Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.16
Liaison Yara Watson Colon
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Central Florida
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Yara Watson Colon
Sustainability Specialist II
Sustainability Initiatives
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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?:
Yes

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 Office of Diversity and Inclusion was established in 1994 to support the University of Central Florida’s 4th strategic goal, “to become more inclusive and diverse.” We strive to make diversity and inclusion visible and critical elements that indelibly permeate the life and values of the UCF community. The office plays an important role in support of the UCF Collective Strategic Impact Plan.

ODI offers education, training and support services, facilitation of cross-campus collaboration, and enterprise-wide leadership to the campus and our community to build an inclusive culture for all students, faculty and staff. The ODI Workshop program engages thousands annually. The professional development programs engage under-represented faculty, staff and students: Leadership Empowerment Program, CREAR Futuros, and LEGACY. The Hispanic Initiatives effort leads the UCF to excel as a minority-serving institution.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Highlights
- Facilitates collaboration across the UCF campus and community through multiple committees and partnerships.
Organizes campus-wide engagement events on a broad range of diversity, inclusion and equity topics, including the annual UCF Diversity Week celebrations and events.
- Facilitates over 400 workshops on more than 120 topics annually.
Leads the UCF Hispanic Initiatives effort.
- Manages professional development and student development programs such as the Leadership Empowerment Program for members of the UCF faculty and staff; the LEGACY Leadership and Mentoring Program for students which focuses on scholarship, identity development, leadership, career development, and community service; CREAR Futuros mentoring program for Latinx students; SEED; and the UCF Summer Faculty Development Conference diversity track on curriculum transformation.
- Engages campus leadership through the president’s and provost’s councils and a multitude of committees.


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

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

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

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

The UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion Training Program is one of the most prolific in higher education. Faculty, staff, and students can pursue certificates and training individually or as a departmental effort to improve performance and our learning and work environments. Workshops, consultations and on-line workshops available include:

UCF Certificates
ODI offers several certificate options for faculty, staff and students:
- Inclusion Champion: complete 9 hours of core workshops and 6 hours of elective topics
- Diversity Certificate Series: complete all four Diversity Certificate modules
- Continuum of Learning Certificate: complete four elective or stand-alone DIV workshops not in a series or towards another certificate program
- Latino Americans Certificate: complete all three Latino Americans modules exploring the history of Latino Americans from 1565 – 2000
- Half the Sky Certificate Series: complete the two-part series based on the book and documentary
- The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Certificate Series: complete the four-part comprehensive workshop series looking at race relations in the United States between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement
- We Shall Remain Certificate Series: complete the five-part/three session workshop series exploring the history of Native Americans and their resilience

Sample Fall 2019 training schedule attached.


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