Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Susan Lindemann
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2020

STARS v2.2

Kalamazoo College
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Madeline Ward
Sustainability Intern
Facilities Management
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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, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
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 Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC) is appointed by President Gonzalez to focus broadly on advancing diversity and inclusion work at Kalamazoo College, including developing knowledge and expertise and providing recommendations to the President. The members of the committee include: Liz Candido (Co-chair), Lizbeth Mendoza Pineda (Co-chair), Natalia Carvalho-Pinto, Jax Gardner, Binney Girdler, Danette Ifert Johnson, Sarah Westfall, Destiny Hutcherson, and Nebi Girma.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

- Capacity and competence-building continues with faculty and staff participation in VISIONS, Inc. annual two day workshops. As of December 2014, nearly 60 percent of faculty and staff have completed at least one workshop
- ERACCE, a Kalamazoo based anti-racism training organization has been offered to a cross-section of students, faculty, and staff.
- An eight-week "Insight Dialogue" training program was offered beginning in January 2014, and a campus developed three-session extension of the VISIONS work, called VISIONS+Voices, will commence in April 2015 and focus on microaggressions; monoculture, pluralism, and multiculturalism, and marginalization on campus.


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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