Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.70
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date Sept. 18, 2016
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University of North Carolina, Charlotte
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
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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?:
Yes

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 Council on University Community was given the charge of leading diversity efforts at UNC Charlotte, and advising the Chancellor of means to create and sustain an inclusive environment that values the presence of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. The Council spearheads initiatives that promote deeper understanding of diversity issues and foster a sense of community among faculty, students, and staff. Highlights include: Faculty Recruitment Workshops to help faculty search committees use best practices to conduct fair, inclusive, and effective searches; More than 40 workshops for students offered through the Multicultural Resource Center, Religious and Spiritual Life, and the Center for Leadership Development that include a diversity component;
The Multicultural Student Council (MSC) is a group of UNC Charlotte students who serve as proponents of diversity on campus and as ambassadors of the Multicultural Resource Center. All students can apply to be members of the council, and approximately 10 students are chosen for the academic year.


The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:
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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:

Safe Zone Allies Training develops informed campus partners who have committed time and energy through organized training to learn more about individuals that may identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or may be unsure of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Safe Zone Symbol (above) is a visible symbol of support and an affirmation of commitment by that individual to fight homophobia and heterosexism at UNC Charlotte. A Safe Zone 2.0 program was designed to engage existing Safe Zone Allies in conversations that will deepen their knowledge about Queer issues on campus and around the country. The Friendly Peer Training Program is specifically designed for undergraduate students and provides basic information about the Queer community. For Students only, the Office of International Programs offers the International Enrichment Seminar (UCOL 1200). The three-credit course is designed to provide students with an overview of internationally-related resources and programs at the University and in the city, while exploring foundations of global perspectives and intercultural awareness.


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

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