includes the following officers: the Vice President for Diversity, Assistant Vice President for Gender Equity, Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Organizational Practice, and Assistant Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Assessment. The VP for Diversity promotes a campus environment which recognizes, values, and affirms diversity at Colorado State University. The office oversees inclusive excellence, recruitment and retention of diverse students and employees, campus climate surveys, diversity inventories, Diversity Symposium, High School Diversity Conference, and diversity education and training on campus. Supporting partners on campus include precollegiate programs, Student Diversity Programs and Services, and International Programs.

The President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion has broad representation from across campus including the VP of Diversity, undergraduate and graduate students, academic colleges, faculty council, and several divisions and administration units including Athletics, Student Financial Services, Student Affairs, External Relations, Student Diversity Offices and Programs, Institutional Research, Classified Personnel Council, Advancement, International Programs, Equal Opportunity, and the President's Office. The committee's mission is "Serve as the institutional conscience for inclusive policies, programs, procedures, and services. The Commission is a catalyst for change that enhances the campus climate for all people and removes persistent barriers that inhibit the success of members of our campus community, especially those from underrepresented and historically marginalized populations. In the unending pursuit of Colorado State’s Land Grant mission, the Commission holds the University accountable for promoting inclusion, integrity, respect, service, and social justice, which are the tenets of the Principles of Community."

Other Vice President for Diversity committees include Assessment Group for Diversity Issues, Bias Assessment Team, Bystander Intervention Group, Campus Climate Committee, Consultation Team for Incidents of Bias, Diversity Symposium Planning Committee, First Generation University Initiative, Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus Committee, Operations Team for Diversity, Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Employees, and the Transition Coordinating Committee.

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:
As a land grant University we are committed to a foundational principle of inclusive excellence recognizing that our institutional success depends on how well we welcome, value, and affirm all members of the Colorado State community. To this end, diversity and inclusion training is included in the mandatory student orientation for all students and is also required for all Colorado State employees including State Classified, Administrative Professional, Faculty, and student employees. A wide range of trainings, workshops, professional development, and speakers are featured on campus each year. Specific examples include:

* Social Justice Leadership Institute
* Inclusive Language & Microaggressions
* Sexual Harassment Training (required for faculty, staff, and students)
* Student Life 101 (required for all students)
* Race and Oppression
* Faculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence
* Communicating Across Culture
* Safe Zone Training
* Unconscious Bias
* Feminist Fight Club @ CSU
* Man Educate Yourself
* Supervisory Leadership Training (required for all supervisors on campus)

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, no cost 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. In Fall 2017, 2,000 attendees took part in sessions given by over 50 presenters at the Diversity Symposium.

All employees of the Colorado State University community (students, faculty, and staff employees) are required to complete an online training for sexual harassment that includes the federal law as well as CSU campus policy and expectations. The training goes through various scenarios to explore topic areas and includes cultural competence topics. A confidential test component at the end of the training provides a certificate for those who pass. Equal Opportunity tracks certificates and requires employees to retake the training until they receive the certificate. Training is available via the web site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and in-person training is also provided as an alternative multiple times a year. The Office of Equal Opportunity administers the training and tracks all employees to ensure all staff have completed the training. Several departments on campus have also put a refresher requirement into place to ensure staff receive refresher training at regular intervals.

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