Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.22
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date July 25, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Wisconsin-Stout
PAE-T2-3: Student Training Opportunities

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Leann Fay
STARS Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all students?:

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

In New Student Orientation, Here I Stand is presented to new students. This is a two minute digital story that shares Stout students' recent history of standing up against hate; showcases the positive characteristics that Stout community members stand for such as respect & integrity as selected by survey of 300 Stout community members; and asks other community members to stand with us by indicating positive examples of actions and signing a pledge.

Ally Initiatives on campus focuses on the intersections of social group memberships and coordinates workshops and events that address diversity and inclusivity, sustainability, and the need for service to others.

Workshops and events for Winter 2013 include:
-POST SECRET- community art display
-Workshop on Disability and Ableism
-Annual Issues of Humanity: Focus on Poverty
-Intersections Film
-SPEAK OUT: Mental Health and Poverty Awareness
-EMPTY BOWLS, an annual event that raises funds for hunger relief and homelessness
-Workshop on Religion—Christianity, Islam, and Judaism
-Earth Week

See: http://www.uwstout.edu/campuslife/getinvolved/ally/index.cfm

*The University Housing Diversity Work Team is developing a campus-wide activity open to all students that relates to cultural competencies regarding microagressions, privilege, and oppression titled Move Forward.

*Another University Housing effort regarding cultural competence is staff training. Training sessions are intended to increase the cultural competence of Resident Advisors, Desk Service Managers, and Academic Resource Coordinators. The competencies are listed as follows:
· RAs will discuss how their values affect their perceptions of privilege.
· RAs will understand the definition of diversity, privilege, and oppression
· RAs will identify their own identity group designations
· RAs will explore the concept of privilege and oppression as they relate to identity groups
· RAs will be able to identify the difference between a hate crime and a bias incident.
· RAs will know the procedures to address both hate crimes and bias incidents.
· RAs will be able to provide support to victims of hate crimes and bias incidents.

The website URL where information about the trainings and activities are available:

Information from the Assistant Director of University Housing, and from the Assistant Director of the Memorial Student Center

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