Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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Columbia University
PAE-T2-3: Student Training Opportunities

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Susan Rieger
Associate Provost, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Provost's Office
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Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all students?:

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

The Office of Multicultural Affairs aims to strengthen and enhance the richly diverse fabric of the Columbia community by providing and supporting programs and services in the following areas: diversity education training, mentoring, advocacy, social justice programming, and identity development and support.

CU SpeakOut provides an avenue through which straight-identified allies and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people can actively express their affirmation for the LGBTQ community at Columbia University. CU SpeakOUT offers trainings throughout the year. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to join.

ROOTed (Respecting Ourselves and Others Through Education) is dedicated to facilitating respectful informed discussions about diversity in the U.S. with regards to power and privilege issues. ROOTed creates and facilitates floor raps and dialogues for residential students, student organizations and other constituents. Coordinated and facilitated by ROOTed members, the Allies Series is an intensive dialogue series, which confronts issues of social power and privilege on individual, organizational, and instructional levels. Monday night dialogues in the IRC and first year residential halls.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs advises and oversees the development of designated heritage moths that celebrate the rich culture, political contributions and varied histories of diverse groups in our society including:
Queer Awareness Month
Latino(s) Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month
Black Heritage Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The Intercultural Resource Center (IRC) is home to the Intercultural House (ICH) a unique residential setting that offers students the opportunity to learn more about diverse cultures in a supportive living environment.

The website URL where information about the trainings and activities are available:

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