Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.13
Liaison Bridget Flynn
Submission Date March 9, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Oberlin College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Bridget Flynn
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :

There have been surveys that measure attitudes about diversity and equity. Oberlin is part of the CHAS consortium. This group worked with its schools to do a climate survey in 2009. Oberlin is conducting a survey of religious life issues and concerns in the spring of 2012. Oberlin also conducts a number of surveys, such as senior and enrolled student surveys, that include multiple questions about attitudes about diversity and equity on campus.


Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the student diversity and educational equity assessment(s):

Oberlin regularly reports enrollment and graduation rate statistics and trends broken down by race/ethnicity for both the Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music. These data are used by various offices to monitor progress and to benchmark future success. This has been a particular focus given student interest and demand for a diverse student body and educational equity. Oberlin College employs various staff focused squarely on these topics: Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and a Title IX Coordinator.


Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the employee diversity and employment equity assessment(s):

Oberlin regularly collects and reviews faculty (and some staff) race/ethnicity statistics and trends. These data are used by various offices to monitor progress and to benchmark future success.


Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:
Yes

A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):

Per Oberlin's mission and laid out in the most recent strategic plan, diversity, equity, access, and inclusion is core Oberlin College.

See https://new.oberlin.edu/strategic-plan/documents/2016/Oberlin_College_Strategic_Plan_2016-2021.pdf

and http://new.oberlin.edu/student-life/diversity/


The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:

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