Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.15
Liaison Ashley Woolman
Submission Date April 8, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Colorado University
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 2.00 Kevin Alexander
Associate VP
Academic Affairs
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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:

We have an Affirmative Action Officer (Director of HR) to ensure that there is no discrimination in employment, which includes outreach to prospective employees/qualified individuals in protective classes. This is only part of her position. We have a Title IX officer. We also have a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee through shared governance which focuses on awareness, recruitment, and retention of underrepresented people groups. We also have a multicultural center and 2 employees associated with that. We are hiring a Vice President of Inclusivity.


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:
Most

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

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

We do have anti-bias training, Inclusion forums, anti-discrimination trainings and discussions in the leadership of campus. Western has a multicultural center that hosts activities throughout the year including Diversity Week, Uncomfortable Conversations Open Forum, and cultural events (Native American Heritage Week, Black Student Alliance "Soul Food Night", etc).
We have syllabi workshops to avoid bias in courses.


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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