Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.05
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 20, 2013
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Ithaca College
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marian Brown
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

(1)The President's Advisory Committee on Diversity (PAC-D) serves to coordinate and integrate diversity planning and programmatic initiatives for the College. The primary responsibilities focus attention on ensuring that the College continues to make progress toward achieving the goals of the diversity priority of the Institutional Plan and the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Diversity; to serve as a resource to the campus communities/groups/offices advising on how to ensure comprehensive and coordinate delivery of diversity programming, educational experiences and services; and to advise the President regarding the College's commitment to diversity.

(2)The mission of the Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC), and the Diversity Peer Educators, its student affiliate, is to provide educational programs, training sessions, and experiential activities on issues of diversity relevant to our campus community and in our society. The Committee strives through these events to bring positive change to attitudes, values, and behavior. The Committee also explores issues of advocacy and leadership in enhancing the expansion of diversity.

Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

The membership consists of a diverse representation of staff and faculty, which is selected by the President, and reports directly to the President. Each member serves a two to four year term.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:

The Office of Multicultural Affairs has as its mission to create a supportive and inclusive environment on campus that complements the academic experience, connects and engages all students with the Ithaca College community, and provides opportunities for ongoing personal and professional development.

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Malinda B. Smith

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Director of Multicultural Affairs

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The Director of Multicultural Affairs provides leadership and direction in the development and implementation of programs and services designed to enhance multicultural student personal and social development including the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Program and the Ithaca Achievement Program. This position serves as a liaison to other College departments to enhance the awareness and appreciation of cultural and racial diversity on the Ithaca College campus. Provide specific services to several segments of the student population -- in particular African, Latino/a, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) students.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

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