Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.81
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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University of Denver
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Thomas Walker
Program Director, Intergroup Relations & LGBTIQ
Center for Multicultural Excellence
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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?:

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:

The Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence (the University's Chief Diversity Officer), and reporting offices, has cross-campus responsibility for embedding the value of Inclusive Excellence in all aspects of university operations and activities. Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME), the Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE), and related offices are active with students, staff, faculty, administrators, trustees, alumni and the larger community.
The AP-IE reports to the Provost and is a member of the Provost’s leadership team. Divisional efforts focus on: 1) Increasing the presence of historically underrepresented populations within all ranks of the University, as well as their retention, success, and sense of belonging. 2) Creating and sustaining a supportive, challenging, welcoming, and inclusive climate where all members are respected and their contributions valued. 3) Establishing organizational structures whereby Inclusive Excellence is embedded within the fabric of the learning environment, fostering transformative change. And, 4) Engaging all members of the DU community, in collaboration with community partners, in the work of inclusivity and diversity toward service of the public good.

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 Yes
Administrators Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

While we don't call them "cultural competence" trainings per se, there are a range of trainings and consultations are available from CME (see below) including an Introduction to Inclusive Excellence, Q&A (LGBTIQA Safezone Trainings) and other custom topics. Also a subcmte of the Inclusive Excellence Collective (www.du.edu/cme/programs-services/collective.html) is currently working on a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training series for all employees that would fit the cultural competency category.

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

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