Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.95
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Washington and Lee University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.78 / 2.00 Elizabeth Knapp
Associate Provost
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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:

W&L has several related committees.
Currently, diversity issues are primarily addressed by the University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate, which has the following charges:
• produce an annual report on our campus climate, especially with respect to inclusiveness and diversity, that charts the University's progress on key longitudinal measures;
• advise the president on matters related to inclusiveness and campus climate;
• address from time to time particular issues of concern, such as gender or racial relations across campus, through focused study and analysis, and make recommendations to the President for further action by appropriate University officials, committees or administrative bodies; and
• provide an institutional platform to address issues of inclusiveness and diversity, in response to concerns within the campus community. (http://registrar2.wlu.edu/faculty/faccom.htm).

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:

Cultural competency training and activities happens during first-year orientation activities for all entering students. Additional training occurs for students as they progress through their tenure through various ways. We have student training for pre-orientation peer leaders, members of the LEAD team, members of fraternities and sororities, etc. Orientation activities have been happening for several years; additional training for targeted groups has been ramping up in recent years.

Faculty academy sessions at the beginning of each term often include cultural competence trainings. In addition, the University Committee on Inclusivenss and Campus Climate has contracted with a Diversity Training consultant to do an extended diversity training next year, which will include cultural competence.

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

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