Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.76
Liaison Diane Fout
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Transylvania University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Serenity Wright
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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?:

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

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

The Director for Multicultural Engagement will assess issues related to cultural diversity in the spirit of transforming Transylvania University into a model for liberal arts education in an era of globalization. It is the responsibility of the Director to assure campus wide compliance with federal regulations of international students in F-1 status while assisting the international students in adapting to American culture and campus life, collaborate with colleagues to create programing to assist the internationalization of our campus community, and direct the international student to the appropriate resources for both academic and personal needs. The Director will maintain and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to creating an environment of respect of difference, collaborating with members of student organizations and their leaders to support and advise diversity-related programming. Additionally, the Director will engage in community outreach with local organizations, public schools and other higher education to create symbiotic relationships that will create and nurture an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. Working with admissions, the Director will provide support for recruitment initiatives to increase diversity enrollment (i.e. Trailblazer Weekend). The Director will also work closely with a faculty liaison for diversity to infuse diversity related topics and issues into the curriculum that will be supported by co-curricular projects. The Director will work with the communications department to develop a website for diversity and a marketing message for the community.

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

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 ---
Administrators ---

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

The Diversity and Inclusion Office organizes cultural events in partnership with the local community and other offices on campus. Several of our speaker series incorporate experts on diversity-related issues. These activities are open to all staff, as well as faculty and students. Training on micro-aggressions, diversity training for staff, etc

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

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