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Liaison Harlan Blauser
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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University of North Carolina, Pembroke
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Robert Canida
Diversity and Inclusion
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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 No

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:


To promote and sustain a cohesive and inclusive environment among the university and local community, that truly values and embraces diversity, groups, cultures, differences, and perspectives within the framework of the Academic environment.

The Diversity Committee for Communities of Interests (DCCOI) will be an integral part of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and will take a leadership role in providing programs, services, and resources that support the office’s and university’s mission. Serving as a catalyst, DCCOI will develop policies, practices, and programs that represent and enhance the University's diverse student populations. In collaboration with other university offices and community entities, the DCCOI will seek to improve the overall educational, social, and cultural experiences of UNCP’s underrepresented groups. The ultimate purpose of the committee will be to ensure that students are informed and encouraged to take advantage of the university’s and community’s academic, cultural, social, and economic resources, thus providing an atmosphere of life long learning.

Dr. Kevin Freeman – Political Science
Dr. Sonali Jain – Sociology and Criminal Justice
Dr. Michele Fazio – Literature
Ms. Nicolette Campos – Accessibility Resource Center
Dr. Shilpa Regan – Psychology
Mr. Virgil Oxendine – North Carolina Indian Housing Authority
Dr. Robert L. Canida, II – Diversity and Inclusion and Committee Chair

DCCOI has created the following events/programs:
1. Diversity Dialogues
2. Diversity Survey (student and staff)
3. Diversity newsletter

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 No
Faculty No
Administrators No

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

Diversity Dialogues has become an annual program offered by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion’s Diversity Committee for Communities of Interest. Diversity Dialogues’ primary purpose is to share and provide a learning environment, whereby students, staff, faculty, and community can create a sense of community, enhance their cultural awareness, knowledge and skills around the wide spectrum of diversity.

Anyone attending a Diversity Dialogue must be respectful of different worldviews, beliefs, willing to step outside of their comfort zone, and an openness to learn.

We welcome students, staff, faculty, and community persons to facilitate a Diversity Dialogue.

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

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