Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.45
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2020

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 2.00 Raymond Plaza
Director
Office for Diversity and Inclusion
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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:

Santa Clara University established the Office for Diversity and Inclusion in 2013. The Office for Diversity and Inclusion fosters the University's commitment to the education of the whole person in the Jesuit tradition through support for the recruitment, retention, and success of a diverse community of faculty, staff and students, and through collaborations with other offices to promote academic excellence through a diverse and inclusive campus climate. The Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) works closely with the Office for Multicultural Learning (OML) in Student Life. OML coordinates, collaborates, and promotes cross-campus programming and related initiates for the purposes of enhancing the University’s goals in the areas of diversity and inclusive excellence. OML fulfills its work by coordinating and facilitating an array of academic and co-curricular programming for students.

In addition, the University has two councils devoted to advancing inclusivity in the Santa Clara campus community. The Council of Inclusive Excellence was established in 2007 as a 19-person council of high-ranking students, staff, and faculty to implement formal actions to advance inclusivity. The Student Council on Inclusive Excellence was founded in 2008 to serve in an advisory role to the Council of Inclusive Excellence. The Student Council works to communicate the student body's voice on issues related to diversity, multicultural learning and inclusive excellence; to share information on diversity, multicultural learning and inclusive excellence from their respective organizations; and to provide a channel of communication from the Council to their respective organizations. The Student Council was reconstituted in Fall 2018 to include former members of the Unity 4 student movement.


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

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:

The University sponsors a variety of cultural competence trainings for all community members including difficult dialogue events, perspectives trainings, anti-bullying workshops, and workshops targeted for various identity competencies (e.g sexual orientation, gender identity, etc.). The Office for Diversity and Inclusion also hosts 90-minute LGTBQ safe space trainings for faculty/staff and departments on campus. The Rainbow Resource Center coordinates the safe space trainings for students. In addition, The Office for Diversity and Inclusion does an Inclusive Search Training that is required for all Tenure-Track search committees, and in Summer 2016, in partnership with Human Resources, this Inclusive Search training is required for all staff hiring managers. In addition, in Spring 2017, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion initiated a new UndocuAlly training, in partnership with the LEAD Scholars program.


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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