Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 26.15
Liaison Hector Davis
Submission Date June 26, 2017
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Tarleton State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lora Helvie-Mason
Director
Department of Diversity & Inclusion
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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 and equity on campus?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on one or both of the following?:
Yes or No
Student diversity and equity Yes
Employee diversity and equity Yes

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

Tarleton State University has the University Diversity, Access, Equity, and Disability Services Committee. It is chaired by Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards, AVP of Student Success and Multicultural Initiatives. Dr. Edwards maintains multiple areas of specialization, including Human Interaction, Diversity in Higher Education, Volunteerism and Educational Technology. This committee is Co-chaired by Dr. Jim Gentry and over 20 members of campus on the committee.
- Purpose of committee
o The committee examines issues related to faculty, staff, student, and assessment on campus diversity, access, equity, and disability services.


The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:
5.50

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer is available:
Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes
Administrators Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Tarleton State University is charged with providing educational and awareness-raising programing, primarily targeted at the student body. Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason directs the office. Additional programs, like Tarleton Ally Program, emphasizes faculty and staff member training to be supportive allies for our LGBTQ community. Additional Awareness Campaigns focus on civil rights, race, culture, religion, politics, ethnicity, intercultural interactions, and current events such as HIV/AIDS, hunger/shelter issues, etc.
- Diversity & Inclusion provides in-class trainings and workshops for students (as requested by professors) or student groups (as requested by officers or advisors). Other trainings available to faculty, staff and students focus on a variety of topics ranging from general diversity and ethnocentrism, to cultural decision-making, respect and civility, LGBTQ conversations, and privilege/power activities.


The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:
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