Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.14
Liaison Sean Vormwald
Submission Date April 4, 2016
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Onondaga Community College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sean Vormwald
Director of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
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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:
The Diversity Council's mission statement is: In keeping with OCC’s mission and strategic goals relative to diversity, the Diversity Council will promote respect for the inherent dignity and worth of all College constituents in the learning and work environments and will seek to create a climate that values diversity, inclusiveness, acceptance, equity, and social justice and is free from prejudice, discrimination and hate campus-wide.

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:
Diversity training is available for all employees. Led by Onondaga Community College’s own trained facilitators, this experiential and participatory one-day workshop examines how participants have been taught to think and act as members of their racial, gender, and other identity groups, and provides skills for bridging and celebrating differences. This National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) based workshop consists of a series of incremental activities that engage participants in the leadership skills necessary to build inclusive environments and increase cultural competence. These skills include: *Valuing and welcoming similarities and differences among group members; *Examining the stereotypes that impact our actions and attitude toward others; *Identifying the harmful effects of stereotypes directed toward one’s own group; *Learning specific skills for preventing and interrupting bigoted remarks and behavior; and *Developing empathy toward others by hearing their personal stories.

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

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