Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 30.28
Liaison Jon Bartlow
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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Pittsburg State University
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brian Peery
Sustainability Coordinator
Continuing and Graduate Studies
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

to cultivate a culture of respect, awareness and understanding among PSU students, faculty and staff, celebrating diversity on campus and in the community. The OSD facilitates this mission through the following objectives:

* Diversity Seminars and Workshops: These events are programs sponsored by the OSD geared towards broadening the horizon of students, faculty, and staff on issues regarding diversity and multiculturalism.

* Support Structure for Student Organizations: The OSD provides support services for the Black Student Association (BSA), Hispanics of Today (HOT), and Native American Student Association (NASA). The OSD assists as needed with the planning of events and programs throughout the academic year.

* Celebration of Nationally Recognized Heritage Months: The OSD participates alongside the entire national community in the celebration of cultural heritage months including but not limited to African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American months. The OSD also supports many other diversity initiatives such as National Women's Rights Month and National Disability Awareness Month.

* Participation in Diversity and Multicultural Conferences: Designated ambassadors of the OSD attend various workshops and conferences throughout the academic year. These events are used to stay abreast of up-to-date issues in diversity, providing our ambassadors with the tools and resources necessary to consistently achieve the OSD mission at PSU.

* Student Advisement Programs: The OSD strives to ease the student's transition to PSU by sponsoring events and providing services with the intent of building relationships with students. These events aid in bridging the gap between recruitment and retention activities. The OSD also sponsors several leadership programs for students, developing leadership skills and capabilities.

* Access to Educational and Developmental Resources: The OSD maintains the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC). The MRC is a hub for diversity at PSU servicing students, faculty, and staff with a comprehensive library of books, magazines, and videos regarding issues in diversity and multiculturalism. The MRC also houses a computer-lab with FREE PRINTING.

Members of the committee, including affiliations :

Deatrea Rose
Director, Student Diversity Programs

Melissa Archuleta
President, Hispanics of Today

Trinity Davis
Chair, College of Education Diversity Committee

Steve Erwin
Assoc VP for Campus Life & Auxiliary Services

Brenda Frieden
Director, Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Dick Herling
College of Technology Representative

Leo Hudson
College of Arts & Sciences Representative

Bill Ivy
Dean, Enrollment Management & Student Success

Roy Janisch
Tilford Group Representative

Mark Johnson
Tilford Group Representative

Jamie Jones
Director, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Allison Keegan
Graduate Student Representative

Marcus Nelson
Student Government Representative

Chuck Olcese
Director, International Programs & Services

Susan Schreiner
Axe Library Representative

Wei Sha
College of Business Representative

Tom Westhoff
President, Classified Senate

Chair, Faculty Senate Committee on Diversity & Multiculturalism

Faculty, College of Education

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:

Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:

The Office of Student Diversity (OSD) seeks to enrich the academic, cultural, and social development of diverse students and to cultivate a culture of respect, understanding, and awareness among the entire PSU community.

We provide a wide range of services and events including diversity seminars and workshops; support for student organizations; celebration of nationally recognized heritage months; advisement; leadership training; and multimedia resources.

Take in a lecture or grab a snack between classes. Try your hand at Game Night or take a seat at a session of Diversity Roundtable. Check out a book that makes you think or a movie that makes you laugh. OSD offers countless opportunities to expand your horizons and is a proudly inclusive environment.

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
DeaTrea Rose

Diversity coordinator's position title:

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The Director of the Office of Student Diversity is responsible to coordinate carrying out the mission and objectives of the Office and University Diversity Committee.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

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