Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.33
Liaison Gener Abdon
Submission Date July 31, 2020
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San Diego State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Dr. Luke Wood
Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Division of Diversity and Innovation
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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 University has a Division of Diversity and Innovation with approximately 40 employees dedicated to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion on campus. The Division has student facing efforts, including the following student centers: Latinx Resource Center, Native Student Resource Center, Black Resource Center, PRIDE Center, Women's Resource Center, Center for Intercultural Relations, Center for Transformative Justice, and the Undocumented Resource Area. The University will be launching a Center for Asian American, Pacific Islander and Desi students in Fall. The Division also has extensive faculty and staff facing programs and efforts, including: The Professors of Equity (that train all searches on implicit bias and microaggressions), 13 Employee Resource Groups, the Center for Inclusive Excellence etc. Overall, SDSU has one of the most robust diversity and inclusion efforts in the nation.


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):
All

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:

All students participate in diversity-related courses. A significant number are active in our One SDSU program, diversity-related clubs, and organizations. Our university has multiple offices and committees dedicated to diversity and inclusion. The Center for Intercultural Relations focuses on student success equity and inclusion. The Division of Diversity and Innovation focuses on supporting faculty recruitment and retention, climate, strategic planning, professional development and outreach. We also have an extensive array of ally-related programs for undocumented students, military and veteran allies etc.


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