|Submission Date||March 8, 2018|
State University of New York at New Paltz
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
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Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Campus Sustainability
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?:
Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
SUNY New Paltz has a Diversity and Inclusion Council and a Division of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion that is led by the Associate VP of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Tanhena Pacheco Dunn. Tanhena also serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for campus.
The College is committed to a range of practices and programs that will foster the ends of equitable inclusion and diversity. According to the Diversity and Inclusion Plan developed during the fall of 2016, the college will, for example:
-Recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff, and administrators.
-Recruit and retain a diverse student body.
-Foster open and effective dialogue between all members and units in the campus community, while developing an awareness of our potential unconscious biases.
-Consciously provide members with strategic, educational, and experiential opportunities for cultural competency and inclusive leadership skill development.
-Support individual members of our community in their efforts to advocate for public
policy changes that advance social inclusion and cultural understanding.
-Promote intercultural and international interaction, campus programming, community
activities, campus spaces, and co-curricular experiences.
-Engage with diverse alumni to support diversity and inclusion on campus, while
supporting their success and involvement.
Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:
The Dean of the Library Mark Colvoson launched a weekly drop in "Conversation One" series Conversation One engages students, faculty, staff and administration at SUNY New Paltz in ongoing conversation about the ways racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, intolerance, etc. affect us and our communities. The goals of the program goals are to support those who are hurting, to expose the biases and blindspots in our culture and ourselves, and to build a community in which every individual is truly valued.
The New Paltz LGBTQ Allies Program hold regular Allies training programs for faculty and staff at SUNY New Paltz. http://www.newpaltz.edu/lgbtq/allies.html
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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