Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.22
Liaison David Petree
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2015
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Guilford College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 David Petree
Director of Environmental Sustainability
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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 Action Committee coordinates the work of the Diversity Plan and advises and makes recommendations to the President of the College, Vice President and Academic Dean, and other governance units on matters related to diversity, substantive equality, and cultural pluralism. The Diversity Plan seeks to enhance the sense of community, promote substantive equality, and strengthen cultural pluralism. Cultural pluralism is defined as a condition of community in which numerous distinct ethnic, religious or cultural groups interact constructively. It strives for a diverse College and an atmosphere of acceptance, understanding, and respect for all members of the community. Substantive equality builds on cultural pluralism and focuses on the acceptance of many identities, desire for inclusive engagement, and assurance that entitlements, opportunities, and access are fairly and justly distributed throughout an organization.

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:
All first year students are exposed to cultural competence training as part of their FYE (First Year Experience) class. All students who do Study Abroad (a very high percentage of the student population) receive cultural competence training prior to their trip abroad. Understanding Racism Workshops are hosted yearly and all staff and faculty are encouraged to attend the three day workshops.

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

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