Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.87
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2023

STARS v2.2

The American College of Greece
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
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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?:

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 College has appointed the Executive Director, Policy and Legal Affairs with a focus on both students' and employees' training.
One of her main duties is to monitor and undertake dissemination of policies within the ACG Community and, specifically, lead the design of trainings addressing the various College populations (employees, students, parents) in collaboration with the responsible offices/stakeholders.

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

The College has successfully organized a series of workshops on Cultural Diversity, in September 2018. The goal of these workshops were to: Increase cultural humility/competency with a focus on race, gender, and sexual orientation, and ways its experienced/understood in the U.S. context.
2. Examine unconscious bias and how it manifests in daily interactions with people of differing social identities. 3. Develop personal ability to recognize and challenge bias in the classroom.
4. Learn effective techniques to empathetically, cooperatively, and courageously engage uncomfortable and challenging conversations in a classroom environment.
5. Grow 1:1 dialogue skills aimed at becoming an ally to individuals and groups from marginalized identities. 6. Nurture community interdependence by identifying opportunities for intercultural exchange.
Additionally, since the adoption of the College-wide Anti-Discrimination Policy, covering the various manifestations of discrimination and the entire ACG population, trainings of campus populations are taking place every semester and in the two summer sessions (4 times a year, as part of Orientation) and aim at training all new-incoming students, with an emphasis on the study abroad population, as well as all new employees and, on an annual basis, employees in high-risk positions, with respect to the enforcement of College policies on non-discrimination and inclusion.
In addition, student clubs such as the Health and Social awareness club, the Cultures and Languages Club, and the LGBTQ+ club are continually promoting workshops and activities towards cultural competence.

Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The American College of Greece has established 1 the ACG Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.
This Policy aims to guarantee that each community member is treated fairly and with respect within an educational environment free of discrimination, sexual misconduct, harassment, including sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and
relationship/dating violence, bullying, stalking, victimization, intimidation and retaliation against whistleblowers (see ACG Whistleblower Policy) who, in good faith, report prohibited conduct under the Policy.
Two high level administrators are responsible for issues of diversity and equity; The Senior Vice-President, Administration & Pierce focuses on both College students and College employees. The SVP of Administration & Pierce and the Dean of Enrollment and Students hold responsibility for ensuring that the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy for Students is robust and fit for purpose. The Dean of Enrollment and Students has delegated responsibility for the implementation and promotion of this Policy, and for systematically and annually reviewing it after consultation with the Office of the SVP of Administration & Pierce, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, International Student Services, the ACG Health & Wellness Center, the ACG Counseling Center, the Sexual Assault Response Team, Campus Security, and following deliberation with the Student Government.

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