Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date Aug. 27, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jake Holweger
Sustainability Intern
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
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:

VCU Inclusive Excellence is responsible for actualizing diversity initiatives that foster a welcoming community and support all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veterans’ status and disability. This includes:

-Promoting and fostering a climate of equity, diversity and inclusiveness
-Leading efforts to strengthen VCU’s core mission and culture of inclusion and diversity
-Engaging in promoting awareness and advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ community
-Providing diversity education and consultation to increase awareness, knowledge and skills
-Serving as a campus and community resource on issues of access, diversity, excellence and inclusion


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

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

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

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

All new hires are required to complete Title IX training within their first 30 days at VCU and are required to complete Integrity training within their first 60 days covering the Code of Conduct including anti-discrimination, inclusivity, and fair employment practices.

Employee URL: https://hr.vcu.edu/new-employees/employee-training-and-policy-review/
All new students must complete the Ram Ready Online Modules as a part of the orientation process. These online modules cover all the basics and provide the information students need to successfully start the semester. Modules should be completed in order at the pace of each individual and include content that trains students on Diversity and Inclusion, Safety, Advocacy, Title IX, and Free Speech. Modules are tailored based on student status (First-Year, Transfer, International, or Student Veteran) and there is a special Family version of the modules available with bonus content specific to new VCU families.
Student URL: https://orientation.vcu.edu/schedules-and-details/


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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