Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.45
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2014
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Green Mountain College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Aaron Witham
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability 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 Diversity Committee at Green Mountain College was established in January 2011 to “strengthen, coordinate, and promote programs and activities that support diversity across a range of characteristics.” Comprised of faculty, staff, and student members, the three key areas of the committee’s charge are:

o To assess campus attitudes, procedures, and programs with respect to their impact on diversity and to make recommendations to cabinet for changes that would enhance diversity and a culture of inclusion

o To create and promote campus events, workshops, and programs aimed at building intercultural competence among faculty, staff, and/or students

o To coordinate and document the college’s diversity programs

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:

Safe(r) Zone training is offered to all students, staff, and faculty at least once per year during the fall orientation and at other select times. Safe(r) Zone is a visible, voluntary support system for LGBT and queer GMC community members. Safe(r) Zone also acts as an educational resource for the GMC community on topics surrounding sex, gender, and sexuality. Participants in the program can become Safe(r) Zone certified and take home packets of information to help them navigate the topic and access additional resources. Additionally, offices can become certified and place stickers in prominent locations to display that the office is a safe(r) zone.

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

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