Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 41.01
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

East Carolina University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.78 / 2.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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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 for Equity and Diversity (OED) provides leadership in the university's efforts to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

OED promotes a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment for the university community through educational programming, training and seminars. The Office promotes equity in university-wide educational opportunities, programming and employment in order to sustain a diverse and inclusive learning, living and working environment.

The scope of the Office for Equity and Diversity encompasses institutional equity and diversity functions involving education, intervention, compliance, consulting, programming, outreach and assessment. Institutional practices, in support of the principles of diversity and equity, are monitored in this office. Our goal is that the guiding principles of equity and diversity are applied and assessed institutionally pertaining to administration, academics, budgets and strategy.

East Carolina University has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for five consecutive years. This national honor distinguishes the university as an institution that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Brody School of Medicine:

Consistent with the Brody School of Medicine's mission of diversity, the Office of Diversity Affairs at BSOM was established with the mission to enhance awareness and knowledge of diversity and to act as an advocate and resource for students, residents, faculty, staff, and administration at the Brody School of Medicine. It seeks to create and maintain an environment friendly to all members of the BSOM community, thereby eliminating unnecessary barriers to learning and productivity. Diversity is a resource BSOM takes advantage of as it produces excellent physicians and provides excellent medical care.


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:

Students - Kathleen Hill

Staff / Faculty - See "OED Educational Trainings" Attachment


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

Data Sources:

Main Campus: Toya Jacobs - Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager

Brody School of Medicine: http://www.ecu.edu/bsomdiversityaffairs/aboutUs.cfm

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