Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.90
Liaison Hannes Gerhardt
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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University of West Georgia
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 2.00 Hannes Gerhardt
Sustainability Director
Department of Geosciences
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
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:

A Center for Diversity of Inclusion spearheads diversity and equity initiatives. The Center has a full time director.

A Presidential Committee on Campus Inclusion (2014) was created and focused on students, staff, faculty and community.

Through thoughtful, deliberate, and inclusive assessment of current efforts and resources, dialogue, and research, the committee provided the President recommendations to improve diversity and inclusiveness at UWG.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Most

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Most

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

Several offices offer diversity trainings to student leaders through various mentoring programs (orientation leaders, SGA officers, Housing and Residential Life Resident Assistants and Directors, SAFE ZONE trainings, Tutor trainings, AAMI & MAP mentor trainings, etc.). The Center for Diversity and Inclusion offers diversity activities and events to further support the general student body, including outreach to all first year students. Other cultural competence opportunities are sponsored by the Responsible Sexuality Committee.

Staff are given regular diversity training opportunities, some of which are mandatory, offered the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Diversity training is also offered by the Center via Leadership Development Institutes. These are held every 90 days, each one- to two-day retreat focuses on a specific set of learning critical to the growth and effectiveness of the university's leaders. Leaders then take this training to their staff. Lastly, the Center also offers diversity training to all staff orientations.

Faculty are offered several voluntary training opportunities and diversity events. There is for instance a book group sponsored by The Center for Diversity and Inclusion that reads and discusses a book relevant to issues of diversity and inclusion.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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