Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.51
Liaison Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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Principia College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
1.78 / 2.00 Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Center for Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

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 Office of Student Life focuses on all aspects of student life, including diversity and equity. In the case of students, alleged Community Commitment violations are referred to the Dignity and Defense Program which is comprised of Restorative Justice and Community Board processes (this excludes sexual harassment charges which are referred to the grievance process adviser). In the case of faculty and staff, issues of diversity and equity are handled by the Department of Human Resources, with grievance procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook. A new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is specifically strengthening our approach (and resources available) on campus. A weekly online Book Club (open to all) discusses Mica Pollock's edited volume, "Every Day Anti-Racism."


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

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

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

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

Training is provided by Student Life, Study Abroad Office, Global Studies faculty, and the Dean's Office. Annual student-led conferences (including Public Affairs, PanAfrican, International Perspectives) and college speaker series (Moral Courage, ChangeMaker) offer valuable insights. The Diversity Speaker Series is available at http://www.principiacollege.edu/speakers


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