Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.48
Liaison Andrew Iacona
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Arizona University
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Matthew Muchna
Sustainability Manager
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, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
Yes

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

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

NAU has a Diversity Fellow in the Office of the President that works strategically with the university community through the university diversity commissions, the Equity and Access Office, the Center for University Access and Inclusion, and the Office of Inclusion: Multicultural & LGBTQIA Student Services. The university is in the midst of a diversity strategic planning process focusing on cultural competence and admission, hiring and retention of diverse students and employees. The Equity and Access Office is the compliance office for investigations under the NAU Safe Working and Learning Environment Policy. In addition, the university has a Vice President for Native American Initiatives. The Diversity Fellow also serves on a task force regarding NAU upcoming designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

All faculty, staff, student employees and administrators take mandatory online training on Harassment and Discrimination Prevention and Accommodating Disabilities. Additional online trainings are offered on bias awareness and workplace diversity. The Office of Inclusion: Multicultural & LGBTQIA Student Services offers in person Zone and bias awareness trainings and workshops for employees and students. The university diversity commissions (LGBTQIA, Ethnic Diversity, Disability Access and Design, Status of Women, and Native Americans) and diversity centered academic unites offer workshops, seminars and symposiums on these topics. In particular, presentations are often available from the Ethnic Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Applied Indigenous Studies


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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