Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.02
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
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State University of New York at Cortland
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 2.00 Beth Klein
Campus Sustainability Coordinato
Early Childhood Education
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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 Chief Diversity Officer reports to the University president and leads the campus in identifying specific goals and objectives for diversity and inclusion, conducts assessment, updates and implements the campus-wide Diversity Strategic Plan, collaborates with student organizations, academic departments and programs, and develops partnerships within the greater community. The Chief Diversity Officer oversees the Institutional, Equity, and Inclusion Officer.

The Institutional Equity and Inclusion Office provides leadership and support for college-wide diversity and inclusion efforts through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with students, faculty, staff and the greater community. The office is committed to sustaining and nurturing a community where every person feels welcome, valued and respected.

The President’s Council on Inclusive Excellence is comprised of faculty, staff, and students who lead the process of ensuring that our community promotes inclusiveness in every aspect of college life. The Council will work with the President, the Cabinet, and the Chief Diversity Officer to address institutional and system-wide diversity goals including, but not limited to, the planning and implementation of the College’s Strategic Diversity Plan.


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):
Most

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:

The college offers numerous social, cultural, educational and intellectual programs on diversity and inclusion. Most of the student body participates in one or more of these programs annually.

Most but not all staff participate in cultural competence trainings and activities sponsored annually by Human Resources, the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, and the Institutional Equity and Inclusion Office including the President’s opening ceremony workshop on microaggressions held this past August.

Some but not all faculty participate in cultural competence trainings and activities sponsored annually by Human Resources, Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, and the Institutional Equity and Inclusion Office including the President’s opening ceremony workshop on microaggressions held this past August.

Below is a list of the trainings and activities:

• Title IX-- (Sexual Violence Prevention and Response; Stalking Prevention and response; Relationship Violence Prevention and Response; Sexual harassment prevention and response – and reporting on all
• Green Dot—Bystander intervention training
• Safe Zone- inclusion programming around LGBTQAIP identity (including train-the-trainer)
• Rethinking Abilities- inclusion/ally development training around disability identity
• Intergroup Dialogue-Cross Cultural Communication and Coalition Building training
• Bias in the Search Committee Training
• Understanding and Advocating for Racial Justice- inclusion/ally development training around racial identity
• Diversity Conference-- multi-campus student conference on topic of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice (various themes/over the years)
• CICC – Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee – depending on year/theme – this year Inclusion theme
• Culturally Responsive Teaching Initiate (CRT) enhances both educators’ and students’ awareness, adds to their knowledge of others, and strengthens their skills so that they can interact effectively with clients, patients, customers, co-workers, classmates, and colleagues.
• Wellness Wednesday Programming—each year 1-2 programs offered on diversity focused topics including race, religion, ability, orientation, etc.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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A partial offering of programs and initiatives sponsored by the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office are listed on the MLDO webpage: http://www2.cortland.edu/multicultural/ and Title IX: http://www2.cortland.edu/titleix/

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