Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.70
Liaison David Gibson
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Hampshire College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 David Gibson
Chief Creative Officer
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:

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 Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) and the The Office for Diversity and Multicultural Education recommend institutional goals relating to diversity. Collectively they identify Hampshire's challenges and strong points in achieving these goals and recommends structures and policies needed in order to overcome challenges and reach goals.

Working in collaboration with the Dean for Multicultural Education and Inclusion, the College is focusing on the following areas: student admissions and financial aid; multicultural education and the academic program; employee hiring and retention; and campus accessibility, openness to diversity, and community development.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

There are ongoing workshops and activities related to cultural competence that include but are not limited to:

Annual Eqbal Ahmad Annual Lecture Series:

Stay ENGAGED! 2018
Hampshire's commitment to working toward anti-racism, social justice, and inclusion requires persistent attention, reflection, and revision of our efforts. Stay ENGAGED! provides our entire community with opportunities to focus our learning and share our experience and skills through conversation and creativity practices. Stay ENGAGED! 2018 is a week of events designed to build on and extend the social justice education, dialogue, and community building catalyzed by the 2017 ENGAGE! conference. https://www.hampshire.edu/dof/stay-engaged-2018

Since 2004, the Cultural Center has organized an annual ASK for Social Justice program for the campus community. The purpose is to host a program that explores essential Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge for promoting social justice.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The College expanded Diversity and Equity Coordination by defining two positions: a Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) and a Dean of Diversity and Multicultural Education (Dean). The CDO reports to the president and engages matters of diversity as a first priority across campus and works on developing a strategic plan for diversity on campus working with a variety of constituents. The CDO's portfolio also includes accessibility, the ADA, compliance with Title IX and other anti-discrimination regulations.

The Dean works on issues of diversity in the academic program, including recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, development of resources for the intellectual and pedagogical foundation of teaching about race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexual orientation and expression, (dis)ability and other identities, creates an inclusive learning environment, faculty training and mentoring, and supports and advises on the Multiple Cultural Perspectives requirement.

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