Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.71
Liaison Lisa Kawai
Submission Date June 22, 2018
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Soka University of America
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.94 / 2.00 Katherine King
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
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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?:
Students

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

The Office of Student Activities has a staff who serves as the Student Programs and Diversity Education Coordinator. The staff coordinates and organizes events and activities that provide students a glimpse of the diversity in their local and international community. Diversity Outdoor Film Series, Multicultural Diversity Day, Race Relations Roundtable, Salsa Caliente (celebration of Hispanic culture), Celebration of Chinese New Year, Diwali Celebration, and Celebración del Dia de los Muertos are some examples of the diversity-related activities organized for students.


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

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):
Some

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

All of our students have to study abroad and due to the nature of our curriculum, every student gets cultural competence training and activities. One of the key initiatives of Student Activities is Diversity and they have on-going programs that support education on diversity all through out the year. Certain area's staff receive extensive cultural competency training and then train students. Other staff and faculty use professional development funds to attend training.


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

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