Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.75
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date July 10, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Lehigh University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Angela Scott
Director of Academic Diversity and Outreach and Adjunct Professor
Academic Outreach, Provost's Office
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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:

It is essential that we work collaboratively and collectively on sustainable change. With the support and encouragement of the Board of Trustees, President Alice Gast, and Provost Pat Farrell, we have begun developing an Action Plan for Diversity & Inclusion for our campus community. This effort is being led by the Council for Equity and Community in collaboration with the Vice Provost for Academic Diversity.

In 2005, Lehigh took an important step toward better understanding the climate for individuals and groups on our campus. Identifying and addressing our problems is the first step toward finding solutions for them. The survey provided the opportunity for everyone in the Lehigh community to be heard, and now is the time for each of us to listen, learn and act. The climate survey, which included many thoughtful personal accounts from community members, provides part of our understanding. Together with the hard work of many students, faculty and staff, the survey results provide a framework for sustainable change.

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 No
Staff No
Faculty No
Administrators No

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

The Senior Officers at the university and all members of the Council for the Equitable Community have experienced a two-day training. There are plans for trainings for faculty, staff and students. The Unconscious Bias Workshop for all faculty search committees will be ongoing.

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

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