Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.65
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Kate Nelson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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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:

OFFICE OF EQUITY / DIVERSITY SERVICES within Global Inclusion and Engagement:
The Office of Equity/Diversity Services (EDS) provides the essential services of promoting “Unity In Diversity” among students, staff and faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Our mission is to effectively integrate equal opportunity and diversity into UWM’s institutional climate. UWM’s policies provide equal opportunity in its admissions, employment, educational programs, and activities without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. EDS is dedicated to preventing discrimination and guiding institutional compliance with applicable federal and state laws. Through educational programs, the investigation and resolution of complaints, and oversight activities, EDS fosters an environment and culture that appreciate all members of the UWM community.

Inclusive Excellence Center:
The Inclusive Excellence Center (IEC) is an office on the UWM campus located in Union 119. This office is a student fee funded entity. This office is primarily dedicated to working with and promoting diversity, equity and social justice on campus. The goals of our office are as follows.

Promote an inclusive campus environment.
Remain committed to equity as a guiding principal.
Engage students in intercultural exchange to explore the various dimensions of diversity.
Provide opportunities to develop the skills required of citizens of global and diverse communities.
Decrease the number of bias incidents occurring on campus and within the community of UWM.
The office also houses the U 1.0 First-Generation Community. This program is primarily designed to assist first generations students get acclimated to life on campus.

In addition, the office is the central location for the DREAMERS initiative here at UWM. This initiative is an effort to support undocumented students.

The IEC is also considered a “safe space” which is a location that does not tolerate any form of bigotry, harassment and intended ignorance towards students’ race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, etc.


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):
Most

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

All faculty and staff complete Title 1X training every year. In addition to this, Human Resources conducts special trainings, particularly for manager.

The Common Read regularly has a social justice, equity, and inclusion message and goal. Most students partake in this across campus each year.

Educational opportunities are open and advertised to all primarily through the Office of Equity/Diversity. Educational opportunities are through seminars, workshops, and online training.


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

Diversity is not a number or a quota at UWM – Wisconsin’s most diverse and dynamic institution of higher education. UWM faculty, students and staff provide cultural programming, support services, academics and international opportunities that support the full depth, breadth and diversity of the human experience.

Other noteworthy links:
http://uwm.edu/global-inclusion/events/category/campus-events/
http://www4.uwm.edu/life/inclusion.cfm
https://uwm.edu/chancellor/strategic-directions/climate-culture/
https://uwm.edu/studentorientation/common-reading-experience/
http://uwm.edu/inclusiveexcellence/
http://www4.uwm.edu/eqi/
http://uwm.edu/robertohernandezcenter/
http://www4.uwm.edu/msc/

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