Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 2.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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?:

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:

Inclusive Excellence Council
The charge of the IE Council is to provide leadership, education, and advocacy that will cultivate an equitable, inclusive, diverse, and supportive climate for people traditionally marginalized from and within the campus community.

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

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

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

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

S.A.F.E Training:
“The LGBTQ Resource Center encourages all faculty and staff to come hear the stories of their coworkers and students in order to gain a deeper understanding about the struggles and stereotypes they face on a daily basis. This training is meant to be a tool for understanding and respect so that, as role models, faculty and staff will have the resources to lend a helping hand and a sympathetic ear for the LGBTQ Community.” S.A.F.E. training is a 2-hour workshop that includes the discussion of the perception of lesbians and gays, the unique challenges faced by LBGTQ people on campus and in society, and strategies for becoming a heterosexual ally. Most sessions include a panel of UWO LBGTQ students and heterosexual student allies. Participants who choose to be LBGTQ allies receive a S.A.F.E. triangle decal. Trainings are held at least twice each academic year: once in the fall during Coming OUT week and again in the spring for Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Awareness Days (BGLAD) Week.

First Nations Traveling Institute

This is a full day workshop designed to promote accurate, authentic instruction about Native peoples; free even to all UWO community members. It is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Center for Academic Support and Diversity, College of Education and Human Services, Pre-college Programs, and the Admissions Office. Although 2010 was its first year, this event is expected to continue into the university’s future.

Affirmative Action Training: (http://www.uwosh.edu/strategicplan/keyoperation/humanresource/humansummary.php)

The Equity & Affirmative Action Office supports these same campus offices, along with the entire campus community by providing the following major groupings of services: (1) leadership on equity and affirmative action; (2) education and training on issues related to equity and affirmative action including involvement in the recruitment and hiring processes; (3) develop, implement, monitor and evaluate equity and affirmative action policies and procedures; (4) serve as the contact for faculty, staff and students on complaints/grievances related to equity and affirmative action, and as the employee ombudsman.

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

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