Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date April 26, 2011
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State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Raydora Drummer Francis
Director of Multicultural Affairs
Office of Multicultural Affairs
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:
No

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :
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Members of the committee, including affiliations :
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The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:
Yes

A brief description of the diversity office:

The diversity office at ESF is called the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Multicultural Affairs helps promote cultural growth and understanding across campus through activities and services designed to help members of the ESF community effectively interact with others in an increasingly diverse and global society. Through an array of programs and services, Multicultural Affairs helps recruit and support underrepresented students in their endeavors at ESF. Multicultural Affairs provides material and informational resources to help members of the college community identify and connect with others who can offer support in a variety of ways, including linguistic, ethnic, ideological, or cultural aspects of life.


The number of people employed in the diversity office:
8

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:
Yes

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Raydora Drummer Francis

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Director of Multicultural Affairs

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

Raydora’s duties and responsibilities include: providing academic, career, social, financial and personal services to undergraduate and graduate students in conjunction with relevant offices on campus; serving as an advocate for multicultural students; coordinating a pre-orientation program for first-year students to aid their transitions from high school to college; coordinating a tutoring program and working collaboratively with Student Life and Academic Support Services; organizing and conducting workshops for students, faculty and staff to foster a welcoming, inclusive, civil and interactive environment; serving as a resource regarding the needs and interests of multicultural students; serving as a consultant to the campus community for developing and implementing strategies to enhance campus wide community; promoting multicultural education in the curricula; assisting with College efforts to recruit students of color; establishing and maintaining connections with Syracuse University partners for the benefit of students; overseeing the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP); administering the Graduate Diversity Fellowship and the Carmen McCoy Harrison Scholarship; providing administrative support for programs such the USDA Multicultural Scholars and the NSF Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Sciences (UMEB); and coordinating and facilitating activities that enhance the community’s understanding of multiculturalism in the 21st Century.


The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:
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