Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.32
Liaison Jon Bartlow
Submission Date March 4, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Pittsburg State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jon Bartlow
Director of Alumni Relations
Alumni Relations
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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 Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action reports to the President and is responsible for the implementing, coordinating, monitoring, reporting and revising of the
Pittsburg State University Affirmative Action Plan and Equal Opportunity Program. Pittsburg State University’s Affirmative Action Plan and Equal Opportunity Program serve students and employees.

The Director of Student Diversity Programs reports to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success and is responsible for providing leadership in developing, enhancing and executing programs that attract, retain and graduate diverse students from the University.

This University Council provides leadership and coordination in promoting diversity at Pittsburg State University. Specifically, the Council provides advice and counsel to the President and President’s Council on matters of diversity. The Council makes policy recommendations to the President, Provost and Vice Presidents, provides insights to campus academic and administrative units on strategic planning and related to diversity. Additionally, the Council provides leadership in developing, coordinating and promoting professional development programs for faculty and staff related to issues of diversity. Lastly, the Council advocates for resources to support campus diversity initiatives.

The Pittsburg State University Affirmative Action Committee is an advisory body to the
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. The Committee gives suggestions
about improvements for the Affirmative Action program such as information dissemination, policies, procedures and goals. The Committee members serve as liaison between the constituents and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. The Committee is made up of three faculty members, three administrators, three University support staff members, and three student members.

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 of Student Diversity provides diversity training and offers various activities to faculty, staff, students and the community. These trainings are offered during faculty/ staff in-services, during class periods for several departments on campus, as well as campus wide events that are sometimes and generally open to the public.

Michael Tilford Group on Diversity
Pittsburg State University’s Tilford Group formed April 27, 2007, in response to the first Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism, named in honor of the late Dean of the Graduate School at Wichita State University. Composed of volunteers from among faculty, staff and administration, Tilford Group members actively and cooperatively initiate efforts to attract speakers, to present panels, to coordinate workshops and to produce academic and cultural events dedicated to reflecting our commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.

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