Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.02
Liaison Tanja Srebotnjak
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Harvey Mudd College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Arianna Figueroa
Assistant Dean for Institutional Diversity
Office of institutional Diversity, Division of Student Affairs
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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?:
Yes

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 Office of Institutional Diversity (OID), housed in the Division of Student Affairs, advises the campus and implements policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus. At present, the Office is staffed by an Interim Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity (Zachary Ritter), a Program Coordinator (Jonathan Chan), multiple Graduate Interns, and a Student Team of undergraduates.

As one of the student support offices within the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) serves as a social justice education hub for the entire Harvey Mudd campus community. OID is guided by three primary goals: to increase Awareness, Allyship and Action through its work.

Educational Programming and Trainings include:
- Identity Intersections: Faculty Leading Holistic Lives: Get to know Harvey Mudd faculty in unique ways! Hear about their journeys, what matters and how they integrate identity, purpose and passion into their work.

- Chew on This!: A Lunchtime Learning Series: Engage with hot topics, learn something new and build your intercultural competence!

- Social Justice in STEM: Explore tough questions and difficult choices, from history and today, as you develop your ethical framework. GMOs? Drones? Racist algorithms? It’s all fair game in this series!

- Through Another Lens: Explore multiple angles of local and global issues, tricky problems, and cutting edge solutions!

- Voices: Real Life, Real Perspectives: OID presents a series of panel discussions and more, featuring the voices and counter-stories of students and other campus community members. This series serves as the nexus of research and lived experiences.

- Building Bridges: An 8-week commitment, Building Bridges: Pathways to Action is a hands-on seminar program dedicated to enhancing participants’ cultural competence and communication. Program participants will: Gain a complex understanding of their identity as a stepping stone to authentic relationships, amplify their tolerance for ambiguity to set the cornerstones for their future, and master the tools to transform their desire for change into action.

- Project Decode: A year-round OID program for first-generation and/or low-income students at HMC. Students and other HMC community members can participate in workshops, a mentoring program, community-building events, study lounges, and more.

- Project 196+: A year-round OID program for Mudders who identify as international, third culture, or global nomads! Key workshops on everything from taxes and employment to understanding US politics, community-building, mentoring, and more!

OID also has a number of activities, including a Summer Institute, a Mentorship program, organizational support, a Food fund, and resources for several community groups.


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

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

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

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

Cultural Competence Trainings and Activities Include:

- Building Bridges: An 8-week commitment, Building Bridges: Pathways to Action is a hands-on seminar program dedicated to enhancing participants’ cultural competence and communication. Program participants will: Gain a complex understanding of their identity as a stepping stone to authentic relationships, amplify their tolerance for ambiguity to set the cornerstones for their future, and master the tools to transform their desire for change into action.

- Project Decode: A year-round OID program for first-generation and/or low-income students at HMC. Students and other HMC community members can participate in workshops, a mentoring program, community-building events, study lounges, and more.

- Project 196+: A year-round OID program for Mudders who identify as international, third culture, or global nomads! Key workshops on everything from taxes and employment to understanding US politics, community-building, mentoring, and more!


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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