Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.24
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2015
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Dickinson College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tyce Herrman
Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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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:

President's Commission on Diversity:

The Office of Institutional Initiatives is dedicated to advancing the college's mission to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive community committed to broadened educational opportunities within an atmosphere of respect for others. As part of the president's senior staff, the vice president for institutional initiatives also serving as the chief diversity officer and deputy Title IX officer for the campus focuses on guiding and coordinating across all divisions of the campus to create and maintain a culture of diversity and inclusion for all members of our community. One of those ways is through the President's Commission on Diversity.

The mission of the President's Commission on Diversity is to help the college to advance, monitor, and sustain a diverse and respectful community among students, staff, administrators, and faculty. It works with all segments of the Dickinson community to ensure that diversity is a critical part of the college's mission. It seeks to make the college a vibrant and challenging community as students learn to engage the world.

Vice President for Institutional Initiatives:
The newly appointed VP for Institutional Initiatives is also the Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX coordinator for Dickinson.

There are a number of offices at Dickinson related to diversity including:
LGBTQ Services
Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity
Women's and Gender Resource Center

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:

The College, through Professional Development, makes workshops available annually to the entire campus. All employees are eligible to attend. Additional workshops have been presented to divisions when a Vice President or director wants to have all staff have this training.

A presentation on “Diversity as a College Value”is part of the quarterly orientation of new employees.

All members of the Dickinson community can attend Pride @ Dickinson Safe Zone, LGBTQ 101, Gender Non-Conforming/Transgender 101, and Ally 101 trainings and education sessions coordinated by LGBTQ Services. http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20228/lgbtq_services/1967/educational_trainings

Dickinson currently offer a workshop for First-year seminar faculty on Inclusive Classrooms.

Dickinson provides periodic professional development for faculty on these issues with outside speakers/workshops/off-campus opportunities.

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

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