Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.82
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Dalhousie University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lindie Colp-Rutley
Equity Analyst
Office of Human Rights, Equity, and Harassment Prevention
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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 mandate of the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Harassment Prevention (HREHP) is to foster and support an inclusive working and learning environment where all members of the University community share responsibility for establishing and maintaining a climate of respect. The office is responsible for Dalhousie’s Statement on Prohibited Discrimination, the Accommodation Policy (for employees), the Employment Equity through Affirmative Action Policy, the Personal Harassment Policy and the Sexual Harassment Policy. The Office also manages and monitors compliance under the Federal Contractors Program and has recently developed Sexual Assault Guidelines for use by the University community.
There are 4 full time employees in HREHP, including a Human Rights and Equity Advisor, an Advisor, Conflict Management and Harassment Prevention, a Coordinator, Research Analytics and Special Projects, and an Administrative Assistant.

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:

HREHP offers many workshops on a regular basis that focus on diversity and inclusion education, including “Speak Up” sessions, workshops on creating and respectful and inclusive working and learning environment for faculty, staff and students, etc. In the fall of 2013 as part of the University’s Pink Day event, the Office hosted a speaker on cultural competency.

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