Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.18
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date March 7, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Gettysburg College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Julie Ramsey
Vice President of College Life and Dean of Students
College Life Office
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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:

The I.D.E.A.(Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advancement) Council (formerly the President’s Diversity Commission) is charged with advising the Chief Diversity Officer and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. The Council will advocate for the enhancement of the College’s efforts to institutionalize an inclusive learning and working environment.

Initiatives currently being overseen by the council include:

 Inclusion Action Plan (IAP)

The IAP is a three-year plan that will have four action areas: Access & Equity, Campus Climate, Diversity in Curriculum & Co-Curriculum and Organizational Learning.

Distribution of the draft plan for a 30-day comment period will begin in August 2015.

 Intercultural Development Inventory

The IDI is a survey that is privately taken regarding one’s life experiences and is designed to provide feedback on both perceived and actual levels of intercultural competence. The IDI also provides a plan useful for skill building. Training for qualified administrators will begin in the spring of 2015 with a rollout of the IDI in the fall of 2015. This program will be ongoing.

 Campus Climate Study

Comprehensive survey, completed approximately every 5 years, of faculty, staff & students to ascertain their perceptions of what it feels like to live, learn and work at Gettysburg College. Development begins this semester (spring 2015). Implementation to occur in spring 2016.

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 Office of Diversity & Inclusion is currently in the process of implementing the Intercultural Development Inventory Overview that will be used campus-wide as a training program for cultural competence.

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

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