Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.64
Liaison Kimberly Post
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2022

STARS v2.2

Saint Joseph's College - ME
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Kimberly Post
Program Director
Leadership Sustainable Communities
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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, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
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:
Saint Joseph's College sponsors the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Work Group. The group is led by the Chief Sponsorship and Mission Integration Officer and is composed of faculty, staff, students, trustees, and the President. The JEDI Work Group oversees the College's efforts to create more equitable and inclusive institutional practices with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, ability, and language, among others. The objectives of the group outlined in the JEDI Action Plan have been incorporated into the College's Strategic Plan. Other activities have included outreach to diverse organizations to strengthen relationships with surrounding communities, the development of a bias incident protocol, creation of an LGBTQ+ statement, establishment of the House of Mercy fund (a fund available for underrepresented students with financial need), and training offerings for the community.

The College is currently holding a nationwide search for our first JEDI Officer.

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
In April 2021, The Office of Sponsorship and Mission offered the Racial Equity Insitute's Groundwater training, focused on anti-racism, to all students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, a Safe Zone training pilot project was launched in May 2021 with plans for a larger training open to the entire Saint Joseph's community to learn about issues of gender and sexuality. All first-year students participate in cultural competence training as part of the First Year Experience run by the Academic Center for Excellence. Staff and faculty also participate in ADA Title IV training.

Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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