Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.06
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date June 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Connecticut College
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 John McKnight
Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion
Institutional Equity and Inclusion
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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, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
Yes

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:

The Office of the Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion is responsible for integrating equity and inclusion in every aspect of the educational, residential, and professional life of the College. The Dean and offices in this division work collaboratively with colleagues across campus to promote a culture of inclusion; implement policies in support of full participation; develop and coordinate programs that address equity and inclusion; and foster conversations to enhance open dialogue and discussion. The offices falling under this division are Unity House (Race and Ethnicity Programs), the LGBTQIA Center, the Womxn's Center, Religious and Spiritual Life, Student Accessibility Services, and the Title IX officer.

The President’s Council on Equity and Inclusion at Connecticut College is a representative group that is charged to regularly review all relevant policies, programs, and practices pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion at Connecticut College and to make recommendations to the senior administration about advancing the work of full participation.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Student orientation includes a mandatory session to give students a foundational overview of the concepts of implicit bias and systemic and subtle forms of oppression.

All students, academic staff, and non-academic staff are now required to complete an online training program through EverFi that covers foundational information about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Details can be found here under 5.2.1: https://www.conncoll.edu/equity-inclusion/action-plan/priorities-and-progress/anti-racist-education-and-action-c-2020/


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data provided by the Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion and the Director of Race and Ethnicity Programs.

An example email stating that completion of the EverFi training was required by Feb. 1, 2021 is uploaded under additional documentation. More information about the EverFi online training can be found here: https://everfi.com/courses/colleges-universities/diversity-inclusion-training-college-students/

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