Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.21
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2017
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Oregon State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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?:

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:

The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity is to design, plan, lead and implement, in collaboration with university partners, institutional change actions, initiatives and communications to advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all facets of Oregon State University. The work of the office advances more rapid progress toward Oregon State’s highest aspirations for social justice within the university community.

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

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

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

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

The Coalition for Community Dialogue (formerly Team Liberation) believes in justice for humanity through dialogue, continuous learning, and intentional experiences. CCD collaborated in courses, planning social justice conferences, social justice retreats (Examining White Identity and Racial Aikido), and personalized workshops for OSU students and faculty.

CCD holds regular meetings and quarterly trainings. Additionally, CCD collaborates on annual conferences and sometimes planned workshops. Coalition for Community Dialogue enacts its vision through the following activities:

• Networking/Community-Building. We have weekly meetings: Community Network Meetings are open to the public; Cohort Network Meetings are for those pursuing a CCD certificate.
• Advanced Trainings. Trainings are held once per term
• Conference. We hold an annual conference with both introductory and more advanced sessions, intended to meet the needs and interests of a wide audience.
• Workshops. Classes and campus groups often request peer-facilitated workshops. Students who complete a CCD certificate program may choose to go on to an advanced program for facilitating workshops.

The workshops, events, and conferences CCD programmed include issues of racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, ageism, ableism, religious intolerance, communication and community & leadership development.

The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity also offers training around Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act and Sexual Harassment Prevention, Implicit Bias and many others. http://eoa.oregonstate.edu/training Additional, a Search Advocate program enhances integrity, effectiveness, and diversity in the university’s hiring practices. Search advocates are OSU employees trained as process experts in search and selection. They complete a series of workshops addressing current research about diversity and cognitive bias, the changing legal landscape in hiring, inclusive employment principles, specific steps to strengthen each stage of the search process, and effective approaches to participation on search committees in the advocate role.

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

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