Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
PAE-T2-3: Student Training Opportunities

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lynette Chappell-Williams
Associate VP
Workforce Diversity & Inclusion
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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 Dean of Students Office at Cornell serves as an umbrella to provide all students with services and programs including those which support cultural competence, diversity, and issues related to inclusion.

During the month of August, the office of Residential Programs (which reports through the Dean of Students Office/Student and Academic Services) trains the 140 or so student staff members who serve as leaders in on-campus residential communities. Most of these students are Resident Advisors (RAs) but student staff also live in the graduate communities as well. In August, new RAs are provided with "Ally training" which is a 2 1/2 hour workshop that teaches student staff how to be leaders in a diverse community. Additionally, returning RAs are provided a "Microaggressions" training which goes more in depth with training around issues of diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.

The Dean of Students Office employs approximately 50 students who work in the community centers and student union. These staff are provided a one and a half hour training in August that helps them understand their own identities in the context of being a member of a diverse community.

At the beginning of the second semester in January, often a shorter program may be offered in this topic area. Ongoing training is provided as needed.

The Office of Academic and Diversity Initiatives provides programming and services for all students at Cornell as well as providing services for specifice groups. http://www.oadi.cornell.edu/about/index.cfm

Finally, given the importance of diversity initiatives at Cornell, information, trainings, and activities are provided in many areas of the University including student services, academic settings, and through clubs and activities.

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

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