Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.60
Liaison Dayna Cook
Submission Date May 1, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Northern Arizona University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ellen Vaughan
Office of Sustainability
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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:

NAU has an Officer - located in Office of the President, who works in conjunction with vice presidents in areas of student affairs and academic affairs to promoting diversity and equity.

Council on Equity and Inclusion’s main objective is to create and sustain a campus atmosphere that is inclusive, respectful, and accommodating of human differences. The council works to coordinate diversity initiatives at NAU by bringing together various commissions and other members of the University who advocate on matters of diversity and equity. The council is also involved in efforts to recruit more international and 1st generation students to the University.

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 College’s Native Journey to Academic Success (NJAcS) program mentors faculty and provides cultural support and financial assistance for students. Program goals are to:
Attract Native American students to CHHS health professions programs by encouraging Native American alumni and current students to visit middle and high schools.
Retain Native American students enrolled in CHHS programs by creating an environment that supports the cultural, social, and academic needs of Native American students.
Provide cultural awareness training for NAU faculty, staff, and students.

Native American Cultural Month
High school students from Winslow and middle school students from the Hopi Nation were bused in to attend the event.

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