Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.51
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Florida
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stephanie Sims
Implementation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The President Council on Diversity is charged with:
-Gathering and analyzing broad diversity data at the college and departmental levels
-Identifying a sustainable approach to achieve broad diversity,
-Developing an action plan to assist the university in achieving its goals related to diversity.
-Provide input and broad oversight of the university’s diversity efforts.
-View diversity from a broad perspective to the benefit of every member of the campus community.
-Recommend and implement diversity initiatives.
-Advise the Senior Vice President for Administration on matters pertaining to the diversity of faculty, staff and students at the University of Florida.

Members of the committee, including affiliations :
The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:

The focal point of the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity (OIED) is to ensure equitable treatment of all students and employees. OIED networks with all aspects of campus employment in order to work towards a learning and working environment free of discrimination and harassment for current as well as prospective students and employees.

There is an additional Office of Equity & Diversity within the UF Health Science Center: http://oed.health.ufl.edu/culture/overview.shtml

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Larry T. Ellis

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Director, Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

-Serve as the chief diversity officer and spokesperson on all matters pertaining to equity, diversity and inclusion.
-Provide equal opportunity and equal access services and programs that affect 22,000 employees and 50,000 students throughout the State of Florida.
-Develop the University’s Affirmative Action Plan, and ensure compliance with federal and state affirmative action and equal opportunity statutes, regulations and guidelines.
-Investigate and resolve all allegations of unlawful discrimination and harassment.
-Chair the President’s Council on Diversity, and serves on a variety of university-wide standing committees including; Persons with Disabilities Committee, Race & Ethnicity Committee, Title IX Intercollegiate Athletics Committee.
-Developed online sexual harassment prevention training, and conduct diversity training workshops.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

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