Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date March 11, 2015
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Ohio University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Shari Clarke
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion
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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:

Ohio University has both an Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and an Office for Institutional Equity. "Ohio University is committed to promoting an atmosphere where understanding and acceptance of cultural and racial differences are ensured. The Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion will seamlessly and effectively integrate diversity initiatives into every facet of university life. [Their mission is] to facilitate an infusion of diversity throughout institutional policies, practices, curricula and programs, leading to a supportive and affirming environment and positive experience for all students, faculty and staff." http://www.ohio.edu/diversity/about.cfm

Councils and Committees
Presidential Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning: works in partnership with the Athens City Commission on Disabilities to assure access for those with disabilities.

Diversity Advisory Council: advises the Diversity office on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and fairness.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee
The Ohio University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee consists of faculty, student, staff and community representatives who are committed to developing a comprehensive set of University and local activities to honor and commemorate the contributions and work of Dr. King, as well as promote the service mission that has evolved as part of the MLK Holiday and provide opportunities for students and community members to learn about the appreciation of difference and social justice. Appointments to the committee are annual and can be renewed for up to three years.

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 Diversity and Inclusion will hold the 6th Annual Summer Institute for Diversity Education (SIDE) May 19-22, 2015. The first program of its kind in southeastern Ohio, SIDE is a 30-hour curriculum session that uses intercultural communication techniques to promote cross-cultural learning and builds diversity education and facilitation skills.

Launched in 2009, SIDE is designed to promote cross-cultural understanding and inclusiveness, while addressing the needs of campus, local and regional professionals who are interested in and committed to advancing mutual understanding and cultural competence. While based on a college campus and targeting college and university faculty, staff and students, SIDE is open to community members as well.

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

The FTE reported includes staff for both the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office for Institutional Equity, but does not include student workers

The website for the Office for Institutional Equity is: www.ohio.edu/equity

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