Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.77
Liaison Andrew Porter
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Cincinnati
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
1.44 / 2.00 Erin LeFever
Asst Sustainability Coordinator
Planning + Design + Construction
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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 Division of Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact works to bring out the best in our students, faculty and staff by valuing their unique backgrounds, experiences and perspectives -- welcoming and leveraging individual contributions to collaborate, create, innovate and compete in a global society. We address issues of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation so members of our communty can work, learn, grow and thrive in a safe and supportive environment. Ultimately, we aspire toward inclusive excellence by leading with courage and compassion, treating everyone with dignity and respect and enhancing the quality of life for everyone with whom we connect. The Division houses an Office of Equity and Inclusion, an Office of Gender Equity and Inclusion, and an Office of Equal Opportunity and Access--each with dedicated leadership and staff. See https://www.uc.edu/about/equity-inclusion/about/meet-the-team.html

UC also has a Diversity Council, which serves as the university-level governance committee charged with building institution-wide capacity to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse campus that embraces diversity as one of our core values, infusing every aspect of campus life and purpose, and every measure of success; as well as a Student Diversity and Inclusion Council: see https://www.uc.edu/about/equity-inclusion/about/student-diversity.html


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:
Most

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 Office of Equity and Inclusion has more than a dozen workshops that it offers that look at topics ranging from "creating a culture of respect" to "implicit bias" to "creating a culturally-responsive classroom." It also organizes and annual conference that offers education and engagement for all campus stakeholders. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access has developed several workshops and seminars to inform staff, faculty and students about issues such as diversity, sexual harassment, equal opportunity, teamwork and communications. Ranging in length from one to four hours, each workshop or seminar can be customized to meet the needs of any specific group or organization.


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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