Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.46
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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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:

WCU has an Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion that consists of a Chief Diversity Officer, Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator, three assistant directors (2 of which are investigators), a database coordinator, and an administrative assistant. All employees support the mission of the office related to policies, programs, and trainings.
Mission: The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides leadership and expertise to West Chester University to advance its commitment to the principles of inclusivity, service, and academic excellence. Through programmatic and educational initiatives, collaborative partnerships, and outreach we cultivate an environment that welcomes all.
Vision: To become a national leader of inclusive excellence in higher education by leveraging internal and external partnerships.
Goals:
• Monitor and support a positive campus climate
• Provide educational opportunities and facilitate training that promote a greater understanding of identities, inequities, multiculturalism, inclusion and social justice
• Enhance and support campus efforts to increase access, retention and success of faculty, staff and students from underrepresented groups.
• Monitor and recommend policies that promote an equitable learning and working environments free from discrimination and harassment.
• Ensure compliance with Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity, Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through well-defined measures, procedures, data collection and analysis.
• Identify and advocate for resources which enhance institutional diversity initiatives across the university.


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:
Some

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

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

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

Training & Education: The Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) offers educational and learning opportunities for all students, faculty and staff at West Chester University (WCU). In accordance with the University’s strategic plan, it is our intent to foster a campus environment that invites all community members to build upon their awareness, skills, and competencies related to diversity and inclusion topic areas. ODEI works collaboratively with campus partners to provide consultation, resources, and support toward the advancement and sustainability of a positive campus climate for all.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of some of the topic areas and learning opportunities that we provide:
Unconscious Bias
Race/Color
Ethnicity
Culture
Class
Sexuality
Gender
Microaggressions
Religion
Search Committee Orientations (Process, Recruitment & Hiring)
Disabilities
Bystander Intervention
Sexual Harassment Prevention


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

Margaret (Meg) Hazel, Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity and Title IX Investigator, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. mhazel@wcupa.edu; 610-436-2838.

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