Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.65
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Weber State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Chase Wilson
Student Sustainability Coordinator
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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:

Weber State University has an Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer in addition to having an institutional diversity task force as well as division and college diversity task forces. Finally, our office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action works in tandem with this area coordinating training, education, outreach and support institutionally as well as to the larger Ogden community. We focus on students, faculty, staff and administration. We often partner with community programs to address issues prior to their arrival on campus. WSU participates in diversity conversations with the community on a regular basis in addition to having representation on the Ogden Diversity Commission.

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:

General Education at Weber State University supports the development of cultural competencies through designated Diversity (DV) courses, which prepare students to recognize a plurality of perspectives, including their own, to function successfully in a global society. This mission is achieved using the following: a student who successfully completes a General Education Diversity course will:
 describe his/her own perspective as one among many,
 identify values and biases that inform the perspectives of oneself and others,
 recognize and articulate the rights, perspectives, and experiences of others.

Thus, 100% of students participate in some cultural competence training and/or workshops. Almost all faculty, staff and administrators complete diversity training or updates through Coaching Certification, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Training, Diversity workshops, speakers and panelists.

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

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