Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.88
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date April 30, 2014
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University of Texas at Austin
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Leslie Blair
Director of Communications
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
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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 Yes

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

Dr. Gregory J. Vincent is the vice president for diversity and community engagement. The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) under his leadership is dedicated to supporting a diverse and inclusive campus culture. Within 40 different programs and initiatives, the DDCE works in four strategic areas: Campus Culture, the PreK-Graduate School Education Pipeline, Community Engagement and Research.
Office of Institutional Equity (http://www.utexas.edu/equity) which supports a nondiscriminatory work environment. That office works with Human Resources to provide diversity and cultural competence training to employees through HR’s compliance training modules and works to ensure the university is ADA compliant.
Campus Diversity & Strategic Initiatives (CDSI) focuses on campus diversity and diversity education initiatives. CDSI works with other units, colleges and schools on campus to develop diversity plans. Within CDSI are the following programs and initiatives:
· Diversity Education Initiatives focuses on diversity and cultural competence education programs on campus and within the community. The office has partnered with UT Police Department for a number of years to provide diversity training to officers and 2-3 times a semester hosts a networking meeting for different staff members on campus who provide diversity training and education to their staff members.

Campus Climate Response Team is the team that collects reports of bias incidents on campus—whether related to race, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender or religion— from students, faculty and staff. The team follows up on reports and works to educate the campus community on these issues. The team comprises a diverse group of staff members that includes representatives from DDCE, Housing and Food Services, Student Affairs and UTPD.

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 Yes
Faculty Yes
Administrators Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

Gender and Sexuality Center is a resource and education center for women and the LGBTQ community.
Multicultural Education Center is a center that provides academic, financial and social resources to students from diverse backgrounds and houses six different student agencies: Afrikan American Affairs, Latino Leadership Council, Longhorn Native American Council, Asian/Desi/Pacific Islander Collective, Queer Students of Color and Allies, and Students for Equity and Diversity.

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

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