Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.05
Liaison Jessica Krejcik
Submission Date May 26, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Concordia University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Carolina Willsher
Associate Vice-President
Human Resources
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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 Office of Rights & Responsibilities is mandated with administering the Code of Rights and Responsibilities and other related University policies. The Code sets standards of conduct for all University members (students, faculty, and staff).

The Code of Rights and Responsibilities is intended to promote and protect the values of civility, equity, respect, non-discrimination and an appreciation of diversity as well as support members who have experienced or are experiencing conduct that violates these fundamental values. All members may reasonably expect to pursue their work, studies, and other activities related to University life in a safe and civil environment.

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:

Faculty, staff, and administrators have as a benefit, access to an Employee Assistance Program, which also offers a series of workshops and access to counseling services including practical information on effective communication in a culturally diverse workplace.

The PLUS Leadership Workshop Series contain different workshops for students to develop leadership skills. This includes conflict management and effective group dynamics. One workshop in particular is called "Embracing Diversity" and is described as: "Leadership today means understanding diversity and its potential impact on group functioning. A good leader manages diversity so its impact is positive. Learn how assumptions, biases and language affect interpersonal relations and how to make diversity a valuable resource in group interactions."

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

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