Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.24
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Richmond
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.78 / 2.00 Rob Andrejewski
Director of Sustainability
Office for Sustainability
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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:

We have the Institutional Coordinating Council, which is part of a shared leadership structure for campus DEI efforts; the Senior Administrative Officer for Equity & Community, which serves on the President’s Cabinet (Amy Howard), and the Office of Institutional Equity & Community. We also have the Student Center for Equity and Inclusion that provides programs and supports for the various intersectional identities of underrepresented students on campus.

The ICC is dedicated to aligning and coordinating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts across campus, providing thought partnership to units and senior leadership, and advancing anti-racism at the University of Richmond. The ICC shapes and sharpens the institution's focus on the systemic change needed for achieving our long-term vision: an engaged and self-reflective institution in which members of all groups that have been historically restrained, excluded, or oppressed are fully included, belong, and thrive. The SAO for Equity and Community serves on the President’s Cabinet and works with other senior leaders to advance the institution’s diversity and equity goals of representation, belonging, and capability. The Office of Equity and Inclusion provides support, resources and consultation for staff, faculty, and students (at the unit or individual level) in support of university DEI goals.


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:
Most

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

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

Numerous trainings are offered/required of students, including during New Student Orientation and the new semester-long course, WELL 100, an Introduction to College Life at the University of Richmond.

We also held an innaugural Equity Summit (https://equity.richmond.edu/2020-EquitySummit-Report.pdf), hold open conversations, host DEI guest speakers, and offer numerous trainings to faculty and staff.


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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