Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.07
Liaison Andrew Horning
Submission Date June 30, 2015
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University of Michigan
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Donald Scavia
Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute
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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 Office for Institutional Equity. The University of Michigan has a long and proud legacy of commitment to the principles of equality and equal opportunity for all students, faculty and staff. The mission of the Office for Institutional Equity is to provide leadership and support on matters relating to equity, diversity, respect and inclusiveness for all members of the University of Michigan community. OIE staff provides guidance, support and delivery of programming, services and educational initiatives to University faculty, staff, and students to support diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, equitable treatment, cultural understanding and the prevention of prohibited discrimination and harassment. OIE oversees, facilitates and supports the University’s efforts to ensure equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. The Office provides training and consultation on achieving and supporting diversity in the workplace, on Americans with Disabilities Act issues, and on preventing and resolving discrimination and discriminatory harassment. The Office also provides support to a number of constituency groups.

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:
The Office for Institutional Equity offers educational and training packages, presentations and workshops, to foster and maintain a welcoming, supportive, inclusive and diverse working and learning environment. All of our programs are customizable to your specific needs and circumstances. Such topics covered include: Campus Commitment (all forms of impermissible Discrimination and Harassment), Intercultural Communication, Business Case for Diversity, Recruiting and Hiring for Diversity and Excellence, Mental Health Impairments and Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA, Student Field Placements and the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Non-Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation, Disability Awareness and Etiquette, Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities. OIE staff are also available to guest lecture, speak at conferences, and participate in other opportunities.

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