Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.52
Liaison Megan Varnadore
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Sonoma State University
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 2.00 Megan Varnadore
Director of Resiliency and Sustainability Operations
Risk Management & Safety Services
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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:

Graduating students of Sonoma State University are entering a globalized and multicultural society and economy, where cross-cultural understanding and communication skills are at a premium. Simultaneously, California faces an increasingly competitive global economy with a population undergoing major demographic shifts that will lead to a less educated workforce, unless proactive steps are taken to increase participation rates in higher education among traditionally underrepresented groups.

These two major trends are compelling reasons for Sonoma State University to make a concerted institutional effort to increase and enhance the diversity of our institution; to enrich the educational experience of our students and to improve access to higher education to all Californians. The dual objective is neatly captured in higher education's current formulation of diversity as Inclusive Excellence.

To help achieve this purpose, the President's Diversity Council was established in Fall 2008.


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:

online and in-person diversity training. https://www.sonoma.edu/about/diversity/civility-and-tolerance


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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