Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.45
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Dickinson College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Neil Leary
Center for Sustainability Education
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:

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 Institutional Effectiveness & Inclusivity 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 Effectiveness and Inclusivity oversees assessment activities for all areas of the college and serves as the college's liaison to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. She also serves as the co-chair for both the Task Force on Intercultural Competencies and the President's Commission on Diversity, aligning the work with the college's strategic vision.

The goals of the Task Force on Intercultural Competencies (http://www.dickinson.edu/homepage/1130/intercultural_competency) are to:
- increase the cultural competency of all faculty, students and staff on campus
- provide students with more intentional preparation before and after their study abroad experience
- better integrate well-represented and under-represented students into the campus community; and
- make Dickinson a national leader in intercultural conversations by establishing best practices.

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.

Campus resources that support diversity and inclusion at Dickinson include (http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20050/diversity/3571/diversity_and_inclusion):
o Intercultural Competency Task Force
o Office of LGBTQ Services
o Center for Global Study and Engagement
o Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice
o Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity
o The President's Commission on Diversity
o The President's Commission for Women
o Women's and Gender Resource Center
o Bias Education & Response Team

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

Dickinson provides a variety of trainings to promote intercultural competence and support diversity and inclusion goals.

Student intercultural competence trainings:
- Diversity & Inclusion, orientation for all students
- Intercultural competencies, pre-departure orientation for all students studying abroad
- Intercultural Sensitivity Workshop
- Inclusive Leadership and Cross-cultural Leadership trainings
- Faith Zone trainings
- "Did you really just say that?" workshops
- RAISE workshops (Red Devils Advocating for Inclusive Spaces for Everyone)

Faculty intercultural competence trainings:
- Inclusive Pedagogies workshop
- Dealing with Challenging Situations in the Classroom workshop
- Intercultural Sensitivity Workshop
- RAISE workshop

Staff intercultural competence trainings:
- Intercultural Sensitivity workshop
- RAISE workshop
- Developing Cultural Awareness, unit in Management Development Program
- Book discussion groups on intercultural competence topics

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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