|Submission Date||Jan. 26, 2015|
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
Shi Center for Sustainability
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 Diversity Council advices the President, provost, and other senior administrative officers on matters pertaining to diversity issues as they concern the University community, to facilitate ongoing assessment of the campus climate, and to develop a strategic plan concerning the diversity of the university. The Office of Multicultural Affairs strives to improve the quality of life at Furman for students, faculty, and staff by implementing comprehensive educational and cultural services that promote multicultural awareness and respect for diversity. Activities include a Multicultural student evening for accepted students, faculty/staff mentor program, and participating in heritage month celebrations. The Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Director for Diversity and Inclusion holds many responsibilities, which include: monitoring, assessing, and evaluating the development and implementation of the University’s Diversity Plan, and related strategic objectives and initiatives; developing an ongoing educational and awareness program to sensitize the campus community regarding multicultural issues; and establishing and maintaining an ongoing assessment and evaluation of the quality of multicultural student life.
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|
A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:
There are various workshops available for students, staff, faculty, and administrators, but it is voluntary. There is a campus affiliate of NCBI, which hosts programs for groups such as orientation staff, international freshmen, housing and residence life staff, summer scholars, and open faculty and staff sessions.
The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:
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staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.