|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
Washington and Lee University
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.78 / 2.00||
Associate Dean of Students
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
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?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
Office of Inclusion and Engagement:
The Office of Inclusion and Engagement supports the university's mission by striving to foster a culture in which all members of the community feel fully welcome and able to participate in everything Washington and Lee has to offer. Toward this end, OIE develops programs that explore, promote and celebrate the increasingly diverse backgrounds of our students, faculty and staff.
Diversity issues are also 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 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:
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 ongoing in a concerted way for the past four years.
Faculty Academy and Winter Academy sessions at the beginning of each term often include cultural competence trainings.
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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