Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.42
Liaison Matthew Muchna
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Northern Arizona University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.83 / 2.00 Carmen Phelps
Chief Diversity Officer
Office of the President
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

NAU has an Chief Diversity 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.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

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.

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


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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