Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.87
Liaison Lindsay Batchelor
Submission Date Jan. 5, 2016
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North Carolina State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Cynelsa Broderick
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University Sustainability 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:

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and diverse intellectual and cultural campus experience related to the mission of North Carolina State University (NC State). The OIED facilitates efforts to ensure equity and opportunity, increases awareness of diversity issues through education, and strengthens relationships across diverse groups. Through these efforts, the OIED promotes cultural competence development, thereby fostering a welcoming and respectful campus. By providing guidance, programming, and outreach to constituent groups and the community, and by adhering to accountability and compliance standards, the OIED prepares NC State students, faculty, and staff for local, state, national, and global collaboration.

The University Diversity Advisory Committee is another active example at NC State. Their function is to advise the Provost, Executive Vice Chancellor, and Vice Provost on all diversity matters for the university. They also translate the diversity strategic plan into college-specific action plans that support and enhance an inclusive university environment.

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:

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity welcomes applicants to the Equal Opportunity Institute (EOI), where a wide range of interesting, and thought-provoking workshops are provided. Each workshop serves to improve participants' knowledge and skills with the ultimate goal of enhancing the campus as a whole, making NC State an even better place to work and learn. The Equal Opportunity Institute is open to all university employees and students, and to the general public; and is designed to meet the following objectives:

-increase individual knowledge of equal opportunity issues
-develop skills necessary to effectively cope with increasingly diverse working and learning environments
-enhance professional development of participants (both employees and students) through the individual application of knowledge
-improve the overall campus climate through the collective shift in knowledge, attitudes and behaviors

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

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