|Submission Date||Dec. 23, 2020|
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.33 / 2.00||
Special Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost for Equity and Inclusion
Office of the Provost
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?:
Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion, now in the Office of the Provost, has the responsibility for providing university-wide leadership in building and sustaining an inclusive campus community that values and respects all members of the university community and beyond. D&I promotes the principles of equity and inclusion in recruitment, through diversity education and functions, and development programming. D&I strives to position Carolina to fulfill its mission of educating a diverse student body with the added goal of aspiring to attract and retain faculty and staff reflective of our larger community while maintaining an unwavering commitment to excellence.
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:
Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Multiple cultural competence trainings and workshops are available to all faculty, staff, and students. The office works closely with university departments, units and organizations to develop relevant training programs. These include 1. Green Zone Training related to the military affiliated student experience, 2. Haven Training to provide support for people who have experienced relationship violence 3. Mental Health First Aid to provide skills to help someone experiencing a mental health problem or crisis 4. Standard Safe Zone Training related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression 5. Safe Zone Gender Identity & Gender Expression, an advanced class that builds on #4 above 6. UndocuCarolina that helps participants examine and better appreciate the contours of present day immigration policy and causes and consequences of living undocumented.
The Office also offers:
- Carolina Conversations. Topics covered have included "First Amendment Protected Speech," "Implicit Bias & Our Lives," "Sexual Assault & Our Community," "Inclusive Classrooms," and "Conversations on Race".
- collaborative partnerships in the planning of programs that advance issues of diversity in the campus and community
- consultation on diversity strategic plans and initiatives for units who wish to engage in embracing diversity best practices on an organizational level
- diversity education workshops for units and groups that increase diversity awareness, incorporate practice and create dialogue. There is no cost for the facilitators and the delivery of the education session for on campus units/ departments/ groups.
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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