Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.76
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.78 / 2.00 Brad Spanbauer
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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?:

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:
Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence: The Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence (ASIE) is dedicated to the academic growth and personal development of UW Oshkosh students comprising first-generation, low-income, students of color, women, and LGBTQ+ students. ASIE aims to empower and inform students, faculty, staff and the broader community to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive campus climate through outreach initiatives, educational programming, leadership opportunities and multicultural events.

Workplace DEI Advisory Council: The Workplace DEI Advisory Council brings together members of the campus community to have open and honest conversations on how to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace. The Workplace DEI Advisory Council will guide the campus to create a respectful and inclusive working community in which individuals appreciate their uniqueness, understand their differences, and find common purpose.

Gender Equity Council: The Gender Equity Council advocates for the needs of all genders. In consultation with the Chancellor and in collaboration with other campus groups, the Council will identify, address, and end all forms of gender inequity at UW Oshkosh.

LGBTQ+ Education and Advocacy Council: Charge: To provide visionary leadership, education, and advocacy necessary to cultivate an equitable, inclusive, and supportive climate for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community members of all sexual identities. More specifically, the Council will meet four community needs: Educate the University community members about challenges and issues faced by LBGTQ faculty, staff, and students; Affirm the lives, experiences, and presence of LBGTQ faculty, staff, and students at the University; Advocate to ensure an environment of safety, equity, and respect for individuals of all sexual and gender identities; and Evaluate the UW Oshkosh members’ efforts toward these ends including an assessment of the effectiveness, impact, and outcomes of the LBGTQ Education and Advocacy Council.

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
(Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence) ASIE offers inclusive excellence workshops designed to equip faculty, staff and students with inclusive excellence ideals to support a diverse student body. Training sessions are announced each semester via email through the campus announcements list. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate to gain a broader perspective of diversity and inclusion-related topics and how they relate to higher education.

Bystander Intervention:
In the Stronger and Safer Together Bystander Intervention Training Workshop, the goal is to give you the tools you need to safely and effectively intervene to make our campus safer, more welcoming, and more inclusive. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to: Identify what bystander intervention is; Identify campus situations where you might want a bystander to intervene; Know bystander intervention strategies. After learning the basics of bystander intervention in the Stronger and Safer Together Bystander Intervention Workshop, we hope you will attend some of our other trainings that focus on specific topics. In these sessions, we will dive deeper into a topic to learn about the topics and how the bystander intervention strategies can be applied to these situations. Special topics include sexual assault and violence, interpersonal violence, substance abuse, discrimination, hazing, safety, mental health and risk of harm, academic dishonesty, and good citizenship.

SAFE & TSAFE training: SAFE training prepares you to become an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. We address the ever changing terminology in the community, the messages that are generated in society about LGBTQ+ lives, the coming out process, and other skills necessary to being a successful ally. Learning goals for this training include: Being sensitive to various identities of our students, faculty and staff; Understanding the challenges of being asexual, bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, transgender, questioning in a predominately heterosexual and cisgender society; Confronting acephobia, biphobia, homophobia, and transphobia in all its guises through educational means; Providing support to LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty; Promoting and acknowledge safe places for LGBTQ+ individuals; Increasing awareness of self-defined LGBTQ+ allies.

Required all-staff trainings mandated by UW System and UW Oshkosh (EVERFI Diversity & Inclusion Training, Sexual Harassment- Title IX)

ASIE training opportunities: https://uwosh.edu/asie/, https://uwosh.edu/asie/resources/inclusive-excellence-training/
Bystander Intervention: https://uwosh.edu/bystander/training/
SAFE/TSAFE: https://uwosh.edu/lgbtqcenter/services/safe-training/
Equal Opportunity, Equity, and Affirmative Action: https://uwosh.edu/equity/

Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
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