Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.92
Liaison Gretchen Vanicor
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 2.00 Taniecea Mallery
Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives & Chief Diversity Officer
Office for Campus Diversity
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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:

Reporting to the University President, the Diversity Advisory Council serves as a catalyst for change and an advocate for equity and diversity within the campus and surrounding community. The Council provides support for programming, training and resources to University students, faculty and staff, as well as community stakeholders. Additionally, the Council supports the mission of the Office for Campus Diversity in ensuring a campus culture that is inclusive and accepting of diverse perspectives.The Diversity Advisory Council consists of community and campus leaders who are committed to promoting the values of diversity and inclusion on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The membership of the Council is reflective of the diversity within the campus community, based on a variety of characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, geographical region, religion and nationality. The focus of the Office for Campus Diversity and the Diversity Advisory Council is to advance diversity, equity and inclusion for students, faculty, staff and the local community.


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:

To support the professional development of students, faculty and staff, the Office for Campus Diversity launched the Courageous Conversations series in Fall 2015. The goal of the Courageous Conversations series is to provide education and resources for inclusive teaching and mentoring. Over the past several years, topics have included 1) the impact of unconscious bias on student success; 2) recognizing and responding to microaggressions; 3) the importance of intersectionality; 4) building social justice understanding through yoga; and 5) diversity, equity, and inclusion implications of the COVID-19 response.


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