Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.89
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Montana
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Madeleine Jones
ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
ASUM
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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 University has a diversity and equity committee called the Diversity Advisory Council. Their mission statement reads:
"The Diversity Advisory Council acknowledges and affirms diversity in its myriad forms through support and promotion of persons, campus- and community-based groups, and educational initiatives representing diverse cultural perspectives and sociodemographic backgrounds. As active agents in decision making, the DAC advises the University President and the campus community on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion."

Additionally, the University has recently hired a Director for Inclusive Excellence which is a new position focused on supporting diversity efforts across campus. https://www.umt.edu/uc/contact.php?ID=1074


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:
All

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

The Multicultural Learning Solutions (MLS), a unique, interactive and award-winning instructional approach to cross-cultural and global competence building, is utilized to train students, faculty, administrators, and staff to become more internationally minded and multiculturally competent in today´s global world. Since 2003, MLS has conducted cross-cultural research and developed over 200 trainings.

Additionally, ALL employees are required to complete the Indian Education for All online training. https://www.umt.edu/president/communication/2019/required-um-employee-course-indian-education-for-all-in-montana.php

Other optional professional development trainings, such as UM Allies, focused on LGBTQ+ inclusivity, are available throughout the year. https://www.umt.edu/umallies/

Diversity is a core component of UM Residence Life's curriculum. All first year students are required to live on campus and are exposed to a variety of trainings and workshops on different components on diversity and equity.


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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Jace Whitetaker, UM Housing: jace.whitaker@mso.umt.edu

Staff trainings and info: https://www.umt.edu/learning-development/1professional-development/inclusivity.php

Other relevant links included in description above.

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