Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.00
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Emory University
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.89 / 2.00 Ciannat Howett
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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, equity, inclusion and human rights?:

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 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) formed in January of 2020, combining the academic, administrative, and programmatic efforts of the former Offices of Diversity and Inclusion and Equity and Inclusion under one unified operation and brand. Vice Provost of the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion is currently vacant and will be imagined as an Assistant Vice President. As the Vice Provost for the new ODEI, Carol Henderson also holds the positions of the Chief Diversity Officer and Advisor to the President, which is an inaugural role. She also has an Executive Leadership Committee of DEI practitioners from all schools. The goals of this newly imagined office are the same, which is to facilitate and shape an enterprise vision for diversity, equity, and inclusion that supports Emory’s institutional values and policies. The staff of 16 serves the university in various critical functions: Equal Opportunity Programs and Affirmative Action, Faculty and Staff Training, Discrimination and Harassment Investigations, Title IX, implementation of Faculty and Senior Administrator Hiring Practices and Access and Disability Resources. These units work in tandem with other offices on campus. Campus Life oversees various units related to Community Building and is currently building a team which focuses on Diversity and Inclusion which includes: The Center for Community Partnerships, The Center for Women, LGBT Life, Racial and Cultural Engagement (RACE), Social Justice Education and The Office of International Student Life. In addition, the Advisory Council on Community and Diversity convenes as a University Senate Committee and works across the university on diversity initiatives. Faculty, staff and students collaborate through a range of programs and practices designed to facilitate access, enhance equity and broaden inclusion.

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Emory began requiring mandatory training on Title IX to all faculty and staff in spring of 2015. The Department of Equity and Inclusion makes available training related to Title VII – Discrimination and Harassment and information related to these policies are highly visible on the Emory University website and on Emory’s campus. In addition, there are trainings developed related to Good Hiring Practices and Biases in the Academy. All of this information is available on the website at www.equityandinclusion.emory.edu/
In addition, there are university wide initiatives and training programs related to Diversity and Inclusion and these are developed in individual units. A sampling of these may be found on individual websites at: The Center for Women, The Office of Campus Life, The Laney Graduate School, The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, The School of Law, The School of Theology, Emory College, Oxford College, The Goizueta School of Business, Emory University School of Medicine and The Rollins School of Public Health.
In addition, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides assistance and training to faculty search committees and by collecting and maintaining updated data on these activities university wide. Staff members works collaboratively with all academic units and faculty members in designing and implementing strategies to assist them in reaching their diversity goals. The university has special facilitators who train the community on Unconscious Bias .

Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
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