Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.71
Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Vermont
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Gioia Thompson
Sustainability Strategist
UVM Office of 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:
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion believes excellence should be inclusive of the entire University of Vermont (UVM) community and is steadfastly committed to this belief. Every day, our division strives to make our work accessible, affirming, and action-oriented to help ensure excellence is inclusive of everyone. The Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leads units that provide university-wide programs and educational opportunities that build inclusivity in higher education. The Vice Provost reports to the provost and advises senior leadership on essential policies, programs, and strategies to achieve inclusive excellence and to ensure that all who are in, and part of the university community receive the support necessary to thrive.

Estimated proportion of students 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: All undergraduate students must successfully complete the following two requirements prior to graduation: One 3-credit course from Diversity Category One (D1) (Race and Racism in the U.S.), to be taken as early as possible after matriculation to UVM - preferably no later than the sophomore year); and a second 3-credit course from either Diversity Category One (D1) or Diversity Category Two (D2) (the Diversity of Human Experience). In addition, all undergraduate students must successfully complete an online course entitled, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Students.” The interactive course addresses several important topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The course takes approximately 40 minutes to successfully complete. FACULTY/STAFF: All employees must successfully complete an online course entitled "Preventing Harassment and Discrimination." The interactive course addresses several important topics, including sexual misconduct and other forms of discrimination and harassment, as well as information about support services, reporting options, and mandatory reporter obligations. The course also addresses topics such as inclusive language and bias incidents. The course takes approximately 90 minutes for non-supervisors and 120 minutes for supervisors. In addition, employees must complete and annual refresher course called “Bridges” as well.

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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