|Submission Date||Feb. 26, 2020|
Saint Mary's College of California
IN-39: Sustainability Office Diversity Program
|0.50 / 0.50|
Does the sustainability office have initiatives specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees from underrepresented groups?:
A brief description of the initiatives specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees from underrepresented groups:
The Sustainability Office sends available job postings to a wide range of offices and departments throughout campus to ensure we are getting a broad range of candidates, this includes sending job postings to our High Potential Program (for first generation and low-income students) and certain cultural clubs. The Sustainability Office makes sure to use inclusive language in all job descriptions and recruitment flyers.
Does the sustainability office ensure that sustainability employees complete DEI training?:
A brief description of the DEI trainings for sustainability employees:
All Sustainability Student Leaders are required to undertake training at the beginning of the academic year. This training includes a diversity, equity, inclusion and allyship workshop, break out session and discussion. In these trainings we define key concepts, discuss identity and why it matters, creating an that environment that celebrates difference, the importance of shifting the status-quo of inclusion and inequity, and making space for marginalized voices.
Does the sustainability office regularly collaborate on events, projects, or initiatives with the institution’s DEI office/program and/or organizations that support underrepresented groups on campus?:
A brief description of events, projects, or initiatives during the previous year developed in collaboration with the DEI office/program and/or organizations that support underrepresented groups on campus:
The biggest event we will undertake this year (2019-2020) in collaboration with our DEI office is our keynote speaker for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Week. The event is titled: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Allyship in the Environmental Movement: Justice through Healing. The event page can be found here:
Does the sustainability office or committee include at least one individual with formal DEI and/or environmental or social justice responsibilities?:
Documentation of the formal DEI and/or environmental or social justice responsibilities:
The Chair of our Sustainability Committee also has several roles and responsibilities as they related to DEI, including sitting on the College Committee of Inclusive Excellence as well as the Bias Incident Response Team.
Website URL where information about the initiatives to advance DEI within the sustainability program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.