Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.55
Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date June 9, 2017
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Middlebury College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jack Byrne
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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:

The Office of the Dean of the College and Chief Diversity Officer oversees student life and diversity initiatives at Middlebury College. The office works closely with all Middlebury constituencies to ensure that students, staff, and faculty have the opportunity and the encouragement to participate fully in the campus community.

The office is committed to building and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and vibrant community, representing a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints. Within this community, the office strives to create an environment in which mutual respect is paramount and which prizes and nurtures the qualities of openness and the willingness to embrace personal and academic challenges.

In keeping with the College’s commitment to be a model for 21st century liberal arts education, in which learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, the office works closely with a variety of programs and offices on campus to enrich the intellectual and personal development of all Middlebury students.

In addition to the Dean of the College and Chief Diversity Officer, the Assistant Director of Student Activities and Special Assistant to the Dean of the College oversees several campus-wide diversity initiatives, special projects, and communications for the Dean of the College and Chief Diversity Officer.

The Student Government Association also has a Diversity Committee that works with the Office of the Dean of the College and Chief Diversity Officer.

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:

Training for residence assistants, first-year counselors, and orientation trip leaders includes a half-day session geared toward building an inclusive community. Activities include carefully facilitated small and large group discussions focused on identity awareness, leadership, and mentoring.

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