Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.59
Liaison Kelsey McCormick
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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Lawrence University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Christopher Lee
Vice President Finance and Administration
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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:

There are two committees on campus tasked with diversity and equity.

The Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA) promotes understanding and awareness of diversity, including but not limited to diversity of culture, ethnicity, gender, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. CODA helps identify and promote collaborative diversity-oriented programming efforts throughout the Lawrence University community. This council is composed of the Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs, multicultural student group leaders, faculty/staff advisors, and other interested students.

The President's Committee on Multicultural Affairs' purpose is to promote a greater cultural and ethinic diversity in the Lawrence community. In order to accomplish this goal, the committee aims to create a climate conducive to attracting and retaining minority students, faculty, and staff, with numerous curricular and extracurricular initiatives aimed at increasing multicultural awareness and appreciation. The committee consists of two faculty members, the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of Student Academic Services, one representative from the Vice President for Enrollment Management’s Office, one representative from the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students’ Office, and two student representatives from the LUCC Committee on Multicultural Affairs.

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:

Diversity training is available to all faculty and staff through programs in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Events that CODA sponsors- -Sankofa Conversations: • Tools for Resistance • Manifestations of Police Brutality • Respectability Politics • Housing Inequality • Trigger Warnings • Model Minority Myth -Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. - “Diversity, Privilege and Leadership: Are We Making Any Progress?” -Self Defense Workshops -L.E.D.S – Intersectionality in the Science s -Safe Space Training -Celebrate Diversity – Facilitator Training

Diversity dinners sponsored by the diversity center facilitated by a diversity center employee for student groups on campus to have open conversations about diversity and cultural competence. The PCDA and CODA sponsor educational workshops together for cultural competency trainings for students. PCDA and CODA planned the cultural competency interactive presentation given by Eddie Moore, Jr. open to all faculty, staff, administrators, and students in April.

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

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