|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||June 28, 2017|
Concordia College - Moorhead
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.33 / 2.00||
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?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
The College Council for Diversity was formed this spring in conjunction with the hires of the newly created positions of Chief Diversity Officer and Diversity Coordinator for Student Services. The Council consists of faculty, staff, and student appointees. In particular, the Council and CDO will focus early on establishing goals and metrics for diversity, inclusion, and equity at Concordia, and on finalizing the current draft of our public statement on the college commitment to diversity. Beyond these tasks, the Council will have a central role in opening questions about what that commitment can and should mean for our people, our learning, and our campus culture.
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:
Concordia College offers multiple cultural competence trainings and activities for all employees, faculty, and staff throughout the year.
Concordia's Cultural Events Office sponsors several major events on campus, including the annual Faith, Reason and World Affairs Symposium, as well as helping to promote additional Arts and Humanities events including art exhibits, lectures, the Concordia Christmas Concert, National Book Awards and more. These events are available for Concordia's employees, in which they have the opportunity to engage in discussion with other employees and students on cultural topics. Cultural events are supported in part by the late Stanley and Dorothy Kresge, Minnesota State Arts Board, the North Dakota Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Safe Space initiative seeks to make the Concordia College campus a safer and freer environment for all members of our community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Safe Space members pledge to be confidential, non-judgmental and supportive contacts for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) members of the Concordia College community. The Safe Space Initiative also strives to educate the campus community about the initiative. Safe Space trainings open to all faculty and staff and are held multiple times per year, in addition to Safe Space lunches, over which a variety of topics relevant to LGBTQ issues are discussed.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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