Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.95
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Richmond
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lisa Miles
Assistant Director
Common Ground
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

In the fall of 2010, Common Ground in collaboration with Residence Life created the Cultural Advisor (CAs) program. CAs are student leaders on campus who live in the residence halls and work with residents and residence life staff to make the halls, welcoming, and supportive communities for all students. Through various methods, cultural advisors promote learning and understanding across differences, share information about campus resources on diversity and inclusion, and facilitate connections between and among residents. The primary emphasis of CAs is to create relationships among residents that encourage community and inclusion, which they do by sharing information about campus and community resources related to diversity and inclusion, and by planning programs and events that promote learning and understanding across differences.
Cultural Advisors live in pre-designated residence hall single rooms or double rooms with a roommate of their choosing. In addition, cultural advisors serve as a resource for residents about University diversity resources including student organizations, administrative offices, and the Bias Resource Team.

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