Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.13
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of San Diego
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lanee' Battle Johnson
Executive Assistant
Ctr for Inclusion & Diversity
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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:

The Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) cultivates shared vision, coherence, and coordination of diversity and inclusion efforts across campus. The University of San Diego holds a deep commitment to developing and sustaining a diverse campus community in the broadest sense, including differences in gender, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, political perspectives, geographic origin, and physical ability.

As a coordinating center, the CID advocates, facilitates, and assesses the work of established programs, departments, and offices to affirm that the campus lives out its commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a generative center, CID serves as a place where issues surrounding inclusion and diversity can be conceptualized, explored, nurtured, cultivated, shared, and promoted. Through collaborative relationships, the CID helps ensure that the university is a stimulating, welcoming, and engaging place for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

The CID generates innovative, outcome-oriented, and community-based ideas about how to build and sustain a diverse campus community that results in a lived and felt experience of institutional inclusion. The CID engages with curricular and co-curricular efforts to problematize how difference and unity operate in the larger world through scholarship, service, and advocacy.

Finally, in September 2020, USD hired Dr. Richard Miller as the Interim Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He is serving a one-year appointment while the University conducts a national search for a permanent Vice Provost for DEI.


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:
All

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

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

Students must successfully complete two courses that are identified with a Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice attribute. Courses are developmental, and the level 1 course must be completed prior to enrolling in the level 2 course. At least one course must be domestically focused. New employee orientation includes training on inclusion and diversity on campus. Staff and faculty performance evaluations have a diversity and inclusion section that they are rated on.

The Center for Inclusion and Diversity and the United Front Multicultural Center offer activities and programs to promote cultural vibrancy and understanding in the campus community, such as hate crimes awareness, LGBT issues, and multicultural events.

The Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) cultivates shared vision, coherence, and coordination of diversity and inclusion efforts across campus. As a Roman Catholic institution, the University of San Diego holds deep commitment to developing and sustaining a diverse campus community characterized by dignity, empathy, and justice in the broadest sense, including differences in gender, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, political perspectives, geographic origin, and physical ability.

As a coordinating center, the CID advocates, facilitates, and assesses the work of established programs, departments, and offices to affirm that the campus lives out its commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a generative center, CID serves as a place where issues surrounding inclusion and diversity can be conceptualized, explored, nurtured, cultivated, shared, and promoted. Through collaborative relationships, the CID helps ensure that the university is a stimulating, welcoming, and engaging place for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

The CID generates innovative, outcome-oriented, and community-based ideas about how to build and sustain a diverse campus community that results in a lived and felt experience of institutional inclusion. The CID engages with curricular and co-curricular efforts to problematize how difference and unity operate in the larger world through scholarship, engagement, and advocacy.


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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